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The Hairy Bikers Meals on Wheels

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Airs :: Tuesday 21:00 on BBC Two

Genre :: Documentary
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Summary

The Hairy Bikers made their name cooking real food for real people. Now they are riding to the rescue of one of our great national culinary treasures - Meals on Wheels. At its height this iconic institution delivered more than 34 million meals to the elderly and infirm, but over the last eight years the number of Meals on Wheels delivered nationwide has plummeted by over a third. For Dave Myers and Si King saving Meals on Wheels is personal: from the age of eight Dave cooked for his poorly mum and Si rallied round to help feed his mother when she fell ill. It taught them the importance of good food in caring for people in need. Spurred on by these early experiences the Bikers' mission takes them on a journey across the country, all the way to royalty.

Latest Episode

Series 2 - Episode 2 - Episode 2
Aired - 05 September 2013

Episode summary:

onight they’re heading north to Slaithwaite in West Yorkshire, where Si and Dave helped a team of local volunteers start a brand new meals on wheels from scratch. They want to know if the group has managed to keep the scheme going but when they first arrive they find an ominously empty kitchen. It soon turns out the team has moved to better premises in the local church where Si and Dave find preparations in full swing for the weekly delivery. There’s some sad news about the larger-than-life recipient of the very first meal, 92-year-old Christine Clay, but Si and Dave take comfort after a chat with her daughter, Fran. Spirits are then lifted with the results of a secret survey the Bikers have conducted to discover what the other local old folk make of the meals they get delivered. Just how important the service is to the recipients comes across loud and clear leaving the ladies and Bikers moved and emotional. Si and Dave always wanted other local communities to be inspired to start their very own meals on wheels so they’re thrilled to discover a pub along the valley in Golcar now cooking meals that are delivered by volunteers around the village. In the mood for a celebration they gather friends old and new, including 97-year-old Hilda Clegg, for some slap-up food and a good old dance. Hairy Bikers Meals On Wheels: Back On The Road was co-produced with The Open University.

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+ Series 2

+ Episode - 2 Episode 2 Aired - 05 September 2013
+ Episode - 1 Episode 1 Aired - 04 September 2013

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