The Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry has condemned much of TV for being "violent and cruel" and revealed that she "hates" Gordon Ramsay's shows.
Hell's Kitchen (TV Show)
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Sunday 05 June 2011
A quarter of a century after he thrilled Britain and Ireland by winning the world title, the Clones Cyclone opens up on the peace process and why he had to carry a gun. Alan Hubbard meets Barry McGuigan
Saturday 19 March 2011
Out of the hell's kitchen of the credit crunch, one cri de coeur haunts me still. A correspondent asked me why his bank had gone out and lent his money rather than keeping it safe and sitting on it.
Tuesday 15 March 2011
Easily angered chef Marco Pierre White is a compelling televisual presence, so anyone who saw him fire John McCririck from Hell's Kitchen (for criticising his food) will be disappointed to learn that he's just turned down the chance to make a prime-time cooking programme for the BBC – as well as an equally lucrative project for a Canadian broadcaster.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Royal Opera House, London<br/>The Centaur & the Animal, Sadler's Wells, London
Sunday 06 March 2011
Friday 18 February 2011
Monday 14 February 2011
Ofcom, the media regulator, today unveils its new on-screen warning signal designed to alert viewers to the presence of product placement in television programmes.
Friday 21 January 2011
And so to the latest addition to the long, long list of things which are apparently considered too fruity for American television.
Sunday 05 December 2010
Wednesday 29 September 2010
They are words of typically forthright advice that have come back to haunt Gordon Ramsay. During the first season of the US version of his Emmy-winning show Kitchen Nightmares, the celebrity chef berated the owner of the failing Campania restaurant in New Jersey, telling him that unless he sorted out his lacklustre food and poor service his business was "about to fucking swim down the Hudson".
Monday 19 July 2010
Saturday 01 May 2010
The owners of long-established restaurants, as of newspapers, need to keep making changes to keep things fresh. A subtle redesign, some fashionable new ingredients, maybe even a shake-up of personnel. What they don't normally do is throw everything out but the name, and start again with completely new content.
Tuesday 16 February 2010
Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc has criticised the TV industry for "sensationalising" food.
Friday 15 January 2010
Sad news now for those of us eagerly awaiting the arrival of Kirk McCambley on our magazine stands. It seems that Iris Robinson's well-built former lover may be rather more publicity shy than was first thought.
Saturday 26 December 2009
"It was the most unpleasant thing that has ever happened to me while filming – having my undercarriage dealt with by gaffer tape."
Andrew Marr dons a vintage bathing suit for the filming of A History of Modern Britain
Monday 14 December 2009
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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