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The Farmers' Country Showdown

Series 2

Episode 20: Diversification Award

Duration: 44 minutes

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

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

Contributors

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

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 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 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 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

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 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 2

Episode 9: Against the Odds

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Five groups of dedicated farmers from across the country compete as they try to win 2017's 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

Episode 11: Farm Worker of the Year

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Three farm workers who are essential to the success of their farms hope to be named Farm Worker of the Year at the prestigious 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

Episode 12: Flowers

Duration: 44 minutes

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

Flower farmer Natalie Davis and arable farmer Cate Morris use flowers from their farms to create stunning floral displays to impress the judges at the Malvern Autumn Show. 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

Episode 13: Venison and Beer

Duration: 44 minutes

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

At the Farnham Food Festival, gamekeeper and butcher Jack promotes his wild venison, while craft brewer Rupert sells his traditional English ales. 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

Episode 14: Dexter Cattle Auction

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Cattle farmers Kim from Somerset and husband-wife team Geoff and Bev head to Sedgemoor Auction to sell a selection of their finest Dexter cattle. 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

Episode 15: Gransden Pigs

Duration: 44 minutes

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

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

Episode 16: Ploughing

Duration: 44 minutes

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

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

Episode 17: Agricultural Student of the Year

Duration: 44 minutes

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

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

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

Episode 19: Salt and Crisps

Duration: 44 minutes

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

At the Speciality and Fine Food Fair in London, potato farmer Anthony Froggatt hopes to attract interest in his premium crisp products. 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