Sadly the last ‘Matt Baker – Our Farm in the Dales’

Sadly the last ‘Matt Baker – Our Farm in the Dales’ BLOG Sunday 25th April 2021


Sadly the last ‘Matt Baker – Our Farm in the Dales’

Me and Mamma seem to be gluttons for farming programmes. We love ‘Our Yorkshire Farm’ with the Owen Family. And recently the ‘Matt Baker – Our Farm in the Dales’.

It is the close family life, the countryside, the open air, the wonderful animals the new life (and unfortunately death) and there is always something interesting going on. A more than healthy life, a constant adventure.

We love it. Matt Baker’s wife speaks about the ending of the series. Let’s hope there is another one.

 Matt Baker’s wife says ‘fond farewell’ as fans are heartbroken by show announcement.

Nicola Baker shared an announcement about her Channel 4 show with husband Matt Baker – Our Farm in the Dales – which sadden viewers before the last episode in the series on Wednesday night 21st April 2021.

Nicola shared an adorable photo of her and the Countryfile presenter’s son Luke with the last puppy from their Cairn Terrier dog’s litter.

Fans of the show were heartbroken as the end of the series also meant the last chance to see the trials and tribulations of the puppies as they grew in their first weeks.

It was now time for the last of the litter to go to their forever home and it left viewers with mixed feelings.

Captioning the snap on Instagram on Wednesday, Nicola wrote: “It’s the last Our Farm in the Dales tonight at 9pm on More4!

“We’ll be saying a fond farewell to the puppies as they head to their forever homes.

“If you haven’t seen the first few you can catch up on demand on All4.

“Hope you all enjoy the last one! #puppies #farmlife #family #lastone.”

Fans were soon flooding the comments section as they shared their sadness that the popular series was coming to an end.

One wrote: “Oh no! Not the last one. I hope someone is commissioning another series. It’s been a delightful programme; positive and uplifting during a pretty tough time.”

Another added: “Oh no, can understand you wouldn’t want to do more but it’s been such a lovely series. Thank you.”

A third commented: “Shame, we’ve really enjoyed this series. Good luck puppies.”

A fourth asked for more episodes to be made by Channel 4: “Ahhh I’m going to miss you all…another please.”

The sadness comes after former The One Show host Matt admitted that he was unsure whether the docuseries would be brought back for a second series.

Matt Baker has shared the trials and tribulations of their puppy litter.

Speaking to the Radio Times, he said: “Well I mean that’s an interesting one because I really wanted my family, my children, my wife, mum and dad to feel the whole process of what it’s like to, you know, be on TV and feeling the motions.

“And until the whole lot has gone out, then it’s impossible to make that decision really.

“At the end of the day, you know, I’ve always put my family first and I always will do and if we decide as a family that we want to keep going or whatever then it’ll be them that make the decision and that’s it.”

Matt added that he was “overjoyed” at how the series had been received.

He said: “It’s just it’s been amazing actually, it’s been quite remarkable from my perspective as well and it being the first show that we’ve ever made as my production company.

“To have that, you know, the most watched show ever on the channel – it’s incredible. Obviously, I feel like I’m living in a dream world with it, I really do.”

James Brinsford.


The Top 10: Songs Within Songs

  1. “Fearless”, Pink Floyd, 1971, which contains the Liverpool Kop singing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” at the end, a song that was originally from Carousel, the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.


  1. “Montego Bay”, Bobby Bloom, 1970. Breaks into “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” from Oklahoma (another Rodgers and Hammerstein classic) at the end, which had to be faded out in the original single to avoid a breach of copyright.


  1. “Top Twenty”, The Undertones (B-side of “Here Comes the Summer”), 1979. Breaks into T Rex’s “Solid Gold Easy Action” partway through: “I can’t get no satisfaction; All I want is easy action baby.” And the line from T Rex is itself quoting the Rolling Stones’s “Satisfaction”.


  1. “Move On”, David Bowie, 1979, which uses the chords of “All the Young Dudes” backwards.


  1. “Lies (Through the ’80s)”, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, 1980. Breaks into “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell (“Pull up the trees and put up a parking lot”), which is part of the song, but takes the tune from Mitchell as well as a paraphrased version of her words.


  1. “Tunnel of Love”, Dire Straits, 1980. Starts with the “Carousel Waltz”, another tune from Carousel (see no 1).


  1. “Rip It Up”, Orange Juice, 1982. Features a guitar riff from “Boredom” by the Buzzcocks, after the words, “And my favourite song’s entitled ‘Boredom’.”


  1. “The Home Front”, Billy Bragg, 1986. Ends with a snippet of a choir singing “Jerusalem”, a song Bragg later recorded himself, saying it is “the one time I do actually feel pride being English”. Nominated by William French.


  1. “Acquiesce”, Oasis, 1995. Starts (and ends) with a bit of “Morning Glory”, by Oasis. The live version includes a bit of “Sally Cinnamon” by the Stone Roses instead.


  1. “Here Comes a Soul Saver”, the Charlatans, 1995. Has the chords from “Fearless” in it, taking us back to no 1.


BONUS: “My Sweet Lord”, “which incorporates the Chiffons’ ‘He’s So Fine’.”






Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. – St. Augustine


Happiness is…Family Farms documentary films.


My goal was to lose 10 pounds this year. Only 15 to go.


Love is…enjoying the simple things of life, together.


A time to bring up a family on a farm…A time to bring up a family in the city.


25th April

1995 American dancer and actress Ginger Rogers, who starred with Fred Astaire in 10 popular Hollywood musicals, died at the age of 83.

1874 Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian physicist who invented a successful system of radio telegraphy (1896) and received the Nobel Prize for Physics (1909), was born.

1960 1st submerged circumnavigation of Earth completed by USS submarine Triton in 60 days, 21 hours.

1917 Ella Fitzgerald American singer born.

1859 Construction of the Suez Canal begins

The waterway connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea became the shortest sea link between Europe and Asia.

1599 Oliver Cromwell English general, politician born.







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