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The Hairy Bikers Go North | Preview (BBC Two)

After years of riding abroad, The Hairy Bikers, Si King and Dave Myers, are back home in the North of England on their most personal journey yet.

This eight-part series for BBC Two will see them travel from the west coast to the east, discovering the northern producers who are revolutionising the British food scene.

Each week they’ll base themselves in stunning locations - including Bamburgh Castle, a farmhouse in Clough Bottom, and a manor house where Henry VIII is said to have stayed - while exploring the changing areas through restaurants, recipes and inventive new food entrepreneurs.

This is a food adventure that explains where the bikers came from, taking them to the regions they grew up in and have shaped them - but it isn’t all familiar territory.

Through the Peaks and Dales they uncover new production methods, allowing the Bikers to create some incredible new recipes that showcase the allure of the mighty North.

Episode one

Dave and Si ride to Newton in Bowland to visit The Parkers Arms which is renowned for its succulent homemade pie. Following a pitstop at The Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery, the bikers then cook a traditional steak, mushroom and ale pie.

Intrigued by the last temperance bar in the country, the bikers later set off to find out more about this teetotal movement and the alternative drinks they offer.

Next the bikers visit Carron Lodge, a family-run farm that rears water buffalo and uses their milk to create the most beautiful cheeses. Inspired, the bikers then cook a cheesy lasagne for the family.

The Hairy Bikers Go North begins Thursday 23rd September at 8pm on BBC Two and iPlayer.


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