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BBC2, Silver River prep “Grow, Make, Eat”

UK terrestrial BBC2 has commissioned Grow, Make, Eat: The Great Allotment Challenge, a six-part series celebrating Britain's love for gardening and presented by Fern Britton (pictured).
August 23, 2013

UK terrestrial BBC2 has commissioned Grow, Make, Eat: The Great Allotment Challenge, a six-part series celebrating Britain’s love for gardening and presented by Fern Britton (pictured).

The tentatively titled 6 x 60-minute series is produced by UK indie Silver River Productions. It is exec produced by Melissa Brown for the indie and by Emma Willis for the BBC.

Airing early next year, the show – set in a walled garden in Oxfordshire, England – will see nine pairs of passionate gardeners “test their green fingers and horticultural know how.”

Over four months, the gardeners will have planned, planted and nurtured their allotments as they attempt to harvest a crop of prized vegetables and fruits. They then face experts and are put through their paces with a series of challenges.

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