Countryfile: Spring Diaries

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Nature Documentary hosted by John Craven and Keeley Donovan, published by BBC in 2016 - English narration

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Countryfile: Spring Diaries A Countryfile spin-off series unveiling the secrets of spring After the dark days of winter, spring is nature's alarm call to bring everything back to life. It seems to come round like clockwork, but is that really so? John Craven and Keeley Donovan investigate what makes springtime weather so special.

[edit] A New Life

In the New Forest, there is a sense of anticipation in the air as its most famous residents prepare to give birth - Jules Hudson takes to the saddle to find out why spring is such a crucial time for the New Forest ponies. Few things on the forager's calendar are more sensationally seasonal than the sap of the silver birch. The window to tap into this elusive liquor lasts just a couple of weeks. Margherita Taylor reports on the best way to turn to the trees for a springtime pick-me-up. Paul Martin breathes new life into his Victorian smallholding in Wiltshire. His spring diary starts with a hunt for the perfect breed of sheep to help restore his fields.

[edit] A Sense of Spring

Keeley Donovan discovers how just one in twenty three people in the UK experiences spring as a truly multisensory experience. And one of the most fragrant and emblematic symbols of spring is under attack It’s a classic sign of spring; British woodlands awash with a sea of bluebells, but our native bluebell is in trouble and it’s down to a Spanish invader. Jules Hudson visits Duncliffe Wood in Dorset to find out what can be done to protect our native bluebell

[edit] A Taste of Spring

The team investigate the arrival of a tiny beetle that can make or break a crop and look at cooking up a storm with a springtime coastal forage. Rookie smallholder Paul Martin gives tips on how to keep bees.

[edit] Spring Waters

The team finds out how to give toads a helping hand to reach their natural habitat and reports on how Cumbrian communities are working to recover from the winter floods, just in time for the tourist season. Fledgling smallholder Paul Martin provides tips on how to build a watery wildlife haven.

[edit] A Window on Summer

John Craven, Jules Hudson, Keeley Donovan and Margherita Taylor file their final reports centred on the arrival of spring, and look forward to summer.

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.1
  • Video: Bitrate: CRF-21 (~3516 Kbps)
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1276 x 716
  • Video Resolution: 1.778 (16:9)
  • Audio Codec: AAC LC
  • Audio: English
  • Audio Bitrate: 160 kb/s VBR 48 KHz
  • Audio Channels: Stereo 2
  • Run-Time: 45 mins
  • Framerate: 25 fps
  • Number of Parts: 5
  • Container Mp4
  • Part Size: 1.15 GB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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