Alan Titchmarsh: Spring Into Summer episode 6: Call the Midwife star Cliff Parisi tells Alan about everyone’s favourite handyman, Camilla Bassett Smith is back in her cottage garden.
Alan celebrates the great outdoors, offering tips on gardening and farming and getting celebrity guests involved in planting schemes and food tasting. Call the Midwife star Cliff Parisi tells Alan about his role on the show, Camilla Bassett Smith is back in her cottage garden and Jo Behari transforms an old garden bench.
Alan Titchmarsh: Spring Into Summer episode 6
Alan Fred Titchmarsh is an English gardener, broadcaster, poet, and novelist. After working as a professional gardener and a gardening journalist, he established himself as a media personality through appearances on gardening programmes. He has developed a diverse writing and broadcasting career.
Titchmarsh’s first few television appearances were on the long-running BBC television show Nationwide as a horticulture expert. This led to his being invited to present coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show for BBC television in 1983. Titchmarsh hosted this every year until 2013.
In 1996 the cancellation of Pebble Mill at One gave Titchmarsh the opportunity to move back towards his first love, gardening, and he took over as host of another long-running BBC television programme, Gardeners’ World in the same year, the show being filmed in his own garden. Titchmarsh has been married to Alison since 1975 and they have two children, Polly (born 1979) and Camilla (born 1981). In addition to his extensive television and writing work, Titchmarsh is also trustee of his own charity, ‘Gardens for Schools’, and others, including ‘Seeds for Africa’.