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Old 13th June 2021, 18:06   #11
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...... His interaction with Clarkson is top telly
Most definitely!

I love how he rips into Clarkson when when JC ignores his advice and does his own thing. A real passion for his subject, and he takes no prisoners. And when JC asked if he had ever been to London: "well, once actually, for an art exhibition with my school. I stayed on the bus though." Priceless - he's a breath of fresh air .

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Old 13th June 2021, 18:11   #12
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A friend who is a farmer reckons it is a total pi55 take, he said there are not many farmers who could splash out £82k on a pile of equipment in one go. He rents some of his as he only has to pay for it when he needs it.

Agree on the Clarkson makes great TV, have watched him for years and was lucky enough to meet him a couple of years ago and it surprised me that he was a lot different in real life, we talked about cars and was happy to chat for a few mins.
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Thumbs up Rather glad they did.

My two thirty-something sons knowing my dislike of Clarkson successfully convinced and persuaded me to watch Clarkson's Farm. Rather glad they did.

My younger very IT-clued-up son loaded all the Clarkson's Farm episodes onto my laptop. Been watching the lot over the past few days. Have to say I really enjoyed every show. Very entertaining.
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A friend who is a farmer reckons it is a total pi55 take, he said there are not many farmers who could splash out £82k on a pile of equipment in one go. He rents some of his as he only has to pay for it when he needs it.

Agree on the Clarkson makes great TV, have watched him for years and was lucky enough to meet him a couple of years ago and it surprised me that he was a lot different in real life, we talked about cars and was happy to chat for a few mins.
Iíve spoke to a few of my customers and they say itís a brilliant show as itís shown the stark realities of farming. Most of one crop eaten resulting in thousands of pounds lost and nothing you can do about it. The cost of seed and fertiliser but youíre dependent on weather to even get it into the ground and then thereís no guarantee youíll get any returns on your investment. As for £82K on machinery, thatís really chicken feed if youíre investing in farm machinery, a combine harvester is £250.000,00 on average for a new one and a decent tractor is around £150K
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I binge watched it over two days and thought it was brilliant. One of the most entertaining shows to come along in a long time I thought
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Iíve spoke to a few of my customers and they say itís a brilliant show as itís shown the stark realities of farming. Most of one crop eaten resulting in thousands of pounds lost and nothing you can do about it. The cost of seed and fertiliser but youíre dependent on weather to even get it into the ground and then thereís no guarantee youíll get any returns on your investment. As for £82K on machinery, thatís really chicken feed if youíre investing in farm machinery, a combine harvester is £250.000,00 on average for a new one and a decent tractor is around £150K
I strongly suspect there's some good ol' ... "product placement" involved here.

Just maybe all those shiny new farm vehicles and machinery were not actually purchased but on the farm as a result of a "product placement" lucrative arrangements for all the parties involved. Apparently, this show has exceeded expectations which having watched all the episodes, I can understand all involved being delighted.

Conversely, if as may well be there was no product placement, a missed opportunity. Any form of advertising never comes cheap.

Be good to see a follow up series on the lines of "Top Farming" but, it will be difficult to top the original series.

Those two local yokel characters are the stars of the show for me. I have relatives and in-laws who live in that area and have bought stuff at the farm shop there.

Was Gerald's verbals available with sub-titles?... yeah I realise that was part of the show but, even Clarkson would benefit with sub-titles for Gerald...

On the final show I think it was, Clarkson said he has rarely been happier. I can understand that. Kaleb's obvious lack of enthusiasm for the visit to London also understandable. The place is now a form of madness.

London born and bred me became a Cotswold Cockney over fifty years ago. I'm on record having stated that if someone offered me a million quid to spend the rest of my days back in Old London Town, it's East End being my birthplace, I would not hesitate to decline that offer. The marvellous city I grew up in and once loved now is, as they used to say down in the East End... "Fings aint what they used to be". Most of my many friends and relations fled the place ages ago. Not a single one there now so no reason to visit.

Be good if there is a good "Top Farming" follow up series.
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we enjoyed it although it feels incomplete no mention of the spring water or the veggies he planted for the shop, perhaps they had to get it delivered to Amazon and couldnt fit it into the edit easily.



Season 2 would be welcome especially if he can get the spring water sorted and maybe buy a smaller more practical tractor lol. But then it woudnt be Clarkson would it haha
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