Power to the Pococks: A Year in the Life of a Crofting Family

About the show

But times are a changing and the lure of the 21st century is proving seductive. Eldest, Sarah, is applying to University; the young boys are noticing they are the only ones in class with no Game Boys and the cost of running their erratic diesel generators are fast eating into food money. And now, blotting the skyline, is a massive £600m pylon line shipping excess electricity from right beside the Pococks all the way through the Cairngorms and down into Stirlingshire. Daily progress of the line can be seen from the Sasha's back yard and she would like a bit of it...

Power to the Pococks spends a year with the family as mother Sasha tries to switch on a brand new future for them. It will be tough, however if the Pococks are one thing it's resilient - but will the big power company play ball with the wee family at the end of the Glen?

Produced and directed by award winning film maker Stephen Bennett.

Broadcast on Thu 24 Oct 2013 21:00 BBC2 Scotland.

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