An Island Parish

March 2017
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Series 8: 4. The Wheel Has Come Full Circle

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With Easter fast approaching, traditionally the beginning of Sark's tourist season, it is a busy time for many. Jo Birch is busy getting the Seigneurie Gardens ready - it is the island's most popular tourist attraction. Dave Scott the shepherd is bracing himself for the lambing season and Bas needs to get his boat painted in time for the start of the fishing season. But then a blizzard, along with a force nine gale, throws many plans into disarray.
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Series 8: 3. Sark's Got Talent

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February brings freezing temperatures but unique opportunities to the islanders too: Mini McCusker leaps into the sea - as she does every day - on the high spring tide, while some hours later Dave Scott the shepherd takes the afternoon off with his wife Estelle to go ormering, the pursuit of a huge shellfish only findable on the low spring tide.
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Series 8: 2. Busy Hands are Never in Want

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The new year is heralded by Sark's own unique interpretation of three-day eventing, with the islanders dressed as horses, but soon the realities of January on Sark kick in.
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February 20, 2017

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Islanders prepare for the threat of hurricanes as the rainy season begins. Horticulturalist Anna Kennedy is in search of a remedy to save her trees from invasive pests. Bishop Brooks is off to Antigua as festivities begin to celebrate the 175th anniversary of his diocese, and local vet Dr Garry Swanston encourages locals to inoculate their pets.
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March 3, 2015

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As Christmas approaches, everyone on the island makes their own unique preparations. Julie at Foodstop installs Norwegian handmade elves in the shop, fisherman Baz Adams distributes enough mistletoe to keep the entire island kissing for months, and Methodist lay preacher Karen Le Mouton enlists the help of all the knitters on the island, as she makes preparations for her special 'Knitivity' Service.
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February 13, 2017

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The carnival is in Anguilla - from boat racing to parades, there are celebrations all over the island. Chef Ken Vanterpool tries to feed the crowds at Anguilla's most popular barbecue, and parishioners take the chance to raise much-needed church funds by feeding hungry festival-goers. Ex-pats Sue and Trudy enter a carnival troupe, but will their costumes be ready in time for the big day?
February 2017
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February 6, 2017

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The Bishop and The National Trust are visiting the desolate island of Sombrero, once home to a thriving guano-mining industry and now home to thousands of protected sea birds. On Prickly Pear island, Allan and Sue Ruan race against the clock to deliver lunch to hungry tourists at their pop-up restaurant, and back on Anguilla, four talented ladies battle it out for the prestigious crown of Miss Anguilla.
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January 30, 2017

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Bishop Brooks is travelling again, carrying out parish duties on neighbouring St Barths as he checks on major church renovations. Businesswoman Nathalie le Senechal brings some French culture to Anguilla with a wine tasting. Local cyclist Justin Hodge battles it out against riders from all over the Caribbean in Anguilla's biggest cycling race, and the fisheries department are out to eradicate a new predator in Anguillian waters - the lionfish.
January 2017
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January 9, 2017

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The second episode visits Anguilla, a British Overseas Territory in the Eastern Caribbean.
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January 23, 2017

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The 49th Anguilla Day, commemorating the peaceful revolution of 1967, kicks off with the biggest boat race of the season. With fierce bragging at stake, it is a battle for local boat builders David and Damien Carty. Trudy Nixon gives her debut novel a test run at Anguilla's premier literary festival and Dr Linda Banks ensures local history is not forgotten as she gives a lesson to the primary schoolchildren. The congregation at St Mary's wear traditional colours for the Anguilla Day celebration...
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