Islands To Star In New TV Show

A new docuseries narrated by Alan Titchmarsh called 'Jersey and Guernsey' will feature the Channel Islands' 'colourful residents'.

Channel 5's latest series will celebrate our beautiful home, showcasing the islands' families who have been here for generations and their way of life.

From potatoes to petit trains and cider to clay, viewers will delve into our islands' cultures and explore Jersey and Guernsey's past and present.

In Grouville, the programme honours the famous Jersey Royal with an eighth-generation farmer, Phil Le Maistre, and his father on a journey, battling the elements, to meet tight trade deals.

While on the beach, the series follows Jersey ceramicist, Claire Haithwaite, armed with her bucket, spade and Betsy, the dog, as they stride out in low tide, on the lookout for clay for her pottery.

Travelling out west to St Ouen, Richard and Sarah Matlock show how the cider sector gets ready for the summer after struggles with unseasonably dry conditions the year before.

Meanwhile, over in Guernsey, the team at the GSPCA show off the island's wildlife and their work, protecting and conserving our animals.

Steve Byrne, GSPCA Manager, says it was lovely to host Daisybeck Studios recently.

"We are really looking forward to seeing ‘Jersey and Guernsey’ on Channel 5 and thanks to all involved in bringing the programme to our screens."

"We are likely to feature on the 6 July, but keep an eye out in others, as they filmed all around the island and we may sneak into other episodes."

Andy Furniss prepares Viktor, the 33-year-old petit train, for a potential haul as hundreds of tourists leave the season's first cruise ship, docking in St Peter Port.

In St Martins, the breathtaking Sausmarez Manor makes its debut in the series with Lord of the Maor, Peter de Sausmarez, giving a tour of the grounds, which have been in his family for eight centuries.

The six part series by Daisybeck Studios starts on Thursday 15 June on Channel 5.

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