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Thatchers To Feature In New Tv Series

Thatchers Cider is to feature in a new BBC Two series of Harvest 2015 which airs in October.

In a three part series, presenters Gregg Wallace and Philippa Forrester will be joined by a new presenter, James Manning, a 28 year old dairy farmer from North Herefordshire.

The team will meet farmers from across Britain, including three generations of the cidermaking Thatcher family in the heart of Somerset – John Thatcher, his son Martin, and Martin’s children, Eleanor and Peter.

Filming for the series has been taking place at Thatchers Myrtle Farm since January, following in detail the cidermaking year, including planting of new orchards,  through to harvesting the apples and crafting the cider.

Somerset-based Indian cookery specialist Bini Ludlow also features in the programme.

Harvest 2015 will be broadcast on BBC Two for three consecutive nights, from 13th to 15th October, with Thatchers Cider featured on Thursday 15thOctober at 8pm.

About Harvest 2015

Harvest 2015 follows the fortunes of Britain’s top producers as they battle to bring in this year’s harvest, Gregg, Philippa and James will roam the country visiting farms that produce world-class crops, and meeting the innovative, pioneering farmers who make Britain great.

Witnessing the harvest as it happens up and down the country, each episode will focus on three different locations in the UK. The team will follow this critical time of year as the nation’s farmers find out whether their efforts have resulted in a successful yield, showing the impact that harvest can have on the food industry and everyday consumers.

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