BBC One Daytime welcomes the return of The Hairy Bikers

BBC One has announced a raft of new programmes for its Autumn and Winter daytime schedule.

In ‘The Hairy Bikers’ Winter Warmers’, cooks Dave Meyers and Si King (aka the Hairy Bikers) will be sharing their favourite home-cooked winter warmers: dishes that are easy to make and comforting to eat in the coldest of months. They will also take a look at some of the best-loved international dishes that warm up our winters.

The pair will be exploring the stories behind some of the dishes that have bonded us over generations, meeting some of Britain’s best home cooks, and finding out what the professionals like to cook when they’re off duty.

In ‘People Power’, Dave Myers of the Hairy Bikers, along with Juliet Sargeant, Martyn Ashton and Nicki Chapman, are on a mission to show that all of us have something we can do, however small, which can make a huge difference to the lives of others.

In a bid to build a sense of community and shared responsibility for those around us in need, the team will be calling upon volunteers to put their skills and imagination to use to put something back into the communities in which they live.

Over the course of the week, they will be highlighting some ‘incredible’ volunteering projects around the UK, while also calling on some well-known faces to help them bring a transformation to one community in need.

Martyn Ashton, a biking legend turned motivator who suffered a crash that left him paralysed, will be visiting projects around the UK to bring inspiration from these initiatives back to the programme’s community project. Juliet Sargeant is a Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winner and Nicki Chapman is a TV presenter and former ‘Pop Idol’ judge

For weekday mornings, ‘Good Food For Good People’ will look at the topical issue of food waste and food banks, and the people who use them.This five-part series, spread across one week, will highlight the huge amount of food waste in the UK, and feature two charities who believe they have a unique business model that offers a real solution to the problem: Oxford Food Bank and The Felix Project.

Robin Aitken and David Cairns founded the Oxford Food Bank in 2009. The organisation takes the fresh food that supermarkets can’t sell and delivers it to charities. The recipient charities then run cookery classes, make community meals, use the ingredients for dishes in their cafes, or put together food parcels for people in need.

Now Robin and David, along with two new partners, have set up The Felix Project, which is applying the model to London. The programme will spend time with the trustees, employees, volunteers, food suppliers and beneficiaries of both charities.

‘My Farm’s Big Day Out’ is a 15-part series that celebrates the range of family-run farms across the UK. In each episode, two farms prepare for the biggest event in their respective fields – from cheese and dairy shows; to farm shop and deli expos; from food festivals to a visit from the Michelin guide; from a sheep-shearing competition to livestock shows. Their aim is to win recognition and boost their business so they can ensure their legacy continues.

The Hairy Bikers will host The Housewares Innovation Awards 2017 ceremony, organised by www.HousewaresLive.net and Housewares Magazine in partnership with Spring Fair.

The TV stars, who are being sponsored by housewares distributor Europasonic, will be presenting prizes on stage at the glittering event, which takes place on the evening of Monday February 6 – during the NEC’s Spring Fair – at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.

The awards cover the housewares industry’s best products, retailers and individuals and the deadline to enter has been extended to Monday October 10. Visit www.housewaresinnovationawards.com for details or contact event manager Laurie Marrington on lmarrington@datateam.co.uk or 07903 712 102.

The Hairy Bikers will host The Housewares Innovation Awards 2017 ceremony, organised by www.HousewaresLive.net and Housewares Magazine in partnership with Spring Fair.

The TV stars, who are being sponsored by housewares distributor Europasonic, will be presenting prizes on stage at the glittering event, which takes place on the evening of Monday February 6 – during the NEC’s Spring Fair – at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.

The awards cover the housewares industry’s best products, retailers and individuals and the deadline to enter has been extended to Monday October 10. Visit www.housewaresinnovationawards.com for details or contact event manager Laurie Marrington on lmarrington@datateam.co.uk or 07903 712 102.

Check Also

BHETA repeats digital sales and marketing training course due to member demand

BHETA is repeating its popular series of webinars advising members on how to maximise sales …