Prince Charles to edit Countryfile

Prince Charles is to guest edit a special edition of 'Countryfile' to celebrate the BBC One weekly rural affairs show's 25th anniversary

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Prince Charles is to guest edit a special edition of 'Countryfile'.

The BBC One weekly rural affairs show is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year so the heir to the British throne is taking part in the special show.

For the anniversary edition, the 'Countryfile' team filmed at the prince's organic farm in Gloucestershire and also followed him as he visited his rural initiatives, which are aimed at improving the lives of people working in the countryside.

He is also interviewed by hosts Julia Bradbury and Matt Baker, which sees Charles discuss the personal importance he attaches to the countryside and explain the reasons behind his choices for this anniversary programme.

Bill Lyons, Countryfile's Executive Editor, said: "Farming has shaped the landscape and identity of modern Britain and rural business contributes massively to the UK economy, but changing times throw up challenging questions. Through the work of his many rural initiatives and his Prince's Countryside Fund, The Prince of Wales deals at first hand with many of the issues on Countryfile's agenda. As we celebrate our 25th year, we look forward to this special edition of Countryfile, which will bring the prince's passion and perspective to this hugely popular programme."

Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC One, added: "It's wonderful to have Prince Charles as guest editor of Countryfile. It'll be a very special programme for BBC One and I look forward to it."

The edition of 'Countryfile' with the Prince of Wales as guest editor will air on BBC One and BBC One HD in March.

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