Channel 5 has commissioned Corfu Cookery School(w/t), a new 6×60-min travelogue series from Twofour that will follow Chris Hollins, Jo Wood, Nitin Ganatra, Sue Johnston, Rory McGrath and Charlie Brooks as they all head to the island of Corfu.
The series, which was announced at The Televisual Factual Festival today by commissioning editor Emma Westcott, blends travel, exploration and Greek history as well as the topical Mediterranean diet, known for its health benefits.
Well-known faces experience the culture and lifestyle of the island as they enjoy the Greek cuisine which they have carefully crafted under the tutelage of the Corfu Cookery School.
They will not only learn to cook iconic Mediterranean dishes but experience working the land as they harvest grapes, pick olives or try their hands at fishing for octopus in the Ionian waters.
The series marks Channel 5’s first static travel series and will air early next year.
Emma Westcott, Commissioner Editor, Factual and Features for Channel 5 said “With a fascinating blend of well-known faces and interesting characters, against a backdrop of beautiful scenery and delicious traditional Greek food, this series will be a stimulating visual and culinary treat for our viewers.”
The series producer is Amanda Kean and the executive producer is Dan Adamson for Twofour. Melanie Darlaston is the Executive Producer for GroupM Entertainment, while Caroline Bourne is the Production Executive for GroupM Entertainment.
It is a co-production between TwoFour/ GroupM Entertainment.
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