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James Martin’s Islands to Highlands

  • Episode:

    1 of 20

  • Title:

    Eps 1 to 5

  • Transmission (TX):

    Mon 06 Apr 2020

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    2.00pm - 3.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 15 2020 : Sat 04 Apr - Fri 10 Apr

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  • Published:

    Tue 24 Mar 2020

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James Martin’s Islands to Highlands

Series overview

In a brand new series, James Martin sets off on his foodie travels across the UK. Each day James will be accompanied by a top chef.

Episode 1: Monday 6 April. 2pm - 3pm

The Scilly Isles:
Today James is joined by Galton Blackiston, not only his close pal but also a top-class, Michelin-starred chef. 

In today's show they don diving suits to swim with seals and hire an unusual mode of transport to take them around the islands. Galton visits a sea salt farm and delivers some back to James, who uses it to cook up some wonderful salt-baked sea bass.   

James finds an unusual restaurant situated in the middle of a post office and finishes off the day cooking roast duck by a stunning seashore.

Episode 2: Tuesday 7 April. 2pm - 3pm

In today's journey from Islands to Highlands, James returns to one of his favourite places in the UK - the beautiful county of Cornwall.  

Joining him is his close pal and Michelin-starred chef Galton Blackiston. During their trip they discover some world-class Cornish ice cream, and Galton visits Newlyn fish market to pick up some Cornish cod. James then cooks it, along with Cornish oysters and a warm tartare sauce. They both round off the day with a painting challenge on Sennen beach, where they try out their oil painting skills. Finally, James whips out his BBQ overlooking a beautiful beach, where he cooks delicious surf and turf.

Episode 3: Wednesday 8 April. 2pm - 3pm

On the next leg of his Islands to Highlands tour, James is joined in glorious Devon by his friend and Michelin-starred chef Simon Hulstone.

James visits an extraordinary mushroom farm - situated in a bungalow - and uses some to make a tasty steak and mushroom dish.

Simon samples some award-winning cheese, which inspires James to make a cheese platter fit for a king.

The day ends with a trip to the Art Deco splendour of Burgh Island, where James cooks brill with a beurre blanc, overlooking the stunning views of the Devon coastline..

Episode 4: Thursday 9 April. 2pm - 3pm

In today's episode, James is joined by pal and Michelin-starred chef Mark Jordan, and together they set out to explore the delights of Jersey aboard mini motor bikes.

James samples the delights of one of Jersey's most famous exports - the Jersey Royal potato - and he uses them to cook up a squid risotto with a difference.

Mark Jordan gets a lesson in oyster shucking and James discovers an island speciality Jersey black butter, which he uses to create a delicious sweet treat, a black butter tartlet, served of course with Jersey cream.

Episode 5: Friday 10 April. 2pm - 3pm

Today, James and his wingman, top chef Mark Jordan, hop aboard their motorbikes to discover the wonderful island of Guernsey.

They sample local speciality Gache cake, a seafood platter fit for a king and James uses Guernsey's wonderful dairy produce to make a delicious creamy rice pudding with chargrilled peaches.

Finally, James and Mark set themselves a fishing challenge by attempting to catch the "King of the Sea" the mighty turbot, and James finishes the day by cooking a mouth-watering turbot dish with seafood.