Martin to hit the road with campervan TV show

Joseph Bulmer

North Devon food fan’s 10-part BBC2 series starts on Monday

A NORTH Devon author who has combined his love of food and campervans is set to hit the road with his debut television show next week.

Martin Dorey, 43, from Horn’s Cross, near Clovelly, has embarked on a 2,500-mile journey around Britain in his beloved 1970s campervan for the 10-part BBC2 series One Man and His Campervan.

The programme is based upon Martin’s hit book The Campervan Cookbook and each episode will see him and his trusty van visiting some of the most beautiful parts of the UK, with North Devon featuring in the first show at 6.30pm on Monday.

Clovelly and Hartland both star in the debut episode, with other locations including the New Forest, Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and Wales to feature over the coming weeks.

Along the way, the surfer and passionate foodie gets to create fantastic campervan cuisine made with some of the country’s finest home-grown ingredients. And he does it all over open fires or in his tiny campervan kitchen – with not a baked bean in sight.

Martin said he hoped the show will put a taste of summer back on the menu with simple but fine food, fabulous scenery and the freedom of the open road.

“It seems a long time ago since we filmed the series last summer but I’m really looking forward to seeing the first show air,” said married dad-of-two Martin.

“I’m not a chef but love cooking and all of the ideas in the show come from personal experience; it’s all about just mucking around with food basically.”

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