‘You may be asking why I’m driving around the country towing a little caravan behind me. Well, I want to experience and celebrate everything that's great about Britain. From Cornish pasties to Kentish ales, from Morris dancing to sea shanties – I'm not saying that Britain is best, but I think it's in the top one’ – Ade Edmondson
Actor and comedian Adrian Edmondson is back for a second series of ITV Daytime’s Ade in Britain.
From ITV Studios’ production arm Shiver, Ade in Britain sees Ade travel the country sharing his own personal observations, wit and warmth with the British public - who teach him an array of traditional skills along the way.
From Cornwall to Cumbria, Suffolk to Yorkshire, Ade travels the length and breadth of Britain in the 30 x ‘60 series. In each episode Ade drives to a different part of the country taking viewers into the heartland of its scenic beauty. With his mobile kitchen in tow, Ade meets the people at the heart of the community responsible for the food, drink and rich heritage that make each area so distinct.
As well as investigating the legends and landscape of this historic country, Ade immerses himself in its unique local cultures - trying his hand at traditional pastimes including fly-fishing, cider making, basket weaving, glassblowing, mushroom foraging and haggis hurling.
Ade in Britain is produced by Simon Paintin and executive produced by Sally Evans.
Episode information: 1 - 5 April 2013
Monday 1 April - Wales Inland
Actor and comedian Adrian Edmondson is in Wales in today’s programme, as he searches for traditional British foods and crafts. Adrian discovers the history of the Welsh Black cattle, learns how to make a traditional Welsh blanket, and indulges in a sweet treat when he learns about the country’s Italian connection. In the heart of the Brecon Beacons, Adrian cooks up a local dish out of the back of his caravan for some traditional Welsh dancers.
Tuesday 2 April - Northumberland
Actor and comedian Adrian Edmondson is off to England’s northernmost county, Northumberland, to search for local British foods and traditions. He scours the coastline in search of lobsters, makes some feathered friends when he meets a pigeon racer, gets a taste of summer when he meets a strawberry grower and cooks a local favourite for some Northumbrian pipers.
Wednesday 3 April - Sussex
Today actor and comedian Adrian Edmondson travels to Sussex in search of traditional local British foods and crafts. During his visit he learns about farming South Down Sheep, makes his own cricket bat and goes foraging in the woods for wild mushrooms. Before heading on his way Adrian cooks up a local fish dish for some young musicians.
Thursday 4 April - Shropshire
Today actor and comedian Adrian Edmondson and his little caravan arrive in Shropshire, as he continues his search to find the best of Britain’s traditional foods and crafts. Adrian pays a visit to a food producer who is helping to keep a local fruit from extinction, he makes a furry friend when he visits a historic teddy bear factory and finds out about the regions famous fidget pie.
Friday 5 April - Gloucestershire
Today actor and comedian Adrian Edmondson visits Gloucestershire as he searches for the region’s finest traditional foods and crafts. Adrian is taught an old method of mustard making, has a barrel of fun with the country’s last remaining master cooper and helps make Britain’s smelliest cheese.