BBC reheats vintage TV dinners

The BBC has delved into its archives to serve up a menu of classic foodie shows.

Series dating back to the 1970s, presented by celerity cooks including Delia Smith and Fanny Cradock, can now be viewed on the BBC’s iPlayer catch-up service.

The broadcaster said: ‘Indulge in a feast of culinary programmes that chart the evolution of the nation’s tastes – and BBC cookery shows – over time.’

There are eight programmes in the TV Dinners strand, which are available to view for over a year:

*‘Lorraine’s Fast, Fresh and Easy Food’ presented by Loraine Pascale (first shown in 2012);

*‘Caribbean Food Made Easy’ (2009) presented by Levi Roots;

*‘Rick Stein’s Seafood Odyssey’ (1999);

*‘Madhur Jaffrey’s Flavours of India’ (1995);

*‘Floyd on France’, in which the late Keith Floyd celebrates gastronomic regions of France (1987);

*’Ken Hom’s Chinese Cookery’ (1984);

*‘Delia Smith’s Cookery Course’ (1978);

*‘Fanny Cradock Invites You To …a Cheese And Wine Party’ (1970), in which the legendary TV cook prepares for her party preparations at home.


Fanny Cradock: one of TV’s first celebrity chefs, famed for her flamboyant and formidable style in the kitchen


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