Further Out of Town on Blu-ray, DVD and digital [read more]
No, not Bob Fleming
For over twenty years Jack Hargreaves presented the series Out of Town, which saw him exploring rural life in Britain with his easy-going presentation style and wide-ranging knowledge and love of the countryside enthralling viewers of all persuasions.
Following extensive restoration work comes a brand-new series showcasing digitally restored film sequences from this hugely popular television programme with new filmed introductions by Jack’s stepson Simon Baddeley. Further Out of Town looks back to memorable snapshots of a time 'before the world changed'.
Further Out of Town is a fantastic opportunity for fans old and new to rediscover Jack's work. Heralded as a maverick naturalist TV presenter Jack brought attention to the countryside, rural life and traditions to millions of homes across the UK with a love for nature and the environment that never wavered. His relaxed and calming presenting style was an inspiration to his viewers to appreciate country as well as highlighting the distortions in relations between the city and the countryside, which sadly do still exist today.
In the current climate we’re encouraged to slow down, pause and reflect, a sentiment that Jack would have whole heartedly approved of, noting in one of the episodes the urging of W. H Davies' poem Leisure that what we all need is time to 'stand and stare'.