Yorkshire’s own shepherdess, and best-selling author, Amanda Owen came to be known on the popular Channel 5 show Our Yorkshire Farm. And is now branching out away from Ravenseat in her new Channel 4 show where she will travel across the UK to discover inspirational farmers like herself.
In a six-part series, Amanda Owen‘s Extraordinary Farmers Lives, will tell the inspiring and moving tales of farmers and what the current state of farming is like for them – much like how Amanda was discovered herself by Ben Fogel all those years ago.
The show will follow Amanda as she learns about the past and present of each farm looking at what makes them tick. Spending early morning to late night with the farmers getting stuck into whatever needs to be done.
The Yorkshire Shepherdes’s new show will see her visit the local communities surrounding the farms to learn how they impact the region and sample each region’s rural way of life.
Discussing the new show Amanda Owen said: “This series will show what life’s really like for farmers in 2022. To the outside world, it might seem like some farmers have it made, with large plots of land and expensive machinery but, as ever, the truth is much more complex” .
“I want to explore just what it means to be a farmer today, in a world where so much more is expected of us than ‘just’ being food providers. Along the way I know I’m going to meet some extraordinary, dedicated people and hear some incredible stories in the most beautiful of settings.”
Commissioning editor for Daytime and Features at Channel 4, Jayne Stanger, said: “Amanda brings all of her farming and TV experience to this fascinating and celebratory new show.
I’m delighted she is bringing her charm and warmth to More4 where I’m sure our audience will adore following her adventures on amazing farms around the country.”
Creative director of Wise Owl Films, Mark Robinson, said: “Alongside Amanda, we want to celebrate Britain’s farmers and their contribution to all of our lives by meeting farmers with inspirational stories to tell.
“Just like everybody else, they are affected by what’s going on in the world around them – whether it’s the real-world economics of something like Brexit, climate change, or challenges that have been more personal and even closer to home.”
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