This week's best TV & radio: 13 February - 19 February

Fri, 12/02/2010 - 12:39
Submitted by Dave Perrett
Country Tracks
Sunday - 11am - BBC One
Ben Fogle goes on a journey along the Welsh Borders. He dons chain mail near Oswestry and joins a group re-enacting ancient border skirmishes.
Sunday – 6pm – BBC One
Matt Baker and Julia Bradbury explore the area around Long Mynd in Shropshire. Matt finds out why setting fire to the hillside is not as damaging as it sounds, while Julia tries to catch a glimpse of the red grouse, one of the county's wildlife success stories.
Simon King’s Shetland Diaries
Thursday – 8pm – BBC Two
Simon King, wildlife cameraman and Springwatch presenter, sets off on an adventure to the Shetland Isles to live there with his family through the changing seasons. Simon is enjoying the islands at their best, with 19 hours of glorious sunlight, the remarkable 'Simmer Dim', the Shetland word for the midnight gloaming, and a plethora of wildlife.
Friday – 9pm – BBC Two
Under Monty Don's watchful eye, three hopefuls who are passionate about learning to thatch are put through their paces by the country's leading practitioners.
The Lakes
Monday – 8pm – ITV1
This episode sees one of Britain's biggest open water swimming events, The Great North Swim, facing trouble as thick early morning fog descends on the Lake District.
Three Hungry Boys
Saturday – 3.55pm – Channel 4
Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall challenges three marine biologists to live off the land for a month. Halfway through their trip, Trevor, Thom and Tim reach the isle of Tiree, where they head straight for the surf. But when the weather turns bad, they need to find food and shelter fast. A new friend takes them fishing and Tim hooks more than he bargained for.
My Dream Farm
Thursday – 8pm – Channel 4

Monty Don helps six families return to the land. This episode features Nick and Talitha Bailey-Brain who live near Usk in south Wales. Talitha grew up on a smallholding in Zimbabwe and yearns to recreate a little of her African past.



Saturday – 6.07am – Radio 4
Clare Balding walks Laurie Lee's Slad Valley with a group of artists inspired by the area.
Farming Today
Sunday – 6.30am – Radio 4

News and issues in rural Britain with Charlotte Smith.


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