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1 hour
First broadcast:
Thursday 14 June 2012

Join Mel Giedroyc for a visit to a teabag factory, and a trip on a canal. Plus, cooking Boston beans, how to tune a piano, and episode 4 of Dakota of the White Flats.


11 items
  • Kennet and Avon Canal

    A trip on a working canal boat, and how to navigate a lock.

  • Boston Beans Part 1

    Cookery writer Tamasin Day Lewis prepares an American classic dish - Boston Beans.

  • Questions, Questions

    Stewart Henderson finds out why teabags only come in multiples of 40.

  • Crinan Canal 1

    Jimmie Macgregor travels to the Crinan Canal in western Scotland and meets a lockkeeper with an unusual hobby...

  • Boston Beans Part 2

    Them beans is ready now...

  • Eel factory

    Sheila Dillon from the Food Programme visits a factory in East London which specialises in making jellied eels.

  • Piano tuner

    Mel meets a Polish piano tuner whose great, great, great grandfather tuned the piano for the composer, Frederic Chopin.

  • What's in a name in Cuba?

    Can you imagine have a name which is your Dad's name spelt backwards? Giving children unusual names is all the rage in Cuba...

  • Crinan Canal 2

    Jimmie Macgregor hears the story of when Queen Victoria was caught short on a trip on the canal...

  • Mel's Magical Mystery Tour

    Mel reveals today's destination: it's a deep, dark place, in a hot country far away, and it's one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.

  • Dakota of the White Flats Ep 4

    Georgia Taylor reads the fourth part of our story by Phillip Ridley. Watch out for the snapping eels...


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