Countryfile Highland Games Compilation Airs October 8 2023 on BBC One

On Sunday, October 8, 2023, at 6:15 PM, BBC One will broadcast “Countryfile.” This program focuses on various aspects of the British countryside, featuring people, places, and stories that are important to rural life. The show covers topics related to agriculture, the environment, and rural issues.

Caledonian culture is honoured every summer across Scotland at local highland games and gatherings. Hamza Yassin travels to Royal Deeside to enjoy possibly the most prestigious of them all, the Braemar Highland Gathering, to fulfil a long-held desire. In a continuous competition extravaganza, surrounded by athletics races, field events, and vibrant highland dancers. Hamza visits games vice-president Willie Meston to learn about the games’ 1,000-year tradition of clan meetings in the heart of the Cairngorms.

As the music of the pipes fills the arena, historian Jack Davidson tells Hamza about the history of the games’ most famous event: tossing the caber. On the highland dance stage, Hamza meets Eilidh, a 13-year-old who hopes to be proclaimed champion in front of King Charles III. In the tug of conflict, Hamza also comes into contact with military muscle. Hamza dives into the Countryfile archive between events, including when Charlotte Smith learned to pick and then toss a caber and when John Craven visited the Battle of Killiecrankie.

Each episode of “Countryfile” takes viewers on a journey through the heart of the British countryside, highlighting the lives of those who call it home and the challenges they face. The program provides insights into farming, conservation, and the natural beauty of the countryside.

Tune in to “Countryfile” to explore the diverse landscapes and learn about the issues affecting rural communities in the United Kingdom. Whether you’re interested in the environment, agriculture, or simply enjoy the scenic views of the countryside, this show offers a glimpse into the rich tapestry of rural life.

Release Date & Time: 6:15 PM Sunday 8 October 2023 on BBC One

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