Author Topic: Mud, Sweat and Tractors: The Story of Agriculture - Wed15 April 9:00pm - 10:00pm  (Read 2071 times)


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Wednesday 15 April
9:00pm - 10:00pm
1/4 - Milk

This look at British agriculture over the last century begins with the white stuff. "Drinka Pinta Milka!" chirped 1950s posters, encouraging rosy-cheeked schoolchildren to queue up for breaktime freebies and dairy farmers to overproduce, aided by fixed pricing and genetic selection. Then came EU milk lakes, quotas and the tyrannical reign of supermarkets. Following the peaks and troughs of two dairy-farming clans, the Goslings and Gosfords, this will make you yearn for the days of widespread doorstep delivery.

helen young

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If anyone missed this, it's repeated loads at the minute on BBC Four: