Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen on the final episode of Our Yorkshire Farm series which was entirely self-shot due to coronavirus lockdown

Amanda Owen has revealed that the final episode of the latest series of Our Yorkshire Farm had be to entirely self-shot due to restrictions around coronavirus.

The Yorkshire Shepherdess spoke about her life, family and the coronavirus crisis on a podcast called 'The Lockdown With Phil Reynolds'.

And she revealed the issues around social distancing and travel during the lockdown led to equipment being sent to her North Yorkshire farm and the family recording the final episode of the latest series themselves.

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The show, which she described jokingly as a bit like the Blair Witch Project, will air on Channel 5 at 9pm on Tuesday, August 25.

Amanda Owen has spoken about how filming of Our Yorkshire Farm was disrupted due to the coronavirus crisis.

She said: "Of course, due to lockdown we had no camera crew coming. So you can imagine, lambing time is obviously our busiest time of the year and this year we've got lockdown.

"So not only have we got 1,000 sheep to lamb, I have nine children at home, I also have people in London jumping up and down saying 'How are we going to cope continuing the programme when we can't come and film you? Is there any chance you can film it yourself?'

"So this last episode is entirely self-shot. If you imagine the Blair Witch Project with the wobbly camera angles. The children are filming it. It was really tough. It was really hard but we did it. And on Tuesday it will be going out the nation!"

In the podcast, she also speaks about how the lockdown has forced her to get to grips with technology, how All Creatures Great and Small inspired her to get into farming, and how she met her husband, Clive.

It is available to listen to on YouTube, Spotify and iTunes.


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