The Beechgrove Garden
|The Beechgrove Garden|
|Running time||29 minutes|
|Original network||BBC Two
BBC One Scotland
|Original release||14 April 1978|
The Beechgrove Garden is a gardening programme, which started on 14 April 1978. The original plot of land used was the small area of garden attached to the BBC studios in Beechgrove Terrace, Aberdeen. Due to its small size, the programme's popularity and the fact the garden had been transformed several times over, a new area of ground to the west of Aberdeen was acquired for the programme by Tern Television who have produced the series since 1992.
Since the 1980s The Beechgrove Garden has been shown intermittently on the BBC in England usually in non-prime time slots during the day. Since 2013 The Beechgrove Garden has been broadcast in the rest of the UK, usually early on a Sunday morning slot.
The presenters on the programme included:
- Jim McColl. (1978-current)
- George Barron. (1978-1984)
- Bob Weir.
- Dick Gardiner. (1984-1990)
- Carole Baxter. (Mid 80s - current)  As of 2010[update]
- Sid Robertson. (1990-1994)
- Bill Torrance. (1990 -1999)
- Leslie watson.
- Carolyn Spray. (2010- )
- Lesley Watson. (2010- )
The Beechgrove Potting Shed
A sister programme, The Beechgrove Potting Shed, was broadcast weekly on BBC Radio Scotland between 1978 and 2012. Presented in its latter years by Theresa Talbot, it was axed as part of a cost-cutting measure by the station.
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- Stewart, Helen (22 June 2008). "The two of us: Jim McColl and Carole Baxter". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
- "Beechgrove's McColl angry as radio show axed", The Herald, 4 October 2012
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