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The Natural World


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God's Acre
A place of death - but also a place of life. For over 1,000 years churchyards have been dedicated to the dead, and their loving commemoration by the living.
Secure from disturbance, churchyards have also become a network of unofficial nature reserves. Within their walls oak trees and yews live for centuries and seed their offspring for future generations. Bats in the belfry, barn owls in the tower, rear their young in peace. Meadow flowers, purged from surrounding farmland, find their refuge among the tomb-stones. Even the humble snail and the sexton beetle have a place in the churchyard.
This programme follows the year of one such churchyard in the New For-rest and its ancient links with the community.
BBC Bristol


Series editor: Peter Jones
Narrator: Barry Paine
Photography: Stephen Bolwell
Film editor: Chris Orrell
Producer: Dilys Breese

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