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Tv Production - Channel 4 - Three Hungry Boys


My name is Samantha Joly, I am a Production Assistant for a television company in Glasgow called KEO north.  We are a relatively new office, part of KEO films from London, where we are perhaps best known for our programmes with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, like River Cottage.

The reason that I am writing to you is because we are making a new series for Channel 4 which we are hugely excited about – we see it as the successor to River Cottage.  In Three Hungry Boys we will be taking three presenters round the west coast of Scotland on the holiday of a lifetime. The catch is – they won’t be allowed to spend any money! So they’ll be living out of a campervan and fishing, foraging and bartering for their supper. We are making 9 episodes for transmission early next year, and Channel 4 plan to repeat the series several times on 4, as well as on their sister channel More4.

The boys are currently in Mull and will be heading over to Tiree and then back to Oban to head up and across to Ardnamurchan. The boys are all very interested in getting to meet some of the locals and although they are not allowed to be paid money, are extremely willing to work in exchange for some food! I wonder if there is anyone you can think of who might be interested in getting the boys to work on their land? (For example, we have someone on Tiree who is getting them to help him with Geese culling and is paying them with a Goose to take back with them!) One of the presenters is a pretty keen musician so I don't know if there would be any pubs that would be happy for them to sing for their supper! They're going to be doing a lot of foraging for wild food, so if there's anyone who could give them a few pointers about where the best foraging sites are that would be great too, they're especially keen on foraging for mushrooms! The presenters are all from Bristol, and none of them have a great knowledge of Scotland, it would be great to get them to chat to some people about the local area, they've said that they'd love to be able to meet someone who could teach them how to make haggis!!

I would absolutely love to hear any ideas that you may have.

Please don’t hesitate to call or email,



Samantha Joly
Production Assistant

KEO north
Glasgow Film City
Room 308
401 Govan Road
Glasgow G51 2QJ
T: +44 (0) 141 440 6917

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