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White House Farm in Sprowston set to feature on CBeebies TV show Down on the Farm

PUBLISHED: 12:54 26 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:58 26 October 2017

White House Farm in Sprowston hosted a CBeebies film crew for an episode of Down on the Farm. Pictured are presenter JB Gill with co-owner Charlotte Gurney and the children featured in the show.

White House Farm in Sprowston hosted a CBeebies film crew for an episode of Down on the Farm. Pictured are presenter JB Gill with co-owner Charlotte Gurney and the children featured in the show.

Holly James

A family farm in Sprowston is set to enjoy some TV limelight after a CBeebies film crew went behind the scenes to show children how fruit is grown.

White House Farm in Sprowston was the setting for an episode of the CBeebies show ‘Down on the Farm’.White House Farm in Sprowston was the setting for an episode of the CBeebies show ‘Down on the Farm’.

Tomorrow evening’s autumnal episode of Down on the Farm will feature White House Farm, off Wroxham Road – a pick-your-own farm with a café and farm shop.

Presenter JB Gill, who initially found fame with boyband JLS, put on his wellies to chat to farmer’s wife Charlotte Gurney, while four children aged between four and six were filmed as they picked and pressed pears.

Children were chosen for their connection to the farm, including four-year-old Ronnie, whose mother Lilly Symon has worked at the café and farm shop for three years. She said: “I was delighted Ronnie was asked to be involved, he’s a huge fan of the farm and it’s great to show other children where fresh fruit comes from.

“We’ve had such a fun day watching the film crew at work and it’s only taken a bit of encouragement to get the children to engage on camera. It’s been a fantastic opportunity and I can’t wait to see it on the television at home.”

During the filming, two young boys made an apple and blackberry pie in the farmhouse kitchen with Mrs Gurney, who said: “It’s been quite an experience letting a whole film crew into your house but we’ve loved every minute. It’s made us realise quite how much time and effort goes into what we watch on the box each evening.”

White House Farm is due to feature on Down on the Farm on Friday, October 27 at 5pm.

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