Adrian Edmondson to travel UK in new show

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 October 2011
Adrian Edmondson

Adrian Edmondson

TV funnyman Adrian Edmondson is to get his own show in which he will travel across Great Britain, entitled 'Ade in Britain'

Adrian Edmondson is to get his own show in which he will travel across Great Britain.

The comedian will star in ITV1's 'Ade in Britain', a follow-up to 'The Dales', and in each episode, he will drive to a different part of the country where he will be taught many traditional skills.

He will take his mobile kitchen and meet the people responsible for the local food, drink and traditions that make each area so distinct.

He said: "I'm on a journey to rediscover the things that make Britain unique; we have foods and traditions in this country that you'd be forgiven for thinking are on their way out. If you look hard enough, you'll find they're not. and I'm on a mission to find them."

The former 'Bottom' star has enjoyed every moment of filming the show and there were many highlights.

He said: "There's just too many things to mention, it's a very packed programme, but I loved the Thatching, blending cider brandy, making faggots, seeing the last three remaining liquorice bushes in Pontefract, the Cumberland Wrestlers, Cromer Crabs and the mud horse fishing - even though it nearly killed me! (Myself and the crew got stuck in the mud half a mile into Bridgewater Bay with the tide coming in... Ah, happy days!). I've always had a love of folk music (I have my own band, The Bad Shepherds) but The Unthanks let me sing with them and I think that was one of the highlights of my life, let alone of the series."

The 20-part show is due to air in the winter.

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