Farmer Wants A Wife
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Farmer Wants A Wife

Farmer Wants a Wife
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GenreDating game show
StarringCatherine Gee (2001)
Louise Redknapp (2009)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series2
No. of episodes13
Executive producerJohn Longley
Production companiesThames Television (2001)
FremantleMedia (2009)
Original networkITV (2001)
Channel 5 (2009)
Picture format16:9
First shown in2001
Original release8 November 2001 (2001-11-08) -
21 October 2009 (2009-10-21)

Farmer Wants a Wife is a reality television series developed by Fremantle Media. 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. 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]


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.


Series Start date End date Episodes
1 8 November 2001 20 December 2001 7
2 16 September 2009 21 October 2009 6

International versions

Country Name Channel Host Premiere Website
 Australia The Farmer Wants a Wife Nine Network
Seven Network
Natalie Gruzlewski
Sam McClymont
24 October 2007 Link
 Austria Bauer sucht Frau ATV Katrin Lampe
Arabella Kiesbauer
2005 Link
 Belgium ( Flanders) Boer zoekt Vrouw VTM Dina Tersago March 2004 Link
 Belgium ( Wallonia) L'amour est dans le pré RTL-TVI Sandrine Dans 2008 Link
 Bulgaria ?
Fermer tyrsi jena
Nova Television Aleks Surchajieva 2011
 Croatia Ljubav je na selu RTL Lorena Nosi? (2009-2010)
Marijana Batini? (2012-2020)
Anita Martinovi? (2021)
2009- (Link[permanent dead link]
 Czech Republic Farmá? hledá ?enu TV Prima La?ka N?rge?ová 14 July 2010 Link
TV Barrandov Alice Bendová 3 March 2017 Link
TV Nova soon TBA
 Denmark Bonde søger brud Kanal 4 Anne-Dorte 2006-2008
Landmand søger kærlighed TV 2 Lene Beier 2013-
 Estonia Maamees otsib naist Kanal 2 Krista Lensin May 2007 Link
 Finland Maajussille morsian MTV3 Miia Nuutila
Mia Halonen
Vappu Pimiä
26 March 2006 Link
 France L'amour est dans le pré M6 Véronique Mounier
Alessandra Sublet
Karine Le Marchand
8 September 2005 Link
 Germany Bauer sucht Frau RTL Inka Bause 2 October 2005 Link
Land und Liebe NDR Fernsehen Yared Dibaba 2005 Link
 Greece ?
Agrótis mónos psáchnei
Alpha TV Sissy Christidou 1 July 2009 Link
Skai TV Konstantina Spyropoulou TBA
 Hungary Házasodna a gazda RTL Klub Kovalcsik Ildikó "Lilu" (2012)
Nádai Anikó (2019-)
29 June 2012 Link
 Italy Il contadino cerca moglie Fox Life, TV8, Sky Uno (2015-2018)
Nove (2021-)
Simona Ventura
Ilenia Lazzarin
Diletta Leotta
Gabriele Corsi
 Lithuania ?kininkas ie?ko ?monos TV3 Nijol? Pareigyt? 26 April 2011 Link
 Netherlands Boer zoekt Vrouw NPO 1 Yvon Jaspers 21 November 2004 Link
 Norway Jakten på kjærligheten TV2 Marthe Sveberg 24 August 2004 Link
 Québec L'amour est dans le pré V
Marie-Ève Janvier
Katherine Levac
29 January 2011 Link
 Poland Rolnik szuka ?ony TVP1 Marta Manowska 21 May 2014 Link
 Portugal Quem quer namorar com o agricultor? SIC Andreia Rodrigues 10 March 2019 [1]
 Romania Fermier. Caut nevast? Prima TV Luana Ibacka 12 March 2009
 Serbia Doma?ine, o?eni se Prva Tijana ?urovi? 15 October 2010
 Slovenia Ljubezen na seniku TV3 Sa?a Lendero Spring 2011
Ljubezen na de?eli Planet TV Sa?a Lendero Autumn 2013
Ljubezen po doma?e POP TV Tanja Postru?nik Autumn 2016 Link
 Slovakia Farmár h?adá ?enu TV JOJ Aneta Pari?ková 2010 Link
 South Africa Boer soek 'n Vrou MNet Elma Postma 30 September 2008 Link
 Spain Granjero busca esposa Cuatro Luján Argüelles (2009-2011)
Carlos Lozano (2016-2018)
12 January 2009 Link
 Sweden Bonde söker fru TV4 Linda Lindorff 2006 Link
  Switzerland Bauer, ledig, sucht... 3+ Marco Fritsche 2008 Link
 Ukraine ?
Fermer shukaye druzhynu
STB Irina Borisyuk 30 September 2011 Link
 United States Farmer Wants a Wife The CW Matt Neustadt 30 April 2008



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

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