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Delia through the Decades - Episode 5


Delia Smith is a national treasure. In a career spanning five decades, she has ruled the roost as the queen of home cooking. This series celebrates Delia's career and the many ways she has shaped what people eat and how they cook it. Each episode is packed with archive footage, as Delia revisits her favourite recipes from each decade and recreates some with a contemporary twist. Delia meets up with Stephen Fry to enjoy afternoon tea and cakes, and reflect on her 40-year career, in particular the noughties, which started with a bang with a new millennium, and ended with a credit crunch. Delia made the news when her name became a new entry in the dictionary, and hit the headlines again with her 'Let's be 'avin' ya' moment when she revealed the true extent of her passion for football on the pitch at Norwich City. And after beginning the decade by publishing How To Cook, a complete back to basics guide to culinary success, she ended it getting into hot water with How To Cheat. Celebrity fans Victoria Wood, Fay Ripley, Richard Curtis, Emma Freud and Sir Terry Wogan pay tribute to Delia. Meanwhile, in the kitchen she cooks her favourite recipes from the noughties - classic fast roast chicken; her ultimate fast food, the omelette; and one of her favourite 'cheat' recipes, shami kebabs.

Broadcasts

  • 2010-02-08 20:30:00 - 2010-02-08 21:00:00 on BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two England,
  • 2010-02-16 01:35:00 - 2010-02-16 02:05:00 on BBC One Yorkshire, BBC One Oxford, BBC One South East, BBC One Cambridge, BBC One Channel Islands, BBC One East Yorkshire, BBC One Northern Ireland, BBC One North East, BBC One North West, BBC One East, BBC One East Midlands, BBC One West Midlands, BBC One London, BBC One South, BBC One South West, BBC One West, BBC One Wales,

Credits

  • Presenter Delia Smith
  • Producer Julie Bradshaw
  • Executive Producer Paula Trafford
  • Presenter Delia Smith
  • Producer Julie Bradshaw
  • Executive Producer Paula Trafford
  • Presenter Delia Smith
  • Producer Julie Bradshaw
  • Executive Producer Paula Trafford