BBC2 goes “Back to the Land” with 7 Wonder

BBC2's Back to the Land, produced by Seven Network Australia-backed indie 7 Wonder, will showcase rural businesses in Great Britain. (Pictured: host Kate Humble)
May 9, 2016

BBC2 has ordered a series on rural Britain and its entrepreneurs, farmers and manufacturers.

Produced by Seven Network Australia-backed indie 7 Wonder, Back to the Land (3 x 60 minutes) will profile rural businesses across Great Britain, traveling from the Welsh county of Pembrokeshire, to the Lake District and the Tamar Valley.

The program will be hosted by British presenter Kate Humble (pictured), who will visit the modern businesses of each area and tell the stories of the specific region, including the geography, climate, history and traditions.

She will also follow rural business-owners as they take steps to innovate, and come up against some of their greatest challenges.

“At its heart, Back to the Land is a factual format, which touches on elements of history, geography and tradition, but what really brings it to life is the reality element of witnessing these incredible and aspirational people doing what they love to keep the countryside alive,” said Sarah Trigg, executive producer at 7 Wonder, in a statement.

Back to the Land was commissioned for BBC2 by Donna Clark, head of formats and features. Executive producers for 7 Wonder include Trigg and Alexandra Fraser.


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