Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh episode 4: Joining Alan Titchmarsh at his barn in the Hampshire countryside this time are Ray Mears and Fern Britton. Ray rustles up a campfire breakfast using bushcraft techniques. He also remembers a day he spent at the allotment with Mary Berry and welcomes some rare breed pigs to the farm. 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 4
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’.
Fern Britton (born 17 July 1957) is an English television presenter and author. She co-presented Breakfast Time in the 1980s, coming to mainstream national attention when hosting cookery game show Ready Steady Cook between 1994 and 2000 on BBC One. She presented ITV’s This Morning programme from 1999 to 2009. In 2012, she participated in Strictly Come Dancing, where she was paired with professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev. Since 2010 she has also published a number of bestselling novels and books of short stories and non-fiction.
Raymond Paul Mears (born 7 February 1964) is a British woodsman, instructor, businessman, author and TV presenter. His TV appearances cover bushcraft and survival techniques. He is best known for the TV series Ray Mears’ Bushcraft, Ray Mears’ World of Survival, Extreme Survival, Survival with Ray Mears, Wild Britain with Ray Mears and Ray Mears Goes Walkabout.