BBC commissions new series The Fast And The Farmer(ish)

Tom Horton
·2 min read

The BBC has commissioned a new series which will see teams of farmers from across the UK compete in a series of challenges.

The Fast And The Farmer(ish) will provide “a glimpse into the lives of young farmers in an entertaining new competitive series”, a statement from the broadcaster said.

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It is the first commission to come out of BBC Three’s partnership with BBC Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen.

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The seven-part series, which will be presented by Tom Pemberton, will see two teams compete against each other in tractors in a series of driving challenges.

It has been created by the production company Alleycats.

Fiona Campbell, controller of BBC Three, said: “The quality of ideas from the Northern Ireland sector has been astonishing and deciding which idea we took to series was not easy.

“It’s exactly why this collaborative partnership exists and we’re really excited about The Fast And The Farmer(ish) and what it will bring to BBC Three.

“We can’t wait to see the new pilots and we already know we’re in for an equally tough decision deciding which one we take forward.”

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Eddie Doyle, head of content commissioning at BBC Northern Ireland, said: “Alleycats have done an amazing job with The Fast And The Farmer(ish), showing how rural competitiveness can be converted into high-octane entertainment that fits perfectly with BBC Three’s core brand.

“We’re delighted that our work with BBC Three and Northern Ireland Screen has led to this wonderful new series and are equally excited about the upcoming set of pilots.”

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