After he put Keith Floyd cooking on a trawler out at sea in the ground breaking series Floyd on Fish, David Pritchard became one of Britain’s most influential food communicators.
His television career began when he took a job as a film assistant, lining up film cans in the right order for TV commercials. Any spare time he had was spent watching the film editors at work and he soon decided that making programmes was what he wanted to do. After 11 years of turbulent programmes with Floyd, David went on to make programmes for ITV and Channel 4, working with Antonio Carluccio before starting his great partnership with Padstow chef Rick Stein, a relationship that spanned 30 years, 15 series and numerous one-off specials for BBC Two and BBC Four. His contribution to TV cookery programmes is legendary: his style inspired a new generation of TV chefs, including Jamie Oliver and James Martin.
David went on to publish his memoirs, Shooting the Cook, which chart his love of food, film making and the early years he spent working with Keith Floyd.
He was a much-loved member of the Denhams family and we miss him enormously.
David Pritchard, 19th November 1945 - 13th January 2019