Countryfile has been a Sunday staple for 30 years and, if its impressive ratings are anything to go by, is still as loved as ever. With the help of the show's presenters, Georgia Humphreys takes a look at what makes it such a long-running success.
Book review: The Imperial Tea Party: Family, politics and betrayal: the ill-fated British and Russian royal alliance by Frances Welch
It should have been a joyful occasion but the ‘dreich and misty’ driving rain that greeted the arrival of the newly crowned Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra at Balmoral in September of 1896 was just an augur of things to come.
Picnic at Hanging Rock more than makes up for disappointment at the World Cup
On the very day that football said it wasn’t coming home after all, not now, not when there was still daylight left, BBC1 was screening what, on the surface, looked like one of those stiff upper-lipped, starched white crinolines period dramas – one of those where there’s a lot of talking about things that have happened, but you don’t actually see anything happening.