This is series one of three of Old Country produced by my company Lacewing Productions (the first two series) which became The Production Unit (the last series). They were only ever shown on Channel 4. Channel 4 had the rights to show the programmes twice but I am not sure if they ever showed them a second time.
None of this material has been used for anything else and a bit like âThe Lost Episodesâ the master tapes I sent to Channel 4 got lost until they turned up at the BFI.
I about a year ago talked firstly to Channel 4 about these and they informed me the programmes had been lodged at the BFI.
I then spoke to the BFI who also agreed to transfer the 1 inch C format tapes for me a high quality avi files from which the DVDs are being made.
These will only be available from me and I do not intend putting them out for general sale in places such as garden centers and book shops.
Programme 1 Walking sticks /Hurdle maker
Programme 2 Mayfly trout/Todber stone
Programme 3 Stow Fair/Flat cart
Programme 4 Garden/Cut Mill
Programme 5 Harnessing a horse/Decent dog
Programme 6 SheepFair/Dabchick
Programme 7 Fishing rod/Morey’s lake
Programme 8 Tarrant valley/Circus
Programme 9 Lurchers/Rabbiting
Programme 10 Cutting up a pig
Programme 11 Downlands/Cattle Breeds
Programme 12 Trolley drive/Fiddleford Mill
Programme 13 Pony drift/Goats
Programme 14 Brittany spaniels
Programme 15 Bygones
Programme 16 Driving/Bygones
Programme 17 Steam plough/Terrier show
Programme 18 Pigeon/Sturminster Mill
Programme 19 Thatching reed/Hound show
Programme 20 Pack pony/Turk’s pond