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North West Fish

Great British Menu, Series 8 Episode 12 of 45

Great British Menu continues as 24 of the nation's finest chefs battle it out to cook gastronomic masterpieces that are also witty and fun. Their dishes have to put a smile on faces as Great British Menu celebrates 25 years of Comic Relief's Red Nose Day appeals.

Through the power of entertainment the charity has raised more than 800 million pounds, changing the lives of people in both Africa and the UK. So this year Britain's top chefs have been challenged to marry serious cooking with humour to celebrate the charity's achievements. The prize: to cook a dish at a special banquet at The Royal Albert Hall.

This time it is the turn of three chefs from the North West. Returning contender Aiden Byrne is determined to go all the way. This is his fourth time in the competition and he has never yet made it to finals week. But he is up against two fiercely competitive newcomers - Mary-Ellen McTague and Chris Holland both of whom are determined to make their mark.

The chefs also raise some cash in fundraising challenges and one of the chefs is joined by Miranda star, Sarah Hadland.

The North West chefs cook their fish courses. Will Aiden Byrne's The Culinary Joke - a take on a classic prawn cocktail - raise a laugh? Or will Mary-Ellen McTague's dish of dover sole or Chris Holland's Gone Fishing salmon dish prove winners?

Release date:

29 minutes

Last on

Wed 20 Mar 2013 01:50
BBC Two Northern Ireland


Role Contributor
Series ProducerLisa Hazlehurst
Series ProducerLisa Hazlehurst
Executive ProducerNicola Moody
Executive ProducerNicola Moody
JudgePhil Howard
JudgePhil Howard

Banquet Recipes

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Discover how to recreate the four dishes that made it to the banquet.

The Chefs

The Chefs

Meet the chefs battling it out to make it to the banquet.