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Rating
3.5
 
Season 1 Episode 1
North Wales Actor and comedian Adrian Edmondson travels across Britain meeting traditional food producers and people continuing ancient customs. In the first edition, he visits north Wales, where he farms mussels by hand, watches sea-salt being extracted from the Menai Strait, discovers how clogs are made and prepares a local dish of bacon, mussels and leeks

 
Season 1 Episode 2
Gloucestershire Adrian Edmondson is in Gloucestershire, where he visits the River Severn, prepares a local delicacy of baby eels and learns about the unusual sport of shin-kicking. The writer and comedian also meets breeders of Gloucester Old Spot pigs before rustling up a gammon and apricot pie for a musician

 
Season 1 Episode 3
Lancashire Coast Adrian Edmondson is on the Lancashire coast, where he learns how to make cheese and his own stick of Blackpool rock, goes shrimping in Morecambe Bay and prepares an alfresco meal from his caravan. He also finds time for a singalong with members of the George Formby appreciation society

 
Season 1 Episode 4
Fens Adrian Edmondson visits the Fens, where he learns about the once-endangered Norfolk Black turkey and tries to catch rabbits with ferrets. He also discovers how to fish for eels and meets a group of step dancers and puppeteers, before cooking game pie in the open

 
Season 1 Episode 5
Cumbria Adrian Edmondson is in Cumbria, where he gets to grips with the production of Cumberland sausages and tries to uncover the secret recipe for Grasmere gingerbread. The presenter's exploration of unusual British traditions and dishes also leads him to sample the sport of hound trailing and prepare a meal for local wrestlers

 
Season 1 Episode 7
Scotland Adrian Edmondson heads to Scotland, where he helps make whisky, before travelling to the Strathmore Highland Games in the grounds of Glamis Castle, Angus. There he meets weight-throwers and caber-tossers, makes bridies and prepares a traditional meal for a group of dancers

 
Season 1 Episode 8
Derbyshire Adrian Edmondson experiences farm life with Derbyshire Gritstone sheep, turns his hand to dry-stone walling and visits the town of Bakewell to discover which dessert came first - the tart or the pudding. He also finds time to cook a local lamb dish for the Winster Morris Dancers

 
Season 1 Episode 10
South Wales In south Wales, Adrian Edmondson looks at local foods and traditions and the people who are keeping them alive. He meets cockle pickers at the Burry Inlet near the Gower Peninsula, makes his own lovespoon, attempts mackerel fishing with skipper Alan Jackson in Swansea, and cooks a traditional dish of cawl for a male voice choir

 
Season 1 Episode 13
Norfolk Adrian Edmondson visits Norfolk, where he goes in search of crabs, explores the Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Fair, takes a lesson in local dialect, mills flour in the last commercially working windmill in the county and bakes a seafood treat for a group of shantymen

 
Season 1 Episode 15
North Yorkshire Adrian Edmondson visits North Yorkshire, where he learns how to cure ham the old-fashioned way and meets a hornblower who carries out one of the world's oldest daily ceremonies. He also rustles up a local sweet treat before preparing Yorkshire brack for the Muker Silver Band

 
Season 2 Episode 1
North East New series. Actor and comedian Adrian Edmondson embarks on another journey across Britain to meet traditional food producers and people continuing ancient customs. In the first edition, he visits the North East, where he tries his luck fishing for salmon and trout, learns the art of glass-blowing, and samples the regional delicacy of pease pudding and stotties

 
Season 2 Episode 2
The Peak District Adrian Edmondson heads to the Peak District, where he steps on to the auctioneer's podium at Leek livestock market and meets Britain's last maker of traditional horticultural sieves. The presenter also learns about the distinctive-looking poultry of the area and treats musician Andy Cutting to a local snack in the countryside

 
Season 2 Episode 3
Berkshire Adrian Edmondson travels to Berkshire, where he continues to explore Britain's traditional foods, crafts and customs. Today, he takes part in Hungerford's ancient Hocktide celebrations, mucks around with some pigs and tries his luck at the delicate art of fly-fishing. He then cooks up a much-loved regional pudding for a local silver band

 
Season 2 Episode 4
East Midlands Actor and comedian Adrian Edmondson travels to the East Midlands, continuing his search for unique British food and traditions. He goes on the factory floor to discover the history behind Northampton's shoe-making industry. Plus, he meets a couple who produce a local colourful cheese, and serves up a local soup for some falconers on Bosworth's famous battlefields

 
Season 2 Episode 5
Suffolk Adrian Edmondson heads to Suffolk, where he explores the county's unique British foods and traditional crafts. The presenter visits a cider-making business, has a go at the art of silk-weaving, is taught a 200-year-old method for curing ham and produces a famous local stew for some choral singers

 
Season 2 Episode 6
Cumbria Adrian Edmondson travels to Cumbria, where he continues to explore Britain's traditional foods, crafts and customs. Today, he learns about Kendal Mint Cake, tries his luck at fishing the traditional Viking way, discovers the history of rum in the region and makes a spicy cake for local cloggers

 
Season 2 Episode 7
Norfolk Adrian Edmondson visits Norfolk, where he meets a local egg producer and tries his hand at making a corn doll. The presenter is also reunited with eel catcher Peter Carter, who he met in the previous series, to see him demonstrate his century-old punt gun in action

 
Season 2 Episode 8
East Scotland Adrian Edmondson travels to eastern Scotland, where he continues to explore Britain's traditional foods and ancient customs. Today, he meets brothers who are brewing medieval heather ale, visits a family of sporran-makers and samples Highland beef. He then cooks up a nourishing Scottish broth for some local singers

 
Season 2 Episode 9
Buckinghamshire Actor and comedian Adrian Edmondson travels to Buckinghamshire on his search for the region's finest British foods. He meets the last remaining Aylesbury duck breeder and builds his own traditional Windsor chair. He also joins the mayor at High Wycombe's ancient `weighing-in' ceremony and treats a male barbershop choir to an unusually named local dish in the grounds of the Claydon Estate

 
Season 2 Episode 10
Yorkshire Adrian Edmondson explores the Yorkshire region, where his birthplace Bradford is located. Here he meets a group of metalworkers who allow him to try his hand at making cutlery, and goes tea-tasting in Harrogate. He also finds the time to create a snack for a choir using an unusual local recipe

 
Season 2 Episode 11
Welsh Coast Adrian Edmondson explores the Welsh coast to discover the region's finest food and crafts. He meets a butter-maker who is ensuring her 100-year-old family recipe continues, takes to the river in a traditional coracle, enjoys a slice of Bara brith at Britain's oldest Women's Institute, and goes back in time when he visits a Victorian Punch and Judy show. He also cooks some local sausages

 
Season 2 Episode 12
Staffordshire Adrian Edmondson heads to Staffordshire, where he learns about oatcakes, pays a visit to the region's Marmite factory and explores the Potteries, where he is taught the art of producing ceramics by hand. Before he leaves the county, the presenter also meets dancers keeping an unusual ceremony alive and prepares a local dessert

 
Season 2 Episode 13
Northern Ireland Adrian Edmondson explores Northern Ireland to discover the country's finest foods and crafts. He visits a famous apple orchard, is taught the traditional art of basket weaving, and uses a local recipe to bake soda bread. A dance group provides entertainment while the host prepares an Irish delicacy

 
Season 2 Episode 14
Cornwall Comedian Adrian Edmondson explores Cornwall, learning about the region's sardine industry while enjoying a spot of night-time fishing. He also competes in a boat race and samples ale, before baking biscuits for a local group of harpists

 
Season 2 Episode 15
East London Adrian Edmondson takes a trip to London's East End, where he makes an early morning call to the famous Billingsgate fish market and helps cook up a cockney feast of pie, eels and liquor sauce. Plus, the comedian explores an unusual Easter celebration and rustles up a treat for the local Pearly Kings and Queens from the back of his caravan

 
Season 2 Episode 16
Yorkshire Coast Adrian Edmondson explores the Yorkshire coast to discover the region's finest food and crafts. He roams the North York Moors for some tasty mutton, goes in search of Whitby jet, and prepares gingerbread for members of the Scarborough Spa Orchestra

 
Season 2 Episode 17
Devon Adrian Edmondson heads to Devon, where he learns about the oldest herd of red deer in Britain, is taught the basics of call-change bell ringing and meets some orange elephants roaming in the countryside. He also samples some local entertainment, courtesy of folk musician and singer Jackie Oates

 
Season 2 Episode 18
West Midlands Adrian Edmondson explores the West Midlands to discover the region's finest foods and crafts. He discovers how British cuisine has been influenced by food cultures from overseas, visits a pork scratching factory, takes a handmade sports car for a test drive and learns how to make goat's cheese

 
Season 2 Episode 19
Jersey Actor and comedian Adrian Edmondson's journey takes him off the mainland and to the largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey. He meets a turbot farmer with a rather unusual workplace, and gets in a tangle when he is taught the art of spinning wool. Plus, he tries some of the island's delicacies and cooks a meal for a brass band

 
Season 2 Episode 20
West Scotland Actor and comedian Adrian Edmondson explores western Scotland to discover the region's finest traditional foods and crafts. He heads out to sea with a scampi fisherman, tries his hand at playing the bagpipes, and learns about the country's most famous delicacy - haggis - before cooking up a sweet treat for a local fiddle player

 
Season 2 Episode 21
Wales Inland Adrian Edmondson explores Wales to discover its finest food and crafts. He uncovers the history of the Welsh Black cattle, learns how to make a traditional Welsh blanket, finds out what links the country with Italy, and cooks a local dish in the heart of the Brecon Beacons

 
Season 2 Episode 22
Northumberland Adrian Edmondson heads to Northumberland, where he tours the coastline in search of lobsters and meets a pigeon-racer. He also talks to a strawberry grower and cooks a popular local dish for a group of pipers

 
Season 2 Episode 23
Sussex Adrian Edmondson visits Sussex to discover the region's finest foods and crafts. He learns about farming Southdown sheep, makes his own cricket bat and goes foraging in the woods for wild mushrooms, before using a local fish recipe to prepare a dish for a group of musicians

 
Season 2 Episode 24
Shropshire Actor and comedian Adrian Edmondson travels to Shropshire, where he visits a food producer who is helping to keep local fruit from disappearing. Plus, he visits a historic teddy bear factory and finds out about the region's famous fidget pie

 
Season 2 Episode 25
Gloucestershire Adrian Edmondson travels to Gloucestershire, where he discovers a traditional method of making mustard and helps to prepare Britain's smelliest cheese. The actor and comedian also meets the country's last remaining master cooper

 
Season 2 Episode 26
North West Adrian Edmondson explores the North West of England to discover its finest food and crafts. He fulfils a childhood dream when he visits a sweet factory, goes underground to see a salt mine, and cooks up a seafarer's favourite for some shanty men at Liverpool's Albert Docks

 
Season 2 Episode 27
Essex Actor Adrian Edmondson heads to Essex, where he goes on a hunt for shellfish, visits a famous jam-maker and learns the traditional craft of horse-logging. Before he leaves the county, he cooks a treat for local folk band Mawkin

 
Season 2 Episode 28
Dorset Adrian Edmondson travels to Dorset, where he continues to explore Britain's traditional foods, crafts and customs. He meets a couple who farm mushrooms, learns the art of scything and visits the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Adrian also cooks a local dish for a children's step-dancing group in the grounds of Kingston Lacy, a 17th-century country house

 
Season 2 Episode 29
Lincolnshire Actor and comedian Adrian Edmondson visits the historic county of Lincolnshire, stopping at a family butchers that has been serving an unusual local delicacy since the 1900s. He also learns about the art of stone masonry at the top of Lincoln Cathedral, meets a farmer who keeps one of Britain's oldest breeds of cattle and cooks a regional snack for local folk singers

 
Season 2 Episode 30
Actor and comedian Adrian Edmondson visits Co Down in Northern Ireland, where he explores the area's traditional foods and crafts. He spends a day harvesting potatoes, learns the secrets of one of the world's oldest fabrics, heads out on a boat in search of seaweed, and cooks a hearty dish for a family of award-winning local folk singers. Last in the series

 

 

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