Channel 4 goes west with Sarah Beeny's New Life in The Country

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Outline Productions is in production for Channel 4 with a new series following property expert Sarah Beeny and her family as they swap the urban jungle for a new life in the country.

Sarah Beeny’s New Life In The Country (8x60’) follows Sarah, her husband Graham Swift and their four sons as they quit their lives in London to start anew in what they hope will be a rural idyll. The family has bought a semi-derelict former dairy farm in Somerset where, surrounded by 220 acres of farmland, they’re planning on building the house of their dreams; a modern, carbon neutral mini stately home. Sarah and Graham also have ambitious plans to landscape the grounds as well as rewild sections of the farm.

The series accompanies the family as they begin landscaping work on the farm while waiting nervously for the result of a planning application that could scupper their dreams if it’s not granted.

Alongside the building project, Sarah wants to create an idyllic yet purposeful country life for the family – introducing bees and collecting hens, as well as road testing rural businesses from cheesemaking to cider making and chilli growing.

Sarah Beeny says: “I think I’ve always quite enjoyed the buzz from change and mountainous challenges and moving our whole family lock stock and barrel from city to country and re-inventing our whole life has certainly been that. I am so aware of how lucky we are to be able to do something like this, but it’s been a life changing experience. But ultimately I do believe you only live once and if you can make a dream real you should try and journey down that path if you can.”

Kate Thomas, Commissioning Editor for Channel 4 comments: ‘This sunny, escapist and hugely feel-good series taps directly into the daydreams that are, now more than ever, keeping us all going. A longing for a simpler, slower way of life. Closer contact with family, and a more meaningful relationship with nature. These things have a real resonance right now, and as Sarah and her family guide us through their own journey (which has a few daunting challenges along the way!) I hope that our audience will feel both comforted and inspired.’

Laura Mansfield, MD of Outline Productions adds: “For anyone who’s ever dreamed of leaving the city for a new life in the country or contemplating a new build themselves, this series provides an entertaining and inspiring account of what the reality is like. We’re thrilled to be working with Sarah and her family on what is a gorgeous and escapist series.”

Sarah Beeny’s New Life In The Country (8x60’) is an Outline (Wales) production for Channel 4. The executive producers are Laura Mansfield and Helen Veale. The series producer/director is Guy Gilbert, the director Jonathan Profaska and the production executive is Isa Campbell. The Channel 4 Commissioning Editor is Kate Thomas. It is being distributed by Hat Trick International. Outline is a Tin Roof Media company.

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About Outline Productions
Recently appearing in the top 10 places to work in television, Outline is an independent TV production company with bases in London and Wales, dedicated to creating factual entertainment, lifestyle, popular factual, entertainment, and reality series and formats for broadcasters and platforms in the UK and internationally, including BBC1, BBC 2, BBC 3, Channel 4, ITV, Channel Five, Sky 1, UKTV, HGTV Discovery UK and US and TLC. We take pride in the high calibre and bold editorial ambition of our programmes, and bring our passion for excellence to a broad range of subjects, with global appeal, from food and gardening to business and health. Over the years, our innovative approach has seen us create returning series and build strong programme brands including: Remarkable Places to Eat, Sarah Beeny’s Renovate Don’t Relocate; No More Boys and Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free?, Has Political Correctness Gone Mad?, Born On The Same Day,Great British Food Revival, Britain’s Big Wildlife Revival and Great British Garden Revival, Health Freaks, Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Food, Tom Kerridge’s Best Ever Dishes, Million Dollar Intern, Jo Frost: Extreme Parental Guidance, Fat Families, Dumped and The House of Tiny Tearaways. Outline is a tin roof Media company.

About Tin Roof Media
Tin Roof Media was created in 2015 and houses leading British independent factual television producers Blink Films and Outline Productions. The Group, chaired by Rod Henwood, is headquartered in London with production bases in London and Wales and creates, produces and distributes award-winning television content for broadcasters and platforms worldwide including Disney+, Netflix, Discovery, National Geographic, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, ITV, Sky, HGTV and Smithsonian Channel. Tin Roof Media is backed by Rockpool Investments.

Source Channel 4

June 24, 2020 3:10am ET by Channel 4  

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