The Country Game


Julian Pettifer (1976-7)

Angela Rippon (non-quiz format, 1978-9)


BBC2, 21 April 1976 to 26 January 1979 (29 episodes in 3 series + 1 special)


Initially, countryside chat formatted as a panel game. The second series dropped the quiz aspect and by the third, it had turned into something we would recognise today as a forerunner of Countryfile. With the "game" element now firmly consigned to history, the new format continued into the 1980s under the revised title of In the Country.

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