REVIEWS: Kate Humble: Back To The Land, BBC Two

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KATE HUMBLE: BACK TO THE LAND, BBC2

"It leaves you with a gentle yearning for an office with views of dewy mountains."

“Former Springwatch presenter Kate Humble appears to have hit on a way to take Countryfile’s bucolic format and inject it with a little mid-week urgency. It leaves you with a gentle yearning for an office with views of dewy mountains.” Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail

“What made Back to the Land more than a reality Good Life was that this was also a business programme. It was Escape to the Country with jeopardy.” Andrew Billen, The Times

“What’s not to love about a bunch of nice people doing nice things we would never dare do? And they’re not beekeeping/chocolate-tempering/seaweed-drying for money or pitting themselves against each other in a Great Rural Hoedown either.”Chitra Ramaswamy, The Guardian

“From the bee farm entirely dependent on good weather to the former office worker now trying to sell seaweed to Japan, everything was a case of hard work and huge uncertainty, but that uncertainty being a lot preferable to the slow shutting-down of the countryside.” Matt Baylis, Daily Express


Katie Brewer