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

Do you think The Good Life could be remade, with me or Dave playing Tom Good (maybe not!)? If you have seen something on TV or heard something on the radio recently that you want to talk about, tell us here.
Welsh Girls Allotment
Living the good life
Living the good life
Posts: 233
Joined: Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:40 pm
Location: Sunny South Wales

Post: #80794 Welsh Girls Allotment
Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:43 pm

I think that's because they want people to think more about what is an acceptable age for an animal to be killed for food.

The first series dealt with pigs, cows and I think chickens

kiery
Tom Good
Tom Good
Posts: 56
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2007 12:47 pm

Post: #80796 kiery
Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:48 pm

I never thought of that - If it does make people think and engage their brains then that's good.

User avatar
red
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 6513
Joined: Sun Jul 30, 2006 7:59 pm
Location: Devon UK
Contact:

Post: #80798 red
Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:57 pm

unfortunately only too often the people that claim food is too expensive are buying ready prepared food.. potato waffles, oven chips, shake out of a cardboard box onto the oven tray, tinned veg.
I do understand the elderly or disabled using this items.. it becomes clear to me that my own (disabled) son might do better with these items..

but for so many its all the wrong priorities.
Red

I like like minded people... a bit like minded anyway.. well people with bits of their minds that are like the bits of my mind that I like...

my website: colour it green

etsy shop

blog

User avatar
citizentwiglet
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 848
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:02 pm
Location: Just outside Glasgow

Post: #80799 citizentwiglet
Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:34 pm

Really good point, Red. What we need, though, is for the ready-meal / convenience market to look at the issue of farming methods too - in my opinion, Greggs (and other bakers) should be offering Free Range Chicken pasties and pies; ready-meals should be readily available in free range varieties too to allow people the freedom of choice.


The 60% uptake on Free Range in Axminster was slightly skewed sales data too, as they merely concentrated on the number of WHOLE chickens sold (HFW did acknowledge this himself). I would have liked to have seen a study focusing on ALL fresh chicken products, including that manky stuff coated in breadcrumbs/batter. Did people buy these instead of having to deal with a gurning HFW frantically grabbing their chicken out of your trolley?

And did consumers rush back to T***o to buy up the standard chicken that was reduced further due to not selling, and stock up their freezers?

I really hope they do a follow-up programme on this. It will be good to see what happens over the next few months. Looking at it, it must have been filmed last summer, so I'd love to see what is happening now and whether people have slipped back into old habits or have embraced the free-range ethos.
I took my dog to play frisbee. She was useless. I think I need a flatter dog.

http://reflectionsinraindrops.wordpress.com - My blog
http://www.bothwellscarecrowfestival.co.uk - Scarecrow Festival
http://bothwellcommunitygarden.wordpress.com - Community Garden

User avatar
Helsbells
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 907
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:32 pm
Location: Berkshire
Contact:

Post: #81190 Helsbells
Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:36 pm

With regard to whether or not HFW programmes and the like will have an effect or not...We went to our local farm shop the other day to find they had no chicken at all, and the man behind the counter said it was because of the programmes, but that it will die down!

QuakerBear
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 582
Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:24 pm
Location: Surrey

Post: #81207 QuakerBear
Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:53 pm

Had a look at the chickens in the supermarket this weekend. The frozen ones are cheeper then the fresh ones. I wonder if there's a market for frozen free range, it might appeal to those on a low budget but who still want to buy the best.
QuakerBear

ina
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 7697
Joined: Sun May 22, 2005 9:16 pm
Location: Kincardineshire, Scotland

Post: #81825 ina
Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:46 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/farmingtoday/


"Sales of standard, intensive supermarket chickens appear to have increased following the campaign led by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to get people to buy free range poultry instead. Two weeks ago the chef aimed to persuade shoppers that intensively reared chicken meat damages animal welfare. T***o says directly after the programmes on Channel 4 aired, sales of standard chickens increased by 7% and free range by 3%. Sainsbury's free-range sales have gone up by 50% but sales of its "Sainsbury's basics" label chicken have also risen. "
Ina
I'm a size 10, really; I wear a 20 for comfort. (Gina Yashere)

User avatar
Thurston Garden
A selfsufficientish Regular
A selfsufficientish Regular
Posts: 1455
Joined: Fri May 25, 2007 3:19 pm
Location: Scottish Borders
Contact:

Post: #81828 Thurston Garden
Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:20 am

Kev wrote:To Annpan, Ive been recording it to DVD for a friend, I will try to transfer it to another DVD for you. I cant promise anything but I'll give it a go.


Kev, did you manage to do the DVD? I have no telly either and would love to watch this, so perhaps could borrow it from Annpan and then return it/pass it on?

People often get mixed up with battery hens which lay eggs, and broiler hens for meat, although the welfare standards for both are appalling. I was interested to notice when in AS*D :oops: on Sat that they had very few broiler chicken - don't think they had run out due to increased demand as the shelf space usually allocated to them had been drastically reduced, but sadly not allocated to free range or organic birds but, wait for it.... chicken products, ready made wings, portions etc! Of course, these are not made from the intensively produced birds they now appear to have more difficulty in selling!
Thurston Garden.

http://www.thurstongarden.wordpress.com
Greenbelt is a Tory Policy and the Labour Party intends to build on it. (John Prescott)


Return to “Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot] and 1 guest