This week's best TV & radio: 23 - 29 October

Thu, 14/10/2010 - 09:18
Submitted by Abigail Whyte




Country Tracks – Sunday – 11am
Joe Crowley takes a journey through the east of Scotland, from Dunfermline to Melrose.


Countryfile - Sunday - 6.30pm
Adam Henson visits a cattle farm in America that keeps a dairy herd of 32,000 cows, and asks if such intensive methods have a place in British agriculture. Ellie Harrison helps with the harvest at a vineyard in Monmouthshire.




Michael Wood’s Story of England – Monday – 7pm
The broadcaster explores how the great famine and the Black Death affected Kibworth during the 14th century.


Autumnwatch – Thursday – 8.30pm
Chris Packham and Kate Humble enjoy the splendour of autumn in the New Forest, where they find badgers and visit a bat roost.




A History of the World – Wednesday – 8.30pm
Adam Hart-Davis tells the story of Thomas Newcomen, a man from Devon who invented the world's first working steam-powered engine. It was initially used to pump water out of mines, and ultimately powered the industrial revolution.



Wild Britain with Ray Mears – Monday – 8pm
The survival expert visits a selection of Britain's hay meadows, uncovering vital links between them and some of the country's most spectacular wildlife, including bees and butterflies that live among the diverse and colourful wild flowers, as well as green woodpeckers and barn owls.




River Cottage Every Day – Thursday – 8pm
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall rejuvenates the working-week lunch, creating the ultimate cheese sandwich with the help of his chefs Gill and Tim, and encouraging staff at a Bristol office to embrace the best in DIY lunchboxes.





On your farm – Sunday – 6.35am
Topical agricultural magazine, featuring reports from around the country.





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