Denhams. Broadcast & Digital

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EATING IT UP - THE YOUNG DELIA

6 x 30 ITV Westcountry

Denhams has been making food programmes for such a long time now ….. nearly as long as this!

FLOYD AROUND THE MED

9 x 30 Five

An example of one of the many series we’ve made in 10 years working with the original TV chef, Keith Floyd. A lightning tour of Mediterranean cuisine from Egypt to Greece with the irrepressible star.

FEAST

8 x 30 Channel 4

A unique, off the wall magazine series looking at the world of food in Britain, from exciting and ground breaking recipes to contentious political issues.

FLYING SCHOOL

1 X 50 Five

This observational documentary charts the highs and lows of pupils at one of the country’s biggest flying schools.

CAR NATION

3 x 60 BBC2

An investigation into the British public’s relationship with the motor car using in-car cameras to capture drivers and passengers at their best and worst!

AFRICA CALLING

1 x 30 BBC1

A record of the ‘Live8 at Eden’ event celebrating this memorable and historic day with backstage footage and interviews with the key players from the Eden Project in Cornwall.

SURF CRAZY

6 x 30 ITV1

What happens when Newquay's surfing families go head to head in a summer of competitions and grudge matches? Surf Crazy follows the ups and downs of life in the UK’s surf capital.

THE GOLD PLANE

1 x 60 BBC2

Narrated by John Nettles, this one-off documentary explores the search for a WW2 aircraft off the Cornish coast, reputedly carrying tons of gold bullion destined for resistance fighters in North Africa. 

A GOLFER'S TRAVELS WITH PETER ALISS

6 x 30 BBC Sport

Peter Allis embarks on a world tour of great golf courses with famous golfers including Gene Hackman, Alice Cooper, FW DeKlerk and Dame Kiwi te Kanawa.

THE GARDENERS OF EDEN

2 x 60 BBC2

A two-part documentary unearthing the incredible drive and passion of the Green Team -  the gardeners, researchers staff and volunteers responsible for developing and managing one of the world’s botanical phenomena, The Eden Project.

BETJEMAN AND ME - RICK STEIN'S STORY

1 x 50 BBC2

A Westcountry tribute to John Betjeman, the nation’s favourite poet, by a keen aficionado, Rick Stein. The film is a marriage of his poetry and the glorious Cornish scenery.

MITCH AND MATT'S BIG FISH

10 x 30 Good Food/Dave

An AFP series with Young’s Seafood, Mitch and Matt’s Big Fish sees Dartmouth restauranteur, fishmonger and food writer Mitch Tonks and international rugby star and celebrity foodie Matt Dawson embark on an alternative road trip around the UK where they immerse themselves in the landscape, seascape and people that make up Britain’s fishing communities. 

Rick Stein Tastes The Blues

1 x 60’ for BBC4

Ever since the early sixties Rick Stein has been in love with the blues and years later he’s fascinated by the dishes ingrained in its lyrics – fried chicken and turnip greens, catfish and black- eyed peas and the rest.  In this film Rick pays homage to the musicians who created this music and to the great dishes of the Mississippi Delta that go hand in hand with the blues.

BEECHING'S TRACKS

1 x 30 BBC1

A one-off programme that sees eco-champion and engineer Dick Strawbridge look at the impact of Dr Beeching’s closure of the old inland railway route into the South West.

MEMOIRS OF A SEAFOOD CHEF

1 x 90 BBC2

A light-hearted and entertaining look at Rick Stein’s life and rise to fame in Padstow spanning nearly thirty years, which saw the poor mans’ food become a gourmets’ delight.          

 

RHODES ACROSS THE CARIBBEAN

10 x 45 Good Food

Continuing Denham's successful 'RHODES ACROSS.....' brand for the channel. The series sees chef Gary Rhodes visiting numerous islands including Jamaica, St Lucia and Grenada to celebrate the best of regional Caribbean cuisine accompanied by two viewers who will act as his sous chefs throughout the series, handpicked for their passion for food and connection to the Caribbean.  

RHODES ACROSS ITALY

10 x 45

Another edition of Denhams’ Rhodes Across brand, chef Gary Rhodes embarks on a culinary journey of discovery into Italian regional cuisine. Cooking alongside two handpicked sous-chefs, Gary travels Italy visiting nine separate regions, getting to know the people, the landscape and food culture and in Venice, prepares an Italian banquet incorporating dishes from each of the regions he’s visited.

 

ATTIC ARCHIVE

4 x 30 ITV1 WESTCOUNTRY AND ITV1 WEST

A four-part series which unearths people’s hidden treasures to find out about their personal histories. From letters and diaries to photographs and film, the series is a fascinating look at how we all used to live.

RICK STEIN'S TASTE OF ITALIAN OPERA

1 x 60 BBC4

 

1 x 60 BBC4

Rick Stein explores the part food has played in the creation of one of the most passionate expressions of love and joy known to mankind – the Italian Opera.

 

 

RICK STEIN'S CORNISH CHRISTMAS

1 X 60 BBC2

Rick Stein celebrates Christmas in his beloved adopted county, taking part in the ancient festival of Wassailing, ice skates at Eden and enjoys the company of Port Isaac's famous Fisherman's Friends, all before creating a festive banquet for his Cornish friends using local produce.

SIMON RIMMER'S DINNERS

10 x 30 Good Food

Cookery series starring chef and author Simon Rimmer, funded by Kraft Foods' cheese brand Philadelphia. Simon meets families with hectic lives and shows them how easy it is to produce healthy, tasty and satisfying meals  - even when you’re in a hurry!

FOOD HEROES CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

1 x 60 BBC2

Cornish Chef Rick Stein and his dog Chalky scour the country in search of good things to eat at Christmas. Turkeys, salmon, hams, puddings and geese are just a few of the essential delicacies they find on their festive odyssey amongst the best producers in the land.

SEVEN MAN-MADE WONDERS OF THE SOUTH WEST

1 x 30 BBC1

The West Country contribution to a BBC network project that asks BBC viewers and listeners to vote for their seven favourite man-made structures found in their region.

CABIN FEVER

1 x 60

A behind the scenes look at the making of the BBC series Rick Stein's A French Odyssey. 

Tom's Big Feast

8 x 30 ITV1 Westcountry

Narrated by  Jennifer Saunders, Tom's Big Feast follows Westcountry cook Tom Cull at work as an event chef.  Providing a memorable four-course dinner for up to two hundred people is a huge challenge - the culinary equivalent of climbing a mountain, and Tom insists on no short cuts.  

THE ROYAL BIRDMEN

1 x 60 Discovery Animal Planet

Through unprecedented and exclusive access to Royal households and estates, The Royal Birdmen uncovers the incredible characters, stories and birds that are such a treasured part of Royal life, steeped in history and tradition, yet relevant and important today.

RHODES ACROSS CHINA

10 x 60 Good Food

From Shanghai, Sichuan and Xiamen to Hong Kong and Guilin, chef Gary Rhodes explores the culture and cuisine of China. Returning to the UK , he prepares a major celebration banquet for the Chinese community, assisted by two sous chefs keen to learn about the intricacies of Chinese cooking.

RICK STEIN AND THE JAPANESE AMBASSADOR

1 x 60 BBC2

Challenged by the UK’s Japanese Ambassador to cook a Japanese banquet for his distinguished guests, Rick Stein spends one week visiting Japan’s vibrant fish markets and island restaurants hoping to master the art of cooking fish – Japanese style.Photo by Anna McCarthy.

RICK STEIN'S DU MAURIER COUNTRY

1 x 50 BBC2

May 2007 marked the centenary of Daphne du Maurier’s birth and in this programme, Rick Stein pays a personal tribute to the novelist, exploring her deep affection for Cornwall and the region’s influence on her writing.  

THREE MEN IN A BUS

6 x 30 ITV1 Westcountry

Following on from their boating adventures, TV favourites Chris Denham, Ron Bendell and Craig Rich return to our screens - this time travelling through northern France in a vintage bus called ‘Mrs McKay’. Watch their adventures as they discover the delights of French hospitality, encounter eccentric characters and try their hand at high-speed land-yachting. 

THE PEOPLE'S COOKBOOK

20 x 60 Good Food

The People’s Cookbook is a nationwide hunt for favourite family recipes that best reflect British contemporary food culture. Antony Worrall Thompson and Paul Rankin join forces with the public to put these recipes to the test.  A specially invited panel of local food experts taste and vote for their favourite three dishes to go through to The People’s Cookbook.  

SAVING PLANET EARTH

1 x 30 BBC1

Presented by Dick Strawbridge, Saving Planet Earth is a BBC1 follow-up to the Planet Earth series that marks the 50th anniversary of the Natural History Unit and aired on the BBC as part of a themed fortnight.

SLOW BLOKES: ROAD TO MOROCCO

6 x 30 ITV1 Westcountry

Slow Blokes: Road to Morocco is the fifth installment of the Slow Blokes series of programmes charting the on-the-road adventures of Chris Denham, Ron Bendell and Craig Rich in a vintage red bus  on a journey through Spain and northern Morocco to discover what happened to the thousands of Westcountry people that were kidnapped from South West shores by the Barbary Pirates 300 years ago. 

COUNTRY LIVES

9 x 30 ITV1 Westcountry, West and Meridian, 2006

5 x 30 ITV1 Westcountry, West and Meridian, 2007

Presented by Lisa Aziz, Country Lives celebrates the lives of people in the West and South West regions, from the Cotwolds to the Isles of Scilly and as far east as Portland Bill.

RICK STEIN'S FRENCH ODYSSEY

6 x 60 BBC2

Rick Stein returns to BBC2  in a new series which sees him tour France in search of the French food heroes that inspire him.

RICK STEIN'S FOOD HEROES

12 x 30 BBC2

Chef Rick Stein's seventh series for the BBC uncovers the country's best food producers.

RICK STEIN'S MEDITERRANEAN ESCAPES

6 x 60 BBC2

A joyous celebration of Mediterranean food, by the country’s most popular seafood cook. This is the very cradle of Western cuisine – a fusion of culinary influences from Africa, the East and southern Europe.

FORGOTTEN FARM

10 x 30 ITV1 Westcountry & Discovery

Forgotten Farm follows two extraordinary characters who spend a small fortune buying an old Devon farm. Will their diversification and development lead to success in this rural Dartmoor idyll?

BEACH CAFE

10 x 30 Discovery

A ten-part series that follows Australian chef Michael Smith during a busy summer season at his Beach Cafe in St Ives.

GARY RHODES' LOCAL FOOD HEROES

11 x 60 Good Food

Local Food Heroes sets out to find the people who are most passionate about supplying locally sourced foods. The show travels the length and breadth of the country, visiting cafes, specialist shops, restaurants and producers, who have all shown dedication and passion for local, wholesome and tasty food.  

SOUTH WEST ON FILM

1 x 30 BBC1

Samantha Smith presents an entertaining and informative guide to the glories of the BBC South West Video and Film Archives, from the 1950’s right up to the present day. The programme introduces the Creative Archive project and reveals how the riches of the BBC library are being made available as a community resource in the South West.

Atul's Spice Kitchen: Malaysia

5 x 30’ for Good Food

A five-part food series featuring Michelin star chef Atul Kochhar. Atul travels the length and breadth of Malaysia to unearth the unique flavours of Malaysian fusion cuisine including Chinese and Indian influences as well as Malay culture and food, and explores the diverse array of flavours available across the country, the hub of where so many different cooks and cultures collide. Ad funded by Matrade.

Rick Stein's Far Eastern Odyssey

 6 x 60’ for BBC2

Rick Stein takes the viewer on an epic culinary journey by sea, down rivers and overland to explore the Far East’s most diverse food cultures which have soared to the heights of popularity the world over. The series takes him from the teardrop island of Sri Lanka - famed for tea, coffee and coconuts - to Bangladesh, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia. 

Rick Stein's Spain

4 x 60’ for BBC2

Focusing on the traditional flavours and dishes of rural Spain, Rick Stein embarks on a culinary journey off the beaten track in a camper van exploring Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque country, sampling and cooking delicious classic food along the way.

Rick Stein Tastes The Blues

1 x 60’ for BBC4

Ever since the early sixties Rick Stein has been in love with the blues and years later he’s fascinated by the dishes ingrained in its lyrics – fried chicken and turnip greens, catfish and black- eyed peas and the rest.  In this film Rick pays homage to the musicians who created this music and to the great dishes of the Mississippi Delta that go hand in hand with the blues.