A Japanese film crew visited Cranstons Food Hall and Café Oswald’s in Penrith on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd May to film a segment for a TV programme called ‘How it is in the world’.
The programme, which will air on Japanese TV station Fuji TV this July, aims to uncover everyday life in the UK. The episode sees a team visiting Northern England and Scotland, stopping off at Cranstons to sample local cuisine, including their famous Cumberland Sausage.
Producer Aya Nomura explains: ‘Japanese viewers want to see a side of everyday life in the UK that they wouldn’t normally see. We wanted to film at Cranstons because they have a reputation for stocking the kind of traditional, local foods we wanted to feature.’
The crew filmed in the Food Hall and also in the café, where they had the opportunity to try dishes made with local produce. Head Chef and Manager Nick King gave a cookery demonstration, which will also form part of the show.
‘We were pleased when Fuji TV chose Cranstons to feature in their programme,’ says Food Hall Manager Alan Brown, who also took part in the filming. ‘We hope that Japanese viewers are able to gain an insight into our regional specialities, and wish the crew well with the rest of their filming in the UK.’