Channel 5 Orders Greg Wallace Travelogue ‘Weekend Breaks’

Channel 5 has handed out a four episode series order to Weekend Breaks With Greg Wallace, a travelogue series which sees Wallace exploring various cities in search of the ideal weekend away.

Weekend Breaks With Greg Wallace takes him across Europe where he visits Rome, Amsterdam, Berlin and Barcelona. In each city he’ll be experiencing the culture, exploring the history and, of course, indulging in the local cuisine.

In some cases he’ll be taking us back to a city, like Rome, that he’s visited before, revealing his favourite places and his hidden gems. Other weekends he’ll go somewhere new to him, like Berlin, searching out everything he has always desperately wanted to discover. The series is being produced by Rumpus Media. Simon Arnold is the series producer, while Fintan Maguire is the executive producer.

“Gregg is another great name to join the channel and this genre-crossing series merges travel, food and history to take viewers on a rewarding weekly adventure”, said Channel 5’s Factual Commissioning Editor Daniel Pearl, who commissioned Rumpus to produced the four-parter.

While Fintan Maguire, Head of Popular Factual for Rumpus Media, added: “Gregg is well known for his food expertise but people may not know that he has a great passion for history. This series sees him combine the two, as he takes us on long weekends in some of Europe’s greatest cities. In his own fun, curious and inimitable style he’ll take us on a thoroughly enjoyable and revealing whirlwind tour of each destination.”