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“OUR DREAM FARM WITH MATT BAKER (SERIES 2)” (w/t) (the “Programme”)


  1. You must be aged 18 or above on Friday 15th March 2024.
  2. You must be a resident of the UK (including Isle of Man and Channel Islands).
  3. If you are invited, you must be available to attend a site visit to Llyndy Isaf Farm, a National Trust farm in Eryri (Snowdonia) on either Tuesday 7th or Wednesday 8th May 2024 to learn more about the farm, the tenancy and the television series. Please note that you must ensure you are available on both these dates and you will be responsible for arranging your own travel and accommodation to Eryri (Snowdonia) for this visit.
  4. If you are shortlisted you will be required to take part in a three week special selection process filmed on-site which is planned to take place in September and October 2024. During this time you will be living away from home in accommodation arranged and paid for by the production company in Eryri (Snowdonia). Additional filming dates may be added in discussion with you.
  5. The selection process involves a comprehensive assessment by the National Trust. This will be in the form of two judges representative of the National Trust. The decisions made during the application process are entirely at the discretion of the aforementioned party. These decisions are final and incontestable.
  6. You must understand that if you are successful in your application and you make it to the end of the selection process you will be expected to enter into a 15-year legal commitment to pay rent as agreed with the National Trust. The rent payments form no part of the television programme and will be the responsibility of the tenant to pay.
  7. You must have some experience and/or qualification in working with livestock.
  8. All information supplied by you as part of the application for the programme (including in relation to any criminal charges, convictions or proceedings) must be true and accurate and you shall not withhold any information where it is requested.
  9. At any stage of the application process, you agree to authorise Big Circus Media to conduct background checks in order to verify any of the information you have supplied and you agree to provide Big Circus Media with any assistance or further information necessary to do this. If we have reasonable grounds to suspect that any information you provide is untrue or inaccurate, we have the right to suspend, terminate or delete your application. These checks may include a DBS check and checks on all your social media accounts.
  10. You also agree that Big Circus Media may carry out health checks (including for example tests for Covid-19) as necessary, to ensure that you are fit to take part in the Programme, as well as any live interview during the application process. You also agree that we may carry out a psychological assessment to make sure you are fit to take part in the programme.
  11. Applicants who proceed through to the filming stage of the process will be provided with a Code of Conduct and protocols which will cover covid (including testing), other illness and/or injury and extenuating circumstances e.g. bereavement, which may result in an inability to take part in filming.
  12. There will be Stand-by Applicants. The use of them will only apply up until the first task which involves elimination, at the discretion of the Big Circus, The National Trust and Channel 4”.They will have gone through the application process up to the point of filming along with the other applicants, and will have completed all the necessary paperwork and background checks. The standby team will not be put up in production accommodation, but would have a transport plan in place to bring them to location immediately in the event that they are required to step in.
  13. You also agree that the National Trust may conduct a comprehensive referencing process in order to assess your suitability for the farm tenancy and you must assist with this process. These checks will include: the verification of your ID; verification of your stated income and liabilities; obtaining satisfactory references and reviewing your past credit history.
  14. You also agree that if requested, representatives from the National Trust will be able to visit your current farm / or place of business.
  15. After the farm viewing days, any applicant who did not attend will be disqualified from the process and an email will be sent using the secure website informing them that they have been unsuccessful. All those who did attend will be required to complete their ‘Stage 3 Application Form’, which will, amongst other things, require you to give more details on your business proposal via the secure website by midnight on Monday 27th May 2024. You will also be required to submit an up to 2 minute video about yourself (support will be provided for those who require paper application forms or assistance in creating the video on a case by case basis) and a CV. If you are shortlisted for the next stage of the process, you will be asked to write your business plans and submit it to Big Circus Media. They will form part of the special selection process during the filmed period and will be shared with The National Trust at an appropriate time. You will have until Friday 23rd August 2024 – to complete these. Please note that your business proposals will feature in the series and can be adjusted later throughout the process if you proceed.
  16. That you understand that if your application being successful could in any way bring Big Circus Media, the National Trust or Channel 4 into disrepute then this will disqualify your entry.
  17. You must not work (nor have recently worked) for Big Circus Media, The
    National Trust or Channel 4 or an affiliate of either. However, if you are a current tenant of the National Trust then you are eligible to enter.
  18. You are not a close relative (for example, mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister) or close friend of anyone who is an employee or contractor of Big Circus Media or Channel 4 or anyone working on, appearing in or connected with the programme.
  19. The production team’s decisions regarding the application and interview process and the selection of applicants for the programme are entirely at their discretion, final and incontestable.
  20. You warrant that any material submitted by you as part of your application, in whatever form, including any written material, photographs and videos (“Material”):
    – is genuine and accurate and original to you;
    – has not been copied or reproduced from any published source, tangible or electronic;
    – does not infringe the copyright or any other right of any third party;
    – is not defamatory, blasphemous, obscene or in contempt of court;
    – and does not breach any contract, duty of confidence or right of privacy.
  21. Your participation in and compliance with the application process does not in any way constitute an agreement with or an undertaking by Big Circus Media for you to appear in the Programme. Big Circus Media has no obligation to produce the Programme and even if the Programme is produced there is no obligation on Big Circus Media, Channel 4 or any other party to broadcast or transmit or otherwise exploit, promote, publicise or advertise the Programme or to include you in the Programme.
  22. You must at all times keep all information about the application process for the programme strictly confidential and must not give anyone any information or material or make any public statement or publish any photographs at any time by any means (including on blogs, websites and/or social networking platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook etc.) about the application or production process and/or the Programme or any other person involved in such processes. This confidentiality applies and continues whether or not you are selected to take part in the Programme or remain actively involved in the Programme. You are not permitted to respond to any approach from the press or anyone else enquiring about the application or production process, anyone else involved in the process and/or anything about the Programme and will refer any such enquiries immediately to Big Circus Media.
  23. Big Circus Media can only accept application forms either online via the application website or with a postal application form which will be sent out on request. Big Circus Media will not accept applications sent via email.
  24. The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 21st April 2024 (or such other date as Big Circus Media may determine) (the “Deadline”). If you have not heard from a member of the Big Circus Media team by phone or email by midnight on Friday 3rd May 2024, then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful.
  25. You can at any time request that your application be withdrawn/deleted by: (a) writing to us at Big Circus Media, 254 High Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 1AQ; or (b) sending an email (provided, in the case of an online application, such email is sent by you from the email account with which you made your registration), with subject heading ‘Delete my Application’ to giving your full name as it appears on your application. Please note that if your application is withdrawn/deleted prior to the Deadline you will not be considered as a potential participant in the Programme unless you make a further application prior to the Deadline, nor will you be able to use the Application Website unless you register again.
  26. You must only set up one log in to the Application Website and can only apply once to the programme. If Big Circus Media believes that any applicant has more than one log in or that an applicant has submitted more than one application, Big Circus Media may decide not to consider that applicant to take part in the Programme.
  27. If you are assisting or making an application on behalf of someone else – including if you are applying as a couple/partnership, you must have their permission before submitting the application and consents contained within the application must be given by the applicant themselves.
  28. If you have made an application by post, you agree that we may copy, adapt, take extracts from and/or upload your application onto our computer systems and/or websites controlled by us including without limitation the application website. Our use of such information on the application website shall be governed by the Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions.
  29. That you understand that if you make an application then we may share that application, where necessary, with the National Trust and or Channel 4 as governed by the Privacy Policy.
  30. By submitting your Application Form you warrant that you have read, understood and accepted these Rules of Entry, the Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy, that you agree to any Special Category and/or Criminal Record Data being processed in accordance with the Privacy Policy and that you are eligible to participate in the Programme.
  31. If you are requested to participate in a recorded video call for the Programme, you will be asked to sign a Video Call Release Form, which governs your participation in that call(s).
  32. If you are chosen to participate in the Programme, you will be asked to sign a Contestant Release Form, which governs the terms of your participation in the Programme including the Programme Rules.
  33. Big Circus Media reserves the right to make changes to these Rules of Entry and/or the Deadline at any time.