The Hairy Bikers Go West celebrates the amazing food producers, cuisine and vista of Britain’s west shores.
This eight part series for BBC Two and iPlayer sees the return of best friends Si and Dave in a celebration of enduring friendship, foodies’ passion and the people of this part of the world. They will travel from north to south discovering the producers, farmers and chefs that are contributing to a modern British culinary revolution.
Each week they’ll ride across one stunning part of the west coast and explore the changing area through restaurants, recipes, producers and inventive new food entrepreneurs.
Starting in Scotland and riding all the way to Devon, this is the perfect trip for the Bikers to revisit places that are meaningful to their past, special locations where their friendship was forged, and locations linked to their family history. But it won’t all be familiar territory as they meet new friends and explore new scenery to cook mouth-watering recipes inspired by the diversity of the West coast.
Their journey begins on Bute Island and travels through Dumfries & Galloway, Lancashire, Merseyside & the Isle of Man, North Wales, The Severn Estuary and Somerset, ending in Devon.
Along the way, they’ll meet some of the best artisan food producers in the UK alongside award winning chefs and an incredible array of locals keen to share their passion for local produce.
The Hairy Bikers Go West (8x60) was commissioned by Catherine Catton, BBC Head of Commissioning, Factual Entertainment & Events. The Executive Producers for South Shore are Andrew Mackenzie & Melanie Leach. The BBC Commissioning Editor is Jasmyn McGuile and the Series Editor is Francois Gandolfi.