Food Unwrapped Does Breakfast

Food Unwrapped Does Breakfast

Series 17



Assuming you’re not on a New Year diet, what’s your favourite breakfast? A full English? Then you’ll be interested in Jimmy Doherty’s report on baked beans – or “navy beans”, as a North Dakota farmer refers to his crop. In this brekkie-themed compilation, Jimmy follows their progress from field to fork (discovering they actually get steamed, not baked) before “getting stitched up like a kipper” as he finds out why we’ve fallen out of love with the smoked herring, while Scandinavians still adore them. There are shoals of fishy gags, but what might really send you nuts is learning why kernels always rise to the top of your muesli.


The programme celebrates the great British breakfast with a look back at some of the UK's favourite brekkie-based investigations, including when Jimmy Doherty traced the roots of baked beans back to the early settlers in America, and solved the puzzle of what kippers actually are. There is also a look at when Matt Tebbutt delved into the surprising science behind why nuts always rise to the top of his muesli, as he discovered how the same principle can save a skier's life in an avalanche.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Jimmy Doherty
Presenter Matt Tebbutt
Presenter Kate Quilton
Contributor Helen Lawal
Executive Producer Claire Cadman
Executive Producer Hannah Lamb
Executive Producer Sandy Watson
Series Editor Marc Heffernan
Series Producer George Harris
Series Producer Hannah Assenza
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