Alan Cumming tells you the story of Harris Tweed…
The world famous Harris Tweed can only be produced in one place on the planet, The Isle of Harris…and Lewis. From traditional farms, known as crofts, to the traditional mills, and traditional weavers, wool becomes yarn, and thread becomes fabric, in a land beaming with history.
…and then tells you the story of Harris Gin
On the Isle of Harris, a new distillery bears the island’s name. Also on this island, you’ll discover the key ingredient in making Harris Gin. But “1st Look” guest hosts George Oliphant and Alan Cumming soon discover, you need to put in a very hard day’s work, if you want to nip upon some of the most pristine spirits in the land.
Call the Midwife…
Call The Midwife creator Heidi Thomas said: “It was so magical filming the Christmas episode in the Outer Hebrides, it was possibly the most beautiful place I’ve ever been in my life.”
Britain By Bike With Larry & George Lamb
Larry and George tackle the Hebridean Cycle Way, en route meeting a weaver of Harris Tweed, before enjoying a bagpipe lesson from the Lewis Pipe Band.