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Channel 5 Signs Up for Travelogue Series


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The U.K.’s Channel 5 has inked a deal with the culinary presenter Gregg Wallace for the brand-new series Weekend Breaks with Gregg Wallace (working title).

Each week, the series—which is produced by Rumpus Media—will take viewers to a different city for a weekend. The series takes Wallace across Europe, where he visits Rome, Amsterdam, Berlin and Barcelona. In each city, he’ll be experiencing the culture, exploring the history and, of course, indulging in the local cuisine.

Wallace said: “Two of my great loves are food and travel, so to visit some of my favorite cities and explore new ones for this Channel 5 series is just brilliant.”

Daniel Pearl, commissioning editor of factual at Channel 5, said: “Gregg is another great name to join the channel and this genre-crossing series merges travel, food and history to take viewers on a rewarding weekly adventure.”

Fintan Maguire, head of popular factual at Rumpus Media and executive producer on the show, said: “Gregg is well known for his food expertise but people may not know that he has a great passion for history. This series sees him combine the two, as he takes us on long weekends in some of Europe’s greatest cities. In his own fun, curious and inimitable style he’ll take us on a thoroughly enjoyable and revealing whirlwind tour of each destination.”








About Alison Skilton

Alison Skilton is an associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at askilton@worldscreen.com.

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