who’ll do the pudding?













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Who’ll do the Pudding? was a daytime, studio based cookery show which went out between 1996-8 on BBC 2, it was presented by Nick Nairn. It featured many different television chefs, making puddings. These included: Phil Vickery, Pat Chapman, Paul Rankin, Gilli Cliff, Sophie Grigson, and Valentina Harris.

Mary Clyne was the series producer, and Phillip Thickett the studio director.

There was a book of recipes which accompanied the second series in 1997, written by Jill Francis, and published by the Broadcasting Support Service.

Thanks to Ian Collins for making this title grab available.

‘Eat Your Words’ – photos by Lynda Kettle

Photos by Lynda Kettle, no reproduction without permission.  Lynda Kettle was a Production Designer at BBC Pebble Mill, working on factual, entertainment and drama shows in studio and on location.  The photos were taken as records of the Sets.

Eat Your Words was a studio quiz show on the subject of food, presented by Lloyd Grossman, with team captains Valentina Harris and Robert Carrier.  The series went out in June 1996 and was made for BBC 1 Daytime, and recorded in Studio A.  There were 10 episodes and each team had a cooking and a non cooking guest. The guests were: Michael Barry, Helen Atkinson-Wood, Derek Nimmo, Anthony Worrall-Thompson, A.A.Gill, Gloria Hunniford, Thane Prince, Carmen Silvera, Juliet Harbutt, Craig Charles, Oz Clarke,John Mcririck, Rosemary Moon, Colin Baker, Denis Quilley, Eve Pollard, Frank Bough, Steven Saunders, Cheryl Baker, Ian McCaskill, Richard Shepherd and Lesley Water.

The production team included series producer Mary Clyne, producer Celia Marks, researchers Vicky Jepson and Nick Harris, PA Marilyn Ward.  Nicola Silk helped develop the series and came up with the title.

Production Designer, Lynda Kettle also worked as a theatre designer and an artist, and now runs courses from her art studio http://www.lynda-kettle.com.  She is a member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Birmingham Water Colour Society. Midland Pastel Society and Birmingham Art Circle . She exhibits her paintings several times a year at selected galleries.

Thanks to Veronica Butt, Nicola Silk, Vicky Jepson and Melissa Feather  for adding information about the show.

Eat Your Words studio set