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1960s

Episode 2 of 6

Historical cooking show. The family and their home are transported to the space-age 60s, with a gleaming fitted kitchen and the arrival of a host of new tastes and flavours.

In this second episode, the family and their home are transported to the space-age 60s, with a gleaming fitted kitchen and the arrival of a host of new tastes and flavours.

Presenter Giles Coren and food historian Polly Russell use the national food survey, an extraordinary collection of food diaries, to guide the family's diet and introduce them to the culinary treats of the decade, from the first spaghetti bolognese to Chinese restaurants and the excitement of their very first TV dinner, an oh-so-glamorous Vesta meal.

Hairy Biker Dave Myers delivers the family their long-awaited fridge, along with his memories of the transformative effect of the appliance on his own childhood. There's a family trip to the new-fangled self-service supermarket, and Giles discovers how chicken went from an expensive treat to an everyday staple.

59 minutes

Last on

Tue 16 Apr 2019 13:45

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Music Played

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

  • Booker T. & The MG’s

    Green Onions

  • Eddie Cochran

    Instrumental Blues

  • Quincy Jones

    Soul Bossa Nova

  • Jack Keller

    Bewitched

    Composer: Howard Greenfield.
  • 00:04

    Booker T. & The MG’s

    Green Onions

  • 00:08

    The Spelding's Jazz Orchestra

    Bewitched

  • 00:09

    “Brother” Jack McDuff

    Hot Barbeque

  • Acker Bilk

    Stranger On The Shore

  • Elvis Presley

    Long Lonely Highway

  • 00:12

    Acker Bilk

    Stranger On The Shore

  • 00:14

    Floyd Cramer

    Hot Pepper

  • 00:18

    Dick Dale and His Del‐Tones

    Misirlou

  • Burt Bacharach

    I Say a Little Prayer

  • 00:24

    Dean Martin

    That's Amore

  • Domenico Modugno

    Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)

  • The Kinks

    You Really Got Me

  • John Barry

    A Man Alone

  • 00:24

    The Burt Bacharach Orchestra & Chorus

    I Say A Little Prayer

  • 00:35

    The Funk Brothers

    Tell Me It's Just A Rumor Baby

  • Paul Mauriat et son orchestre

    A Man and a Woman

  • Shirley Bassey

    Kiss Me, Honey Honey, Kiss Me

  • Dusty Springfield

    The Look of Love

  • 00:38

    John Barry

    Ipcress File

  • 00:40

    Shirley Bassey

    Kiss Me, Honey Honey, Kiss Me

  • 00:42

    Percy Faith

    Theme from A Summer Place

  • Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

    Spanish Flea

  • Donovan

    Sunshine Superman

  • The Kinks

    Waterloo Sunset

  • The Who

    My Generation

  • The Beach Boys

    God Only Knows

  • The Show Stoppers

    Ain't Nothin' But A House Party

  • Mason Williams

    Classical Gas

  • Jimmy Nicol

    Husky

  • 00:54

    The Beach Boys

    God Only Knows

  • 00:55

    Mason Williams

    Classical Gas

  • 00:57

    The 5th Dimension

    Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In

  • T. Rex

    20th Century Boy

  • The Funk Brothers

    Tell Me Its Just A Rumor Baby

  • 00:59

    The 5th Dimension

    Aquarius / Let The Sun Shine In

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Giles Coren
Participant Polly Russell
Participant Dave Myers
Production Company Wall to Wall Media

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