BBC One announces special new programme with Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya

The BBC today announces it has commissioned a one off special from Love Productions, The Chronicles Of Nadiya (w/t), an exuberant food-inspired journey from Nadiya's birthplace in Luton to her family village in the north east of Bangladesh.

Published: 26 April 2016
We are delighted that she will be using her cooking skills to take us on a journey to such an extraordinary and changing land
— Patrick Holland, Head of Commissioning, Documentaries

This two-part series combines personal revelation with fascinating food travelogue and explores the hidden world of Bangladesh and the exceptional dishes typical of the country.

From Luton, where Nadiya grew up and first learnt to cook, to the family's village in Bangladesh and beyond, Nadiya embarks on a voyage of discovery: cooking dishes from her childhood, sharing favourite meals with family and friends, learning new recipes, finding out what's changed on the food scene since her last visit a decade ago for her wedding, and meeting people as passionate about food as she is.

Patrick Holland, Head of Commissioning, Documentaries, says: “Nadiya's story on Bake Off touched the hearts of the nation. We are delighted that she will be using her cooking skills to take us on a journey to such an extraordinary and changing land.”

The Chronicles of Nadiya is produced the Love Productions. The Executive Producer is Kieran Smith. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Clare Paterson, Documentaries.

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