Life of a Mountain: Blencathra will be broadcast on Tuesday. Photo: Terry Abraham

Life of a Mountain: Blencathra will be broadcast on Tuesday. Photo: Terry Abraham

A labour of love by acclaimed film-maker Terry Abraham will make its television debut on Valentine’s Day.

Life of a Mountain: A Year on Blencathra is due to screen on BBC Four on Tuesday.

The abridged version of Abraham’s study of the distinctive fell in the northern Lake District is scheduled for transmission at 9pm.

The hour-long film is the cinematographer’s sequel to the BBC hit Life of a Mountain: A Year on Scafell Pike and will showcase some spectacular scenes of Blencathra and the surrounding area.

Stuart Maconie appears in the film. Photo: Terry Abraham

Stuart Maconie appears in the film. Photo: Terry Abraham

From spring lambs to winters snows, it will look at the lives of local residents, school children and visitors to the mountain with contributions from comedian Ed Byrne, broadcaster Stuart Maconie, mountaineer Alan Hinkes and record-breaking fellrunner Steve Birkinshaw.

The Valentine’s Day broadcast will be the first terrestrial television screening of the piece by the Nottinghamshire photographer and film-maker, who recently moved to Cumbria.

Broadcaster and Cumbria Tourism chairman Eric Robson, said: “I’m looking forward to this film tremendously.

“Terry Abraham’s previous documentary about Scafell Pike prompted rave reviews from viewers, and I’ve no doubt this latest offering will again showcase Cumbria’s epic views and splendours to the audience watching at home.”

An unabridged film version of Life of a Mountain: Blencathra – A Year in the Life of the People’s Mountain is available to buy on DVD.

Grough’s review of the full-length film appeared in May last year.

A video The Mountain’ features music from the documentary.

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