Sandy McCracken meets the contestants in the annual Scotch Pie contest, and finds out what makes an award-winning pie. Emma Baker meets a chef who shows how an apparently bare garden in mid-winter can produce the ingredients for a great meal.
Emma Baker reports on a birdwatching project designed to teach children about the importance of conservation. Plus we meet a Borders textile artist who takes her inspiration from Islam, and a chainsaw carver who transforms tree trunks into works of art.
Fiona Armstrong looks at two sides of warfare a century apart: she finds out about the work of the Dumfriesshire-based HALO charity which clears minefields throughout the world, and also reports on a project to find mementos of World War One in the Borders.
The new series starts with a look at how Scotland is taking the lead with so-called "small buildings" - wooden structures which provide everything from holiday lets to shelter for homeless people. Plus we're at St Abbs to see the annual mating of the grey seal, with more than six hundred of them gathered on a single beach.
Fiona Armstrong talks to historian, television producer and writer Alistair Moffat about his career and long association with the Borders. We meet him at the offices of the Melrose Book Festival which he founded.
Border Life Update. In the first of two special programmes the Border Life team revisit some of the stories covered since the show started. Tonight...
Emma Baker visits one of the last strongholds in Scotland of the red squirrel, and hears how campaigners are trying to involve local people in saving the species from extinction. Sandy McCracken reports on a deer herd in the Galloway Forest - one of the few places where you can get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures. Fiona Armstrong meets a Borders artist who captures the landscape around him in all its moods using pastels and paper.
Border Life this week pays tribute to one of Scotland's largely unsung heroes: Mary Somerville was the first person to be referred to as "a scientist" and her work led to the discovery of new planets and was used to design the earliest computer. Now she's one of the first women to appear on a Scottish banknote and will feature on the new plastic ten pound note issued next year. Sandy McCracken looks back on her life, while Fiona Armstrong meets the designer of the new note.
In a Border Life special, Fiona Armstrong meets the world-famous artist and architect Charles Jencks - famed for his distinctive land sculptures. Charles talks about his famous "Garden of Cosmic Speculation" in Dumfriesshire, "Northumberlandia" and his latest project at Crawick. He also tells how he and his late wife set up the Maggie's cancer care centres across Scotland as she fought a terminal illness.