Did you realise it started in 1988, so is older than (nearly) all my shirts. Most importantly, when it’s first aired in its Sunday slot it attracts at least 6 million viewers, rising to over 10 million with repeats and catch-up. So it’s worth being on.
Filling an hour every week with compelling and different rural stories is no mean feat, hence regular requests from BBC researchers for ideas. When their target is Shropshire we try to make sure we have an interesting story.