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Episode 5

Delia through the Decades Episode 5 of 5

Delia Smith is a national treasure. In a career spanning five decades, she has ruled the roost as the queen of home cooking. This series celebrates Delia's career and the many ways she has shaped what people eat and how they cook it. Each episode is packed with archive footage, as Delia revisits her favourite recipes from each decade and recreates some with a contemporary twist.

Delia meets up with Stephen Fry to enjoy afternoon tea and cakes, and reflect on her 40-year career, in particular the noughties, which started with a bang with a new millennium, and ended with a credit crunch.

Delia made the news when her name became a new entry in the dictionary, and hit the headlines again with her 'Let's be 'avin' ya' moment when she revealed the true extent of her passion for football on the pitch at Norwich City. And after beginning the decade by publishing How To Cook, a complete back-to-basics guide to culinary success, she ended it getting into hot water with How To Cheat.

Celebrity fans Victoria Wood, Fay Ripley, Richard Curtis, Emma Freud and Sir Terry Wogan pay tribute to Delia. Meanwhile, in the kitchen she cooks her favourite recipes from the noughties - classic fast roast chicken; her ultimate fast food, the omelette; and one of her favourite 'cheat' recipes, shami kebabs.

29 minutes

Last on

Tue 16 Feb 2010 01:35
BBC One except Scotland

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Role Contributor
PresenterDelia Smith
ProducerJulie Bradshaw
Executive ProducerPaula Trafford
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