It's interesting to see the BBC placing its long running Countryfile series on prime time on BBC1. After the tidal wave of home and garden programmes, which would have seemed a total anathema to a commissioning editor ten years ago, it seems that the next wave is back to the country.
However, the concurrent decision to put a country walking programme on late Sunday morning shows how far from the farm the schedulers live - er, that's when most people who enjoy walking and enjoy the country are, er... walking in the country. But perhaps even the schedulers are now feeling that time shifting is the norm.
So, the turkeys have voted for Christmas and welly boots and HD cameras at the ready for the rest of us...