Derek Cooper's Necessary Pleasures

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19970622

In the second of six programmes, the country pub is the cause for celebration in Derek Cooper's continuing search for the fundamental joys of life.

In the Birch Hall Inn, nestling in the heart of the Yorkshire Moors, he rediscovers the essential ingredients of a great local - wonderful ale, fresh, simple food, and a warm welcome.

19970629

In the third of six programmes, Derek Cooper celebrates the far from humble cabbage family and marvels at the rich array of cabbage recipes from around the world.

19970713

Continuing his search for the fundamental pleasures of life, Derek Cooper explores the inner workings of a beehive and discovers the sticky delights of honey.

He meets bee-keepers and honey enthusiasts, learns of the deadly disease Varroa, which is threatening the bee population, and asks if this ancient sweetener is in danger of disappearing.

19970912

In the third of six programmes, Derek Cooper celebrates the far from humble cabbage family and marvels at the rich array of cabbage recipes from around the world.

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Pasta. In the first of a six-part series celebrating food, Derek Cooper makes a pilgrimage to Bologna, the culinary capital of Italy and the city that gave the world Spaghetti Bolognese. Producer Min Raisman

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Unknown: Derek Cooper

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Pubs. Derek Cooper 's search for the fundamental joys of life leads him to the country pub. He visits the Birch Hall Inn in the Yorkshire Moors. Producer Paul Kobrak

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Unknown: Derek Cooper

Producer: Paul Kobrak

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In the third of six programmes, Derek Cooper celebrates the cabbage family and marvels at the rich array of cabbage recipes from around the world. Producer Min Raisman

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Strawberries and Cream. Derek Cooper celebrates the fruit that is the food of saints. Producer Paul Kobrak

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Derek Cooper discovers the sticky delights of honey. Producer Paul Kobrak

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The Kitchen Garden. In the final programme of the series,

Derek Cooper celebrates traditional and modern kitchen gardens. Producer Min Raisman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970720]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970829]

The first of six programmes celebrating food. Pasta. Derek Cooper makes a pilgrimage to Bologna, culinary capital of Italy and the home of spaghetti bolognese, to see how pasta has become a way of life. Producer Min Raisman Repeat

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In the second of six programmes,

Derek Cooper visits the Birch Hall Inn in Yorkshire to celebrate the perfect country pub. Here he rediscovers the essential ingredients of a great local. Producer Paul Kobrak Repeat

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In the third of six programmes, Derek Cooper celebrates the far-from-humble cabbage family and marvels at the rich array of cabbage recipes from around the world. Producer Min Raisman Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970912]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970919]

Strawberries and Cream. Five hundred years after Cardinal Wolsey served the first British bowl of strawberries and cream, Derek Cooper celebrates one of the nation's favourite fruits. Producer Paul Kobrak Repeat

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Unknown: Cardinal Wolsey

Unknown: Derek Cooper

Producer: Paul Kobrak

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Honey. Continuing his search for the fundamental pleasures of life, Derek Cooper discovers the sticky delights of honey. He meets beekeepers and honey enthusiasts and asks if this ancient sweetener is in danger of disappearing. Producer Paul Kobrak

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970926]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971003]

The Kitchen Garden. In the last of the series, Derek Cooper celebrates traditional and modern kitchen gardens.

Producer Min Raisman Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971003]
Honey19970926

`Honey'.

Continuing his search for the fundamental pleasures of life, Derek Cooper explores the inner workings of a beehive and discovers the sticky delights of honey.

He meets beekeepers and honey enthusiasts, learns of the deadly disease varroa, which is threatening the bee population, and asks if this ancient sweetener is in danger of disappearing.

Pasta19970615

The first of six programmes celebrating food.

`Pasta'.

Derek Cooper makes a pilgrimage to Bologna, culinary capital of Italy and the home of spaghetti bolognese, to see how pasta has become a way of life.

Pasta19970829

The first of six programmes celebrating food.

`Pasta'.

Derek Cooper makes a pilgrimage to Bologna, culinary capital of Italy and the home of spaghetti Bolognese, to see how pasta has become a way of life.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 3, Bacon And Eggs19960102

First broadcast on 1995-08-13

Producer: M.

RAISMAN

Next in series: 5.

HERBS

Previous in series: 2.

EELS

Description

COPYRIGHT AND PERFORMANCE FEE

Subject Categories

cookery programmes (genre)

eggs (zoology)

hens (livestock)

eggs (dairy produce)

ham (meat)

frying (cookery)

Broadcast history

13 Aug 1995 11:45-12:15 (RADIO 4)

02 Jan 1996 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

27 Dec 1996 10:30-11:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Min Raisman (Producer)

John Hartley (rdr)

Derek Cooper (Speaker)

Dillie Keane (Speaker)

Peter Brears (Speaker)

Philippa Davenport (Speaker)

Martin Pitt (farmer) (Speaker)

Paul Mcquillan (Speaker)

Jill Dilly (Speaker)

Roger Kean (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-07-04

Programme Catalogue - Details: 5. Herbs19960116

First broadcast on 1995-08-27

Producer: M.

RAISMAN

Next in series: 1, PASTA

Previous in series: 3, BACON AND EGGS

Description

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Subject Categories

cookery programmes (genre)

herbs

Broadcast history

27 Aug 1995 11:45-12:15 (RADIO 4)

16 Jan 1996 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

31 Dec 1996 10:30-11:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Derek Cooper (int)

Min Raisman (Producer)

Jekka Mcvicar (Speaker)

Lynda Brown (Speaker)

Barbara Griggs (Speaker)

Peter Turner (herb farmer (spkr)) (Speaker)

Medea Mahdavi (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-07-14

Strawberries And Cream19970706

`Strawberries and Cream'.

Almost five hundred years after Cardinal Wolsey served the first British bowl of strawberries and cream, Derek Cooper celebrates the fruit that is the food of saints.

More than just a joy to eat, strawberries are good for the skin, can be used in the treatment of gout and made into a very effective toothpaste.

`Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did.'.

Strawberries And Cream19970919

`Strawberries and Cream'.

Almost five hundred years after Cardinal Wolsey served the first British bowl of strawberries and cream, Derek Cooper celebrates the fruit that is the food of saints.

More than just a joy to eat, strawberries are good for the skin, can be used in the treatment of gout and made into a very effective toothpaste.

`Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did.'.

The Kitchen Garden19970720

`The Kitchen Garden'.

In the final programme of the series, Derek Cooper celebrates traditional and modern kitchen gardens.

They were the supermarkets of wealthy Victorians, supplying exotic fruit and veg year round - but what of them now?

The Kitchen Garden19971003

`The Kitchen Garden'.

In the last of the series, Derek Cooper celebrates traditional and modern kitchen gardens.

They were the supermarkets of wealthy Victorians, supplying exotic fruit and veg all year round - but what of them now?

0219970905

In the second of six programmes, the country pub is the cause for celebration in Derek Cooper's continuing search for the fundamental joys of life.

In the Birch Hall Inn, nestling in the heart of the Yorkshire Moors, he rediscovers the essential ingredients of a great local - wonderful ale, fresh, simple food, and a warm welcome.