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The Farmers' Country Showdown

Series 2 30-Minute Versions

Episode 1: Farm Worker of the Year

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Three farm workers go up against each other hoping to be named Farm Worker of the Year at the Farmers Weekly Awards. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Bill Paterson
Executive Producer:
Karen Ross
Executive Producer:
Lucy Shepherd
Series Producer:
Lucy Hards
Production Manager:
Claire Fletcher
Production Company:
Sidney Street Productions

The Farmers' Country Showdown

Series 2 30-Minute Versions

Episode 2: Edenbridge Pigs

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Pig farmers hope their best pedigree pigs can earn them a flurry of red rosettes at the Edenbridge and Oxted Agricultural Show in Surrey. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Bill Paterson
Executive Producer:
Karen Ross
Executive Producer:
Lucy Shepherd
Series Producer:
Lucy Hards
Director:
Jessica Reid
Production Manager:
Leanne Troop
Production Company:
Sidney Street Productions

The Farmers' Country Showdown

Series 2 30-Minute Versions

Episode 3: Killin

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland HD

Local farmers Neil and Eilidh Campbell face Willie and Sandra Taylor in the competitive cattle classes at Killin Agricultural Show in Scotland.

Contributors

Narrator:
Bill Paterson
Executive Producer:
Karen Ross
Executive Producer:
Lucy Shepherd
Series Producer:
Lucy Hards
Director:
Jessica Reid
Production Manager:
Leanne Troop
Production Company:
Sidney Street Productions

The Farmers' Country Showdown

Series 2 30-Minute Versions

Episode 4: Against the Odds

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland HD

Five groups of dedicated farmers from across the country go up against each other as they try to win the Against the Odds category at the British Farming Awards.

Contributors

Narrator:
Bill Paterson
Executive Producer:
Karen Ross
Executive Producer:
Lucy Shepherd
Series Producer:
Lucy Hards
Production Manager:
Claire Fletcher
Production Company:
Sidney Street Productions

The Farmers' Country Showdown

Series 2 30-Minute Versions

Episode 5: Venison and Beer

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland

Gamekeeper and butcher Jack is promoting his wild venison, and craft brewer Rupert is selling his traditional English ales at the annual Farnham Food Festival. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Bill Paterson
Executive Producer:
Karen Ross
Executive Producer:
Lucy Shepherd
Series Producer:
Lucy Hards
Director:
Jessica Reid
Production Manager:
Claire Fletcher
Production Company:
Sidney Street Productions

The Farmers' Country Showdown

Series 2 30-Minute Versions

Episode 6

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland HD

Two produce farmers hope to sell out at London’s oldest farmers' market in Islington - a fruit and veg grower from Cambridgeshire and a London bee keeper selling raw honey. Show more

The Farmers' Country Showdown

Series 2 30-Minute Versions

Episode 7

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

23-year-old horse breeder Molly from Kent and Surrey-based friends Jackie and Paul have winning on their minds as they enter their shire horses in a Heavy Horse competition. Show more

The Farmers' Country Showdown

Series 2 30-Minute Versions

Episode 8

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Two fruit growing ‘apple entrepreneurs’ compete at the Malvern Autumn Show. Winning a rosette could mean selling out on their stalls. Show more

The Farmers' Country Showdown

Series 2 30-Minute Versions

Episode 9

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Pedigree pig farmers David and Linda from Essex and Hayley Lake from Norfolk have their eyes on the prize when they enter the show ring at the Gransden Show in Cambridgeshire. Show more

The Farmers' Country Showdown

Series 2 30-Minute Versions

Episode 10

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for years

Five young farmers battle it out at the British Farming Awards, all hoping to become Agricultural Student of the Year.

The Farmers' Country Showdown

Series 2 30-Minute Versions

Episode 11

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

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Sheep farmers Neil and Rhian from the Brecon Beacons and Crymych-based shepherds Mandy and Derek hope to beat the competition with their pedigree breed sheep at the Pembrokeshire County Show.

The Farmers' Country Showdown

Series 2 30-Minute Versions

Episode 12

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for years

Rev Daniel Reed from Cornwall shows his prize-winning ducks, while Gabbie Franklin from Herefordshire exhibits her chickens in the competitive poultry classes at the Pembrokeshire County Show. Show more

The Farmers' Country Showdown

Series 2 30-Minute Versions

Episode 13: Ploughing

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for years

Farmers and traditional horsemen Paul from Bedfordshire and John from Hampshire demonstrate the skill needed to do well in one of the country's top ploughing competitions. Show more

The Farmers' Country Showdown

Series 2 30-Minute Versions

Episode 14: Diversification Award

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for years

Three inspirational farming families are up against each other for the Diversification of the Year Award at the Farmers Weekly Awards. Show more

The Farmers' Country Showdown

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Episode 15: Gin and Eggs

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

A poultry farmer hopes to attract attention to her new egg products, and some gin producers aim to impress potential buyers with their wares. Show more

The Farmers' Country Showdown

Series 2 30-Minute Versions

Episode 16: Flowers

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Flower farmer Natalie from Worcestershire and arable farmer Cate from Gloucestershire use flowers from their farms to create stunning floral displays. Show more

The Farmers' Country Showdown

Series 2 30-Minute Versions

Episode 17: Goats

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

At the Cotswold's Moreton-in-Marsh Show, Oxfordshire-based breeder Betty Judge shows 21 of her pygmy goats, while Laura from Warwickshire exhibits her Toggenburg goats. Show more

The Farmers' Country Showdown

Series 2 30-Minute Versions

Episode 18: Sheepdogs

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Sheepdog trainers and farmers compete alongside man's best friend in the sheepdog trials at the Hope Agricultural Show in the Peak District. Show more

The Farmers' Country Showdown

Series 2 30-Minute Versions

Episode 19: Dexter Cattle Auction

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Cattle farmers head to Sedgemoor Auction, one of the largest livestock markets in the country, to sell a selection of their finest dexter cattle. Show more

The Farmers' Country Showdown

Series 1

Episode 2: Farmers Against the Odds

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Farming challenge series. Five groups of farmers from across the country compete against each other at the British Farming Awards. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Karen Ross
Series Producer:
Wendy Wolfson
Production Manager:
Leanne Troop
Production Company:
Sidney Street Productions