Airdate: Clarkson’s Farm

Series filmed on Jeremy Clarksosn's British farm gets a Free to Air premiere.

UK series Clarkson’s Farm will have a Free to Air screening on Nine next week.

This was filmed with Jeremy Clarkson on his British farm during the pandemic and has previously screened on Prime Video.

Jeremy Clarkson is a journalist, a broadcaster, and a man who travels the world to slide sideways in supercars while shouting. He is not a farmer, which is unfortunate because he’s bought a 1,000-acre farm in the English countryside and decided to run it himself, despite knowing nothing whatsoever about farming. The series follows an intense, backbreaking and frequently hilarious year in the life of Britain’s most unlikely farmer and his team, as they contend with the worst farming weather in decades, disobedient animals, unresponsive crops, and an unexpected pandemic.

Helped only by his gang of agricultural associates, Clarkson quickly discovers that a modern farmer must be a conservationist, scientist, shepherd, shopkeeper, midwife, engineer, accountant and tractor driver, often at the same time. Despite the calamities that ensue, this is most definitely not “The Grand Tour goes farming.” Here on the farm the failures have real emotional consequences and Jeremy, completely out of his comfort zone, must lean on others as he strives to grow crops, rear sheep and pull off environmental projects that are close to his heart. And yes, you read that last bit correctly. This is Jeremy Clarkson as you’ve never seen him before.

8:30pm Wednesday 29 November on Nine.


7 Responses

  1. Jeremy will surprise a lot of viewers with this programme. For us, can’t wait for the 2nd series. He’s already brought to light the struggles in the farming industry, his farm hand/associate Kaleb is such a down to earth guy who loves his job. And the accountant keeps a tight reign to a fashion. Its a must watch,,,,,Enjoy

  2. I rarely agree with Jeremy but his farming experiences do ring true. Some situations are contrived for comical purposes and he ignores contrarian advice at his expense. The worst of British weather and Bureaucracy is met with some choice words, a shrug of the shoulders and a work-around. Almost 50% of UK farms are under 50 acres with the average being 170 so buying 1000 acres was always going to be a challenge. Jeremy’s stubbornness, a farm shop, a restaurant on the farm, traffic jams around the farm, the local Aldi potatoes and more, provide some good laughs.

  3. This really surprised me. It’s interesting at multiple levels, firstly it exposes the many issues farmers face, secondly, there are some really fantastic characters involved with the farm and their interactions with Jeremy are often very entertaining, and thirdly it’s a lot of fun to watch. I’m looking forward to season 3, but while I wait i’ll probably rewatch the first two seasons on nine.

  4. Clarkson is also intelligent, funny and not afraid of self-depreciation. In his Who Do You Think You Are? episode he mocked one side of his family for being boring shepherds back to the beginning of time, before chasing after a lost fortune from a bottle manufacturing plant. One of the issues farmers face apparently is petty bureaucrats and neighbours who their obstruct plans to try and monetise celebrity. Nine are starting it in non-ratings.

  5. Will be very interested in ratings for Clarksons Farm, this series is very well made and shows many issues that farmers expirience across the UK, also assuming worldwide.

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