Matt Baker's new documentary is all about family life on his own farm

Lisa Walden
·2-min read
Photo credit: BBC Studios/Pete Dadds
Photo credit: BBC Studios/Pete Dadds

From Country Living

Matt Baker has announced he is working on a four-part documentary, Our Farm in the Dales, giving fans a behind-the-scenes peek into his countryside life.

Revealing the news on Instagram, the Countryfile and former Blue Peter presenter said: "Welcome to 'Our Farm In The Dales' big news. I've filmed a series back on our farm in Durham with all our animals and my family! It's been brilliant. I can't wait for you all to see the place I grew up, its been great fun as I've also produced and directed it.. I'll keep you posted but as a heads up its coming to More4 soon."

While still in production, the documentary will follow Matt, along with his wife and two children, through the emotional period of moving to Hertfordshire after his mum was injured in a serious accident. As well as following his mum's recovery, the show will also highlight his gorgeous animals and exciting farm adventures that take place.

Speaking to the Radio Times, Matt explained that the show is the "most personal TV show" he's ever made. He said: "Filming on the farm where I grew up with my whole family has been a wonderful and unique experience and it's also my producing and directorial debut. It's amazing what can happen from a conversation in a barn."

The presenter is no stranger to sharing what he gets up to in the heart of the country. Over on his Instagram, you'll find a whole host of heartwarming content, including his adorable dogs, hedgehogs and farmyard donkeys.

Last year, Matt announced he was stepping down from BBC's The One Show, after revealing that he wanted to spend more time with his family. "I'm continuing with Countryfile and BBC Sport and excited about other opportunities that come my way but most of all I'm looking forward to having dinner with my family and being able to put my kids to bed."

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