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Matt Baker: Our Farm in the Dales

  • Season 1
  • 4 episodes
  • Documentary

Summary

Matt Baker and his wife and kids move back to the organic sheep farm where he grew up in the Durham hills to help secure its future

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Episode 1: Matt Baker: Our Farm in the Dales

Summary

Documentary following the Countryfile presenter as he and his family come to the rescue his parents' farm in the Durham hills after his mother suffers an accident.

Review

To us, he’s cheery Matt from Countryfile, but to mum Janice he’s very much Matthew, who grew up on a 100-acre organic farm in the Durham hills but left “to do his TV thing”. Only now, Baker has returned to the North East, this time with his own brood, to roll up his sleeves following a freak accident that has left shepherdess Janice unable to tend to her flock.

In a way, it’s good timing for Baker, who quit The One Show in order to spend more time with his family – not realising, of course, that he’d soon be getting so involved. But this reflective doc, first shown earlier this year on More4, is as much about the circle of life as it is agricultural work, and Baker quickly realises that the roles have reversed since he was last on the farm… 


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There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

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Credits

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DirectorMatt Baker
Executive producerMatt Baker
Executive producerGareth Collett
Series producerGareth Collett

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  • Episode 1

    Matt Baker: Our Farm in the Dales

    Summary

    Documentary following the Countryfile presenter as he and his family come to the rescue his parents' farm in the Durham hills after his mother suffers an accident.

    Review

    To us, he’s cheery Matt from Countryfile, but to mum Janice he’s very much Matthew, who grew up on a 100-acre organic farm in the Durham hills but left “to do his TV thing”. Only now, Baker has returned to the North East, this time with his own brood, to roll up his sleeves following a freak accident that has left shepherdess Janice unable to tend to her flock.

    In a way, it’s good timing for Baker, who quit The One Show in order to spend more time with his family – not realising, of course, that he’d soon be getting so involved. But this reflective doc, first shown earlier this year on More4, is as much about the circle of life as it is agricultural work, and Baker quickly realises that the roles have reversed since he was last on the farm… 


    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorMatt Baker
    Executive producerMatt Baker
    Executive producerGareth Collett
    Series producerGareth Collett

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