English Pastoral [James Rebanks]

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012021011820210119 (R4)Lake District farmer James Rebanks, author of the hugely popular The Shepherd’s Life, considers the environment, legacy and how to live a good life on the land.

Encouraged by his grandfather, young James takes his first tentative steps in farming.

Read by Bryan Dick
Abriged by Siân Preece
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

Bestselling author and farmer James Rebanks considers how to live a good life on the land.

English Pastoral: An Inheritance. New bestseller from the author of The Shepherd's Life.

022021011920210120 (R4)James Rebanks, author of the hugely popular 'The Shepherd’s Life', considers the environment, legacy and how to live a good life on the land.

During a childhood shaped by the traditions and rhythms of the farming year, James becomes aware of the huge pressure bearing down on his father.

Read by Bryan Dick
Abriged by Siân Preece
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

Remembering childhood, farmer James Rebanks realises the pressure his father came under.

English Pastoral: An Inheritance. New bestseller from the author of The Shepherd's Life.

032021012020210121 (R4)James Rebanks, author of the hugely popular 'The Shepherd’s Life', considers the environment, legacy and how to live a good life on the land.

The constant pressure to squeeze more out of the land intensifies as the family farm risks being left behind.

Read by Bryan Dick
Abriged by Siân Preece
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

The pressure to squeeze more out of the land intensifies as the farm risks ruin.

English Pastoral: An Inheritance. New bestseller from the author of The Shepherd's Life.

042021012120210122 (R4)James Rebanks, author of the hugely popular 'The Shepherd’s Life', considers the environment, legacy and how to live a good life on the land.

“The old faith that the natural world has limitless reserves and resources has been tested to destruction.”

Rebanks considers how best to balance the need for food security with good stewardship of the land.

Read by Bryan Dick
Abriged by Siân Preece
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

Farmer James Rebanks asks how we balance the need for food with good land stewardship.

English Pastoral: An Inheritance. New bestseller from the author of The Shepherd's Life.

052021012220210123 (R4)James Rebanks, author of the hugely popular 'The Shepherd’s Life', considers the environment, legacy and how to live a good life on the land.

Combining old methods with new thinking as he tends to his family farm, Rebanks sees the land around him come to life as his hard work begins to pay off.

Read by Bryan Dick
Abridged by Siân Preece
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

Farmer James Rebanks combines old methods with new thinking and considers land and legacy.

English Pastoral: An Inheritance. New bestseller from the author of The Shepherd's Life.