Village Of The Year on Channel 4

Village of the Year – Begins Monday 15th January , 3pm  daily (Monday - Friday ) On Channel 4, with a peek show every  Saturday at 8pm.

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.

2 Responses

  1. I have found this series well worth viewing and has certainly highlighted some fantastic and well worth trip villages in UK even though we are possibly only half way as of today.One criticism is the continual repeat of what its all about after each ad break for this reason I am glad is record or use catch up. I think overall it is great show and I am ticking off villages to visit. What is the chance of book at the end of the competition, maybe not all from the beginning but a list of all considered would be good but certainly the semi finalists and the eventual finals. regards Maurice Hubert
    • Hi there Maurice, I've passed on the Village of The Year book idea - in the meantime you can find the companion book for Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages 'Hidden Villages of Britain' - on Amazon

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