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Countryfile film for autumn special in Alderney

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ALDERNEY will be featured in an autumn special of Countryfile.

The Countryfile film crew and presenter Ellie Harrison spent three days in Alderney, but the show’s producer was there for longer. (Picture courtesy of Alderney Wildlife Trust)

This week presenter Ellie Harrison visited the island to film for one of the episodes of the popular TV show, which highlights the people, places and issues of the British countryside.

Head of outreach at Alderney Wildlife Trust, Claire Thorpe, said it has gone well.

‘We’ve been speaking to Countryfile for a few months about them coming to film some of our projects, through a contact at the main wildlife trusts office.’

‘I think they all really enjoyed their time here and said what a diverse island it was.’

She said the filming was mainly focused on bats, hedgehogs and gannets around the island and the crew visited the Les Etacs colony.

‘We are delighted that Countryfile visited to talk about some of our conservation projects in their autumn special. We hope this will draw attention to our wildlife and the need to protect it in future.’

A spokesman from Visit Alderney said he looked forward to viewing the episode.

‘We are very excited that Ellie Harrison and the team have been over to film the Countryfile autumn special,’ he said.

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‘The coverage it will provide for the island will be invaluable.’ Countryfile regularly attracts more than 4m. viewers

‘Huge congratulations to the Alderney Wildlife Trust team for all the work that has gone into organising and making it happen.’

Miss Thorpe said the show’s producer was in Alderney from Sunday to Friday and joined by Ms Harrison and the film crew from Wednesday until Friday.

The episode should be aired on 27 October or 3 November and AWT will confirm when it knows.

Charlotte Le

By Charlotte Le
News reporter

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