The Farming Year

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started23rd Sep 1957
ended20th Mar 1961
last rpt24th Mar 1961
4 school years
episodes45
duration25 mins
subject 👨‍🔬ScienceAgriculture
age rangeAge 11-13 & Age 13-16
languageenIn English
Farming Year cover spring 1958.jpg

The Farming Year is an ITV schools TV series from the 1950s and 1960s, covering Agriculture for secondary school pupils.

  • following Waydale Farm at Little Brington, Northampton, and the farmer Evan Davies
  • originally broadcast as 27 episodes during 1957-58, filmed during the year so that the teacher's notes had to warn that weather conditions may cause the planned order of episodes to be changed
  • re-edited as 18 episodes, shown during 1960-61
  • also broadcast late in the evening for adults by Associated-Rediffusion: the summer 1958 programmes were broadcast on Mondays at 11pm three weeks after each schools transmission, and then all 18 of the re-edited episodes were broadcast after 11pm on Thursdays from April to August 1962

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