Matt Baker and Ellie Harrison go in search of the great icons of Yorkshire. A small magazine called The Dalesman is celebrating its 75th anniversary by naming the top 75 icons of Yorkshire as voted for by their readers. Matt and Ellie celebrate with them by marking those icons too.
Matt Baker strides over the Yorkshire Dales whilst a brass band plays. He meets The Dalesman's first editor, Bill Mitchell, to talk about the magazine and some of its famous contributors, including JB Priestly and Alan Bennet. He also takes in Yorkshire music, food and tea.
Ellie Harrison explores the history of Bolton Abbey and why people have been visiting it for hundreds of years. She follows a nature train which has been there since 1810 and takes in Strid Wood and the Valley of Desolation. She also meets the ladies of the Cappuccino Cycling Club from Harrogate who are being photographed carrying their bikes in their undies to raise money for the Air Ambulance.
Ellie also travels across the Yorkshire Moors to get to Whitby, where she goes hunting for Whitby jet with a jet hunter. She learns how unique it is, found only on a short stretch of the Yorkshire coast, and sees how the fortunes of Whitby were built on the jewellery made from it in Victorian times.
Adam Henson meets the three finalists in 2014's prestigious Outstanding Farmer of the Year award. Will it be a vegetable farmer from Scotland, an organic beef farmer from Bristol or a dairy farmer from Somerset?
Tom Heap investigates the claim that the current crisis over abandoned horses could be at least partially solved by eating horse meat. He asks if eating their meat would really increase the value of horses and whether we could export more abroad. Tom also tries a horse meat taste test on the British public.
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