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The Great British Hop

October 13th, 2013

Episode 329 of 621 episodes

Three decades ago Miles Warde worked on a hop farm in Herefordshire. Split shifts, tractors with lights, and when you weren't sleeping you'd be in the pub. Today that farm is now a vineyard, so the presenter began wondering what had happened to the great British hop.The first thing he discovered is that there are only sixty hop farmers left.The producer is Miles Warde.