In a country that’s home to thousands of wonderful villages, Penelope Keith sets out to discover which UK village will be crowned the best.
From a shortlist of over 400 applicants, Penelope, and her team of 3 expert judges Alex Langlands, Juliet Sargeant and Patrick Grant travel the country for the very best, and award one village the title Village of the Year.
Penelope and her team of expert judges each visit a village to spend time with the characters who populate local village life. They visit quintessentially British village fetes, scarecrow championships and even World War II festivals. They discover the origins of stunning local architecture and reveal curious rural pastimes, as well as forgotten traditions, bygone skills and home-grown specialities.
Village of the Year is joyous, celebratory, fun and fascinating – but with an added competitive twist. The series will culminate in a grand final where one amazing British village will be crowned Village of the Year.