British As Folk. Image shows from L to R: Fern Brady, Ivo Graham, Darren Harriott. Copyright: STV Productions
British As Folk

British As Folk

  • TV factual
  • Dave
  • 2021
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Fern Brady, Darren Harriott and Ivo Graham travel around the UK interrogating stereotypes and traditions.

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Series 1, Episode 1 - Midlands: Is It All Mundane In The Midlands?

British As Folk. Image shows from L to R: Darren Harriott, Fern Brady, Ivo Graham. Copyright: STV Productions
Darren Harriott, Fern Brady and Ivo Graham get stuck into the middle of the country, to discover if the Midlands is really as mundane as the stereotypes suggest.

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Darren Harriott, Fern Brady and Ivo Graham get stuck into the middle of the country, to discover if the Midlands is really as mundane as the stereotypes suggest. To test the theory, they disembark in Leicester, one of the most diverse communities in Great Britain.

Beginning with a bit of history, the trio visit the original burial site of Richard III (now a car park), and while Ivo gets stuck into the science of the DNA discovery, Fern and Darren roll their sleeves up at the local fruit and veg market. The three reconnect on the Golden Mile to sample delicious local delicacies before ending their stay with a boozy curry in this city of vast culture.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 13th September 2021
Time
10pm
Channel
Dave
Length
60 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 16th September 2021 11:00pm Dave

Cast & crew

Cast
Fern Brady Host / Presenter
Darren Harriott Host / Presenter
Ivo Graham Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Turi King (as Professor Turi King) Self
Vicki Chapple Self
Pankaj Pancholi Self
Sagar Pancholi Self
Riaz Khan Self
Dharmesh Lakhani Self
Amita Mashru Self
Raj Mashru Self
Production team
Marcus Liversedge Series Director
Alex Gilman Series Producer
Tom Taylor Producer
Mark Iddon Executive Producer
Rosy Marshall-McCrae Executive Producer
Muchengeti Madhovi Shooting Producer/Director
Ian Hendry Shooting Producer/Director
Ami Anderson Senior Producer
Mark Reynaud Edit Producer
Spencer Doane Editor
Paul Cope Editor
Andy Walker Director of Photography
Alistair Cairney Graphics
Lucy Hazzard Developer

Video

British As Folk

Fern Brady plays pool with former football casual Riaz Khan and learns about his past. Riaz then gives Ivo Graham the ultimate football casual makeover.

Featuring: Fern Brady & Riaz Khan.

Press

British As Folk, Dave, review

In the first episode of the new travel show, Darren Harriott, Fern Brady and Ivo Graham visited Leicester but failed to get to the heart of the city.

Emily Baker, i Newspaper, 14th September 2021

TV review: British As Folk, Dave

In a way the programme relies on the chemistry and personalities of the three presenters and there was a bit of a problem here. They were all very different but while they clearly got on, I'm not sure if they gelled in a televisual sense.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 14th September 2021

British As Folk review

As a trip into corners of the UK that are often overlooked by the media - next week the trio's Mystery Machine rolls up to South Wales - it proves is am amiable, and very watchable, affair.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 13th September 2021

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