13/06/18: UK mammals under threat; Robotic weeders; Rural theatre; Fishing lobby
A new report out today estimates that one in five species of mammal in the UK now faces the threat of extinction. Anna Hill asks Professor Fiona Matthews, who chairs the Mammal Society, what lies behind the figures, and what can be done to improve the situation.
Continuing a week-long look at the use of robotics in agriculture, we hear about new research into robotic weeders. What could it mean for British farmers?
Fishermen will lobby MPs at Westminster today. They're worried that their interests could be traded away in the on-going Brexit negotiations. We hear from the Chief Executive of the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations.
And actors in Perthshire have been touring village halls with a new take on Brexit. Their play, called "A six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact it rains", features the views of farmers, shepherds, landowners and migrant workers - all voiced by actors.
Presented by Anna Hill and produced by Emma Campbell.