This week's best TV & radio: 26 June - 2 July

Fri, 25/06/2010 - 15:25
Submitted by Dave Perrett



Sunday – 6pm – BBC One
Adam Henson and Ellie Harrison head for Lough Erne in Northern Ireland where they find out about the fight against the zebra mussel, and help a farmer move his rare breed pigs to their summer grazing on an island in the middle of the Lough. John Craven investigates why the number of pollinating insects is declining at such an alarming rate.
Jimmy's Food Factory: Second Helpings
Monday – 7pm – BBC One
Setting up his own food factory in a barn, Jimmy looks at how food is put together and at some of the tricks used in food production. Jimmy makes his own cornflakes, cola and sandwich ham, and he even pasteurises some milk. Visits to ice-cream, baked bean and sugar factories reveal some exciting science, and a day trip to see salad being harvested and prepared reveals how they get rid of unwanted bugs.


Gardeners' World
Friday – 8pm – BBC Two
Toby Buckland visits some of his favourite coastal gardens and discovers how, despite the tricky and tempestuous locations, the gardens around the coast of Britain are at the forefront of horticulture and are amongst the most beautiful in the country.


River Cottage
Sunday - 7pm - Channel 4
In this episode, Hugh learns that slugs have been eating soft cabbages in the River Cottage garden, and takes the drastic action of putting them onto his menu. Meanwhile, disappointment looms as Hugh discovers his expectant goat has had a phantom pregnancy.


Build a New Life in the Country - Was It Worth It?
Tuesday – 8pm – Five
Fed up with life in the Bristol suburbs, the Taylor family moved to the Brecon Beacons in Wales in search of adventure. They bought a rundown barn with the idea of transforming it into a beautiful, self-sufficient home with a holiday annex. Now Charlie Luxton returns to see if the countryside adventure has lived up to the dream.


Saturday - 6.07am - BBC Radio 4
Clare Balding walks the final stretch of the South Downs way, from East Meon to Winchester.

On Your Farm

Sunday - 6.35am - BBC Radio 4
How a hospital trust is supporting local farmers.


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