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Unsung Heroes

Nigel shows how the shrinking violets of the kitchen can help make cooking shine as he turns some often overlooked staples into sensational dishes, with a recipe for every day of the week.

These include haddock chowder, crumbed lamb steak with buttered swede mash, and fennel feta linguine.

29 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Noah and the Whale

    Give It All Back

  • The Go! Team

    My World

  • Rizzle Kicks

    Mama Do The Hump

  • Ben Howard

    Keep Your Head Up

  • Norah Jones

    Say Goodbye

  • Florence + the Machine

    Shake It Out

  • Heathers

    Circular Road

  • The xx


  • Naughty Boy Emeli Sande


  • Mumm-Ra

    She's Got You High

  • The Killers

    All These Things That I've Done

  • Bees

    Island Lover Letter

  • Camera Obscura

    Country Mile

  • Snow Patrol

    Called Out in The Dark

  • Razorlight

    In the Morning

  • Blur

    Good Song

  • The Magic Numbers

    This Is A Song

  • Zero 7

    The Road

  • Zero 7


  • Of Monsters and Men

    Dirty Paws


Role Contributor
Presenter Nigel Slater
Executive Producer Pete Lawrence
Series Producer Michelle Crowley
Director Sarah Myland


  • Fri 19 Oct 2012 19:30
  • Sun 21 Oct 2012 17:30
  • Fri 26 Jul 2013 19:30
  • Sat 4 Oct 2014 11:30
  • Sun 5 Feb 2017 11:15

Recipes from Dish of the Day

Recipes from Dish of the Day

Try out Nigel Slater's Dish of the Day recipes.