Chris Yates Radio Documentaries

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Chris Yates Radio Documentaries

Post by Peersable » Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:52 pm

Good Evening All.

I recently stumbled across a trio of radio programmes presented by Mr Yates, originally for BBC Radio 4 but made available online by 'Far Shoreline Productions', who produced the shows.
As far as I can tell these haven't been posted on the forum before (apologies if this isn't the case!) so they may well be new to a few of you too.

The Case of the Missing Burbot
The writer, fisherman and naturalist Chris Yates goes in search of Britain's rarest freshwater fish - the burbot. ... ing-burbot

Reported sightings of a wild 'big cat' lead the writer and naturalist Chris Yates to take his 12 year old son and his son's best friend out into the Wiltshire countryside for a walk from dusk till dawn.

Fish Tales (Trout)
The writer and fisherman Chris Yates discusses the ways of the wild brown trout with expert fly fisherman Ronnie Butler.

I particularly enjoyed The Case of the Missing Burbot!

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Re: Chris Yates Radio Documentaries

Post by Wallys-Cast » Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:13 pm

Thanks for posting that Peersable, I had been looking for the Burbot interview for a while..


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Re: Chris Yates Radio Documentaries

Post by RBTraditional » Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:28 pm

Good shout, thank you for bringing those to our attention, much appreciated.
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Re: Chris Yates Radio Documentaries

Post by Kingfisher » Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:34 am

Thanks Peersable for posting this and welcome to the forum.

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Re: Chris Yates Radio Documentaries

Post by Trilob » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:08 pm

thanks for sharing!

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Re: Chris Yates Radio Documentaries

Post by Reedling » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:25 pm

Thanks for listing the programmes, I have listened to the Burbot story and will listen to the others in due course. How sad that this little fish seems to have gone from us and the fact that so many were eaten once upon a time shows they must have been quite prolific. I suppose there is always that chance that somewhere, in some little forgotten side stream a population could be clinging on, I do hope so. :Hat:

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Re: Chris Yates Radio Documentaries

Post by Kevin » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:41 pm

Thanks Peersable,good find,i listened to the Trout one last night,i like him on the radio.
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Re: Chris Yates Radio Documentaries

Post by Barbulus » Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:14 pm

Great link; thank you for posting it.

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Re: Chris Yates Radio Documentaries

Post by TemeLAD » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:25 pm

Radio gold - thank you :Hat:
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Re: Chris Yates Radio Documentaries

Post by Richard C » Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:57 pm

I believe there is a broadcast on Radio 3 in the pipeline. Chris comparing modern day fishing with that in Walton's time. Broadcast airing date to follow...can't wait!
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