#Countryfile viewers puzzled over 'political' report in World War II special

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COUNTRYFILE viewers were left puzzled tongiht, stating the inclusion of a report regarding the Syrian Refugee Crisis gave the show a political angle as presenters explored what life was like for evacuees during World War II.

PUBLISHED: 20:47, Sun, Sep 1, 2019 | UPDATED: 20:50, Sun, Sep 1, 2019

Countryfile commemorated the 80th anniversary of the first wave of evacuees being sent to the countryside during World War II.

Viewers tuned in to watch the likes of Steve Brown, 38, retrace his grandmother’s journey during the BBC show special.

Sean Fletcher, 45, also got involved in the action as he joined a group of children experience what life would have been like moving away from the city.

Tom Heap, 53, however, looked at the modern evacuee situation unfolding in today’s climate as refugees from war-torn countries relocate across the world.

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Every week it seems there is a political story

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However, it was this segment which left viewers a little puzzled as they were unsure why the BBC show were focussing on what they claimed to be the political angle as Tom explained how many refugees from countries such as Syria, Britain had helped re-home.

Taking to Twitter, one viewer wrote: “Turned on #Countryfile and thought there had been a programme change. Why the hell is the BBC using Countryfile as a Political platform?”

Another added: “So #countryfile is now another political show on Sunday- do we not have enough ???”

A third commented: “Every week it seems there is a political story on #countryfile,” whilst a fourth remarked: “#Countryfile get back to the fields and animals. Where's @JohnCraven_.”

Not everyone was so perplexed, as a fifth posted: “#Countryfile If you’re able to help someone then you should.”

“#countryfile #Refugee so fascinating.brilliant film on evacuees. Really moving. How resilient the children must be,

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