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