Death in Paradise

Si King and Dave Myers, outside left and right, visit a truffle-growing couple and their dog on Bute

Truly scrumptious Scotland on show as the Hairy Bikers hit Bute
The sun had its boater on in The Hairy Bikers Go West (BBC2, Tuesday). As Si King and Dave Myers reminded us, they’ve been hitting the road together for more than two decades. After what Dave called “my recent struggles” he wasn’t sure he would ever be able to ride a bike again, but here he was, two years on from a cancer diagnosis. Their journey began with a visit to Rothesay, a place they had last been 30 years ago. Scotland behaved itself, laying on some glorious weather and success stories, including Helmi’s cafe and patisserie, run by a Syrian-Scots family, Bute Produce market garden, and Macqueens butchers. Miracle of miracles, there was even a working ferry.