Watch Johnny Kingdom on Country Tracks this coming Sunday as he shows Mark Beaumont around his beloved Exmoor.

Sunday 19th June 
 BBC1  11am

BBC Four
Wednesday 15 June, 9 pm

A fascinating BBC Four, TV programme to be aired on 15 June at 9 pm, garden designer and horticulturalist Chris Beardshaw uncovers the British contribution to the history of our most iconic fruit – The Apple.

In the hour long programme, part of the BBC Four Botany series, Chris reveals the passion and dedication of Victorian gardeners who in an apples ‘golden age’ gave us more varieties than anywhere else in the world.

“In Britain we crunch our way through fifty billion apples a year. But our relationship with the apple goes beyond mere appetite and this is the story of a love affair between our nation and a fruit. This programme enabled me to fully appreciate the complex history and importance of the British apple – I was even able, using cutting edge DNA analysis, to identify the origins of the apple I most prized as a boy when I used to go scrumping!” Chris Beardshaw

“Apples – British to the Core” – BBC Four, Wed 15 June, 9 pm