Country Life magazine is the star of a new three-part BBC TV series, Land of Hope and Glory: British Country Life focusing on a year in the life of the UK’s best connected weekly magazine. Watch the last episode on BBCTwo this Friday, March 18.

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The last time we let a film crew into our office was in 1997, and although we uphold the strongest traditions, so much as changed in our world, we thought it time to open the doors again.

The magazine, which has been guest edited by The Prince of Wales, and is renowned for its access to Royalty in times of national celebration, and also to the grandest country estates and to the British establishment, is the focus of the new BBC TV series.

Through the eyes of editor Mark Hedges, his writers and the pages of the 119-year-old magazine, the film follows the lives of people who live and work in the countryside, from landowners, its famous girls in pearls and to those whose livelihoods depend on the rural economy.

Land of Hope and Glory: British Country Life will be broadcast on March 4, 11 and 18 on BBC2 at 9pm,  BBC Two Wales at 9.30pm on the same days, and on BBC Two Scotland at 9pm on Weds March 9, 16 and 23.

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