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BBC TV And Radio Programs To Watch Out For This Christmas

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It seems that this Christmas the BBC has food and cooking pretty much covered. There’s the Festive edition of ‘Bake Off, Nigella is doing her thing and I’m glad to see that Rick Stein has a new series! There’s also a couple of BBC Radio shows that you might be interested in.

I’ve taken a look through the listings and noted the programs that should prove to be the most interesting. There are links to their pages on the BBC website so you can find more or watch them through iPlayer. The ‘Christmas Kitchen’ show has already broadcast it’s first episode and the next one is broadcast today!

Leave a comment below on which shows you are looking forward to watching!

Date TV/Radio Program
13 Dec BBC1 Christmas Kitchen -Festive food programme with hosts Matt Tebbutt and Andi Oliver. They are joined by Call the Midwife’s Helen George, chef Thomasina Miers and Great British Bake Off baker Edd Kimber.
19 Dec BBC Wales A Welsh-Italian Christmas with Michela Chiappa – In this sumptuous and scrumptious seasonal series, Merthyr-born Michela Chiappa takes us on a mouthwatering festive food trip around Wales
20 Dec BBC2 Nigella’s Christmas Kitchen – Nigella Lawson enjoys the run-up to Christmas and prepares her Christmas larder in advance. Cooking at Christmas is a wonderful piece of slow-down therapy but that doesn’t mean that you have to be tied to the stove the entire time. Getting ahead and filling the freezer can be the answer to a Christmas prayer.
20 Dec BBC1 Mary Berry’s Absolute Christmas Favourites – Mary Berry draws on her wealth of cookery know-how and shares a selection of her absolute favourite Christmas recipes – wonderful seasonal dishes guaranteed to go down a treat with family and friends, serving up some traditional seasonal staples alongside some new exciting ideas.
21 Dec Radio2 Nadiya’s Festive Family Feast – Nadiya Hussain, baker, author, broadcaster and winner of the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off in 2015, serves up a two hour special showcasing the perfect festive family feast.
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22 Dec  BBC2 Rick Stein’s Cornish Christmas – The people of Cornwall are proud of the fact that they do things differently, and the Christmas celebrations in this beautiful part of England have their own unique flavours and sounds.
22 Dec BBC2 Northern Ireland Trish Deseine’s Christmas Dishes – Home for Christmas, Trish Deseine creates a sumptuous selection of festive food. Stress-free seasonal show-stoppers, no-nonsense nibbles and local luxuries which allow you to revel in the run-up to Christmas Day.
Christmas Day BBC1 The Great British Bake Off – The tent has been decorated for a very special Christmas episode of The Great British Bake Off, featuring returning contestants from previous years.
Christmas Day Radio4 The Food Program – In this series of four programmes broadcast over Christmas, Sheila Dillon explores the link between tradition and food.

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