Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh episode 2: Wildlife presenter Ben Fogle and actress Phyllis Logan join the presenter in his celebration of the great British countryside. Alan also meets a master willow-basket weaver, looks back to the flower trends of the 1980s and samples British sparkling wine with Clodagh McKenna. Plus, more from the organic halal farming family the Radwans.
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.
Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh episode 2
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’.
Phyllis Logan (born 11 January 1956) is a Scottish actress, known for playing Lady Jane Felsham in Lovejoy (1986–93) and Mrs Hughes (later Carson) in Downton Abbey (2010–15). She won the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer for the 1983 film Another Time, Another Place. Her other film appearances include Secrets & Lies (1996) and Shooting Fish (1997).
Benjamin Myer Fogle, FRGS (born 3 November 1973) is an English broadcaster, writer and adventurer, best known for his presenting roles with British television channels Channel 5, BBC and ITV.