Distributed By - Warner Bros Entertainment
Twenty of the UK’s award winning chefs and cooks return to champion more of our fabulous but forgotten British produce. Celebrating heritage varieties that need our attention, and fighting for those in danger of disappearing forever. To encourage us to support and buy these forgotten classic ingredients they cook three delicious and mouth watering recipes for us to try at home to help get these fantastic foods back on our plates.
SHOW 1 – Wednesday 10th October 8pm
Michelin starred chef Michel Roux Jr is determined to persuade us that there is more to the British strawberry than one variety and ropes in the Wimbledon presenting team to help him and James Martin discovers that sales of watercress have plummeted and sets out to try and reverse this trend.
SHOW 2 – Wednesday 17th October 8pm
Masterchefs Gregg Wallace champions British raspberries as he discovers there’s a deadly enemy threatening its survival. Our rabbit population is at its highest since 1950, and Clarissa Dickson Wright wants to revive our culinary heritage and get them back in our cooking pots.
SHOW 3 – Wednesday 24th October 8pm
Renowned chef Raymond Blanc tries his hand at the ancient art of coracle fishing while campaigning to get trout back onto our plates and Great British Bake-off star Mary Berry is shocked to discover that her favourite treat only has to contain two and half per cent milk protein to be called ice cream and fights to revive real dairy ice cream.
SHOW 4 – Monday 29th October 7pm
Ainsley Harriot is on a mission to revive our taste for traditional British mustards and Valentine Warner goes stalking for wild deer as he campaigns to get us all eating more venison.
SHOW 5 – Tuesday 30th October 7pm
Antonio Carluccio takes us on a magical journey as he goes foraging to revive the fortunes of his favourite ingredient, the British mushroom and Matt Tebbutt takes on the culinary equivalent of climbing Everest by championing offal.
SHOW 6 – Wednesday 31st October 7pm
Giorgio Locatelli campaigns for the revival of the British sardine. They thrive in the sea off Cornwall but shockingly we hardly eat any of them and he’s determined to find out why. Jason Atherton goes into battle for the beleaguered British gooseberry. We used to grow 2000 varieties, but today, only four are produced commercially.
SHOW 7 – Thursday 1st November 7pm
Glynn Purnell is determined to revive the fortunes of the British brown shrimp which we’ve virtually given up on, in favour of imported prawns. John Torode fights for the Aylesbury duck, one of our oldest duck breeds, which is close to disappearing altogether.
SHOW 8 – Monday 5th November 7pm
Tom Kerridge champions our remaining artisan producers of traditional cured ham and encourages us all to seek out this delicious meat. Monica Galetti flies the flag for British asparagus and is delighted to discover that the season has been extended from eight weeks to six months.
SHOW 9 – Tuesday 6th November 7pm
Only 15 percent of beer sold in pubs is real ale, and Angela Harnett champions it’s revival as she challenges a group of kitten heeled city women to get rid of their prejudices and swap their wine for ale. Michael Caines celebrates the charms of hard working British carrot and proves it can be much more than just a side dish.
SHOW 10 – Saturday 1st December 6:30pm
Allegra McEvedy champions the humble little oat and discovers that there is much more to it than just porridge. Recently we’ve lost three quarters of our runner bean fields, and Gary Rhodes fights for the revival of this quintessential British summer vegetable.
Executive Producer for the BBC: Lindsay Bradbury.
Executive Producer for Outline: Bridget Boseley
Series Producer: Toni Williamson