03:25PM, Friday 29 April 2016
A travel author and presenter from Maidenhead will now be seen on television across the globe after his series was bought by networks.
Luke Darracott, 28, presented the series Finding Little Italy, produced by Cuarto Creciente, which is a travel documentary capturing the heart and spirit of Italy.
The series has now been sold by distributor Off the Fence to networks in Spain, Italy, Canada and the Philippines, and will be marketed at Cannes TV festival in the hope that other countries will buy it.
Luke has also written a book now available online which follows his 760-mile walk on a pilgrimage route through Spain.
He describes El Camino as a personal account and a story of ‘love and landscape’.
Luke, who now lives in Madrid, said: “We are very happy about Spain and Italy. One being where we live and the other the country where we filmed the show.
“The book El Camino is a very personal account of my journey along an elongated version of the Camino de Santiago.
“It’s a, hopefully, Brysonesque jaunt through the country, its history and its food, and the people I meet along the way.
“I hope people will buy it because they are interested in Spain or the work itself and people who like to escape into warmer lands where wine flows as freely as conversation. A story of love and landscape.”
Luke, originally from Medallion Place, also has a number of projects planned for the future.
The former pupil of Highfield in Maidenhead, Dolphin School in Hurst and Reading Blue Coat in Sonning said: “The next imminent project is a trip to Iceland that I plan on filming and writing about. Meeting the locals, trying the food and attempting to get a grip on the fabric of the country.
“I also have a short story project underway where each one takes place in a region of Spain and is related to food. I also have half-started a guide to Madrid. I also would like to write another book about the history of Madrid through its bars and food.”
Visit www.lukedarracott.com for information.
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