Skip to Main Content
Skip to Main Navigation
Skip to Footer
Sign in / Register
TV On Demand
Film on TV
Film On Demand
Radio On Demand
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Pinterest
Share on Google Plus
Share on WhatsApp
Email to a friend
Antony Gormley’s standing men sculptures are eerily beautiful, disconcerting additions to the shoreline of Crosby in Merseyside. Sometimes they are rooted on the sand, seeming to stand sentry, other times they are apparently marooned in the surf. On a
trip to the North West, Shauna Lowry talks to their unassuming creator.
Meanwhile, Matt Baker makes himself useful in Southport on the Merseyside coast when he looks at the history of shrimping, while Ellie Harrison puts on her wellies to help with the harvesting of this year’s first crop of potatoes. In the investigative bit of the show, Tom Heap wonders what’s happened to farmland birds in the UK.
The Merseyside coast around Southport is the setting this week as Matt Baker looks at the history of shrimping in the area and Ellie Harrison visits a farming family as they harvest this year's first crop of potatoes. Shauna Lowry meets a couple of brothers inspired by the area's seascapes and talks to artist Antony Gormley about his standing men statues, spread out along the shoreline of Crosby beach. Tom Heap investigates the demise of farmland birds in the UK over the past few decades and Adam Henson looks at the latest gadgets available to farmers.
Full Episode Guide
Who is new Countryfile presenter Steve Brown?
His careers advisor told him he would never be a wildlife presenter – but now the former GB wheelchair rugby captain has made his childhood dream come true
The Countryfile presenters on why they can't live without their dogs
Matt Baker reveals his Blue Peter dog Meg lives on in The Archers
The Archers and Countryfile allow city-dwellers to indulge their bucolic fantasies
There were great tits on Countryfile and viewers thought it was hilarious
BBC replaced Countryfile with a special Brexit Question Time and people were NOT amused
Countryfile's Adam Henson: Television is a fickle old world
Countryfile's exec producer on the show's huge success, spin-offs and new presenters
What time is Countryfile on TV tonight?
50% off tickets to BBC Countryfile Live 2017 and FREE BBC Countryfile magazine
Alan Carr: “TV is a weird twilight zone of talent and ego”
Choirmaster Gareth Malone on Honey G and his idea of a new show to replace Bake Off