The Dales: where are they now?
Together TV has started showing Adrian Edmondson’s series The Dales. Where he trollops across the Dales over the course of a summer meeting the people who live off this stunning part of the UK. We get to meet many lovely people throughout the series, and you may end up wondering where are they now? We’ve done a bit of detective work and found some updates to share from the lovely people of the Dales.
Ravenseat: Amanda, Clive and their 5 children
Amanda and Clive have expanded their family with four more children and have featured in many more TV programmes. Ravenseat has branched out to include lodgings, although tea and scones are still on the menu (pre-bookings during the global pandemic). Amanda is now more famously known as the Yorkshire Shepherdess with a huge social media following, and she has also written a book about life in the Dales.
Izzy and Ernst’s rescued Rams for wool
Izzy Lane’s sustainable wool fashion business is booming. Their collections have been exhibited at London Fashion Week and in Milan, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Las Vegas, New York and even featured in a catwalk for the Queen. The brand has also been a powerful platform for raising awareness of animal rights. It was awarded the RSPCA award in 2012 for the second time as well as being a finalist in the Daily Mirror Animal Heroes Awards and the Global Sustainable Luxury Awards.
Young Philip and Carol Mellin
When the Dales was filmed Philip had just finished his GCSEs. Today, he’s still very much devoted to his sheep and has expanded his land and herd. A grown man, he’s moved out of his family home, but is still very involved in his father’s farm as he’s split the land with his mother, Carol. Together, sheepdog trailing and training is their passion and they are currently secretary and treasurer of the Yorkshire Sheepdog Society. Philip’s dog, Spot, is still the second placed Yorkshire sheepdog in the Pennine nursery trials 2020/21 season.
The Real Life Vicar of Dibley
The warm reverend Ann Chapman stepped down as priest in charge in 2016 as she moved away from the Upper Dales. She went on to be the house for duty priest in the benefice of Lower Swale and retired in 2018. The four churches in Wensleydale that she ran are still open for mass, though potentially with less cake.
Catch The Dales on Together TV weekdays at 1 pm and 9 pm throughout the month of April.