Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh episode 1: New series. Alan Titchmarsh hosts from Hampshire, celebrating the great British countryside. Joining him this week are singer Jason Donovan and Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood, while Alan revisits his time at Highgrove with the Prince of Wales and David Domoney offers simple tips for how to welcome in the wildlife.
Alan Titchmarsh hosts this enjoyable magazine show from his Hampshire home – or rather from his barn that’s been dressed using recycled or reclaimed items and local handicrafts.
He chats to the set designers as well as to guests Craig Revel Horwood and Jason Donovan who reveal how they like to spend Sundays before getting a lesson on keeping hens and hearing from Lord Montagu of Beaulieu about his remarkable collection of vintage cars. Of course, there’s some gardening, too, with a reminder of Alan’s 2010 interview with Prince Charles at Highgrove.
It’s like spending a relaxing weekend in the countryside while staying at home.
Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh episode 1
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’.
Jason Sean Donovan (born 1 June 1968) is an Australian actor and singer. He initially achieved fame in the Australian soap Neighbours, playing Scott Robinson, before beginning a career in music in 1988. In the UK he has sold over 3 million records. His debut album Ten Good Reasons was the highest-selling album in the UK in 1989, with sales of over 1.5 million. He has had four UK No. 1 singles, one of which was “Especially for You”, his 1988 duet with fellow Neighbours co-star Kylie Minogue. He has also appeared in several stage musicals, most prominently in the lead role of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the early 1990s.