Ade in Britain

Monday, 28 November 2011, 4:00PM – 5:00PM

Adrian Edmondson travels around Britain meeting traditional food producers and people continuing ancient customs. 

Monday 28 November Leicestershire 

Today Ade Edmondson’s quest to find British traditions and foods takes him to Leicestershire where he meets a man who makes traditional Melton Mowbray pork pies, samples life in a monastery, makes the world-famous Stilton cheese and cooks up Bosworth Jumbles for a group of handbell ringers. 

Tuesday 29 November South Yorkshire 

Today Ade Edmondson’s quest to find British traditions and food takes him to South Yorkshire where he meets a local cattle farmer and a champion Yorkshire pudding maker for an enviable roast dinner, visits the Todmorden Agricultural Show, learns the difference between forced and outdoor grown rhubarb, meets a liquorice grower and then uses the rhubarb to bake an old fashioned rhubarb pie for the Grenoside Long Sword Dancers. 

Wednesday 30 November Somerset 

Today Ade Edmondson’s quest for British Traditions and foods takes him to Somerset where he gets stuck into mud fishing the traditional way, learns how to make a willow coffin, spends a few delightful hours tasting cider brandy before cooking up Priddy Oggy for folk duo Mrs Price’s Parlour. 

Thursday 1 December Northumberland 

Today Ade Edmondson’s quest to find British traditions and food takes him to Northumberland where he smokes kippers at Craster, takes to a horse to ride the town boundary at Berwick upon Tweed, meets a couple passionate about potatoes and cooks Pan Haggerty with kippers for folk singing sisters Becky and Rachel Unthank in the grounds of Langley Castle in Hexham. 

Friday 2 December Kent 

Today Ade Edmondson’s quest to find British traditions and foods takes him to Kent. In the garden of England Ade learns how Bitter is made and of course, how it tastes, before heading off to get to grips with oysters at the Whitstable oyster fair. Later he meets a man who’s nuts about cobnuts before cooking up Cherry Batter Pudding for a group of Morris men.

Monday, 21 November 2011, 4:00PM – 5:00PM

Monday 21 November: Cheshire 

Today Ade Edmondson’s quest to find British traditions and food takes him to Cheshire. Ade helps make Cheshire cheese, gets his hands dirty worm-charming and meets a world champion gooseberry grower before cooking up Cheshire Cheese Soup for a Tic Tac man at Chester Races. 

Part One: Heler’s Dairy Farm and Cheshire Cheese 

Part Two: Worm Charming 

Part Three: Gooseberries 

Part Four: Cheshire Race Course 

Smash and Grabs: Chester cakes 

Recipe: Cheshire Cheese Soup 

 

Tuesday 22 November: Dorset 

Today Ade Edmondson’s quest to find British traditions and food takes him to Dorset where he treats some Dorset Horn Sheep to a manicure and hair cut, gets to grips with the traditional skill of thatching, plants and harvests watercress and goes blueberry picking, before baking a Dorset Apple cake for a group of local Stave Dancers. 

Part One: Dorset Horn sheep 

Part Two: Roof Thatching 

Part Three: Watercress and Blueberries 

Part Four: Stave Dancers (Bourne Bumpers) 

Smash and Grabs: Blue Vinny Cheese and Dorset Knobs 

Recipe: Dorset Apple cake 

 

Wednesday 23 November: Norfolk 

Today Ade Edmondson’s quest to find British traditions and food takes him to Norfolk when he goes to sea to help catch Cromer crabs, visits the Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Fair, takes a dialect lesson from a local, mills flour in the last commercially working windmill in the county and makes baked Cromer Crab for a group of Shantymen in Sheringham. 

Part one: Cromer Crab Fishing 

Part two: Cromer Crab Fayre 

Part three: Denver Windmill 

Part four: Sheringham Shantymen 

Smash and Grabs: Bloaters and Samphire 

Recipe: Baked Cromer Crab 

 

Thursday 24 November: Devon 

Today Ade Edmondson’s quest to find British traditions and foods takes him to Devon, where he buys fresh fish at the Brixham Fish Market, meets a pair of cob builders who make things out of mud, visits a man who makes gin and cooks up a local dish for Devon folk hero Seth Lakeman. 

Part One: Brixham Fish Market 

Part Two: Cob building 

Part Three: Plymouth Gin 

Part Four: Seth Lakeman 

Smash and Grab: Devon Ice cream 

Recipe: Devonshire Squab Pie 

 

Friday 25 November: North Yorkshire 

Today Ade Edmondson’s quest to find British traditions and food takes him to North Yorkshire where he learns how to cure a ham the old fashioned way, meets a Hornblower who carries out the oldest daily ceremony in the world, makes one of Yorkshire’s favourite treats then cooks up a local dish for the Muker Silver Band. 

 

Part One: Yorkshire Ham 

Part Two: Ripon Hornblower 

Part Three: Betty’s Tearooms 

Part Four: Muker Silver Band 

Smash and Grabs: Eggs and Glendale Ginger beer 

Recipe: Yorkshire Brack

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

ADE IN BRITAIN TRANSMITS WEEKDAYS (MONDAY – FRIDAY) 4-5PM. 

WEEK ONE 

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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