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 2 - Wales: Are We Speaking The Same Language?

British As Folk. Image shows from L to R: Darren Harriott, Ivo Graham, Fern Brady. Copyright: STV Productions
Darren, Fern and Ivo travel to the Valleys to find out what it means to be Welsh today and ask 'Are We Speaking The Same Language?'.

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In an age where Britain has never been more divided and diverse, what does it even mean to be 'British' in the UK today? Darren Harriott, Fern Brady and Ivo Graham are on a mission to find out.

In this episode, they travel to the Welsh Valleys, to find out what it means to be Welsh today and ask 'Are We Speaking The Same Language?'.

Darren and Ivo get tipsy as they sample home-grown wine from the Valley's vineyards, while Fern attempts to impress Welsh indie rock band Adwaith with her own dulcet tones. They join forces again to sing with the harmonious Treorchy Male Choir, before their Welsh stay becomes slightly more surreal. Ivo attempts to get a handle on Welsh politics from local fundraiser Captain Beany, while Darren finds a form of rugby he doesn't find boring and Fern discovers the benefits of forest bathing. The three comedians get their zen-on for the final element of their stay at the Palpung Changchub Dargyeling Tibetan Buddhist Centre.

Broadcast details

Monday 20th September 2021
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 23rd September 2021 11:00pm Dave

Cast & crew

Fern Brady Host / Presenter
Darren Harriott Host / Presenter
Ivo Graham Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Robb Merchant Self
Captain Beany Self
Tom Court Self
Choje Lama Rabsang (as Venerable Choje Lama Rabsang) Self
Sheryl Cowling Self
Gwen Anthony Self
Hollie Singer Self
Eädyth Crawford (as Eädyth) 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
Hazel Rose Edit Producer
Adam Perkins Edit Producer
Spencer Doane Editor
Ewan Denny Editor
Lee McKellar Editor
Andy Walker Director of Photography
Alistair Cairney Graphics
Lucy Hazzard Developer


Forest Bathing

Ivo Graham and Fern Brady are in Wales to practise the Japanese art of forest bathing, where Ivo forms a special bond with a tree.

Featuring: Fern Brady, Ivo Graham & Tom Court.

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