The Hairy Bikers pair up pensioners and teenage pupils at a struggling school in Oxford to see if spending time together can transform their lives.
A typically madcap Hairy Bikers' journey through the verses of one of the most popular Christmas songs.For each line of the song, the boys have come up with a fantastic twist on a classic Christmas dish. From roast partridge with spiced pears (a partridge in a pear tree) and a classic trio of top-end poulets de Bresse chicken dishes (three French hens) to spiced Christmas pannacotta (eight maids a-milking), and of course the secrets of a perfect roast goose (six geese a-laying). There are laughs to accompany the cooking: in addition to the fantastic Christmassy grub, the Hairy Bikers corral everyone they meet - including the original inspiration for Alan Partridge, four call centre workers and the fleet-footed Lords (and Ladies) of the Dance - to sing the lines of the Twelve Days of Christmas song, ready for a rendition at their drum-and-pipe-laden Christmas banquet finale in a beautiful manor house in Scotland.
Take two blokes, two bikes, ample facial hair, a large dollop of adventure and garnish with infectious enthusiasm. But Dave Myers and Si King aren't trained chefs; they simply love food. Donning their leathers and helmets, the amiable pair travel across the world, learning to cook regional delicacies that are inextricably tied up with the cultures they visit.