Skoda Octavia 4x4

When a car is needed for a new television series that brings a different slant to the popular cookery programmes of today, what better vehicle to use than a Škoda Octavia!

In Just For Starters, members of the public become the stars of the show, as three different people each prepare an individual course of a meal in their own home. Presented by Ross Kelly, the show not only satisfies the hunger for cookery programmes, it also offers a fascinating glimpse at the interiors of some beautiful houses.

Ross used a Škoda Octavia 4 x 4 estate to drive between the properties in each episode. The 4 x 4 was perfect for the journeys to both country-estate and town-house alike and with a performance of 0-62mph in only 9.3 seconds there was no danger of the food getting cold.

The series will start on UK Food on Monday 9 September and will be broadcast every weekday at 5.30pm. Trevor McCallum and Anita Rai, producers of Just For Starters, commented "We covered over 5,000 miles in the Octavia 4 x 4 while we were filming and we always felt completely confident that the car would get us to our destination comfortably and safely. The Octavia estate was perfect for us from a practical point of view and will look great on the television. We only had problem – when all the crew were in the car we could never agree what to listen to on the radio!"


Published : 09/09/02 Author : Melanie Carter

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