Grime’s Graves near Thetford to feature on Countryfile

Ellie Harrison, Countryfile presenter, with Nicola Wilkinson, Grime's Graves site manager, at the site near Lynford. ANL-150104-152240001
Ellie Harrison, Countryfile presenter, with Nicola Wilkinson, Grime's Graves site manager, at the site near Lynford. ANL-150104-152240001
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A 6,000-year-old archaeological site near Thetford is to feature on Countryfile this weekend, with Breckland taking a starring role in the episode.

During the programme, to be aired on BBC One at 6pm on Easter Sunday, presenters Matt Baker and Ellie Harrison travel to the Norfolk Brecks and pay a visit to Grime’s Graves, in Lynford.

Ellie travels to the remains of the 6,000-year-old Neolithic flint mines, while also heading out to forage for scrap metal with a local sculptor.

Meanwhile Matt will pay homage to Easter’s most eponymous animal, discovering the important part rabbits play in maintaining the Breckland heath.

He will learn about the history of warrening and rabbit farming, and how the rabbits’ grazing makes the heath a good environment for the rare stone curlew.

Also in the episode, Adam Henson profiles the second of Countryfile’s Farming Heroes as part of the Food and Farming Awards, James Wong is in Liverpool launching this year’s Grow Wild campaign, and Tom Heap investigates Britain’s changing relationship with potatoes.