Old MacDonald’s Farm

With a family this large and diverse – can you ever simply be mum and dad?

Produced by 1A Productions. Commissioned by BBC Scotland

When Don and Christine MacDonald quit their desk jobs in Scotland “for a bit of a change” and move to Zambia with their two daughters, they don’t bargain on ending up with 30 more children

The film follows four years of ups and downs for the MacDonalds as they take on a Zambian farm, adopting several local children and how they come to be fostering up to several dozen children from the streets of Lusaka.


Old MacDonald’s Farm aired on BBC2 Scotland on Saturday 26 January 2013 at 7.10pm. Visit the film’s page on the BBC website for more information.