Watch Countryfile on UK BBC TV
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Countryfile replaced a very long-running TV show called Farming which started in the 1960s. And for the first 20 years Farming was presented by broadcaster John Craven, who continues to be involved in the programme which took its place.
Countryfile is produced by BBC Birmingham. The show first came to our screens in 1988, and reported on environmental and rural issues.
Then in 2009 the show was slightly re-vamped, and new presenters Julia Bradbury and Matt Baker took over the main presenting roles. John Craven still continues to feature on the show, but only presenting a small investigative feature.
Countryfile is based to an extent on input from viewers. There’s an annual calendar competition where viewers can nominate and send in their own images. The winning images are then featured in the annual Countryfile Calendar, with all profits going to the BBC’s Children In Need charity appeal.
One feature of the show which reflects the general nature of the content is a weather forecast for the next five days which comes live from the BBC Weather Centre.
Currently the show’s roving reporters include Adam Henson, John Craven, Clare Balding, James Wong, Jules Hudson, Helen Skelton and Tom Heap.
Former presenters include Dan Cherrington, Ben Fogle, Michael Collie, Juliet Morris, Katie Knapman, Miriam O'Reilly, Charlotte Smith, Rupert Segar, Michaela Strachan and Kate Humble.
Countryfile moved to high-definition in 2009. The music for the programme is composed by David Lowe. Each episode attracts just over 5.5 million viewers, which is believed to be down to the fact that it moved to a prime-time slot at 7pm on Sunday evening.
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