ARM­CHAIR TRAV­ELLER

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & Indulgence -

Who could re­sist the prospect of a flight aboard Buf­falo Air­ways? It’s the sea­son-two pre­miere of this re­al­ity show based around said air­line, which op­er­ates in Canada’s North­west Ter­ri­to­ries, flies out of the ir­re­sistibly named Yel­lowknife and Red Deer air­ports and also has water bomb­ing planes for fight­ing for­est fires. It’s fron­tier coun­try up there and the pi­lots, the lo­cal characters and the story lines are all larger than life. If you’re a fan of, say, Dead­li­est Catch, Ice Road Truck­ers, Ax Men or Bering Sea Gold, then set­tle back in your cow­boy hat and ther­mals with a Moose­head lager and some­thing in­volv­ing maple syrup and live vi­car­i­ously. Tonight, 8.30pm, Nat Geo Ad­ven­ture

The lav­ishly bearded and al­ways ami­able Si King and Dave My­ers are tak­ing off in search of their na­tion’s finest fare, from stal­warts such as corona­tion chicken and sum­mer pud­ding to re­gional favourites of the ilk of Dundee cake, Scotch broth, Cornish pasties and un­pleas­ant-look­ing con­coc­tions in­volv­ing eels. Like all the best des­ti­na­tion food se­ries, the Hairy Bik­ers shows are er­satz trav­el­ogues, at least as ab­sorb­ing as many a doc­u­men­tary. With th­ese two tuck­erlov­ing chaps for com­pany, beam me up, please, to Billings­gate Mar­ket in east Lon­don to get fresh with fish and to the cider-mak­ing cor­ners of lovely Som­er­set. Mon­day, 5pm, Life­Style Food

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