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In this heart-warming and affectionate celebration of the countryside, cousins Richard Heygate—the Bart—and Mike Daunt—the Bounder—travel the length and breadth of the British Isles to chronicle the stories of those who make their living off the land, among them gamekeepers, farmers, fishermen, poachers, and rogues and vagabonds. Along the way, the wistful duo eat a hedgehog, tickle a trout, go rat-catching in Yorkshire, wildfowling in Norfolk, boar-hunting in Sussex, and celebrate an uproarious Christmas in Ireland. They also tell plenty of tall tales and drink their fair share of pints, all in the course of giving a triumphant voice to a largely forgotten yet still vibrant community. Eccentric, affectionate, and humorous, this is a unique and glorious record of the rural way of life.


Michael Daunt and Richard Heygate came to prominence with their 2006 TV special, The Bart and the Bounder.