Video: First look at Clarkson’s farming series

Amazon Prime Video has dropped a trailer for Jeremy Clarkson’s new farming series and revealed the start date.

Released on YouTube on Friday (21 May), the video gives a glimpse of the TV-presenter-turned-farmer’s first 18 months on his 404ha working farm in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.

Alongside the clip, Amazon Prime announced the eight-part series will be launched from Friday 11 June.

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The series had been given a working title of I Bought the Farm but will be broadcast as Clarkson’s Farm.

Filmed from autumn 2019, the series covers major events such as flooding, a dry, hot spring, the fallout for farmers from Brexit, and the impact of Covid-19 restrictions on the farm.

‘Unlikely farmer’

In a statement to accompany the trailer, Amazon Prime said: “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.”

Farming facts

Speaking about the series to DriveTribe earlier this year, Mr Clarkson, 61, said: “It’s like nothing I’ve done before. It’s genteel, it’s quiet, nobody falls over, nobody catches fire, nobody explodes.

“It’s a quiet, genteel look at how farming is done and how I react to it. It’s a nice programme I think. And there are some amazing facts about farming in it.”

Clarkson’s Farm will launch Friday 11  June on Amazon Prime Video.

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