Meals and Drink – Wikipedia

Meals and Drink – Wikipedia

British tv collection

British TV collection or program

Meals and Drink
Nation of origin United Kingdom
Authentic language English
No. of collection 23 (authentic)
3 (revival)
No. of episodes 371 (authentic)
27 (revival)
Working time half-hour
Manufacturing firm Bazal Productions (now Outstanding Tv)
Distributor Endemol UK
Authentic community BBC Two
Image format 4:3 (authentic)
16:9 (revival)
Authentic launch 6 July 1982 (1982-07-06) –
13 April 2015 (2015-04-13)

Meals and Drink is a British tv collection on BBC Two. First broadcast between 1982 and 2002, it was the primary nationwide tv programme within the UK to cowl the topic of foods and drinks with out cookery and recipe demonstrations.

Historical past[edit]

The primary collection was offered by Simon Bates and Gillian Miles, and launched Jilly Goolden in her first common tv appearances because the programme’s wine knowledgeable.

Russell Harty offered filmed location studies from distinctive eating places round Britain. This collection featured the revolutionary thought of a small contributing viewers of 20 individuals who had been known as “tasters and testers”. The primary collection broadcast in the summertime months however drew a mean viewers of 1.5 million per week, a excessive ranking for BBC Two in the summertime within the Eighties.

Later collection had been offered by Chris Kelly and chef Michael Barry with wine consultants Jilly Goolden and Oz Clarke.

A spin-off panel recreation, Meals and Drink Summer season Quiz, aired throughout the principle present’s summer time break in 1987.


Meals and Drink returned to BBC Two on 4 February 2013 stylized as Meals & Drink, however proven on TV as meals & drink, co-hosted by Michel Roux Jr and Kate Goodman.[1] A Christmas particular aired on 18 December 2013, adopted by a second collection in early 2014.

A 3rd collection was broadcast in 2015. Michel Roux Jr was changed by Tom Kerridge as essential presenter while Kate Goodman was changed by Joe Wadsack.



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