Mission to save a rare breed of sheep to be featured on Devon and Cornwall on Channel 4 tonight


The final episode of the second series of Channel 4’s hit show Devon and Cornwall is due to air tonight and will look at a mission to save a rare breed of sheep from extinction.

Episode four of the show – which follows the exploits of people living in both counties – is set to air at 8 p.m. and is narrated by St Austell-born actor John Nettles, who now lives on his farm in the North Devon, within sight of Roughtor and Brown Willy in Cornwall.

During the episode, Lesley Perrett will discuss how she tries to save the rare Devon and Cornwall Longwool sheep breeds from the brink of extinction.

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Her efforts to save the breed did not go unnoticed as she was named president of the Longwool association.

Elsewhere, cameras will also follow artist Steve Pleydell-Pearce in North Devon as he travels to Speke’s Mill Mouth waterfall in Hartland to capture the grandeur of the monument on canvas.

The episode will also take a look at the father and daughter team Ashley and Natasha Clarke as they prepare their eco-friendly funicular in Lynton and Lynmouth for inspection.

Across the Tamar in Cornwall, steeplechack Andrew Tarplee is tasked with making repairs to the 800-year-old church tower in Paul’s village.

Meanwhile, on the Isles of Scilly, Steve and Jamie Parkes get Tresco ready for a low tide party, but they face a race against time to get everything ready.

Episode four of the show will also be available on Channel 4 + 1 at 9 p.m. and on the All 4 on-demand streaming service.


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