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Release Date:
24 October 1994 (UK) See more »
Plot Keywords:
TV chefs "irresponsible" on hygiene
 (From Digital Spy - Movie News. 8 July 2008, 12:05 PM, PDT)

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Good entertainment, useless for cookery fans. See more (4 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 16)
Ainsley Harriott ... Himself - Presenter / ... (45 episodes, 2000-2010)

Series Directed by
Jane Elsdon-Dew (2 episodes, 2006-2009)
Series Produced by
Dominic Vallely .... commissioning editor (4 episodes, 2003-2004)

Linda Clifford .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Peter Leslie .... line producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Ken Bolam (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Chris Needs (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Jonathan Paul Green (13 episodes, 2003-2007)
Series Production Management
Emma Stone .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
John Mann .... carpenter (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Paul Barton .... sound supervisor (1 episode, 2008)

Mark Holland .... sound supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Toby Bradshaw .... gaffer (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Chris Chatfield .... camera supervisor (3 episodes, 2008)

Dave Davey .... lighting director (unknown episodes, 2000)
Nick Collier .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
Duncan Cross .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
John Dailley .... camera supervisor (unknown episodes)
Dave Lock .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Emily Schulz .... wardrobe (5 episodes, 2004-2005)
Series Editorial Department
Carol Abbott .... vision mixer (unknown episodes)
Maria Needle .... vision mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Isobel Ricketts .... production secretary (4 episodes, 2006-2007)
Robert Child .... technical director (2 episodes, 2003)
Cam de la Huerta .... researcher (2 episodes, 2003)

Stuart Rossall .... production team (unknown episodes, 2000)
Karen Taylor .... production team (unknown episodes, 2000)
Helen Albon .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Abigail Fawcett .... production team (unknown episodes)
Lisa Harrison .... production team (unknown episodes)
John Harte .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Nick Johns .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Amy Kemp .... production team (unknown episodes)
Belinda Marsh .... production team (unknown episodes)
Sian Merralls .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Natalie Pinkham .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Lisa Ramsay .... floor manager (unknown episodes)
Adam Ridgway .... production team (unknown episodes)

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Also Known As:
45 min
Sound Mix:
Australia:G (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes)

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Good entertainment, useless for cookery fans., 27 September 2006
Author: cjennings1987 from United Kingdom

This programme is good at what it does. It combines cooking with a gameshow genre and creates an interesting hybrid. Viewers can see chefs attempting to make a decent meal, within a twenty minute time limit. The meals produced at the end are often of a high quality and the presenter, Ainsley Harriot, helps the action along with questions and quips.

The problem comes thanks to the time limit that the chefs are given. Fans of cooking shows will be disappointed to discover that it is impossible to follow all the action. The chefs are constantly rushing around in a feigned attempt to get things finished in the time limit. Because of this we hardly ever see the actual food cooking and also you are left not knowing how they actually created the meal.

It is an interesting and entertaining programme, but I would not recommend it for serious cookery fans.

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