Quest is bringing British farming to television. The Discovery owned channel has ordered Born Mucky, a ten episode series exploring the reality of life for modern day British farmers.
Born Mucky follows the lives of three farmers and their families as they work to protect their land, livestock and legacy across the seasons. From building dry stone walls to raising cattle, the multi-narrative episodes show the complexities of farming and celebrate the craft and skills passed down through generations.
The three farms featured on Born Mucky are Treflach Farm in Shropshire, Wye Farm in Herefordshire, and Village Farm in Peterborough. The ten episode series is being produced for Quest by CTVC, with Mark Beech serving as the series producer. The executive producers are Jeremy Phillips for Discovery and Caroline Matthews and Mark Procter for CTVC. It was commissioned for Quest by Simon Downing. Victoria Noble is the Commissioning Editor. Born Mucky will air on Quest in 2020.
“Britain’s bucolic countryside is a source of national pride and fascination, but behind the hedgerows farm life is filled with constant challenges, hope and hard work”, Caroline Matthews, CEO of CTVC, said in a statement. “With men, machines and plenty of mud, we are thrilled to be bringing agricultural programming to Discovery’s Quest.”
While Simon Downing, Senior Vice-President and Head of Factual and Sport for Discovery UK, added: “Our audiences love programmes that celebrate British industry, culture and craftsmanship. Born Mucky shines a light on an oft-overlooked part of British life, and the people who worked tirelessly to make a living off the land. We couldn’t be more delighted to welcome Born Mucky to Quest; and deliver our audiences more inspiring British content.”