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Tales From Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is set in thousands of acres of rolling parkland outside the village of Woodstock in Oxfordshire. It's bigger than Buckingham Palace, but it's also privately owned by the family that built it over 300 years ago. It's been the seat of the Dukes of Marlborough since 1794 and was the birthplace of Sir…

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The Amazing Giraffe Manor in Kenya

It's been dubbed the most Instagrammed hotel in the world and we can see why. At certain times a day, giraffes are everywhere with heads popping up on balconies and at the breakfast table, helping themselves to your toast and cornflakes. 

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Joanna Hardy, the Jewellery Expert

Too good to miss…we've giving one of our favourite episodes another airing. Joanna is one of the world's leading experts on jewellery and one of the leading lights on the BBC Antiques Roadshow. Music © Barney & Izzi Hardy 

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How to Spend the Day at Warwick Castle

We're looking back over a thousand years of action-packed history at Warwick Castle in the heart of Middle England. This medieval fortress, complete with battlements and dungeons, is situated in Shakespeare country, barely a ten-mile drive from Stratford-Upon-Avon. 

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The Home of Traditional Cheddar Cheese

This week, we're veering slightly off our normal track to take a look at a food of British origin. 

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Secrets of the New Forest

In Hampshire and Dorset in the south of England, we explore the country's most visited national park. It's a wild and beautiful place where the locals, ponies, cattle and even pigs roam free under obscure common laws that date back to feudal times. We met up with Anthony Climpson who is the boss of the…

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Saving Bees in South Africa

Di Luden is Executive Director for the Community Conservation Fund Africa (CCFA)  and one of her projects has been to rehome bees. The charity has already rehomed over 150 beehives across Mantis eco-estates within the Eastern Cape – creating a habitat for around 11 million bees. The CCFA educates members of local communities about the…

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Theatre and Play for Refugee Children in The Middle East

Oscar Wood of Seenaryo transforms education and equips refugees in Lebanon and Jordan with the tools for the future. Music ©Barney and Izzi Hardy 

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Powerboat Racing With Daisy And Sam Coleman

This week, we're exploring the high octane and sometimes dangerous world of powerboat racing. Daisy Coleman and her brother Sam are the reigning P1 world champions.  Music © Barney & Izzi Hardy

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Adventures in Wales

When Claire married a Welshman, she gave up her marketing job across the border in England and the couple decided to try and bring the world of adventure to Wales. It all began with mountain biking. We now have our first Action Packed merchandise – it’s T-shirts in five colours and every size. To support…

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