Quest, a Discovery-owned factual channel in the U.K. and Ireland aimed at men, has commissioned Born Mucky, a series that promises a glimpse at the life of modern-day farmers in rural Britain.
Produced by CTVC, Born Mucky follows three farmers and their families as they work to protect their land, livestock and legacy. It will show them building dry stone walls, raising cattle and more over the course of the ten-part series. Not only will Born Mucky celebrate the craft and skills passed down through generations, but it will also show the complexities of working a modern farm. It’s slated to air in 2020.
Simon Downing, senior VP and head of factual and sport for Discovery UK, said: “Our audiences love programs 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.”
Caroline Matthews, CEO at CTVC, added: “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. With men, machines and plenty of mud, we are thrilled to be bringing agricultural programming to Discovery’s Quest.”