A Year In The Country

At the end of a year in which countryside issues such as hunting and farming were often centre stage in the political agenda, this series gets under the skin of a rural community and provides a close-up picture of how its residents have faced up to challenges and changes over the course of the year.

The series is based around the Forest of Bowland in Lancashire - which is at the geographical centre of mainland Britain, and where rural life is as precarious as anywhere in the country.

Episodes

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01A Hunting We Will Go20051205

At the end of a year in which countryside issues such as hunting and farming were often centre stage in the political agenda, this series gets under the skin of a rural community and provides a close-up picture of how its residents have faced up to challenges and changes over the course of the year.

The series is based around the Forest of Bowland in Lancashire - which is at the geographical centre of mainland Britain, and where rural life is as precarious as anywhere in the country.

02Down On The Farm20051206

How are farmers dealing with the massive financial shake-up in the subsidy system which has kept them afloat?

03 LASTHome Sweet Home20051207

What can be done to battle soaring house prices and diminishing services that make life increasingly difficult for local people?