WILDLIFE media students from the University of Cumbria are to feature in a special edition of the BBC’s Countryfile TV programme.

The popular farming and countryside programme which regularly attracts millions of viewers is about to celebrate its’ 30th anniversary

Presenter Ellie Harrison interviewed students and lecturer Cain Scrimgeour at the Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s reserve at Foulshaw Moss in south Cumbria.

“The BBC were keen to hear from students about new technology and how using drones and the images collected by these along other technology really helps inspire film-makers and conservationists,” Cain said.

“We had a great day with the BBC team who inspired our students.”

Countryfile airs weekly on BBC One and reports on rural, agricultural, and environmental issues in the United Kingdom.

The TV programme is due to be broadcast on July 22 on BBC 1.

“We’re delighted to be asked to contribute to the programme and to have our students appear on such a prestigious edition,” Michael Mitchell, principal lecturer in media arts, said.

The news comes just weeks after wildlife media students were filmed recording wildlife around the Farne Islands.