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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Tractor-driving talent show seeks operators for second series

The Fast and The Farmer-ish, Alleycats’ competitive tractor-driving talent show, will return for a second series.

In partnership with BBC Northern Ireland with Northern Ireland Screen’s support, BBC Three confirmed the commissioning of another series in recent days.

The series sees tractor drivers from Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales pushed to the limit as they take on challenges to test nerve, skill, creativity, and teamwork.

In teams of three, young farmers and their tractors go head-to-head in a series of regional heats.

They compete to earn the opportunity to represent their nation in the final and become The Fast and The Farmer-ish champions!

According to Fiona Campbell, Controller, BBC Three, this was one of the first shows to be commissioned due to BBC Three creative partnerships with the Nations.

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Furthermore, Eddie Doyle, head of content commissioning, BBC Northern Ireland, said the current series was a “real hit” with audiences.

He said it “gave our local farmers in Northern Ireland ultimate bragging rights having lifted the trophy on their home turf”.

“I know we can look forward to more of the same competition and craic among the nation’s farmers in the next series,” he added.

Tom Pemberton, who fronted the series as the presenter, said:

“I have absolutely loved being a part of this brilliant and original new series for BBC Three.”

“Meeting other young people across the UK that are as passionate about farming as I am, has been amazing.”

“After a cracking response to series one, I am so excited we get to do it all again soon. Bring on the madness,” he laughed.

Casting call: Tractor enthusiasts

Furthermore, producers have issued a casting call for applicants for the second series.

They encourage those who meet the following requirements to apply:

  • From the UK;
  • Mad about tractors;
  • A competitive nature.

Email – [email protected] – before the closing date of Saturday, April 30th, 2022.

Producers confirmed that they will release filming and transmission details in “due course”.

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