Big Farmer was a pharmacist who worked at Weatherfield General.
In September 2019, Big Farmer was arrested on suspicion of dealing drugs which he had stolen from the hospital. Ali Neeson, who Big Farmer regularly supplied with diazepam, was left in a bad way following his arrest and attempted to score drugs on his own - before eventually going cold turkey with the help of Robert Preston and Ryan Connor.
By November 2019, Big Farmer had lost everything - having been struck off from the hospital and awaiting bail - but more trouble came his way when he was kidnapped by Gary Windass after being found by his private detective. Gary threatened Big Farmer to reveal everything he knew about Ali - as Gary had fallen in love with Maria Connor but feared losing her to Ali. Upon revealing everything, Big Farmer was let go by Gary.
- The character of "Big Farmer" was uncredited during his first appearance in Episode 9871.