Watch the RAU on BBC's Countryfile

23.12.13

RAUchoirwithAdamHenson.jpgThe Royal Agricultural University will provide quality festive entertainment on two primetime BBC series this Christmas. On the 22nd December the RAU Choir starred in the Countryfile Christmas Special. After christmas the RAU will feature in the Antiques Roadshow Retrospective.

Get in the festive spirit with the Countryfile Christmas Special which aired on Sunday 22nd December and watch RAU agriculture students and choir members Lydia Jeffs-Joory and Phillip Steadman don their wellies and get muddy with Adam Henson on the University farms.

The popular BBC One series featured Lydia moving sheep onto stubble turnips at Coates Manor Farm, and Phillip and Adam talking pigs at Harnhill Manor Farm.

It also showed them rehearsing Hark! The Herald Angels Sing with the rest of the choir in the beautiful University chapel, before their big festive finale at Westonbirt Arboretum.

Phillip said: ‘It was great to see Adam Henson and the Countryfile team pay the RAU a visit. Lydia and I discussed overwintering sheep and pigs with him, and what farmers do at Christmastime. We had a great day doing a spot of filming and putting the knowledge we have learned into practice.’ 

Follow the link to watch the Countryfile Christmas special - http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03nbr1m/Countryfile_Christmas_Special/.(Available until Sun, 29 Dec 2013)

After Christmas, the University will be featured on the Antiques Roadshow highlights programme, Retrospective on Sunday 29 December, where they take a look at the biggest and best finds of 2013.

The show remembers the remarkable moment it stumbled upon a rare Van Dyke painting, bought by a vicar at the local antiques shop for just £400, whilst filming at the University’s historic Cirencester campus over the summer.

It’s essential viewing this Christmas!