A breath of fresh air: Robert Goodwill reviews 'Clarkson's Farm: Season 2

Jeremy Clarkson continues to lay bare the tough realities of farming life – but Kaleb and Gerald are the real stars of the show 

However on Clarkson’s Farm, he deploys his forthright approach to good effect. The first season was a breath of fresh air for real-life farmers like me. 

People often see the countryside through the prism of BBC Countryfile with rare breeds, goats’ cheese and couples who have given up the city rat race to produce organic duck eggs on a smallholding in Wales. 

Clarkson’s Farm told it like it is with constant struggles against the all-pervading British weather, escapologist sheep and bureaucracy – coupled with Jeremy’s own naïve lack of a basic understanding of farming. 

This new season is pretty much the same thing. I’ve seen the first two episodes after being asked by The House magazine to write a review. 

Cattle are the new venture, and they display the same Harry Houdini qualities as the sheep last year. 

I suspect they were looking for something more succulent than the rough grass in the Diddly Squat pasture.