BBC2 tags along on “Terry and Mason’s Food Trip”

The Irish TV veteran (left) and the Cabbie Abroad star (right) are teaming up with UK indie Curve Media for a culinary travel series based on Samuel Chamberlain's 1963 book British Bouquet: An Epicurean Tour of Britain.
May 1, 2015

BBC2 has ordered a culinary travel series starring Irish broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan.

Produced by London-based indie Curve Media, Terry and Mason’s Food Trip (working title, pictured) is inspired by Samuel Chamberlain’s 1963 book British Bouquet: An Epicurean Tour of Britain and teams Wogan with A Cabbie Abroad star Mason McQueen.

The pair will travel the UK to explore the culinary and social histories of the locations referenced in the book while sharing personal anecdotes and historical facts, and meeting with the locals. The 20 x 30-minute series will air later in the year.

Carla-Maria Lawson serves as the exec producer for BBC and Caroline Blackadder is exec producing for Curve Media.

Word of the commission comes following the news that the UK pubcaster’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, has acquired a 25% stake in Curve Media. The company was launched last September by former Cineflix Media executives Rob Carey and Camilla Lewis.

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