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BBC in hunt for new Highland family for This Farming Life after success of Joyce Campbell at Armadale Farm in Sutherland


By John Davidson

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Joyce Campbell and her family in the BBC's This Farming Life.
Joyce Campbell and her family in the BBC's This Farming Life.

The BBC is on the looking for another farming family from the far north after the success of a Sutherland family on one of its popular TV shows.

This Farming Life has been showcasing the lives of a number of farmers and their families, including north coast hill farmer Joyce Campbell at Armadale Farm.

Her exploits have been really captured the imagination of audiences – and now BBC bosses want to see more action from another Highland family.

This Farming Life, which is currently airing on BBC2 on Wednesdays at 8pm, has been given the go-ahead to return for a fifth series, and the search for farming families to appear on the new season of the show is beginning.

The documentary series will once again follow farming and crofting families over the course of a year and the BBC want to hear from those who have a year of change or challenge ahead.

Series producer Fiona Wilson said: “We are always striving to portray an honest account of the highs and lows of farming life.

"That often means travelling to the remote corners of our nation to find farming families and landscapes not often explored on our television screens.

"Joyce Campbell and her family at Armadale Farm gave us a unique and compelling insight into farming life at the most northerly edge of the mainland and we are keen to find another family in the northern Highlands who are willing to share their farming story in 2021.”

Filming for the next series is expected to start in the next few months, with the programme scheduled to go on air in 2022.

Interested farming families can get in touch with the assistant producer Kate Thomson on kate.thomson@bbc.co.uk

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