I worked as a VT Director across several 1×60′ episodes of this prime-time magazine format, the most-watched factual BBC programme regularly drawing an audience of 7 million viewers. As a VT Director making multiple films per programme, I was responsible for recceing, planning and scripting, directing PSC on location, producing our presenter and multiple contributors on-screen performances and then edit producing to a weekly TX deadline.
I directed three short films for this edition of Countryfile celebrating the Harvest season in locations throughout the UK. John Craven discovered the revival of cobnuts in Kent, helping out with the local ‘nutters’ to pick the crop and sharing a well-earned cobnut feast. Anita Rani met Sir Michael Coleman of the famous mustard dynasty to talk peppermint and helped bring in the year’s harvest of this traditional British crop. Later Anita discovered the versatility of British peppermint at Marlshanger Farm in Hampshire, hosting a rather unusual cocktail competition for the farm’s team.