BBC-1 31 x 37 – Dorset
Countryfile Season 31 Episode 37 – Dorset
This week the team are in Dorset, where Ellie Harrison meets a larger-than-life character. He’s 180 feet tall and as well known as he is endowed – the Cerne Abbas Giant. But after nearly a decade of soggy summers and being trodden on, his power is waning. However, next year he has a hot date. It’s 100 years since the giant was gifted to the National Trust, and he needs to be smartened up! Ellie joins a group of volunteers to re-chalk the figure and restore it to its former glory. Ellie also visits a farm where you can harvest your own bouquet. You’ve heard of pick-your-own fruit – well, this is cut-your-own flowers! Steve Brown visits the only managed flock of mute swans in the world, at Abbotsbury Swannery. It’s thought to be the oldest continuous conservation project in the UK, dating back almost 1,000 years. Adam Henson meets the Welsh and Scottish contenders hoping to lift this year’s One Man and his Dog trophy, and Charlotte investigates the true scale of domestic abuse in the countryside.