Ade in Britain

Monday, 7 November 2011, 4:00PM – 5:00PM



Ade in Britain will see Adrian Edmondson follow up his appearance in hit ITV1’s The Dales with his own series in which the comedian and actor travels the country sharing his own personal observations, wit and warmth with the wonderful British public – who teach him many traditional skills along the way. 

In each episode, Ade will drive to a different part of Britain, towing his mobile kitchen behind him, meeting the people responsible for the local food, drink and traditions that make each area so distinct. 

Monday 7 November: North Wales 

In the first episode of this new series starring Adrian Edmondson, we follow him through North Wales looking at local foods and traditions and the people who are keeping them alive. He gets muddy farming mussels by hand, he sees sea salt extracted from the Menai Strait, he finds out how clogs are made and from the back of his caravan he cooks up a traditional local dish of bacon, mussels and leeks. 

Tuesday 8 November: Gloucestershire 

Today Ade Edmondson’s quest to find British traditions and food takes him to the River Severn in Gloucestershire where he cooks up a local delicacy of baby eels and finds out about the peculiar sport of shin kicking at the annual Olympik Games. He also meets the breeders of old spot pigs before cooking an ancient gammon and apricot pie for a pipe and tabor player. 

Wednesday 9 November: Lancashire Coast 

Today Ade’s journey around Great Britain to find traditions and food takes him to the coast of Lancashire where he’s taught the art of making cheese, gets sticky making his own stick of Blackpool Rock, goes shrimping in Morecambe Bay and sings along with members of the George Formby appreciation society before cooking al fresco from his caravan. 

Thursday 10 November: Fens 

Today Ade’s quest to find British traditions and food takes him to The Fens where he learns about the once-endangered Norfolk Black Turkey, tries to catch rabbits with ferrets, learns the ancient art of eel fishing and meets some step dancers and puppeteers before cooking Game Pie out in the open. 

Friday 11 November: Cumbria 

Today Ade’s quest to find British traditions and food takes him to Cumbria where he gets to grips with making a Cumberland sausage, takes to the hills for the ancient sport of hound trailing, tries to uncover the secret recipe for Grasmere Gingerbread and cooks a local dish for local wrestlers. Sticky toffee pudding and Damson Gin also take his fancy. 

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