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John Torode is joined by actress Charlotte Ritchie and chefs Theo Randall and Olia Hercules for a Christmas Eve special. Jane Parkinson picks wines to go with the studio dishes.

A special Christmas Eve episode of Saturday Kitchen, hosted by John Torode. He is joined by chefs Theo Randall and Olia Hercules, and the celebrity guest is Call the Midwife star Charlotte Ritchie.

There are great moments from the BBC food archive, including clips of Rick Stein, Tom Kerridge, Nigel Slater and Nigella Lawson, while Jane Parkinson picks wines to go with the studio dishes.

1 hour, 30 minutes

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Christmas Eve 2016 10:00

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This Week's Wines

Pyrizhky with mushrooms, chestnuts and apple

Sancerre Rouge Les Champs Clos Pinot Noir 2014, France

Sainsburys £12.00


Pheasant simmered in milk, cream and celeriac

Nicosia Etna Rosso 2014, Italy

Marks & Spencer £9.50

Chocolate mousse

Andrew Quady Elysium Black Muscat 2014, USA

Majestic £11.99


Almond puddings with Christmas pudding ice cream

Pale Cream Sherry, Spain

Waitrose £6.99


Role Contributor
Presenter John Torode
Participant Theo Randall
Participant Olia Hercules
Participant Charlotte Ritchie
Expert Jane Parkinson
Participant Rick Stein
Participant Tom Kerridge
Participant Nigel Slater
Participant Nigella Lawson
Series Producer Charlotte Johnstone
Executive Producer Amanda Ross
Producer Sophie Rogers
Researcher Maddy Ong
Production Company Cactus TV


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