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Monday, 14 February 2022

Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy a coming to BBC Two

The six-part documentary follows Academy Award contender Stanley Tucci as he travels across Italy in search of the country's various cuisines' secrets and delights.

Tucci explores a different province or city in Italy in each episode, demonstrating viewers how the diversity of Italian cooking provides a window into Italy's history and culture. He comes with a voracious hunger for everything, from Rome's sumptuous creamy carbonara to Sicily's wonderful simplicity in pasta alla Norma, Milan's saffron-infused silkiness in risotto, and Naples' world-class pizza.

Stanley Tucci says: "It has been a dream of mine to make this show for many years and a great joy to make it with CNN and RAW. I am so honoured that it has been acquired by the esteemed BBC."

Jo Lapping, Head of Factual Acquisition, BBC, says: "We're excited to take viewers on an unforgettable journey with the fantastic Stanley Tucci across a country renowned for its incredible food – it's a brilliantly entertaining and mouth-watering experience we know viewers will enjoy."

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