Penelope Keith takes to the road to explore our changing relationship with that most quintessential of British institutions, the village
Penelope attends a traditional village regatta on the Norfolk Broads, takes to the air over the village of Little Snoring, and witnesses the formation wheelbarrow display by the Red Sparrows!
Cream teas, bunting, thatched cottages swathed in roses. For generations this rural idyll of the village has conjured the very best of Britain. Penelope Keith explores our relationship with the village, discovering traditions under threat and communities undergoing huge changes, as she looks at what the future holds for rural communities.
East Anglia: Penelope witnesses the formation wheelbarrow display by the Red Sparrows
Series 1 Episode 1
North Wales, Cheshire and Staffordshire: Penelope explores north Wales, Cheshire, and attends a fertility festival in Staffordshire
Series 1 Episode 2
Wessex: Penelope visits Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire and Britain's prettiest village
Series 1 Episode 3