Italian made simple kicks off fresh offerings

BROADCAST EXCLUSIVE - Carlton Food Network director Anne Gray has ordered four new series including a 24 x 30-minute show Cucina Valentina from Cucina Valentina Productions, writes Simon Ellery.

Directed by Simeon Pines and produced by Derek Hanlon, the series demonstrates Italian cooking in simple steps. Midsomer Films has been hired to produce Yorkshire Pudding, a 10 x 30-minutes series with celebrity chef Brian Turner, while Paul Coleman at Food First Productions will direct No Meat Required, a 20 x 30-minute run starring Alastair Hendy. A Week in Provence is a 10 x 30-minute fly-on-the-wall documentary from Zig Zag Productions directed by Paul Coleman and produced by Olivia Grove.