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BBC2 plates Outline’s “Extraordinary Places to Eat: The Insider’s Guide”

British pubcaster BBC2 has commissioned TV indie Outline Productions for a culinary travel series fronted by First Dates maitre d’ Fred Sirieix. Extraordinary Places to Eat: The Insider’s Guide (w/t; 4 ...
October 17, 2018

British pubcaster BBC2 has commissioned TV indie Outline Productions for a culinary travel series fronted by First Dates maitre d’ Fred Sirieix.

Extraordinary Places to Eat: The Insider’s Guide (w/t; 4 x 60 minutes) features Sirieix (pictured) as he travels around the world with some of Britain’s top chefs, visiting some of their favorite places to eat. From San Sebastian to Venice, Sirieix and his guest unveil what goes into delivering an unforgettable dining experience.

Sirieix’s companions in this series include Michel Roux Jr. in Paris; Nisha Katona in San Sebastian; Tom Kerridge in Edinburgh; and Angela Hartnett in Venice.

Outline’s Katy Fryer, Laura Mansfield and Helen Veale serve as executive producers on the series. The producer/directors are Michael Ratcliffe, Tara Jang and Ed St. Giles.

The series was commissioned by BBC2 controller Patrick Holland and David Brindley, head of popular factual and factual entertainment. Catherine Catton is commissioning editor for the BBC.

UK distributor DRG is distributing the format and finished shows internationally.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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