AS WITH everything in 1982, originally presented by SIMON BATES. The first ever episode featured a probably fascinating insight into the diet of Princess Diana. But by only the fifth show, the Bates man was axed and RUSSELL HARTY, HENRY KELLY and SUSAN GROSSMAN helmed for the next couple of years (though JILLY GOOLDEN was there from day one). In 1984 a resolutely un-stunt piece of casting took place as KELLY, H was swapped for KELLY, C. With CHRIS at the helm FOOD AND DRINK entered its imperial phase. Tudor-faced MICHAEL BARRY nee BUKHT joshed with the aforementioned Goolden over the best wine to serve with a blue steak, while Chris Kelly presented items on food labelling from in front of an oversized can of baked beans. Meanwhile OZ CLARKE fannied around as was his wont. Thankfully the programme was cancelled in 2002 before it could receive a TOP GEAR style trendy makeover.
1982 to 2002 on BBC2