The Fast and Farmer(ish): BBC Three returns to TV with ‘high octane’ tractor racing show


It’s not an obvious choice to relaunch BBC Three, a youth platform known for its buzzing dating and reality shows.

But the highlight of the channel’s return to television is the series that invites young farmers to show off their tractor driving skills.

nobleman Fasting and farmer (sort of), a painful game in the racing action film franchise Fast and full of energy, the series pits teams of tractor racers against each other in an attempt to prove that “rural competitiveness can be turned into high-octane entertainment.”

As BBC Three aims to divert audiences aged 15 to 35 from YouTube, a crew of drivers from across the UK will drive an ‘improved’ tractor for a show that experts describe as ‘Top Gear junior’.

Fasting and farmer (sort of) it is chaired by real-life Lancashire farmer Tom Pemberton, who has a wildly popular Instagram account that provides insight into life on the farm.

The series can capitalize on viewers’ interest in agriculture-themed TV shows with the Channel 5 documentary series. Our Yorkshire Ranch prove the success of the surprise rating.

BBC bosses believe there is a young audience for the format, which is created by Northern Irish production company Alleycats.

A spokesperson said: “With 11 million people living in rural England and around a quarter of them under the age of 30, The Fast And The Farmer(ish) offers a glimpse into the lives of young farmers, in an entertaining new version. competitive series that showcases tractor driving talent.”

Fast… promises a series of “imaginative challenges” that test competitors’ “driving skills and vehicle strength.”

BBC Three returned to television on February 1, six years after it stopped broadcasting and became an online-only service.

BBC executives later acknowledged that the BBC Three program had lost greater visibility as a result of the move and overturned the decision.

The launch night schedule for their comeback includes dating events. eat with ex you Drag Race UK vs. world, which pits contestants on a BBC reality show against international stars from around the world. drag racing franchise.

There will also be repeated displays of flea bag, a hit sitcom that premiered digitally on BBC Three and later transferred to BBC Two and One.

The return of BBC Three as a television channel was designed to provide a ‘broadcast’ show for the programme, launching it to greater success.

The channel’s budget has increased to £80m at a time when the BBC has been forced to seek cuts elsewhere as a result of the freeze on government licensing fees.

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