Suffolk farm features on BBC One’s Countryfile now

Fen Farm in Bungay is set to appear on BBC's Countryfile programme

Fen Farm in Bungay is set to appear on BBC's Countryfile programme - Credit: citizenside.com

Suffolk farmers are the stars of BBC One’s Countryfile tonight as it focuses on cattle.

Fen Farm in Bungay is set to appear on BBC's Countryfile programme

Fen Farm in Bungay is set to appear on BBC's Countryfile programme - Credit: citizenside.com

Fen Farm Dairies in Bungay, which is operated in a partnership by husband and wife Graham and Frances Crickmore, their son Jonathan and his wife Dulcie, were visited by camera crews ahead of the show going to air at 7pm tonight.

They were at the farm to hear about the success of their cheese, which Jonathan makes at the farm.

Frances said: “Film crews started at about 5am and were filming for most of the day.

“They thought our story was really interesting because farmers aren’t making much money with milk. It is a success story – he’s done so well, we tried to get away from the milk crisis. We’re excited that we’re going to be on Countryfile.”


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It was the second time the region has featured on the BBC show in a matter of weeks.

On March 20, Countryfile told the story of a group of refugees being supported by Clinks Care Farm in Toft Monks.

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Presenter Adam Henson spoke to refugees living in Ipswich about their regular visits to the farm, near Beccles, which are organised to improve their mental wellbeing.

The programme has been running since 1988 and is the most popular weekly factual series on television – reaching a record 8.7 million viewers for one episode in February.

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