Channel 4 has announced that farmer and presenter Jimmy Doherty will lead a new documentary series to save Britain’s bees.
Can Jimmy Save the Bees? (w/t) sees Doherty explore the declining bee population in the UK and try to understand how the alarming trend can impact entire ecosystems that rely on natural pollination.
The former entomologist will attempt to revive the bee population to reduce the threat towards the viability of agriculture.
Based in Peterborough, Doherty will look at what can be done to solve the problem with local farmers, businesses, government officials and viewers.
Doherty will conduct experiments and stage events to highlight the possible solutions to revive Britain’s decreasing insect population, with the assistance of scientists and fellow insect enthusiasts.
“Since I was a kid, bees have declined so much one species has even become extinct,” said Jimmy Doherty.
“We need to do everything we can to reverse this trend, because they are more vital to our lives than we realise.”
“I’ve been passionate about insects since I studied entomology, and I’d love to get people all across the UK to join my campaign and help Britain’s bees.”
The documentary series was commissioned by Lee McMurray, Commissioning Editor for Factual Entertainment at Channel 4 and Alf Lawrie, Head of Factual Entertainment.
Can Jimmy Save the Bees? (w/t) will be produced by Red Sky Productions for Channel 4 and will be part-funded by Screen Scotland.
The three-part series will air on Channel 4 in 2020.