The Farmers’ Country Showdown is back to celebrate the farming families of the nation.

The BBC show follows these families as they lead up to county fairs and show days. And we get to see all types of cute farm animals on the way!

But who is the narrator of the show and why does he sound so familiar? Here is everything you need to know!

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Who is the narrator?

The narrator of The Farmers’ Country Showdown is Bill Paterson.

Bill is a 73-year-old Scottish actor and commentator, who has been working in the industry since 1967.

He has been in a variety of hit BBC shows and films, which is probably where you recognise his soft Glaswegian accent from!

Pictured: Bill Paterson attends The Olivier Awards 2019

Bill Paterson: Bio

Bill spent three years working as a quantity surveyor’s apprentice before deciding to pursue his dream of acting.

He studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and since then has been acting non-stop.

Some of his most notable roles have included the lead in BBC series Sea of Souls, Mr Meagles in Little Dorrit and Private Frazer in the 2016 reboot of Dad’s Army.

Bill has also been in the iconic movies Spice World and Roald Dahl’s The Witches!

What else has Bill been in?

Other TV shows Bill has starred in include Doctor Who and Inside No. 9.

But his most recent BBC role has been the one to make him a household name for a new generation.

Bill most recently has starred as Fleabag’s father! In this role, he plays across from Oscar-winning Olivia Colman and it has certainly made him a household name.

How to watch The Farmers’ Country Showdown

The Farmers’ Country Showdown airs every weekday on BBC Two.

On Mondays, it shows at 6.30 pm, however from Tuesday to Friday it shows at the slightly earlier time of 6 pm.


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