Monday, 8.30pm, LifeStyle Food A sixth season for Will Studd, the cheese man, debuts tonight. Studd is in India, land of the sacred cow, to see how the world’s largest producer of milk makes its cheeses. India is home to 300 million dairy cows and 94 million milking buffalo. Until the 15th century, cheese was largely unknown there because in the Hindu religion sour milk was considered impure. European settlement changed all that. Cheese Slices is full of this blend of history and contemporary practice. It is also rather magical to look at. Calcutta, home to some unique cheeses, is explored in detail. As well, local cooks are persuaded to offer up their cheesy secrets. old discarded scooter they tart up, chop in half and place on someone’s bedroom wall as a night table so that it looks as if it has just driven through the wall. Both hosts are agreeable but also shrewd in their dealings with vendors and clients, who have come to expect the best and are prepared to pay for it. Tonight things begin in Buckinghamshire as the pair outfox a canny old junkman. Then it’s off to the house of English soul singer Joss Stone, who has commissioned them to build an outdoor pagoda. But it is what happens next that left your correspondent gobsmacked. The pair trot off to visit stately Old Down Manor, the former home of Tubular Bells composer Mike Oldfield. New owner Katya Banks declares Oldfield left behind rubbish and she wants to get rid of it. Of course the hosts are merely here to pick through the bargains. On entering what used to be the home studio, they come upon a stack of old reel-to-reel tapes in a corner. One has Tubular Bells Demos written clearly on the spine. Banks is canny enough to resist an offer from Liengaard of £500 ($765) for the stack of tapes but then says he can have one for the fairly stupid sum of 5p. The general tone of ignorance about this possibly invaluable find is staggering. ‘‘ You might be able to get something for it from a specialist music collector,’’ suggests Brunner. Scream. Just when I was starting to like them.