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[09/14/11 - 07:36 AM]
New Series "Hairy Bikers" Premieres on History Friday, Oct 14 at 10pm ET
The 12-part series follows master chef Paul Patranella and mechanic Bill Allen on an adventure through America's heartland.

[via press release from History]

They're hairy, they're hungry... and they're hitting America's back roads... one bite at a time...

HAIRY BIKERS

Delectable new HISTORY series premiering on Friday, October 14 at 10pm ET

Follows Master Chef Paul Patranella and Mechanic Bill Allen on an Adventure through America's Heartland

U.S. version of the hit international format is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions

September 14, 2011 - Paul Patranella is a 4-star, classically trained French chef who loves motorcycles. Bill Allen, a renowned motorcycle mechanic, is passionate about food. These two long-time friends know that food is the ticket to the American experience and motorcycling is the only way to get there.

In Hairy Bikers, premiering Friday, October 14 at 10pm ET on HISTORY, Paul and Bill embark on an amusing and informative road trip along back roads to immerse themselves in local American history and long-standing traditions. But they don't just cook and eat with the locals - they do everything it takes to put the meal on the table. They spear bullfrogs, trawl for shrimp and capture gators with a cross bow; they clean road kill, harvest wheat for beer, and track down wild boars.

In this 12-part series produced for HISTORY by BBC Worldwide Productions, also producers of the network's hit series Top Gear, Bill and Paul explore the different old-school eating habits of various regions, from the southern Louisiana coast to South Carolina's Low Country, from the Great Smokey Mountains to central Oklahoma and beyond. They learn folklore and age-old customs as they hunt, gather, cook, and eat side-by-side with a colorful assortment of local characters.

Back on the open road, the boys camp, fix up motorcycles, stop at roadside attractions, and swing by local biker events - all part of the Hairy Bikers mission to experience first-hand why eating and biking are some of America's favorite pastimes.

Hairy Bikers - Biographies

Bill Allen, 44, is the owner of Bill Allen's Motorcycles, a premiere shop in east Texas where he's known for his attention to detail. He is also a custom bike builder, musician and passionate cook. After graduating from the Motorcycle Maintenance Institute in Orlando, FL, he became crew chief for the American Drag Bike Association, winning a World Championship for speed racing. He's been cooking and throwing dinner parties with his best friend Paul Patranella for the past 20 years. Nearly every Sunday night, he and his wife host what they call their "home for wayward musicians" to support some of their "starving artist" friends.

Paul Patranella, 40, studied at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Austin, TX. After eight years as chef at one of Las Vegas' most prestigious restaurants, he returned to College Station, Texas to open Square One, where he helped promote fresh, local produce. From there he was hired as the personal chef for President George and Barbara Bush and head chef for the Bush Presidential Library. Now on his 14th motorcycle, he's spent decades riding the back roads of Texas with his best friend Bill Allen.

The Hairy Bikers title has been sold in over 160 territories worldwide including Australia, China, Egypt, Italy, Norway, Slovenia, Taiwan and more, capturing the imagination of cooking enthusiasts and redefining the genre. The original Hairy Bikers on BBC Two in the UK has completed their 8th season, repeatedly demonstrating phenomenal success with viewers.

Hairy Bikers is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for HISTORY. Executive Producer is Dawn Fitzgerald. Executive Producer for HISTORY is Julian P. Hobbs. Executive Producers for BBC Worldwide Productions are Elli Hakami and Jane Tranter.

About HISTORY(R)

HISTORY(R) and HISTORY(R) HD are the leading destinations for revealing, award-winning original non-fiction series and event specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture. Among the network's program offerings are hit series such as American Pickers, Ax Men, American Restoration, Ice Road Truckers, Top Gear, Pawn Stars and Top Shot, as well as acclaimed specials including Gettysburg, America the Story of Us, WWII in HD, 102 Minutes That Changed America and Life After People. HISTORY has earned four Peabody Awards, seven Primetime Emmy(R) Awards, 12 News & Documentary Emmy(R) Awards and received the prestigious Governor's Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the network's Save Our History(R) campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education. Take a Veteran to School Day is the network's signature initiative connecting America's schools and communities with veterans from all wars. The HISTORY website, located at www.history.com, is the leading online resource for all things history, featuring over 20,000 videos, images, audio clips, articles and interactive features that allow visitors to dig deeper into a broad range of thousands of historical topics.

About BBC Worldwide Productions:

BBC Worldwide Productions, led by Jane Tranter, is based in Los Angeles and develops and produces scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. The production company is responsible for the smash hit Dancing with the Stars (ABC), Top Gear (HISTORY), What Not to Wear (TLC) and Torchwood: Miracle Day (Starz). BBC Worldwide Productions sits within one of six core businesses that form BBC Worldwide, the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).





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