A Countryside Summer episode 15: In this episode, Frances Tophill visits an allotment grower on the Isle of Man who uses her plants to make natural skincare products, Iolo Williams goes in search of a pair of hen harriers in Snowdonia, and Tom Kerridge show us how to make his special version of Eton mess.
Gethin Jones delivers the ultimate guide to a countryside summer featuring wildlife, food, gardening and outdoor adventure, all brought to you by a selection of favourite faces.
A Countryside Summer episode 15
Nadiya Jamir Hussain is a British TV chef, author and television presenter. She rose to fame after winning the sixth series of BBC’s The Great British Bake Off in 2015. Since winning, she has signed contracts with the BBC to host the documentary The Chronicles of Nadiya and TV cookery series Nadiya’s British Food Adventure and Nadiya’s Family Favourites; co-presented The Big Family Cooking Showdown; and has become a regular contributor on The One Show.
Nadiya Hussain is a columnist for The Times Magazine and has signed publishing deals with Penguin Random House, Hodder Children’s Books and Harlequin. She has appeared as a guest panellist on ITV’s Loose Women. She was invited to bake a cake for the 90th birthday celebrations of Elizabeth II.
In 2017, Hussain was named by Debrett’s as one of the 500 most influential people in the UK and was on BBC News’ 100 Women list. She was also shortlisted for Children’s Book of the Year prize at the British Book Awards for Bake Me A Story and was nominated for Breakthrough Star at the Royal Television Society Awards for The Chronicles of Nadiya. Ted Cantle, the author of a government report on community cohesion, said Hussain had done “more for British-Muslim relations than 10 years of government policy”.
Christopher Gary “Chris” Packham is an English naturalist, nature photographer, television presenter, and author, best known for his television work, including the children’s nature series The Really Wild Show from 1986 to 1995. He has presented the BBC nature series Springwatch since 2009.
Packham was educated at Bitterne Park Secondary School, Taunton’s College, and the University of Southampton, where he received a BSc in Zoology. After graduating, he canceled his study towards a Ph.D. to train as a wildlife cameraman. He formed the production company Head Over Heels with producer Stuart Woodman, making wildlife programmes for Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and the BBC. He is the brother of fashion designer Jenny Packham. He lives in the New Forest with his girlfriend, Charlotte Corney, owner of Isle of Wight Zoo, and his two pet poodles, Itchy and Scratchy.