This week's best TV & radio: 30 October - 5 November

Thu, 14/10/2010 - 08:18
Submitted by Abigail Whyte




Country Tracks – Sunday –11am
Liz Bonnin takes a journey through the Malverns, and meets a farmer who uses potatoes to make vodka.


Countryfile Autumn Special – Sunday – 6.30pm
Matt Baker and Julia Bradbury learn about the mating calls of deer, John Craven picks apples in Herefordshire, and James Wong leads a community forage.





Autumnwatch – Thursday – 8.30pm
A report from the west coast of Scotland, where the sea eagles of Mull have proved a conservation success story since their reintroduction 35 years ago.


Gardeners' World – Friday – 8.30pm
With a carpet of autumn leaves covering the ground, Toby Buckland demonstrates how to turn them into a nutritious compost to improve soil conditions, and also sows tulips to provide colour in the borders next spring.


David Attenborough's First Life – Friday – 9pm
The first of a two-part documentary, the naturalist explores the origins of life on Earth. Beginning the journey near his childhood home in Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire, he learns how a fossil discovery transformed scientists' understanding of the evolution of complex organisms.





Birds Britannia –Thursday – 7.30pm
New series examining the relationship between the British public and birds, beginning with an insight into how the robin became the nation's favourite bird.



Wild Britain with Ray Mears – Monday – 8pm
In this episode, Ray explores the atmospheric lowland wetlands of Somerset in his canoe.




River Cottage Every Day – Thursday – 8pm
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall champions the baking of homemade bread, with recipes ranging from simple white loaves to tangy sourdoughs. He also shows how to turn leftovers into a three-course breadcrumb dinner and prepares his favourite summer sandwich.





On your farm – Sunday – 6.35am
Topical agricultural magazine, featuring reports from around the country. Alex James is in Kent to meet one of the country's biggest fruit growers.





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