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A close up and intimate natural history by John Lewis-Stempel. By taking an abandoned field close to his farm, he observes in minute detail the behaviour of plants, birds and animals that are being displaced by agribusiness. In telling the story of one field, he tells the story of our countryside, our language, our religion and our food. But in transforming one field, he creates a haven for one particular animal close to his heart - the brown hare.

In the opening episode, a suitable field is chosen for a year-long experiment. And trouble begins.

Writer: John Lewis-Stempel

Abridger Barry Johnston

Reader: Bernard Hill

Producer: David Roper

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

012016050220160503 (R4)

A close up and intimate natural history by John Lewis-Stempel. By taking an abandoned field close to his farm, he observes in minute detail the behaviour of plants, birds and animals that are being displaced by agribusiness. In telling the story of one field, he tells the story of our countryside, our language, our religion and our food. But in transforming one field, he creates a haven for one particular animal close to his heart - the brown hare.

In the opening episode, a suitable field is chosen for a year-long experiment. And trouble begins.

Writer: John Lewis-Stempel

Abridger Barry Johnston

Reader: Bernard Hill

Producer: David Roper

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

012016050220160503 (R4)

A suitable field is chosen for a year-long experiment. And trouble begins.

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0220160503

A close up and intimate natural history by John Lewis-Stempel. By taking an abandoned field close to his farm, he observes in minute detail the behaviour of plants, birds and animals that are being displaced by agribusiness. In telling the story of one field, he tells the story of our countryside, our language, our religion and our food. But in transforming one field, he creates a haven for one particular animal close to his heart - the brown hare.

In this second part, it is spring - the time for catching a glimpse of those mad March hares.

Writer: John Lewis-Stempel

Abridger Barry Johnston

Reader: Bernard Hill

Producer: David Roper

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

022016050320160504 (R4)

It is spring - the time for catching a glimpse of those mad March hares.

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A close up and intimate natural history by John Lewis-Stempel. By taking an abandoned field close to his farm, he observes in minute detail the behaviour of plants, birds and animals that are being displaced by agribusiness. In telling the story of one field, he tells the story of our countryside, our language, our religion and our food. But in transforming one field, he creates a haven for one particular animal close to his heart - the brown hare.

In part three, it is mid-summer. The wheat is golden, but there is the matter of the aggressive bull to manage.

Writer: John Lewis-Stempel

Abridger Barry Johnston

Reader: Bernard Hill

Producer: David Roper

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

032016050420160505 (R4)

Mid-summer. The wheat is golden, but there is the matter of the aggressive bull to manage.

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0420160505

A close up and intimate natural history by John Lewis-Stempel. By taking an abandoned field close to his farm, he observes in minute detail the behaviour of plants, birds and animals that are being displaced by agribusiness. In telling the story of one field, he tells the story of our countryside, our language, our religion and our food. But in transforming one field, he creates a haven for one particular animal close to his heart - the brown hare.

Part four brings us to harvest time, but no traditional farmer would dream of using a combine harvester.

Writer: John Lewis-Stempel

Abridger Barry Johnston

Reader: Bernard Hill

Producer: David Roper

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

042016050520161019 (R4)

A close up and intimate natural history by John Lewis-Stempel. By taking an abandoned field close to his farm, he observes in minute detail the behaviour of plants, birds and animals that are being displaced by agribusiness. In telling the story of one field, he tells the story of our countryside, our language, our religion and our food. But in transforming one field, he creates a haven for one particular animal close to his heart - the brown hare.

Part four brings us to harvest time, but no traditional farmer would dream of using a combine harvester.

Writer: John Lewis-Stempel

Abridger Barry Johnston

Reader: Bernard Hill

Producer: David Roper

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

042016050520161019 (R4)

It is harvest time, but no traditional farmer would dream of using a combine harvester.

A close up and intimate natural history by John Lewis-Stempel. By taking an abandoned field close to his farm, he observes in minute detail the behaviour of plants, birds and animals that are being displaced by agribusiness. In telling the story of one field, he tells the story of our countryside, our language, our religion and our food. But in transforming one field, he creates a haven for one particular animal close to his heart - the brown hare.

Part four brings us to harvest time, but no traditional farmer would dream of using a combine harvester.

Writer: John Lewis-Stempel

Abridger Barry Johnston

Reader: Bernard Hill

Producer: David Roper

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

042016050520161019 (R4)

It is harvest time, but no traditional farmer would dream of using a combine harvester.

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0520160506

A close up and intimate natural history by John Lewis-Stempel. By taking an abandoned field close to his farm, he observes in minute detail the behaviour of plants, birds and animals that are being displaced by agribusiness. In telling the story of one field, he tells the story of our countryside, our language, our religion and our food. But in transforming one field, he creates a haven for one particular animal close to his heart - the brown hare.

The final episode brings mixed emotions - the field awaits a new use and a new owner.

Writer: John Lewis-Stempel

Abridger Barry Johnston

Reader: Bernard Hill

Producer: David Roper

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

052016050620160507 (R4)

Mixed emotions - the field awaits a new use and a new owner.