Nadiya Hussain to star in her own television special
The Great British Bake Off winner of 2015, Nadiya Hussain is to feature in a two part television special about her life for BBC One.
“Nadiya’s story on Bake Off touched the hearts of the nation. We are delighted that she will be using her cooking skills to take us on a journey to such an extraordinary and changing land.” – Patrick Holland, Head of Commissioning, Documentaries
The Chronicles Of Nadiya will show an exuberant food-inspired journey from Nadiya’s birthplace in Luton to her family village in the north east of Bangladesh.
This two-part series combines personal revelation with fascinating food travelogue and explores the hidden world of Bangladesh and the exceptional dishes typical of the country. From Luton, where Nadiya grew up and first learnt to cook, to the family’s village in Bangladesh and beyond, Nadiya embarks on a voyage of discovery: cooking dishes from her childhood, sharing favourite meals with family and friends, learning new recipes, finding out what’s changed on the food scene since her last visit a decade ago for her wedding, and meeting people as passionate about food as she is.
The Chronicles of Nadiya is produced the Love Productions. The Executive Producer is Kieran Smith. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Clare Paterson, Documentaries.