Presented by Tom Pemberton, a full-time farmer and popular figure on social media, the second series of “The Fast and the Farmer-ish” makes its return, featuring an array of brand new, larger-than-life challenges conceived by Games Master Jimmy and his team of engineers. These challenges are designed to put participants’ skills, creativity, and courage to the test.
This season promises fiercer competition than ever before. All the competing teams will converge at the Fast and the Farmer-ish paddock in Ballymoney, County Antrim, vying to avoid the dreaded “tractor-off” elimination at the conclusion of each episode.
Tom Pemberton says: “I can’t wait for everyone to see series two! It’s bigger, better, and even more challenging. We throw absolutely everything at our teams, from lasers to massive catapults and wrecking balls!
“The rivalry between our competitors is something else and it does get heated at times because these young farmers take their tractor skills seriously and it really shows. For the first time, I took on some of the challenges for myself and was under a lot of pressure to perform, but you’ll have to watch to find out how I do. Bring on the madness!”
As the number of teams dwindles, two will face off in the final episode, with the victors earning the title of the best in their field. In the ultimate grand final challenges, the winning team will need to demonstrate reversing prowess and a steady hand to drive off with the coveted Fast and Farmer-ish trophy.
In the concluding episode, Tom Pemberton will reflect on the series’ highs and lows, and step behind the wheel to take on some of the challenges himself.
“The Fast and the Farmer-ish” is a production by Alleycats for BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Three, made possible with funding from Northern Ireland Screen. It will premiere on BBC Three at 9pm on Sunday, 1st October, and on BBC One Northern Ireland at 7.30pm on Friday, 6th October. The entire series will be available on BBC iPlayer starting Sunday, 1st October.
“The Fast And The Farmer-ish” is an integral part of the BBC’s “Across the UK” initiative, which aims to decentralize content production from London, enabling the BBC to better reflect, represent, and serve all audiences.