Strange landscape-and farmers turning into revolutionaries to defend their homes. Originally broadcast on BBC 1 this is the first of the hugely popular travel series that was followed by The Italian Way, The Yugoslavian Way and The Irish Way. In 1972, rural France was an unknown land to most Britons. Michael Croucher, then head of the famed BBC Bristol documentary unit, journeyed through the region filming the everyday ways of the countryside and village life. The result is this enchanting series which visits seven places-each revealing different aspects of a strange, beautiful terrain and its people. As a vivid record of France in a time past, a rural idyll that has all but disappeared, it is unsurpassed.