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Genre: Factual
Production Year: 2017

Broadcaster: More 4
Producer: True North Productions

Parklife follows a range of remarkable characters who live and work in what is now Englands biggest expanse of protected countryside - The Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks. These two stunning areas inspire millions to visit every year but are more than a playground for tourists and adventurers: These Parks are also home to sixty-thousand people. From summer through to spring, Parklife celebrates life in the Parks with real, engaging Yorkshire and Cumbrian folk give context and continuity as the seasons ebb and flow. Some of our characters can trace their family history back centuries and consider themselves proud custodians of our countryside. Others have made a choice to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a more considered way of life in the sticks. As their stories interweave and unfold we celebrate traditional agricultural shows and historic brass band competitions with jaw dropping backdrops and follow adventurers and rescuers who push themselves to the limit in these awe-inspiring landscapes. There are generational farming families fighting to put a dent in their overdrafts as supermarkets and cheap imports threaten their existence. And there are communities coming together as they battle to save their schools from closure. This beautifully filmed series captures the parks stunning countryside, mountains and lakes throughout the changing seasons whilst offering viewers a rare insight into the people who choose a rural life.

Available Episodes

  1. 1 Promo
  2. 2 Clip - Selects
  3. 3 Clip - Dog Rescue
  4. 4 Clip - Striding Edge
  5. 5 Episode 1
  6. 6 Episode 2
  7. 7 Episode 3
  8. 8 Episode 4
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