Cannon Hall Farm in South Yorkshire features in new Channel 5 television series

A new television show made by those behind The Yorkshire Vet is due to air.

Former Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton and Escape to the Country star Jules Hudson will deliver the action from Cannon Hall Farm in Barnsley, South Yorkshire – much of which has been filmed by the farmers themselves - in This Week on the Farm.

The first of six episodes, made by Daisybeck Studios, airs on Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 5.

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In the first episode, the summer has arrived and despite being busy looking after lots of new-born animals, the Nicholson brothers - Richard, David and Robert - find the time to enter Ted the Highland Cow into an online country show. Elsewhere, viewers will see the treatment of a tiny lamb with a broken leg and shearing efforts.

Helen Skelton presents the show from Cannon Hall Farm, South Yorkshire.

The show also features Low Moor Farm at Sand Hutton, near York, where Richard Morritt, his wife Ronnie and their youngest son Henry grow asparagus.

The episode shows how, faced with a lack of workers due to people not being able to travel from abroad, a call out on social media led to the farm employing locals.

Mr Morritt, 53, said: “It was really exciting to be part of the programme because we’re in a harvest period.”

Later in the series, stars of The Yorkshire Vet, Peter Wright and Julian Norton, will make an appearance.

Family farmers Robert and David Nicholson.

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