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Episode 1138

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Summary

Ellie Harrison discovers the literary history of the Vale of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, revealing how it has inspired authors including John Milton, Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton. She also meets a traditional brick-maker in the Chilterns. John Craven heads to Lancashire to report on fracking - a method of extracting natural gas from the ground. Elsewhere, Jules Hudson celebrates the 125th anniversary of the Horses Trust, Adam Henson follows a crop of wheat from the field to the bakery and Helen Skelton visits the Wasdale Show, a shepherding festival in the Lake District.
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