Countryfile at Land of Oak & Iron
See behind the scenes when BBC Countryfile filmed in the Land of Oak & Iron. During the special County Durham show, presenter Helen Skelton discovered rapper dancing meeting some of the performers from the High Spen Blue and Pink Diamonds Rapper Dance Teams. She also met Marley the Pit Pony – a small horse used to haul loads in the coal mines of the time – and discovered the historic link between pit ponies and rapper dancing.
Helen also met Shona Branigan, a local artist who makes stunning ink prints from pieces of wood collected from the Land of Oak & Iron.