Chris Beardshaw to join Beechgrove Garden

Chris has posted on Facebook and Twitter:  "I am so pleased to let you know that I am joining the Beechgrove Garden! The first programme in the series will be on air from the beginning of April until October. Usually shown on BBC Scotland and Sky this year BBC2 will be also be broadcasting the programme on Sunday's. I have long admired the warmth that comes across in Beechgrove so to be invited to be an integral part of the team is a real pleasure."

This is really good news!  I suppose he's been introduced to the programme as it becomes a regular in the BBC2 schedules nationwide from April.  Excellent!

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  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Good news all roundimage

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 17,549

    Yes, very exciting and also good news that it'll be on BBC 2 for those who can't get BBC Scotland.    It's such a practical and well humoured programme.  I hope the GW production team will be watching too.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Wow,image Yippeeimage another gardening programme to watch on the TV and not on a computer screen. Has the message finally got through to the BBC that gardeners actually want longer screen time than 1/2hr a week as we now have with Gardeners World and repeats and compilations of other past gardening progs.

  • Any new gardening programme on TV has to be good news. About time too. I've never seen the Beechgrove Garden programme but am looking forward to it. Thanks "The Cycling Gardner" for bringing this to our attention.image

  • Great news. Beechgrove will do well across the UK. It is more 'normal gardener' and gives practical advice to do that week. GW can be pompous at times showcasing large gardens or those with gardens that can take 100 types of x plant.

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    Anything with Chris Beardsaw in gets my vote. image Lot's of his hints on GW How To thread are usually useful, not 'pie in the sky'

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 13,736

    I'm with Bjay. Chris is great and I loved his Chelsea gardens.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,455
    Oh yes I'm with rosa , fab gardening and someone to smile at image , haven't seen beechgrove but I shall now....my OH will be delighted more gardening *cough*
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  • I'm with Rosa, Busy-Lizzie & Bunny - good news indeedimage.

    Bunny, you haven't seen Beechgrove - shame on you image.

    Only problem with it being shown nationwide is that it comes from one of the coldest parts of Scotland - those of you in southern England won't believe some of the conditions there image - makes where we live seem like the south of France!  Some of the advice will be a bit late; maybe Chris is there to balance it for other areas.

    You might find Jim (the main presenter)'s accent & words "interesting" imageimage

    Can't wait now for it to come back.

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