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Strange traditions

Duration: 03:50

From the beginning of time, the apple hasn’t just been a tasty nutritious treat, it’s also one of the world’s most symbolic fruits.

From Adam and Eve to William Tell, it’s at the core of many of our beliefs and folklore. No other fruit has been able to claim to such mythical status, or led to so many of our oldest customs and traditions; some more unexpected than others.

Available since: Sat 13 Apr 2013

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Hairy Bikers' Best of British Series 2, Apples and Pears

13/20 The Bikers reveal the British obsession with apples, as well as the passion for pears.

First broadcast: 18 Apr 2013

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