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tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 04 9:31 am    Post subject: Pastures New  Reply with quote    

Radio 4 Sunday 13:30 Pastures New
1/3.

With agriculture often in the news, stories of farmers moving abroad in search of a better life are becoming increasingly common. In this series, the sheep farmer and countryman Johnny Scott meets British farming families who have relocated to France, Canada and New Zealand. He investigates why they went and what they've found - and asks whether the grass really is greener on the other side?

Mark and Julie Dewhurst recently exchanged a small dairy farm in Lancashire for a bigger one in the heart of France. How are they coping with farming and rural life in another country and a different language?

tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 04 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A repeat of an excellent little series

Sarah D



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 04 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I listened to that today and enjoyed it; loved the bit about the girls having to catch 498 mice before they could have their Christmas ponies. I wasn't a huge Johnnie Scott fan when he was on TV, but enjoyed him better on the radio.

alison
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 04 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I heard it on my way back from the car boot today. The family really settled in well, but they did have the help of the previous owner coming in every day to see if they needed help!!

Nice programme though. I've always liked Johnny Scott.

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 04 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd never heard of the bloke but I thought he came over well.

alison
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 04 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Have you ever seen the programme, Clarrissa and the Countryman, on bbc2.

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 04 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No, never heard of it

alison
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 04 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Very interesting prog, where they tackled an issue, like lamping, hunting, where the wool goes, country issues.

clarrissa Dickson Wright (two fat ladies) and Johnny Scott (huge land owner) have known each other since childhood and are both passionate and knowlegable about their subject. Often she will cook something, or have something made.

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 04 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I really can't start watching another telly programme, still havent wwatched last weeks Beyond RC yet...

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