Countryfile (2009)

The presenters of Countryfile leaning on a gate

The presenters of Countryfile © BBC

Production Company: BBC

Filming Locations: Throughout Kent, including Water Lane Farm, the Roughway Farm in Tonbridge, Goods Shed in Canterbury, Parsonage Hop Farm, Shepherd Neame Brewery in Faversham, and the Kent Wildlife Trust at Hem Fen site.

Countryfile has been firmly established on British television for over 20 years, dedicated to educating and sharing with audiences the subjects and sites of rural Britain. Often relating to the current affairs of the time and debating highly political subjects such as fox hunting, organic farming and the pressures on the rural crafts and trades.

And of course any series focussed on promoting the countryside and nature sites of Britain has to make a stop in Kent, the Garden of England.  In a new episode the popular weekly programme visits Kent to discover a wealth of activities and beautiful locations throughout the county.

In the episode, Julia tries her hand at hop farming and takes part in the annual hop harvest, meeting Tony Redsell at his hop farm in the village of Boughton- under- Blean just outside of Faversham. Jules meets the Dene family who own Water Lane Farm, and learns about apple harvesting and the delicious Chegworth Valley Juices produced on site.

It is a little known fact that Kent is the largest producer of cobnuts in the UK, so the team meet up with John Cannon, Chairman of The Kentish Cobnuts Association and owner of Roughway Farm in Tonbridge, to take a closer look at this humble hazelnut.

The next stops are Roughway Farm in Tonbridge, the Goods Shed in Canterbury, the Shepherd Neame Brewery in Faversham and the Kent Wildlife Trust site of Ham Fen near Sandwich, where the team learns about the wild Konik ponies razing there.

 The hour long episode set in Kent will be shown on BBC One on Sunday 6 September 2009 at 7pm.

Links

For more information about filming in Kent contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about Countryfile please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006t0bv

For more information about the Water Lane Farm and Chegworth Valley Juices please visit http://www.chegworthvalley.com/

To learn more about Roughway Farm please visit https://roughwayfarm.co.uk/

To learn more about Kentish cobnuts please visit http://kentishcobnutsassociation.org.uk/

For more information about the Shepherd Neame brewery in Faversham please visit http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/

MMFor more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/