Pair of New Commissions for BBC Factual


The BBC has made two new factual commissions, announced at Wales Screen Summit, both produced out of Cardiff and made by South Shore.

For BBC Two and iPlayer, Andi Oliver’s Big Bash (w.t.) sees the renowned chef and restaurateur bring her party-organizing skills to towns and cities across the U.K., galvanizing communities with her belief in the power of delicious food, good vibes and great music to bring people together and lift the soul.

The Hairy Bikers Go West, an eight-parter for BBC Two and iPlayer, sees the return of best friends Si and Dave in a celebration of enduring friendship, foodies’ passion and the people of this part of the world. They will travel from north to south, discovering the producers, farmers and chefs that are contributing to a modern British culinary revolution.

Catherine Catton, BBC’s head of commissioning for factual entertainment and events, said: “These two new shows showcase the food, passion and creativity of people all across the U.K., and I’m very excited to be bringing them to BBC viewers. Andi Oliver is renowned for her legendary parties, so what better person to help communities across the country celebrate in the most joyful way possible. And I’m so pleased that the Hairy Bikers are back on the road once again, this time discovering what makes our western shores, from Bute Island to Devon, so special.”