The Lakes

Monday, 3 January 2011, 8:00PM – 8:30PM

Programme One 

In episode one we meet Rob Rose, a man with a passion – for pigs…or rather micro pigs. 

With the support of his long-suffering partner Helen, Rob’s spent the last 15 years on a mission to breed the perfect pet pigs and this year we’re with him to see if his sows can deliver the best litter yet. 

But the big question is, at the end of the summer when the piglets are old enough to be sold to their new owners, will Rob be able to let them go? He gets so attached to all his pigs that he can’t bear to see them leave the farm. 

We also meet Joe and Lyndi Pester as they prepare for what they hope will be a perfect lakeside wedding – a fitting celebration for a courtship based around their love of Ullswater. Joe is a sailing instructor at the Glenridding Sailing Centre and Lyndi works at Ullswater Steamers. 

But as the Cumbrian weather kicks in, will they be able to have the wedding of their dreams outside by the water? Or will the famous Lake District rain force them inside? 

We’ll also catch up with hotelier Thomas ‘The Gladiator’ Noblett and his right hand man Andrew ‘The Admiral’ Tighe. 

Last year we saw Thomas conquer the Windermere two way swim and make a valiant attempt at swimming the English Channel. This year he’s heading for Dover once again and we discover he has another epic challenge, much closer to home, lined up for the summer. 

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