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ArchitectofExperienc t1_iu5xufw wrote

Someone from a farmer's advocacy organization said that the show, Clarkson's Farm, did better at educating the public that almost anything they've tried to do.

His on-screen persona fits the purpose. He might be an idiot, but he is surrounded by experts


nicolasknight t1_iu66kah wrote

I always assumed that was actually the point of this show: Showing people how hard growing food is and how little money it makes.

His bumbling fool persona was just an amazing audience surrogate.


McFeely_Smackup t1_iuc5j7v wrote

I thought that was the one stand out message that Clarkston beat the drum on over and over, how unrealistically burdened farmers are with bureaucracy and regulations. And how shockingly little return there is in the investment.

He even said something like "if I can barely make a go with Grand Tour money, what hope does any farmer have?". The show is basically a love letter to the British farmers