This week's best TV & radio: 27 March - 2 April

Fri, 26/03/2010 - 17:03
Submitted by Joanna Tinsley
Country Tracks
Sunday – 11am – BBC One
Ellie Harrison goes on a journey through Scotland's Southern Uplands then, after cycling a section of the Southern Upland Way, she visits Wigtown, Scotland's book capital. Arriving in Creetown, Ellie tells how the cult horror film the Wicker Man was filmed there and talks to some locals who appeared as extras in the film. Ellie ends her journey inspecting precious barn owl chicks in the Galloway Forest and hunting for hidden treasure near Castle Douglas.
Sunday – 6pm – BBC One
Julia Bradbury and her dad go walking in Dovedale, where she first fell in love with the great outdoors. Matt Baker's on exercise with a team dedicated to fighting wild fires, and finds out why a helicopter comes in handy. A mysterious hole has opened up in one of Adam Henson's fields, just what is down there? Meanwhile John Craven investigates plans for Britain's largest dairy herd.
Grow Your Own Drugs
Tuesday – 8pm – BBC Two
Countryfile's James Wong's challenges us to look at the medicinal and not just the nutritional value of some of the food we eat. In a fascinating blend of gardening, cookery, science and history, James shows us how to use turmeric to ease muscular aches and pains, and whips up a moisturising body cream from something you would normally have for breakfast.
Wednesday – 8pm – BBC Two
Nicholas Crane travels from Carlingford Lough to Lough Foyle in Northern Ireland. He cycles the 23 miles of Antrim's Coast Road, a journey that cuts through some of the darkest moments of Irish history. Neil Oliver unlocks the secrets of Belfast's most famous ship - the Titanic. (Repeat)
Monday – 8pm – ITV1
Paul Heiney and the team return with a brand new series bringing you the best of Britain's coast and country. Paul has a close encounter with a wolf, and food expert Mike Robinson explains how the countryside is his larder. We meet the vicar who trains sheepdogs in different languages, and visit the watermill that produces some of Britain's healthiest flour.
The Restoration Man
Sunday – 9pm – Channel 4
George Clarke travels the British Isles meeting people who want to restore architectural treasures. This week he follows the story of a couple who are renovating a redundant chapel in south Wales, despite lack of architectural and building experience. 
Country House Rescue
Thursday – 8pm – Channel 4
Businesswoman Ruth Watson advises the owners of British stately homes how to diversify and raise money to secure the future of their properties. The Kellys live in Kelly House in Kelly village, which overlooks Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. The family have been on the site for nearly one thousand years, but their home is now crumbling.


Open Country
Saturday – 6.07am – Radio 4
Helen Mark visits Leicestershire where she meets actor Robert Hardy to talk about the recently discovered true location of the Battle of Bosworth
Farming Today
Saturday – 6.30am – Radio 4
News and issues in rural Britain with Charlotte Smith.
On Your Farm
Sunday – 6.35am - Radio 4
Caz Graham visits Lester Bowker on his outdoor pig farm near Budleigh Salterton in Devon to explore the challenges facing the pig industry today.


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