Producer/Directors: Anabelle Marshall, Declan Healy
Series Producer: Paul Bithrey
Edit producers: Emma Slack, Katy Bird, Findlay McCrae
Editors: Alastair Auld, Semeon Ogryzko, James Charkow, Adam Mitchell
Executive Producer: Ross Harper
Presented by: Jimmy Doherty
Screen Scotland Support: £300,000 Production Growth Fund
Bees have been declared the most important species on Earth. They’re vital for pollinating the crops we rely on for food – but they are under serious threat. 46% of bee species have declined in the last ten years.
Farmer Jimmy Doherty - who studied entomology as a graduate student - is on a mission to prove that we can all help reverse the decline. In a year-long project, Jimmy confronts the crisis and recruits farmers, council planners and residents of a typical city to join him in the battle to rescue Britain’s bees. Having organised a mass bee count across the area, Jimmy sets about transforming bee deserts into bee havens - but a year on, will his efforts have made a difference?
Jimmy’s Big Bee Rescue was developed and produced by Glasgow factual indie Red Sky.
Production began in summer 2019, with the results of the transformations filmed in 2020. Post production was by Serious at Film City, Glasgow.
The two-part series begins at 8pm, Saturday 29 August on Channel 4. Available on All4.