Fanny Cradock is coming back to TV!

Fanny Cradock is coming back to TV!

Fans of food colouring - rejoice! The queen of kitsch cookery is coming back to the BBC for Easter. Fanny Cradock's famous cookery shows will be brought back from the archives, along with other retro cooking programmes such as Delia Smith and Ken Hom.

We'll be treated to Fanny's TV debut, filmed in her own kitchen alongside her ever-patient husband Johnnie. Here we can learn to make 'delicacies' such as deep fat-fried cheese, and also - impressively - see her break two eggs at the same time without breaking her focus on the camera.

There will also be a 1978 episode of Delia Smith's Cookery Course, and the very first shows about Chinese and Indian food, presented by Ken Hom and Madhur Jaffrey.

The 50 shows are being aired again to show how our tastes have changed over the years, and will go back to the 1970s. 

Watch Fanny cooking a Christmas bird:

Fanny died in 1994, aged 85, and was famous for her unique presenting style and OTT wardrobe. Key ingredients were always cream and brandy, as well as lurid dashes of food colouring. Green mashed potatoes, anyone?

When it comes to TV, it seems there's an appetite for all things retro, with a relaunch of The Generation Game and a rumoured remake of Bullseye on the cards.

  • Watch the retro cookery shows on BBC iPlayer from March 31
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