From Delia to Michael Palin, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to Alan Titchmarsh, David Attenborough to Jamie Oliver, the TV tie-ins that sell books are those with charismatic presenters. When you meet Jimmy you'll realise that this is television's big new name. With his PhD in Entomology and his infectious enthusiasm, Jimmy has the academic weight of David Attenborough and the populist persuasiveness of Jamie Oliver (who happens to be his oldest friend). Jimmy's Farm will be a 6-part primetime BBC TV series for autumn 2004 in which we follow Jimmy realising his dream of setting up a unique farm with rare breed pigs. Unlike Hugh F-W who plays at being a smallholder, Jimmy has to face the commercial reality of farming today: this is his living - it has to work. And in the same way that Jamie Oliver inspired a new generation to love good food, Jimmy will inspire us to care about where our food comes from. Through the programme you'll learn how to grow your own vegetables, keep chickens and pick the best pork at the butchers. There will also be a directory of farmers' markets and recipes for hedgerow cooking, But the book is also about living the dream and turning your back on mass-product
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Born in Essex, Jimmy Doherty's passion for farming and everything to do with nature started early. By the age of 16 he was an Assistant Entomologist at the Molehall Wildlife Park and at 25 he moved to the Entomology Department at the Natural History Museum. Jimmy's love of the great outdoors has taken him all over the world in search of adventure - hiking in the deserts of Israel to trekking in the jungles of Malaysia.
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Book Description Ebury Press, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Chris Terry (Photographer) (illustrator). 1st Edition. This is the story of how Jimmy Doherty set up his Sussex farm to breed rare breed pigs and other livestock. The story was featured in a very popular BBC TV series of the same name broadcast in the early 2000s. Jimmy has gone on to make a career from country programmes on TV but still retains the original farm. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000003
Book Description Ebury Press, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091897858