Why Jamie & Jimmy visited our chairman

Published 20 May 2014

Our chairman John Franklin’s family were featured in the new Channel Four series ‘Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast’ on Friday 14 February 2014.

In the six programmes Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty tour Britain to promote some of the nation’s best regional foods and visit the Franklin’s farm at Thorncote to cook a traditional Bedfordshire dish.

Jamie and Jimmy spent a day filming John Franklin and his family at their farm.

Jamie created 'something special' with John's mother Anne in her farmhouse kitchen, as will be revealed in the programme.

On the day the film crew and food team arrived early, and took over Anne's kitchen where they started to create some dishes for their visit to Shuttleworth College the next day.

Jamie and Jimmy arrived at the farm in their familiar Ford Capri. John welcomed them and gave them a tour of the farm.

They joined the Franklin family and team for lunch which included goose dishes. The guests enjoyed the lunch so much that Jimmy and the team stayed on for supper!

Afterwards they wrote: 'Jamie & Jimmy and the whole team were bowled over by the spread and were all still raving about it the next day and gave thanks to the cooks for the delicious feast.'

Jamie & Jimmy arriving in their familiar Ford Capri.
John and Anna Franklin with Jamie & Jimmy on the farm.  

Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty
Jamie and Jimmy with Franklins