Earlier this year, on a bus in Cornwall, I was chatting with a much older lady. We talked about Venice, and she praised the BBC's recent series 'It was presented by – what was his name?' 'Francesco da Mosto' I prompted. 'Ooh, yes. He was very – '(she broke off, blushed and giggled girlishly) '- he knew it though!'
After the great popular success of their 'Venice by a Venetian' concept series, the BBC has extended the deal to include all of Italy (rather ironically, since da Mosto spent the first series emphasising that he was a Venetian rather than an Italian. ) It should be an entertaining and colourful look at Italy for UK viewers.
Francesco's Italy - BBC2 Sun 11 Jun, 9:00 pm