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Mick Dempsey

Countryfile, time to knock it on the head.

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Well it said on the radio today that over the weekend country file had the most ratings. 8.5 million compared to second place War and peace at 4.5million.

So not everyone agrees. I Think it's more popular with the townys.

 

You're right about who finds it popular I reckon.

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I still think it has its place. For many, the countryside is just that place between town-A and town-B. A place where rich townies go to retire. And where farmers do weird things in fields and get paid by the government for doing that weird stuff. It's also a place that that looks great in the background of your latest selfie, as you stand at the edge of the car park or layby.

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Well it said on the radio today that over the weekend country file had the most ratings. 8.5 million compared to second place War and peace at 4.5million.

So not everyone agrees. I Think it's more popular with the townys.

 

Think you hit the nail on the head, them Townies have not got a clue about the Countryside or Farming and has for John Craven I cant make my mind up has to who he is behind Farmers or Townies at time's.

 

 

Ste .

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Think you hit the nail on the head, them Townies have not got a clue about the Countryside or Farming and has for John Craven I cant make my mind up has to who he is behind Farmers or Townies at time's.

 

 

Ste .

 

I was unaware there was a conflict or that one had to take sides.

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It's godawful these days, I don't know what it's meant to be about. A bit of Coast, flooding every week, a bit of celeb cooking, the awful Matt Baker, the bloody calendar! How long has it been going in its present format?

Time for some new blood, these boys seem a natural fit.......

 

 

Well with that description it sounds like your a big fan :lol: :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

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It was a sort of Sunday night light hearted post with a chance to show Vic & Bob.

 

I just sit there and think that it's lost it's way, I appreciate there's only so many times you can watch a lamb being born or the like, but it's just a magazine programme with no particular theme except people walking around in wellies talking to the camera.

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It was a sort of Sunday night light hearted post with a chance to show Vic & Bob.

 

I just sit there and think that it's lost it's way, I appreciate there's only so many times you can watch a lamb being born or the like, but it's just a magazine programme with no particular theme except people walking around in wellies talking to the camera.

 

When you put like that ......its kind of hitting home ...... Harry Enfield would be a cool presenter :001_smile:

 

Jodie Marsh now she would bring some light hearted dizziness to the show .

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I love the intro to vic and bob accurately through the gate in the discovery.

I like to drive myself like that when occasion affords. It's good fun. I remember as a teenager taking my escort van down the field at the nursery. Some of it was undeveloped grassland. I took a colleague with me. He used to fret as I hand braked it round. In a high pitched voice

 

"Awh paul stop it"

 

"Don't do that it's dangerous"

 

I just did it all the more, I didn't know about drifting and doughnuts they had yet to be invented or arrive in this country.

 

What happened to the stunt days of youth in the 80s and 90s?

 

 

 

O yeah health and safety became an industry. Everything fun got party pooped.

 

Needless to say I never watch country file.

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I try to catch Countryfile every week, as it's very keen on showing us the latest high-tech agribusiness scheme and I like to keep an eye on stuff like that. I particularly remember one dairy farmer with a mobile milking parlour to be towed out to the fields, and he intended to export raw milk to China. There's all sorts of ridiculous stuff like that.

Then you've got Matt showing off the farm he supports with the money he gets as a TV presenter and something about someone's rural diversification . Because it's surely a good thing that you can't make money just by growing crops and must do chainsaw carving or run a hang-glider school to keep hold of the place.

So for me it's part lifestyle aspiration and part cringe-making car-crash TV.

 

At least it's February and they've stopped doing the calenders.

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