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From stunning coastal fishing villages to hillside farming communities and from outlandish artist colonies to the most traditional chocolate box villages, Village of the Year celebrates all that is great about our rural communities.
Penelope Keith, Patrick Grant, Alex Langlands and Juliet Sargeant are in the Northern Zone looking to crown one village Village of the Year. Penelope visits a Moray village that was planned to perfection: Fochabers. Alex explores the smuggling stronghold of Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire. Patrick dances to a Scottish tune in Acharacle and Juliet is in hot pot heaven in Croston, Lancashire. With a place in the semis up for grabs, which village will win over the judges?
In the last of the Northern Zone heats, Penelope enjoys going back to the land in Kinloch Rannoch in Scotland. Alex Langlands draws his sword in Great Ayton in Yorkshire. Patrick Grant tries his hand at the local lingo in Avoch in Ross-shire. In Cumbria, Juliet Sargeant immerses herself in the hustle and bustle of Staveley. With stunning landscapes and exceptional traditions, which village will win over the judges?
It's the Northern Zone semi- final. Four villages compete for a slot in the final and the chance to be crowned Village of the Year. From the north of Scotland to the heart of Lancashire, four villages have made it on to the judge's shortlist, but only one will be in with a chance to win ú10,000. We'll see a bit more from each of the semi-finalists, including hearing what they would spend the prize money on. The stakes are high for Penelope Keith and her team of expert judges.
It's the grand final of Village of the Year. Across 19 heats and four semi-finals, 76 villages have been whittled down - and now only four remain. There's one last chance to impress, as each of the villages put on a special event for the judges to showcase everything they think makes their village great. Then, residents from each of the final villages gather together at a Village of the Year fete. The judges consider everything they've seen before Penelope Keith announces which village will be crowned Village of the Year and win £10,000.
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