TV Highlight for the Isle of Wight next week!

Best of Britain By The Sea Isle of Wight premieres Monday June 13 at 9pm on More4!

The popular food and travel show Best of Britain By The Sea will feature the Isle of Wight in a hour long show on Monday June 13 at 9pm.

Filmed in February, the programme features some Isle of Wight favourites is presented by food writer and presenter Grace Dent and the UK’s favourite TV chef Ainsley Harriott.

Island businesses The Needles Sweet Manufactory, Grace’s Bakery, The Royal and the Smoking Lobster at Ventnor, Wightwood Pizza, The Garlic Farm and Wight Coast Fossils made the final cut of the show, which will be seen on More4 on June 13 and Channel 4 on June 26.

Producers Blink Films specialise in making food related programmes and Visit Isle of Wight provided the production crew with an incredible list of businesses and venues.

The team were overwhelmed at the sheer choice and quality that is on offer here – eventually choosing enough to fill the hour-long show.

Dan Chamber, co-founder and Creative Director at Blink Films said:

‘Filming on the Isle of Wight was such a delight.  So many special places of interest, gorgeous accommodation, and first-class food. 

‘The only problem we had as producers was how to reduce it to just an hour.  It could have been a six-part series!’

Ainsley Harriott said:

‘Great light, great food, great air – fresh air, I’ve never slept so well. You should come to the Isle of Wight, you could have the same experience!’

Grace Dent added:

‘Thank you for having us Isle of Wight, it’s been amazing!’

Will Myles, MD at Visit Isle of Wight said:

‘I am very excited to see the Best of Britain by the Sea on Monday evening and I am looking forward to the reaction of people when they have seen it too.

‘We were very pleased to welcome Grace, Ainsley and the production team to the Island and am very glad at their reaction to the qualities the Island has to offer.

‘Visit Isle of Wight is proud to celebrate the Island’s food producers, makers and chefs that make the most of the fresh food from the land and waters around the Isle of Wight, adding to the lists of reasons that make it such an incredible place to visit – it is just a shame that they couldn’t fit anymore in to the hour long episode.

‘We are glad to have been able to bring the production crew to the Island. It is only possible due to the continuing support of levy payers, voluntary contributors and our partners through the Wight BID that Visit Isle of Wight can make investments in marketing the Island to the UK and beyond.’

Best of Britain By The Sea premieres on More4 at 9pm June 13, repeated on More4 that night at 11.15pm and then Sunday, June 26 on Channel 4 at 5pm

It will appear on the All4 website to watch for free from 10pm on Monday June 13.