We all think we know about farm animals; that sheep are stupid, pigs are smart and that cows lie down when it’s going to rain. But there’s a lot more to them than that. In this series we’re bringing together some of the country’s best farms to create one sun-dappled ideal where we will test animal intelligence, discover unlikely relationships and uncover a side of farm animals you’ve never seen before.
This is a three-part documentary series looking at the secret life of farm animals, to be broadcast on BBC Four.
1) Sheep - It’s spring and the focus is on lambs, a lovesick goose, an empathetic ram and a piglet that thinks he’s a cow. - BBC Four 8pm, 06/12/18
2) Cows - It’s summer and the focus is on cows, a sheep that wants to be one and chicken chat. - BBC Four 8pm, 13/12/18
3) Pigs - It’s harvest on the farm and the focus is on pigs, llamas that protect sheep and a rabbit with an identity crisis. - BBC Four 8pm, 20/12/18