BBC Radio 4 Special: The Royal Show in Crisis

Tom Heap gained exclusive access in the battle to save The Royal Show.

Britain’s most prestigious agricultural event has been the showcase for the farming industry for 160 years, but the Royal show hasn’t made a profit in more than two decades. It’s been the victim of foot and mouth, atrocious weather and bluetongue.

Tom followed the team at its home in Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire as they tried to ensure that the 2009 show will once more establish the Royal as a premier event. But in April the plug was pulled and the Royal Agricultural Society announced 2009 would be the last event.

BBC Radio 4, April 5th & July 9th 2009

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