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    This Farming Life.

    Not sure if this is being shown south of the border, but it's on the i-player if not.

    It's 12 episodes, over 4 weeks, following 5 Scots farming families. Episode 3 is on BBC2 at 7pm tonight, well worth a look

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...life-episode-1

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    Re: This Farming Life.

    Yes its shown down south , and its a good advert for Farming .
    Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MC130 View Post
    Not sure if this is being shown south of the border, but it's on the i-player if not.

    It's 12 episodes, over 4 weeks, following 5 Scots farming families. Episode 3 is on BBC2 at 7pm tonight, well worth a look

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...life-episode-1
    I watched most of the first two episodes, I thought they were good, a far more accurate portrayal of farming than Countryfile.

    Jack Caley

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    ............and over here too!

    Goes a wee bit "BBC" at times but much, much better than I was expecting and very watchable.

    Looking forward to the rest of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack_Caley View Post
    a far more accurate portrayal of farming than Countryfile.

    There's farming in Countryfile!, since when????

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    It's a first class programme. it will soon spread via the grape vine and I wouldn't be surprised if it becomes the most
    popular documentary ever. Folk in Birmingham, Manchester, London etc will be enthralled.

    And plenty of humour. As the farmer's wife said as they watched their Texel tups getting to work:
    ''Where there's a willie there's a way''.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrsni View Post
    There's farming in Countryfile!, since when????
    http://tv.bt.com/tv/tv-news/countryf...11364045135088 This will cheer you , I`m sure .
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    I'm not sure what folk will think of the Lewis Crofter (a retired London criminal barrister)
    doing a 1600 mile round-trip just to deliver a few boxes of meat.

    His customer in London could just have gone round to Iceland and bought some of their
    famous burgers at 1 for five - and helped save the planet and their pockets.

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    I watched the first two episodes.

    I found it refreshingly candid and it actually focused on farming. Not some make believe fantasy-land.

    I liked how the presenter was basically doing a voice-over. The stars of the show were the farmers themselves.

    Throw in some economics and hard facts and I'd have given it 5 stars.

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    Re: This Farming Life.

    The BBC "Land of hope and Glory" appeared to be an advertisment for Country Life Magazine then out of nowhere came an excellent heart-rending piece on TB and badgers and the effect on a family farm with pedigree herd of guenseys.

    http://www.theartsdesk.com/tv/land-h...-glory-bbc-two
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    Quote Originally Posted by skoda View Post
    Goodness! CGI gets better and better. Great pic that of John Craven looking relaxed, leaning on a gate, drop of mud on the wellies. You'd never guess he was in a studio in Birmingham and as for that to***r Paul Martin who's trying to climb into that clock......cuckoo, cuckoo
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    Quote Originally Posted by skoda View Post
    The BBC at it's brilliant best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Courier View Post
    The BBC "Land of hope and Glory" appeared to be an advertisment for Country Life Magazine then out of nowhere came an excellent heart-rending piece on TB and badgers and the effect on a family farm with pedigree herd of guenseys.

    http://www.theartsdesk.com/tv/land-h...-glory-bbc-two
    I did see that programme and was quite impressed with the coverage of TB on the Guernsey farm. Contast that with the coverage of TB on Adam Hensons farm where I am told(I cannot confirm the truth) that there was to be no mention of badgers. In the event, there was no mention of badgers. That attitude carried on until our beloved Princess Anne came out in favour of gassing. I suppose they could hardly gag her!!
    Mostly this mink Caley

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    Re: This Farming Life.

    New series starts tonight on BBC2 at 7pm.

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