Hugh's Chicken Run - tonight, C4, 9pm

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Hugh's Chicken Run - tonight, C4, 9pm

Post: #80479 hamster
Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:07 am

Hugh's Chicken Run is on later. Might be a bit distressing, but looks very interesting. It starts off 'The Big Food Fight', a fortnight of programmes about food and why it matters.

Entire schedule:

Hugh's Chicken Run - 7, 8, 9 Jan, 9pm
The Truth About Food - 10 Jan, 9pm
Jamie's Fowl Dinners - 11 Jan, 9pm
Fast Food Junkies go Native - 15 Jan, 9pm
Jamie's Eat To Save Your Life - 16 Jan, 10pm
It's Not My Fault I'm Fat - 17 Jan, 9pm
Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live - 18 Jan, 9pm
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Post: #80480 hamster
Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:08 am

Link to the Channel 4 'Big Food Fight' website:

http://www.channel4.com/food/on-tv/the-big-food-fight/the-big-food-fight.html

Link to HFW's Chicken Out! campaign:

http://www.chickenout.tv/
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Post: #80484 Millymollymandy
Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:28 pm

I'm beginning to think those adverts for Jamie/Hugh/Gordon out in the wilds camping is just for the adverts...... I thought it was going to be a great fun series. :cry:

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Post: #80491 mrsflibble
Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:51 pm

damnit! there's something up with my aerial... or my freeview, one or the other 'cos we've lost C4's group of channels, plus all ITV based ones but ch5 has become incredibly clear rather than bouncing and squeaking all the time.

no idea why though 'cos the aerial's not moved.
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Post: #80496 Cassiepod
Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:55 pm

Thanks for the reminder. I'm intrigued to see what Channel four produce

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Post: #80497 hamster
Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:57 pm

MrsF, I am out tonight and tomorrow, so will already be taping those two, and am quite happy to carry on taping any of the programmes you want to watch and to post you the video (can't do DVD I'm afraid) if you like?
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Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:41 pm

think its going to be depressing viewing...
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Re: Hugh's Chicken Run - tonight, C4, 9pm

Post: #80538 Green Rosie
Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:49 pm

hamster wrote:Hugh's Chicken Run is on later. Might be a bit distressing, but looks very interesting. It starts off 'The Big Food Fight', a fortnight of programmes about food and why it matters.

Entire schedule:

Hugh's Chicken Run - 7, 8, 9 Jan, 9pm
The Truth About Food - 10 Jan, 9pm
Jamie's Fowl Dinners - 11 Jan, 9pm
Fast Food Junkies go Native - 15 Jan, 9pm
Jamie's Eat To Save Your Life - 16 Jan, 10pm
It's Not My Fault I'm Fat - 17 Jan, 9pm
Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live - 18 Jan, 9pm


Looks interesting if potentially depressing - but may have to set the video. That's 10pm for me, and OH and I are having a concerted effort to go to bed earlier .... so I get up on time and do not have the usual mad rush for the school bus .... (lol)

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Post: #80546 Annpan
Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:52 pm

I've no TV

Any kind soul willing to DVD record it :mrgreen:

Only have a DVD player... on the laptop :(


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Post: #80554 The Hopefuls
Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:32 pm

i enjoyed watching it, it opened my eyes to how chickens were raised for supermarkets

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Post: #80555 hamster
Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:28 pm

Annpan wrote:I've no TV

Any kind soul willing to DVD record it :mrgreen:

Only have a DVD player... on the laptop :(


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Only have it on video. Can you use '4 on demand'? I've never got it to work, but you might be cleverer than me...
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Post: #80558 the.fee.fairy
Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:53 am

Bugger, i meant to record it. i wonder if they'll repeat it at some silly time in the morning.

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Post: #80564 npsmama
Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:25 am

Tonight's Chicken Run wasn't brilliant to be honest...he was setting up things (an intensive poultry farm and a free range one) for the next step...so you haven't missed anything earth shattering.

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Post: #80584 QuakerBear
Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:09 pm

I watched all but the very end of this last night and I thought it was surprisingly good. HFW could have gone in there and told the people of Axminster how bad they are to be hurting all those chickens and that money doesn't matter. But he didn't.

I found this a good lesson for me. If I want people to live and buy more ethicaly I can't criticise them personally and ignore their economic needs. I suppose I have to be more subtle. So well done HFW.

The other point that occered to me is this: If meat is going to become more expensive to buy due to rising production costs, that are in turn due to bettered living conditions, we as a society have two options. 1. Eat more offal, by using all of the animal each animal will bring farmers more revenue and consumers will still be able to eat meat everyday. 2. Accept that we can't eat meat everyday. I'm already doing option two (meat a couple of times a week) and it's not bad, I don't feel deprived.
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Post: #80592 Cheezy
Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:22 pm

QuakerBear wrote:I watched all but the very end of this last night and I thought it was surprisingly good. HFW could have gone in there and told the people of Axminster how bad they are to be hurting all those chickens and that money doesn't matter. But he didn't.

I found this a good lesson for me. If I want people to live and buy more ethicaly I can't criticise them personally and ignore their economic needs. I suppose I have to be more subtle. So well done HFW.

The other point that occered to me is this: If meat is going to become more expensive to buy due to rising production costs, that are in turn due to bettered living conditions, we as a society have two options. 1. Eat more offal, by using all of the animal each animal will bring farmers more revenue and consumers will still be able to eat meat everyday. 2. Accept that we can't eat meat everyday. I'm already doing option two (meat a couple of times a week) and it's not bad, I don't feel deprived.


I thought it was a good programme, BUT realistically as a TV programme he's mainly preaching to the converted. Most people I think will have activily avoided watching so not to upset themselves were their food comes from.
I though his local initiative schemes good and probably will be more effective.
As usual we got the same old " I can't afford to pay more for my food" bit, but then at the same time one woman was feeding her dog with the second BOGOF chicken. And the guy who cooked his Sunday lunch, actually ate the whole bird on his own!. Last night our tea was home made leek and potato soup with home made bread it cost next to nowt and was delicious. These people who wont pay more for their meat, also expect to eat meat every day.
People think the supermarkets are doing a good job with the BOGOF's but actually it's the producer that has to pay for them. This drives down any profit, and therefore they have to pack more birds into an area to make it viable.THat's why I think HFW going the right way about this issue, don't beat the battery farmer over the head about his practices, as its the super markts that are forcing them into the practice.In an earlier programme HFW did when visiting a battery farm the farmer told him if he offered 10p per bird that would be more than he gets from the supermkts.
What hasn't come across yet about battery chicken is that they are actually not the low fat meat people think they are. I saw a programme at some point that showed they are about 30% fat. Think about it if you sat on a chair for 23 hours a day eating for 35 days , you would mostly put on fat.
We eat orgainic chicken bought direct from my local farm, it costs a lot, but we eat chicken 2 or 3 times a MONTH, and when I say chicken that might be a breast between 2 people (they are huge) or a pair of thighs.
When cooked they are much more meaty ,flavoursome, and contain less fat. If you cook a battery chicken at least 30% is going to be lost.
You do not need to eat meat every day. If you want to then fine it'll cost.
As a society we throw out 6.7 million tonnes of food waste a year in our house hold waste alone, not taking into account, business's,restaurant,supermkts etc.
If food was more expensive people might learn to be more thifty,eat less, eat a better diet (in season vege's are cheap!) throw away less. As a result we and our environment would benefit, along with the welfare of the animals.
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