Season 2014 Episode 14


Aired Unknown Apr 13, 2014 on
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The Countryfile team visit the Merseyside coast around Southport. Matt Baker looks at the history of shrimping in the area, and meets one of the last shrimpers to harvest the shellfish with a horse and cart. Ellie Harrison is on a family potato farm as they sow the year's first crop, and she discovers why Lancashire is such a fertile farming area for potatoes. Ellie also looks at the damage done by the winter storms last year. Presenter and keen amateur photographer Shauna Lowry is out with two brothers who are inspired by the seascapes in the area, and Antony Gormley talks about his standing men statues on Crosby beach and why he thinks it is the perfect landscape for them. Adam Henson looks at the technology of farming and eyes up some clever new bits of kit. And Tom Heap investigates the cause of the dramatic decline in farmland birds across the UK, asking what we can do to bring them back.moreless

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