Farmer Wants a Wife

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Farmer Wants a Wife
Farmer Wants a Wife.png
FormatReality television
Developed byThames Television (2001)
FremantleMedia (2009)
StarringCatherine Gee (2001)
Louise Redknapp (2009)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of seasons2
Production
Executive producer(s)John Longley
Broadcast
Original channelITV (2001)
Channel 5 (2009)
Picture format16:9
Original run8 November 2001 – 2009
 
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This article is about the original British show and its adaptations. For the Australian series, see The Farmer Wants a Wife (Australian TV series). For the U.S. edition, see Farmer Wants a Wife (U.S. TV series).
Farmer Wants a Wife
Farmer Wants a Wife.png
FormatReality television
Developed byThames Television (2001)
FremantleMedia (2009)
StarringCatherine Gee (2001)
Louise Redknapp (2009)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of seasons2
Production
Executive producer(s)John Longley
Broadcast
Original channelITV (2001)
Channel 5 (2009)
Picture format16:9
Original run8 November 2001 – 2009

Farmer Wants a Wife is a reality television series developed by Fremantle Media. The first edition premièred in the United Kingdom on ITV in 2001. However, the original format of the programme is likely to date back to the TV programme Bauer sucht Bäuerin, which was broadcast in 1983 on SRG SSR idée suisse in Switzerland.[1] The basic structure of the programme is that a number of farmers are presented with women from the city, from whom they choose one to be their spouse.

After its UK debut in 2001, the show had more than 10 localised versions around the world, with mixed ratings reports. It was the No. 1 television show for stations that aired it in Belgium and Norway, and was the highest rated (up to 60%) entertainment show in the Netherlands. Premiered in spring 2008, the U.S. version of Farmer Wants a Wife consists of 8 episodes, during which 10 women are trying to be chosen by just one bachelor farmer. In this the U.S. version differed from the other international versions and it was more fictionalised. In September 2009, Farmer Wants a Wife returned to British television for a series on Channel 5, presented by singer and television personality Louise Redknapp.

International adaptations[edit]

CountryNameChannelHostPremiereWebsite
 AustraliaThe Farmer Wants a WifeNine NetworkNatalie Gruzlewski2007, 24 OctoberLink
 AustriaBauer sucht FrauATVKatrin Lampe2005Link
 BelgiumBoer zoekt VrouwVTMDina Tersago2004, MarchLink
 BulgariaФермер търси жена
Fermer tyrsi jena
Nova TelevisionAleks Surchajieva2011
 CanadaL'amour est dans le préVMarie-Ève Janvier2012, 29 JanuaryLink
 CroatiaLjubav je na seluRTLLorena Nosic2009Link
 CzechFarmář hledá ženuTV PrimaLaďka Něrgešová2010Link
 DenmarkBonde søger brudKanal 4Anne-Dorte2006
 EstoniaMaamees otsib naistKanal 2Krista Lensin2007, MayLink
 FinlandMaajussille morsianMTV3Miia Nuutila
Mia Halonen
2006, 26 MarchLink
 FranceL'amour est dans le préM6Véronique Mounier
Alessandra Sublet
Karine Le Marchand
2005, 8 SeptemberLink
 GermanyBauer sucht FrauRTLInka Bause2005, 2 OctoberLink
Land und LiebeNDRYared Dibaba2005Link
 GreeceΑγρότης μόνος ψάχνει
Agrótis mónos psáchnei
Alpha TVSissy Christidou2009Link
 HungaryHázasodna a gazdaRTL KlubLilu2012, 29 JuneLink
 ItalyFarmer Wants a WifeFox LifeSimona Ventura2015
 LithuaniaŪkininkas ieško žmonosTV3Nijolė Pareigytė2011, 26 AprilLink
 NetherlandsBoer zoekt VrouwNederland 1Yvon Jaspers2004, 21 NovemberLink
 NorwayJakten på kjærlighetenTV2Marthe Sveberg2004, 24 AugustLink
 PolandRolnik szuka żonyTVP1Marta Manowska2014, May 21Link
 RomaniaFermier. Caut nevastăPrima TVLuana Ibacka2009, 12 March
 SerbiaDomaćine, oženi sePrvaTijana Čurović2010, 15 OctoberLink
 SloveniaLjubezen na seniku / Ljubezen na deželiTV3 Slovenia Planet TVSaša Lendero2011, 18 April / autumn 2013Link
 SlovakiaFarmár hľadá ženuTV JOJAneta Parišková2010Link
 South AfricaBoer soek 'n VrouMNetElma Postma2008, 30 SeptemberLink
 SpainGranjero busca esposaCuatroLuján Argüelles2009, 12 JanuaryLink
 SwedenBonde söker fruTV4Linda Lindorff2006Link
  SwitzerlandBauer, ledig, sucht...3+Marco Fritsche2008Link
 UkraineФермер шукає дружину
Fermer shukaye druzhynu
STBIrina Borisyuk2011, 30 SeptemberLink
 United StatesFarmer Wants a WifeThe CWMatt Neustadt2008, 30 April

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TV: Bauer sucht Frau - Wer hat's erfunden?". sueddeutsche.de. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 

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