P162 Teletext 162 Nov13 21:02:57       ——  ——————————  ——  BOB LANGLEY   If anyone should know what state our green and pleasant land is in — it has to be Bob Langley, presenter of the BBC's Countryside Hour. He's been scouring the UK for years and is pretty convinced, after all his travels and investigations, that our treasures are fast disappearing. "We're a tiny island," he says. "And sadly there's little we can do to stop its erosion." ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— by Bernadette Carroll CHECK OUT THE GREEN SCENE p160 Kids' Corner Food TV On Stage
P162 Teletext 162 Nov13 21:04:10       ——  ——————————  ——  BOB LANGLEY   "I don't want to sound depressing but you must keep a sense of perspective when you quantify the state of our environment," says Bob Langle9. "We live on a very small island which is overcrowded. "To accommodate ever more inhabitants, previously undeveloped land is being built on, which means we're constantly losing nature.! ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— Fun and Games 150 Bamboozle 152 GREEN TV TODAY AND TOMORROW p165 Kids' Corner Food TV On Stage
P162 Teletext 162 Nov13 21:04:00       ——  ——————————  ——  BOB LANGLEY   "Hundreds of places in the UK have lost their natural status because of man's ever-growing needs," says Boa Langley, who writes thriller novels when he's not presenting TV. "One of the saddest for me has to be the Cheviot Hills in Northumberland which are being ploughed up for roads. "The Lake District is also being destro9ed — by the thousands of people who visit it. ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— Your Total Entertainment guide 400 CHECK OUT THE GREEN KITCHEN p164 Kids' Corner Food TV On Stage
P162 Teletext 162 Nov13 21:04:01       ——  ——————————  ——  BOB LANGLEY   "Unfortunately we're humans and although we may know the importance of our natural heritage and indeed value it, when it's a toss between cash and conservation, cash wins," says Bob. "If we can make cash or make our live1 more convenient by building an office block or supermarket, we'd go for it. "We'd like to live in harmony with nature, but by our own nature — greed and so forth — we can't." ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— Have you seen Family Finance? 540 WHAT'S ON IN THE GREEN WORLD? p165 Kids' Corner Food TV On Stage
P162 Teletext 162 Nov13 21:05:00       ——  ——————————  ——  BOB LANGLEY   "I moved to the countryside — to the Lake District from Newcastle — more than 20 years ago to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life," says Bob Langley. "I wanted to be able to appreciate our green and pleasant land while I could. "It's sad to think that what I see now, my children and generations after will not be able to enjoy these same views thanks to development. ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— Have you seen Family Finance? 540 FULL GREEN SCENE INDEX p160 Kids' Corner Food TV On Stage
P162 Teletext 162 Nov13 21:07:10       ——  ——————————  ——  BOB LANGLEY   "As a keen mountain climber, I can often be found making my way up some of the Lake District's many peaks," says TV presenter Bob Langley. "It used to be a romantic, enlightening experience, but these days it's like going to the corner shop. "Forget peace and quiet — when you go treking in the wild, you're liable to meet loads of people. To me it's proof the world is getting smaller.! ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— Land on Planet Sound 480 TODAY'S BIG ISSUE p161 Kids' Corner Food TV On Stage
P162 Teletext 162 Nov13 21:01:01       ——  ——————————  ——  BOB LANGLEY   "While we cannot stop development, we can try to make sure our lives do not weigh heavy on the environment," says Bob Langley. "Enjoy the green that's left while you can and make sure your actions do not leave a mark on it or its many inhabitants. "That means going to these places and leaving it in exactly the state you found it in.! ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Fun and Games 150 Bamboozle 152 CHECK OUT THE GREEN KITCHEN p164 Kids' Corner Food TV On Stage
P162 Teletext 162 Nov13 21:03:25       ——  ——————————  ——  BOB LANGLEY   If you'd like to learn more about the many rural topics featured in Bob Langley's show The Countryside Hour on BBC2 (weekdays, 1.15pm) — now's the chance. BBC Education has devised a guide to the series which lists centres and details of residential courses. The guide costs £4 from The Countryside Hour, PO Box 7, London W12 8UD. You can also call freephone 0800 100 900. ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— e-mail: greenscene@teletext.co.uk WRITE TO: GREEN SCENE, PO BOX 297, LONDON SW6 1XT. FAX:0171 386 5618 Kids' Corner Food TV On Stage