BBC Scotland paid a trip to Clough Bottom Farm this summer to film an episode for popular CBBC’s children’s programme, ‘Ed and Oucho’s Excellent Inventions
Online PR News – 25-September-2009 – – September 2009 - BBC Scotland paid a trip to Clough Bottom Farm this summer to film an episode for popular CBBC’s children’s programme, ‘Ed and Oucho’s Excellent Inventions.’
The trip to the picturesque farm came after local girl, Mollie Balshaw, 12 invented a rainbow catcher machine to appear on the children’s television show.
The BBC spent several days searching for the perfect location for filming, before finally deciding that Clough Bottom Farm, Bashall Eaves was an ideal location for part of their shoot.
And for three days the production crew filmed across the stunning 360 acres at Clough Bottom Farm giving locals a sneak peak at what is to come in the brand new series due to be aired in January 2010.
The production crew filmed many different scenes throughout the Ribble Valley farm using some very inventive and creative methods.
Harry Backhouse, owner of Clough Bottom Farm, said, “To create the rainbow making machine the crew used a hose and mirror ball to create the rainbow, rigged up next to one of our cowsheds.
“Perhaps the most bizarre sight was watching 12 doughnut eating children and a cactus dancing along to Elvis tunes underneath the rainbow-making machine, and then later watching the children getting soaked by the hose - the children looked like they had a great time.”
The production crew made full use of the farm and stunning rural locations, filming by the Outbarn, a beautifully converted 17th century training barn, which can be hired for meetings, private functions and weddings overlooking Pendle Hill, as well as one of Clough Bottom’s cowsheds.
Clough Bottom Farm is a family-run working farm producing organic beef, situated in the heart of the stunning Trough of Bowland. Winner of the Lancashire & Blackpool Tourist Board Self-Catering Award 2009/10, it is home to three award-winning luxury holiday cottages, a thriving trees and shrubs nursery and a corporate training centre.
For more information on Clough Bottom please visit www.cloughbottom.co.uk or call 01254 826 285.
Notes to Editors
Situated in The Forest of Bowland – an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) in rural Lancashire, Clough Bottom Farm is a 360 acre organic working farm that has successfully blended traditional diversification with a conservation-minded, more sustainable approach to life and business.
Owners Harry and Jane Backhouse ensure each of their varying ventures is underpinned by a strong environmental conscience.
From the rearing of their organic beef herd, thriving tree nursery business and award-winning luxury self catering cottages, to the production of 10kg organic beef boxes and the provision of high-tech management training courses, everything they do is driven by a desire to safeguard the environment for future generations.
To book one of the four star holiday cottages at Clough Bottom, or to find out more about their trees and shrubs or organic beef, visit http://www.cloughbottom.co.uk or call 01254 826285.