Terry & Mason’s Great Food Trip comes to BBC Two
Television royalty Sir Terry Wogan (Children in Need, Eurovision) and London cabbie Mason McQueen (A Cabbie Abroad, Toughest Place To Be A…) have joined forces to embark on the ultimate British culinary adventure in Terry & Mason’s Great Food Trip, a brand new series for BBC Two.
I've taken the high road in the back seat of Mason's black London cab, as together we travel the country, meeting the people, seeing the sights and forcing down the occasional mouthful of food, in our fearless pursuit of epicurean excellence.
Produced by Curve Media, the programme takes inspiration from the 1963 book British Bouquet: An Epicurean Tour Of Britain by Samuel Chamberlain.
Hungry to find out about British food today, Sir Terry and Mason will explore the food and social history of various locations referenced in the book with personal anecdotes, surprising historical facts and comparisons of ‘then and now’ to lead their journey, through the knowledge of the local people.
Sir Terry says: “I've taken the high road in the back seat of Mason's black London cab, as together we travel the country, meeting the people, seeing the sights and forcing down the occasional mouthful of food, in our fearless pursuit of epicurean excellence."
Mason says: “Swapping the busy streets of London for the country lane has been a welcome experience. Terry has been a brilliant guide, as have all the local people we’ve met and I’ve definitely learnt more about British cuisine.”
BBC Executive Producer Carla-Maria Lawson says: “It’s been brilliant working with both Sir Terry and Mason. Together they offer up a unique travelogue of the tastes of Britain.”
Caroline Blackadder, Executive Producer at Curve Media, says: It’s a pleasure to work with the BBC on this new exciting series. Sir Terry Wogan and Mason McQueen’s sparkling on-screen relationship make the programmes a very entertaining journey through the history of British foods past and present.
Terry & Mason’s Great Food Trip is a 20x30 series produced by Curve Media for BBC Two and will transmit later this year.