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1980s

Episode 4 of 6

Historical cooking show. The family and their home are transported to the hi-tech 80s, with a gadget-filled kitchen including a microwave the size of a small car.

In this episode, the family and their home are transported to the hi-tech 80s, with a gadget-filled kitchen including a microwave the size of a small car.

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 and trends of the decade. Technology takes centre stage, enabling the family to microwave an entire roast dinner, make their own fizzy drinks and produce the very latest in culinary fashion - a cheese and ham toastie.

Outside the home, novelty comes thick and fast with the arrival of the pre-packed sandwich, the rise of both nouvelle cuisine and the fast-food chains and a host of new tastes and flavours from around the globe now available at their local supermarket.

59 minutes

Last on

Wed 17 Apr 2019 14:45

Music Played

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

  • 00:01

    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

    Enola Gay

  • 00:04

    The Stranglers

    Golden Brown

  • 00:05

    Madness

    Our House

  • 00:11

    Depeche Mode

    Just Can't Get Enough

  • 00:24

    David Bowie

    Fashion

  • 00:26

    Olivia Newton‐John

    Physical

  • 00:29

    Culture Club

    Karma Chameleon

  • 00:33

    Wham!

    The Edge Of Heaven

  • 00:33

    Eurythmics

    There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)

  • 00:35

    Frankie Goes to Hollywood

    Two Tribes

  • 00:44

    a‐ha

    Take On Me

  • 00:48

    Yazz & The Plastic Population

    The Only Way Is Up

  • 00:50

    Fairground Attraction

    Perfect

  • 00:55

    The Style Council

    Walls Come Tumbling Down

  • 00:56

    Rick Astley

    Never Gonna Give You Up

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Giles Coren
Expert Polly Russell
Production Company Wall to Wall Media

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