Saturday 6 August

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The presenters of BBC Countryfile

Today our panel will discuss how the countryside will power the future. Should it be fracking, renewables or nuclear power? Our former Director General, Fiona Reynolds, will present her ‘fight for beauty’. Naturalist Matthew Oates will reveal the magic of butterflies.

More sessions will be announced over the coming weeks. Please do check back in for updates!

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06 Aug 16

10.30-11.00: Talk - The fight for beauty: Fiona Reynolds

Former Director-General of the National Trust and current Chair of the International National Trust’s Organisation, Fiona Reynolds CBE, will talk about her recent book, The Fight for Beauty and put forward her case on the impact nature can have on humanity in a world of materialism.

Heather along the coastline in Devon

06 Aug 16

11.30-12.15: An audience with... Mike Dilger

TV’s best-known wildlife presenter Mike Dilger will be talking about his love of nature, his world record involving snails and why he picked up the title ‘Britain’s most diseased man.’

Wildlife presenter Mike Dilger

06 Aug 16

12.45-13.15: Talk - A vision of the countryside in 2030: Nick Crane

Author and presenter of the BBC 2 series Coast, Nick Crane, will look at the current state of the countryside, considering how we created the landscape we all know today and whether it’s time to think of rural Britain in new ways.

Nick Crane