Food and Drink
Food and Drink is a British television series on BBC Two. First broadcast between 1982 and 2002, it was the first national television programme in the UK to cover the subject of food and drink without cookery and recipe demonstrations.
|Food and Drink|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||23 (original)|
|No. of episodes||371 (original)|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Bazal Productions (now Remarkable Television)|
|Original network||BBC Two|
|Picture format||4:3 (original)|
|Original release||6 July 1982 –|
13 April 2015
Russell Harty presented filmed location reports from exceptional restaurants around Britain. This series featured the innovative idea of a small contributing audience of 20 people who were called "tasters and testers". The first series broadcast in the summer months but drew an average audience of 1.5 million a week, a high rating for BBC Two in the summer in the 1980s.
A spin-off panel game, Food and Drink Summer Quiz, aired during the main show's summer break in 1987.
Food and Drink returned to BBC Two on 4 February 2013 stylized as Food & Drink, but shown on TV as food & drink, co-hosted by Michel Roux Jr and Kate Goodman. A Christmas special aired on 18 December 2013, followed by a second series in early 2014.