Against The Grain

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[number removed]Each week a guest challenges conventional views. This week: "A month in the country is a month in hell. "Ann Mane Hourihane awaits your calls. Producer James Clarke

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A series featuring five people who have defied their culture or tradition to stand up for what they believe in or to follow a dream. Programme one features pig farmer, Irayne Paikin, who comes from a traditional Jewish background in Hampstead but has discovered a passion for pigs and sausage production at her farm in the Cotwolds.

A series featuring five people who have defied their culture or tradition to stand up for what they believe in or to follow a dream.

Programme one features pig farmer, Irayne Paikin, who comes from a traditional Jewish background in Hampstead but has discovered a passion for pigs and sausage production at her farm in the Cotwolds.

People who have defied their culture or tradition to stand up for their beliefs.

0120110221

A series featuring five people who have defied their culture or tradition to stand up for what they believe in or to follow a dream. Programme one features pig farmer, Irayne Paikin, who comes from a traditional Jewish background in Hampstead but has discovered a passion for pigs and sausage production at her farm in the Cotwolds.

A series featuring five people who have defied their culture or tradition to stand up for what they believe in or to follow a dream.

Programme one features pig farmer, Irayne Paikin, who comes from a traditional Jewish background in Hampstead but has discovered a passion for pigs and sausage production at her farm in the Cotwolds.

People who have defied their culture or tradition to stand up for their beliefs.

0120110221

A series featuring five people who have defied their culture or tradition to stand up for what they believe in or to follow a dream. Programme one features pig farmer, Irayne Paikin, who comes from a traditional Jewish background in Hampstead but has discovered a passion for pigs and sausage production at her farm in the Cotwolds.

0120110221

A series featuring five people who have defied their culture or tradition to stand up for what they believe in or to follow a dream. Programme one features pig farmer, Irayne Paikin, who comes from a traditional Jewish background in Hampstead but has discovered a passion for pigs and sausage production at her farm in the Cotwolds.

People who have defied their culture or tradition to stand up for their beliefs.

0120110221

A series featuring five people who have defied their culture or tradition to stand up for what they believe in or to follow a dream.

Programme one features pig farmer, Irayne Paikin, who comes from a traditional Jewish background in Hampstead but has discovered a passion for pigs and sausage production at her farm in the Cotwolds.

People who have defied their culture or tradition to stand up for their beliefs.

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Protestant politician Ivan Cooper is best known for his role leading the Bloody Sunday civil rights march.

As a Catholic sympathiser and civil rights activist, he took up the nationalist cause and became a hate figure for Unionists in Northern Ireland.

Protestant politician Ivan Cooper took up the nationalist cause in Northern Ireland.

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Protestant politician Ivan Cooper is best known for his role leading the Bloody Sunday civil rights march. As a Catholic sympathiser and civil rights activist, he took up the nationalist cause and became a hate figure for Unionists in Northern Ireland.

Protestant politician Ivan Cooper is best known for his role leading the Bloody Sunday civil rights march.

As a Catholic sympathiser and civil rights activist, he took up the nationalist cause and became a hate figure for Unionists in Northern Ireland.

Protestant politician Ivan Cooper took up the nationalist cause in Northern Ireland.

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Protestant politician Ivan Cooper is best known for his role leading the Bloody Sunday civil rights march. As a Catholic sympathiser and civil rights activist, he took up the nationalist cause and became a hate figure for Unionists in Northern Ireland.

Protestant politician Ivan Cooper is best known for his role leading the Bloody Sunday civil rights march.

As a Catholic sympathiser and civil rights activist, he took up the nationalist cause and became a hate figure for Unionists in Northern Ireland.

Protestant politician Ivan Cooper took up the nationalist cause in Northern Ireland.

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Protestant politician Ivan Cooper is best known for his role leading the Bloody Sunday civil rights march. As a Catholic sympathiser and civil rights activist, he took up the nationalist cause and became a hate figure for Unionists in Northern Ireland.

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Protestant politician Ivan Cooper is best known for his role leading the Bloody Sunday civil rights march. As a Catholic sympathiser and civil rights activist, he took up the nationalist cause and became a hate figure for Unionists in Northern Ireland.

Protestant politician Ivan Cooper took up the nationalist cause in Northern Ireland.

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Naz Nureen is an Asian woman bodybuilder from Birmingham.

She is also a Muslim.

She explains why she believes her passion for her sport is not in conflict with her religion.

Bodybuilder Naz Nureen has faced criticism as an Asian and Muslim woman pursuing the sport

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Naz Nureen is an Asian woman bodybuilder from Birmingham. She is also a Muslim. She explains why she believes her passion for her sport is not in conflict with her religion.

Naz Nureen is an Asian woman bodybuilder from Birmingham.

She is also a Muslim.

She explains why she believes her passion for her sport is not in conflict with her religion.

Bodybuilder Naz Nureen has faced criticism as an Asian and Muslim woman pursuing the sport

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Naz Nureen is an Asian woman bodybuilder from Birmingham. She is also a Muslim. She explains why she believes her passion for her sport is not in conflict with her religion.

Naz Nureen is an Asian woman bodybuilder from Birmingham.

She is also a Muslim.

She explains why she believes her passion for her sport is not in conflict with her religion.

Bodybuilder Naz Nureen has faced criticism as an Asian and Muslim woman pursuing the sport

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Naz Nureen is an Asian woman bodybuilder from Birmingham. She is also a Muslim. She explains why she believes her passion for her sport is not in conflict with her religion.

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Naz Nureen is an Asian woman bodybuilder from Birmingham. She is also a Muslim. She explains why she believes her passion for her sport is not in conflict with her religion.

Bodybuilder Naz Nureen has faced criticism as an Asian and Muslim woman pursuing the sport

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Classical musician Paul Gladstone Reid explains why his strict Jamaican background in the Seventh Day Adventist Church was at odds with his desire to pursue a career in music and why he was ex communicated by the church because it did not approve of his musical leanings.

Composer Paul Gladstone Reid on why he was excommunicated by his church.

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Classical musician Paul Gladstone Reid explains why his strict Jamaican background in the Seventh Day Adventist Church was at odds with his desire to pursue a career in music and why he was ex communicated by the church because it did not approve of his musical leanings.

Composer Paul Gladstone Reid on why he was excommunicated by his church.

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Classical musician Paul Gladstone Reid explains why his strict Jamaican background in the Seventh Day Adventist Church was at odds with his desire to pursue a career in music and why he was ex communicated by the church because it did not approve of his musical leanings.

Composer Paul Gladstone Reid on why he was excommunicated by his church.

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Classical musician Paul Gladstone Reid explains why his strict Jamaican background in the Seventh Day Adventist Church was at odds with his desire to pursue a career in music and why he was ex communicated by the church because it did not approve of his musical leanings.

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Classical musician Paul Gladstone Reid explains why his strict Jamaican background in the Seventh Day Adventist Church was at odds with his desire to pursue a career in music and why he was ex communicated by the church because it did not approve of his musical leanings.

Composer Paul Gladstone Reid on why he was excommunicated by his church.

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Phoebe Buckley is training for the equestrian events at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Unlike many professional horsewomen, she does not come from a background of wealth and privilege.

Phoebe is a Romany gypsy and has broken with tradition to follow her dreams.

Horsewoman Phoebe Buckley on being a Romany gypsy.

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Phoebe Buckley is training for the equestrian events at the 2012 Olympic Games. Unlike many professional horsewomen, she does not come from a background of wealth and privilege. Phoebe is a Romany gypsy and has broken with tradition to follow her dreams.

Phoebe Buckley is training for the equestrian events at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Unlike many professional horsewomen, she does not come from a background of wealth and privilege.

Phoebe is a Romany gypsy and has broken with tradition to follow her dreams.

Horsewoman Phoebe Buckley on being a Romany gypsy.

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Phoebe Buckley is training for the equestrian events at the 2012 Olympic Games. Unlike many professional horsewomen, she does not come from a background of wealth and privilege. Phoebe is a Romany gypsy and has broken with tradition to follow her dreams.

Phoebe Buckley is training for the equestrian events at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Unlike many professional horsewomen, she does not come from a background of wealth and privilege.

Phoebe is a Romany gypsy and has broken with tradition to follow her dreams.

Horsewoman Phoebe Buckley on being a Romany gypsy.

05 LAST20110225

Phoebe Buckley is training for the equestrian events at the 2012 Olympic Games. Unlike many professional horsewomen, she does not come from a background of wealth and privilege. Phoebe is a Romany gypsy and has broken with tradition to follow her dreams.

05 LAST20110225

Phoebe Buckley is training for the equestrian events at the 2012 Olympic Games. Unlike many professional horsewomen, she does not come from a background of wealth and privilege. Phoebe is a Romany gypsy and has broken with tradition to follow her dreams.

Horsewoman Phoebe Buckley on being a Romany gypsy.

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01Bigger, Better?20170131

The story of average British farm size has been one of continuous growth - and farms are still getting bigger. In episode 7 of Against the Grain, Charlotte Smith visits Northamptonshire to meet Charles Matts, who tells a typical story of farming more land with fewer people and less machinery. So where will it end, and will that be better or worse? Plus...a brief history of the hedge.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

01Bigger, Better?20170131

The story of average British farm size has been one of continuous growth - and farms are still getting bigger. In episode 7 of Against the Grain, Charlotte Smith visits Northamptonshire to meet Charles Matts, who tells a typical story of farming more land with fewer people and less machinery. So where will it end, and will that be better or worse? Plus...a brief history of the hedge.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

01Change On The Way20170123

Brexit means Brexit. But what does it mean for British farmers? No other industry is so closely linked to Brussels as agriculture, which still gets nearly 40% of the EU's annual budget. In this ten part series, Charlotte Smith talks to farmers, politicians and policy experts. She explores the history of British farming, and the options for the UK after it has left the Common Agricultural Policy. In episode one, Charlotte joins the annual farming jamboree in London, the Farmers' Weekly Awards. The economist Dieter Helm lays out his vision for a post-CAP industry. And in Perthshire, cousins Martin and Roddy Kennedy explain the financial realities of hill farming.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

01Change On The Way20170123

Brexit means Brexit. But what does it mean for British farmers? No other industry is so closely linked to Brussels as agriculture, which still gets nearly 40% of the EU's annual budget. In this ten part series, Charlotte Smith talks to farmers, politicians and policy experts. She explores the history of British farming, and the options for the UK after it has left the Common Agricultural Policy. In episode one, Charlotte joins the annual farming jamboree in London, the Farmers' Weekly Awards. The economist Dieter Helm lays out his vision for a post-CAP industry. And in Perthshire, cousins Martin and Roddy Kennedy explain the financial realities of hill farming.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

01Farming Westminster20170126

Charlotte Smith's investigation of modern British farming moves to Westminster, where she tackles the often tricky relationship between farmers and politicians. Former agriculture ministers Nick Brown and John Gummer look back on the late 1990s and early 2000s, a time when a series of farming crises made that relationship more fraught than ever. And, Charlotte asks, is this a particularly British problem? We hear from France and from Finland.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

01Farming Westminster20170126

Charlotte Smith's investigation of modern British farming moves to Westminster, where she tackles the often tricky relationship between farmers and politicians. Former agriculture ministers Nick Brown and John Gummer look back on the late 1990s and early 2000s, a time when a series of farming crises made that relationship more fraught than ever. And, Charlotte asks, is this a particularly British problem? We hear from France and from Finland.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

01Food Security20170201

Britain last produced all its own food at the end of the eighteenth century. Since then, our levels of food security - growing what we eat ourselves - have risen and fallen depending on world markets, domestic politics, and war. Now, in an unstable world, many people in farming argue that food security should once again be a real concern. But is that just a marketing ploy? In episode 8 of Against the Grain, Charlotte Smith debates the issue with farmers' leaders and economists.

Producer: Chris Ledgard

01Food Security20170201

Britain last produced all its own food at the end of the eighteenth century. Since then, our levels of food security - growing what we eat ourselves - have risen and fallen depending on world markets, domestic politics, and war. Now, in an unstable world, many people in farming argue that food security should once again be a real concern. But is that just a marketing ploy? In episode 8 of Against the Grain, Charlotte Smith debates the issue with farmers' leaders and economists.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

01Leaving Brussels20170203

Charlotte Smith concludes her series by asking what British farmers can expect in a world after Brexit. In Brussels, Charlotte talks to politicians and industry insiders to find out how Brexit will affect farming in the rest of Europe. Will the UK be missed?

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

01Leaving Brussels20170203

Charlotte Smith concludes her series by asking what British farmers can expect in a world after Brexit. In Brussels, Charlotte talks to politicians and industry insiders to find out how Brexit will affect farming in the rest of Europe. Will the UK be missed?

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

01National Farming20170124

Charlotte Smith visits Minette Batters, the deputy president of the National Farmers' Union, on her farm near Salisbury. Minette takes Charlotte to a water meadow which is flooding at the wrong time of year - but, she says there's nothing she can do. She has to comply with policy regulations. So when did the idea of national farming policy take hold, and where did it come from? These are questions Charlotte explores with the Professor of Landscape History from the University of East Anglia, Tom Williamson.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

01National Farming20170124

Charlotte Smith visits Minette Batters, the deputy president of the National Farmers' Union, on her farm near Salisbury. Minette takes Charlotte to a water meadow which is flooding at the wrong time of year - but, she says there's nothing she can do. She has to comply with policy regulations. So when did the idea of national farming policy take hold, and where did it come from? These are questions Charlotte explores with the Professor of Landscape History from the University of East Anglia, Tom Williamson.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

01Omnibus, Part One20170224

Charlotte Smith presents the first half of her investigation into Britain's farming story, and discusses what the world might look like for farmers after Brexit. In part one of the omnibus edition, Charlotte tackles the relationship between politics and farming - at a personal level, with former Agriculture ministers Nick Brown and John Gummer, and at a policy level, in a discussion on the Common Agricultural Policy.

What has the CAP done for rural Britain? The Irish MEP Mairead McGuinness argues that it has held back the forces of large scale business and protected thousands of small farmers who preserve the character of the European countryside. True, says the respected commentator Professor Allan Buckwell, but that's a romantic idea and we need to ask how much longer we want to use public money to support unprofitable small farms.

We don our wellies with visits to farms in the Scottish hills, the arable East of England and an organic, mixed farm in Wiltshire. We're with farmers as they come to town for their annual jamboree, the Farmers' Weekly Awards in London. And the economist Dieter Helm lays out his vision for an industry in which farmers only get public money for providing public benefits.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

01Omnibus, Part One20170224

Charlotte Smith presents the first half of her investigation into Britain's farming story, and discusses what the world might look like for farmers after Brexit. In part one of the omnibus edition, Charlotte tackles the relationship between politics and farming - at a personal level, with former Agriculture ministers Nick Brown and John Gummer, and at a policy level, in a discussion on the Common Agricultural Policy.

What has the CAP done for rural Britain? The Irish MEP Mairead McGuinness argues that it has held back the forces of large scale business and protected thousands of small farmers who preserve the character of the European countryside. True, says the respected commentator Professor Allan Buckwell, but that's a romantic idea and we need to ask how much longer we want to use public money to support unprofitable small farms.

We don our wellies with visits to farms in the Scottish hills, the arable East of England and an organic, mixed farm in Wiltshire. We're with farmers as they come to town for their annual jamboree, the Farmers' Weekly Awards in London. And the economist Dieter Helm lays out his vision for an industry in which farmers only get public money for providing public benefits.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

01Omnibus, Part Two20170303

Charlotte Smith presents the second part of her investigation into Britain's farming story, and discusses what the world might look like for farmers after Brexit.

On a wet Monday morning, Charlotte finds shelter in the cavernous indoor auction centre at Sedgemoor, where farmers sell sheep and swap stories. These large marts have replaced village and small town auctions - but they are still a vital social cog in an often lonely job. From Somerset, we head east to an arable farm, to discuss the ever increasing size of the British farm, and the dwindling number of farm workers.

Food security is an important debate in a politically uncertain world - Charlotte hears from farmers who argue that producing our own food should be an important post-Brexit consideration, and from economists who think they are overstating their case, and that the global market will take care of our food needs. And we end up in Brussels, where politicians and lobbyists in the agriculture sector are preparing for life without the UK, one of the major players in Europe's post war farming story.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

01Omnibus, Part Two20170303

Charlotte Smith presents the second part of her investigation into Britain's farming story, and discusses what the world might look like for farmers after Brexit.

On a wet Monday morning, Charlotte finds shelter in the cavernous indoor auction centre at Sedgemoor, where farmers sell sheep and swap stories. These large marts have replaced village and small town auctions - but they are still a vital social cog in an often lonely job. From Somerset, we head east to an arable farm, to discuss the ever increasing size of the British farm, and the dwindling number of farm workers.

Food security is an important debate in a politically uncertain world - Charlotte hears from farmers who argue that producing our own food should be an important post-Brexit consideration, and from economists who think they are overstating their case, and that the global market will take care of our food needs. And we end up in Brussels, where politicians and lobbyists in the agriculture sector are preparing for life without the UK, one of the major players in Europe's post war farming story.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

01Pigs20170127

The organic movement is over a hundred years old and it continues to divide farmers. And then there's the debate over whether specialized or mixed farming is best. In episode five of her series on modern British farming, Charlotte Smith explores these different farming systems. She visits Helen Browning, the chief executive of the Soil Association on her organic farm near Salisbury. And we hear the views of Charles Matts, a specialist arable farmer in Northamptonshire. Each believes they've got it right.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

01Pigs20170127

The organic movement is over a hundred years old and it continues to divide farmers. And then there's the debate over whether specialized or mixed farming is best. In episode five of her series on modern British farming, Charlotte Smith explores these different farming systems. She visits Helen Browning, the chief executive of the Soil Association on her organic farm near Salisbury. And we hear the views of Charles Matts, a specialist arable farmer in Northamptonshire. Each believes they've got it right.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

01Public Money, Public Goods20170202

What can we expect from farmers in return for subsidy? Some economists argue that money should only be paid if farms provide a public good. But what do farmers think, and what can they realistically expect in a post-Brexit world? Charlotte Smith investigates.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

01Public Money, Public Goods20170202

What can we expect from farmers in return for subsidy? Some economists argue that money should only be paid if farms provide a public good. But what do farmers think, and what can they realistically expect in a post-Brexit world? Charlotte Smith investigates.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

01Sedgemoor Sale20170130

Charlotte Smith visits Sedgemoor Auction Centre in Somerset just by the M5 motorway, one of the regional marts which have replaced small town and village livestock markets. And this place is more important than ever as a social hub, she's told. Without it, one farmer says, he wouldn't see another farmer all week. At Sedgemoor, Charlotte hears typical tales of modern farming: the difficulties of making a living on rented land, farmers getting to grips with new scientific data, and farming electricity - is solar saving the small farmer?

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

01Sedgemoor Sale20170130

Charlotte Smith visits Sedgemoor Auction Centre in Somerset just by the M5 motorway, one of the regional marts which have replaced small town and village livestock markets. And this place is more important than ever as a social hub, she's told. Without it, one farmer says, he wouldn't see another farmer all week. At Sedgemoor, Charlotte hears typical tales of modern farming: the difficulties of making a living on rented land, farmers getting to grips with new scientific data, and farming electricity - is solar saving the small farmer?

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

01The Cap Years20170125

Charlotte Smith's investigation into British farming takes her to Brussels, where she asks what the Common Agricultural Policy has done for British farming. The Irish MEP Mairead McGuinness argues that it has held back the forces of large scale business and protected thousands of small farmers who preserve the character of the European countryside. True, says the respected commentator Professor Allan Buckwell, but that's a romantic idea and we need to ask how much longer we want to use public money to support unprofitable small farms.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

01The Cap Years20170125

Charlotte Smith's investigation into British farming takes her to Brussels, where she asks what the Common Agricultural Policy has done for British farming. The Irish MEP Mairead McGuinness argues that it has held back the forces of large scale business and protected thousands of small farmers who preserve the character of the European countryside. True, says the respected commentator Professor Allan Buckwell, but that's a romantic idea and we need to ask how much longer we want to use public money to support unprofitable small farms.

Producer: Chris Ledgard.

AP2010022420111212

By Charlotte Greig.

Gemma, a promising young journalist, is sent to interview former restauranteur Milo Markhov, whose glossy new cookery book, Against the Grain, is the latest publishing sensation.

Milo has retired to the Perigord, where he spends his time preparing experimental dishes in his search for the most pleasurable taste sensations.

Gemma's disturbing experiences at the house of the reclusive chef lead her to contemplate a whole new way life.

Gemma....Jasmine Hyde

Milo....Robert Harper

Herve....Felix Callens

Ruth....Nickie Rainsford

Producer Kate Mcall.

Young journalist Gemma is sent to interview a former restauranteur.

Gemma, a promising young journalist, is sent to interview former restaurateur, Milo Markhov, whose glossy new cookery book, Against the Grain, is the latest publishing sensation.

A BBC Cymru Wales Production.

Young journalist Gemma is sent to interview reclusive chef Milo about his latest book.

AP2010022420111212

By Charlotte Greig.

Gemma, a promising young journalist, is sent to interview former restauranteur Milo Markhov, whose glossy new cookery book, Against the Grain, is the latest publishing sensation.

Milo has retired to the Perigord, where he spends his time preparing experimental dishes in his search for the most pleasurable taste sensations.

Gemma's disturbing experiences at the house of the reclusive chef lead her to contemplate a whole new way life.

Gemma....Jasmine Hyde

Milo....Robert Harper

Herve....Felix Callens

Ruth....Nickie Rainsford

Producer Kate Mcall.

Young journalist Gemma is sent to interview a former restauranteur.

Gemma, a promising young journalist, is sent to interview former restaurateur, Milo Markhov, whose glossy new cookery book, Against the Grain, is the latest publishing sensation.

A BBC Cymru Wales Production.

Young journalist Gemma is sent to interview reclusive chef Milo about his latest book.

AP2010022420111212

Gemma, a promising young journalist, is sent to interview former restaurateur, Milo Markhov, whose glossy new cookery book, Against the Grain, is the latest publishing sensation. Milo has retired to the Perigord where he spends his time preparing experimental dishes in his search for the most pleasurable taste sensations. Gemma's disturbing experiences at the house of the reclusive chef lead her to contemplate a whole new way life. By Charlotte Greig.

Gemma....Jasmine Hyde

Milo....Robert Harper

Herve.... Felix Callens

Ruth....Nickie Rainsford

Producer: Kate McAll

A BBC Cymru Wales Production.

Young journalist Gemma is sent to interview reclusive chef Milo about his latest book.