Farmer Wants a Wife

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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
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Developed by Thames Television (2001)
FremantleMedia (2009)
Starring Catherine Gee (2001)
Louise Redknapp (2009)
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of seasons 2
Executive producer(s) John Longley
Original network ITV (2001)
Channel 5 (2009)
Picture format 16:9
Original release 8 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 SF DRS 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]

Country Name Channel Host Premiere Website
 Australia The Farmer Wants a Wife Nine Network Natalie Gruzlewski 2007, 24 October Link
 Austria Bauer sucht Frau ATV Katrin Lampe, Arabella Kiesbauer 2005 Link
 Belgium Boer zoekt Vrouw VTM Dina Tersago 2004, March Link
 Bulgaria Фермер търси жена
Fermer tyrsi jena
Nova Television Aleks Surchajieva 2011
 Canada L'amour est dans le pré V Marie-Ève Janvier 2012, 29 January Link
 Croatia Ljubav je na selu RTL Lorena Nosić,Marijana Batinić 2009- Link
 Czech Farmář hledá ženu TV Prima Laďka Něrgešová 2010 Link
 Denmark Bonde søger brud Kanal 4 Anne-Dorte 2006
 Estonia Maamees otsib naist Kanal 2 Krista Lensin 2007, May Link
 Finland Maajussille morsian MTV3 Miia Nuutila
Mia Halonen
2006, 26 March Link
 France L'amour est dans le pré M6 Véronique Mounier
Alessandra Sublet
Karine Le Marchand
2005, 8 September Link
 Germany Bauer sucht Frau RTL Inka Bause 2005, 2 October Link
Land und Liebe NDR Yared Dibaba 2005 Link
 Greece Αγρότης μόνος ψάχνει
Agrótis mónos psáchnei
Alpha TV Sissy Christidou 2009 Link
 Hungary Házasodna a gazda RTL Klub Lilu 2012, 29 June Link
 Italy Il contadino cerca moglie Fox Life Simona Ventura 2015
 Lithuania Ūkininkas ieško žmonos TV3 Nijolė Pareigytė 2011, 26 April Link
 Netherlands Boer zoekt Vrouw Nederland 1 Yvon Jaspers 2004, 21 November Link
 Norway Jakten på kjærligheten TV2 Marthe Sveberg 2004, 24 August Link
 Poland Rolnik szuka żony TVP1 Marta Manowska 2014, May 21 Link
 Romania Fermier. Caut nevastă Prima TV Luana Ibacka 2009, 12 March
 Serbia Domaćine, oženi se Prva Tijana Čurović 2010, 15 October Link
 Slovenia Ljubezen na seniku TV3 Saša Lendero Spring 2011 (two seasons) /
Ljubezen na deželi Planet TV Saša Lendero Autumn 2013 /
Ljubezen po domače POP TV TBA Autumn 2016 Link
 Slovakia Farmár hľadá ženu TV JOJ Aneta Parišková 2010 Link
 South Africa Boer soek 'n Vrou MNet Elma Postma 2008, 30 September Link
 Spain Granjero busca esposa Cuatro Luján Argüelles
Carlos Lozano
2009, 12 January Link
 Sweden Bonde söker fru TV4 Linda Lindorff 2006 Link
  Switzerland Bauer, ledig, sucht... 3+ Marco Fritsche 2008 Link
 Ukraine Фермер шукає дружину
Fermer shukaye druzhynu
STB Irina Borisyuk 2011, 30 September Link
 United States Farmer Wants a Wife The CW Matt Neustadt 2008, 30 April



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

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