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Mary Berry

One of the UK's best-known and respected cookery writers, Mary Berry, is interviewed by Kirsty Young.

Mary Berry is one of the UK's best-known and respected cookery writers. More than six million copies of her books have now been sold - not bad for a girl who failed her school certificate in English.
On television, it is her role as a judge on The Great British Bake-off that has brought her to the attention of a new generation.
It was in domestic science lessons that she discovered her love of cooking and she is in no doubt of the importance of teaching cookery in school "When everybody leaves school, whether they are a boy or a girl, what do they have to do in the home? They have to produce a meal. They haven't been taught to do it. I think it should be essential."

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 3 Aug 2012 09:00

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    • Our Gracie: The Best of Gracie Fields.
    • DECCA.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Spring (Allegro)

    Artist: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta

    • Vivaldi: The Four Seasons.
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    Summer Holiday

    Composer: Welch / Bennett

    • 24 No 1's Of The 60's.
    • NFI.
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    How Great Thou Art

    Composer: Stuart K Hine

    • Susan Boyle: I Dreamed A Dream.
    • SYCO Music.
  • Salvation Army New York Staff Band

    Onward Christian Soldiers

    Composer: 19th century English hymn - Sabine Baring-Gould (words)/ Arthur Sullivan (Music)

    • Onward Christian Soldiers / Salvation Army New York Staff Band.
    • HERALD.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Rod Stewart


      Composer: Gavin Sutherland

      • The Best of Rod Stewart.
      • Warner Bros. Records.
  • Sydney Carter

    Lord of the Dance

    Artist: Bach Choir

    • Family Carols.
    • Chandos.
  • ABBA

    Mamma Mia

    Composer: B. Andersson / B. Ulvaeus / S. Anderson

    • Abba Number Ones.
    • Polar.
  • Book Choice

    • RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

  • Luxury Choice

    • Cashmere rug


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Mary Berry


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