Millions Tune in to An Island Parish
The BBC Two series set on Sark, An Island Parish, achieved viewing figures of 2.35 million for its first episode that was broadcast on 17th January and was the sixth most watched programme on BBC Two. This is the second time the series has been set on Sark and features life on the island during winter with old favourites like fisherman Bas, Dave the shepherd and Methodist Lay Preacher Karen as well as many new faces. There are six episodes in all and highlights include Sark’s Got Talent, Zoe’s giant jumble sale, members of the island’s emergency services stripping for charity and the amazing blizzard that struck Sark last March. The series also features Karen’s continuing journey towards becoming fully ordained and the on-going search for a full-time vicar for St Peter’s Church. More than anything this series shows how the community here pull together to make life on Sark work as well as answering that much asked question, ‘What do you do in winter’. The series continues on Fridays at 8.30pm and you can also watch it on BBC iPlayer.
Pictures by Sue Daly, clockwise from top left
Fisherman Bas Adams
Shepherd Dave Scott & Persil
Methodist Lay Preacher Karen Le Mouton
Head of the Emergency Services Kevin Adams