This week's best TV & radio: 24 October - 30 October

Fri, 23/10/2009 - 14:57
Submitted by Dave Perrett
Country Tracks
Sunday – 11am – BBC One
Ellie Harrison begins her journey through Kent on the coast at Dungeness where she investigates its four lighthouses. Next she heads to Flatroper's Wood in search of wild boar, before visiting a fruit farm at Ticehurst. She ends her journey in a biplane in the skies over Biggin Hill's famous airfield.
Sunday – 7pm – BBC One
Matt Baker and Julia Bradbury are in Lancashire, exploring the Forest of Bowland, where the leaves are in their full autumn glory. Also in the programme, John Craven investigates the disappearance of our green belt, as developers start building hundreds of thousands of new homes. And on Adam's farm, it is time to put the rams in with the ewes.

Friday – 9pm – BBC Two
For Halloween week, Chris Packham and Kate Humble are in deepest, darkest Gloucestershire seeking out things that go bump in the night. The setting is a haunted mansion whose residents include bats, badgers and spiders. Meanwhile, Simon King is reporting live from a London graveyard to reveal the animals that have made this unusual wildlife location their home. Martin Hughes-Games explains how to get more involved with wildlife and with the series.
Autumnwatch Unsprung
Friday – 10pm – BBC Two
Martin Hughes-Games chairs this post-show, audience-led informal live discussion and debate with the presenters. 

Tales from the Green Valley
Tuesday – 7.30pm – BBC Four
Five experts - archaeologists and historians - have taken on the challenge of running a Welsh hill farm for a year.April marks their eighth month, so they give the farmhouse a thorough spring clean, sweeping out the chimney with a holly bush and dusting out indoors with a period brush, a goose wing.
Thursday – 7.30pm – ITV1
Paul Heiney is at Witley Court in Worcestershire, which was one of the great stately homes of England until it was destroyed by fire over 70 years ago. Plus Selina Scott takes a trip down the Thames in a converted electric bath chair, and a falcon is put to work on the Victorian farm..

Saturday – 6.07am – Radio 4
Clare Balding walks the final stage of St Oswald's Way.
Costing the Earth
Monday - 9pm - Radio 4
Tom Heap on the prospects for the United Nations' crucial climate change conference in Copenhagen.


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