The Peng Life


In each episode of this brand new series Elijah Quashie, best known as "The Chicken Connoisseur", travels across the globe turning his unique critique to the finest, most extravagant, weirdest and most wonderful bargain bucket foods, drinks, cars, events and jewellery the planet has to offer.

In each episode, Elijah and his friends journey to unexpected urban locations, from Baltimore to Calcutta exploring the quirks, cheap eats, luxury and culture in his unique style. Everything is given the Peng treatment, whether it is a £2.50 Philli cheesesteak sub or a £250k gold plated Kobe Beef T Bone, a mega hostel with 50 bunk beds per room or a 8* exclusive spa retreat.

Across the series Elijah meets the family who produces the world's cheapest bottle of fizzy wine and
then goes on to travel to the region of Champagne to try a glass of a £200,000 diamond incrusted one. Hilarity ensues as he gets his head around the two very different price points and his hang over.

In another episode, he flies to India to drive the world's cheapest car, the Tata Nano made and sold only in India, to the world’s most expensive car, the 1904 Rolls Royce 10 HP sold for $7,253,290 in 2016. He road tests both vehicles and even gets to see these cars being made and then sold.

This is not just a series about cheap and expensive things, it also sees Elijah travel the globe and go on cultural experiences, all receiving the Peng review treatment, with of course, plenty of chicken along the way.



  • 4 x 30'


  • Entertainment
  • Travel


  • Renowned Films

Commissioning Broadcaster

  • Channel 4

Year of production

  • 2018