In the early 1970s, Michael Croucher, an esteemed documentary filmmaker for the BBC, journeyed through the French countryside, filming the everyday ways of its people and village life in such places as Perigord and Najac, Villefranche de Rouergue and Carennac. At the time, rural France was unknown to most Brits. This enchanting program paved the way for more travel series. Each of the 7 episodes reveals different aspects of a strange, beautiful land. 3 hrs 20 min, 1 DVD.
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Goosey, Goosey, Gander
Memories of the 1970s in the south of France. Visit the "land where the stomach is king," including the home of truffles, walnuts, and geese.
From the mountains to the plain, and then down to Dordogne.
New Wine and Hard Times
Winter approaches on the edge of the Aubrac mountains in Central France. Grapes are being picked and cattle are making their way home from summer pastures down to the valleys.
The Blacksmith, The Baker, The Blood Pudding Maker
An English castle on a French hill surrounded by the little town of Najac.
Then Turn Not Pale, Beloved Snail
A market town, a wedding, and the last of the copper beaters are found in Villefranche de Rouergue.
Desastre, Catastropher, Catacylysme, Apacalypse
An English occasion in the days it rained on the Fete at Carennac.
Add Penicillin, Stir Well
Sheep and high plains, cheese and tanks, a remote, strange landscape, and farmers turning into revolutionaries to defend their homes.
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: N/A
Format: Full screen
Number of discs: 2
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Audio Format: Stereo