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Two Fat Ladies

Season 1 1996

  • 1996-10-09T08:00:00+09:00 on BBC Two
  • 30 mins
  • 3 hours, 0 mins (6 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary

A tantalising blend of cookery and comic exploits, the award-winning Two Fat Ladies present traditional cooking and hearty meals for a generation tired of faddy diets and supermarket blandness Jennifer Patterson and Clarissa Dickson-Wright tour Britain on their Triumph Thunderbird, in their quest to rediscover the delights of traditional home cooking using the freshest ingredients.

As English as roast beef, richer than suet pudding, camper than sherry trifle, with a kick like Somerset cider they are united by their enthusiasms, prejudices and their unshakeable belief in their own culinary expertise.

6 episodes

1x01 Fish & Shellfish

  • Series Premiere

    1996-10-09T08:00:00+09:00 — 30 mins

The ladies prepare a meal at The Shark's Fin restaurant in Mevagissey, Cornwall.

Recipes (or receipts):
Crab, corn & coriander fritter
Gigot of monkfish rosemarin with anchovies
Fish pie
Scallops with leeks

1x02 Meat

  • 1996-10-16T08:00:00+09:00 — 30 mins

The ladies go to Westonbirt School in Cornwall to cook for the lacrosse team.

Recipes (or receipts):
Beef a la Will Moreland
Chicken breasts with walnut l'aillade
Roast "Hedgehog" (meatloaf)
A.N.'s slow shoulder of lamb

1x03 Fruits & Vegetables

  • 1996-10-23T08:00:00+09:00 — 30 mins

The ladies fix dinner for the priests at Westminster Cathedral (not the famous Abbey).

Recipes (or receipts):
Bubble and squeak
Stuffed artichokes
Tomato summer pudding
Beanz meanz Fitz
Peaches Cardinal Hume

1x04 Cakes and Baking

  • 1996-10-30T09:00:00+09:00 — 30 mins

The ladies prepare cakes for a fait in Hallaton using a private kitchen of a friend of Clarissa's from her Women's Institute days.

Recipes (or receipts):
Ginger bread
Danish apple & prune cake
Galette des Rois aux amandes
Chopped walnut & coffee cake

1x05 Game

  • 1996-11-06T09:00:00+09:00 — 30 mins

The ladies go to Scotland to cook at Lennoxlove House in East Lothian which is owned by the 15th Duke of Hamilton.

Recipes (or receipts):
Partridges with cabbage
Pheasant and pickled walnut terrine
Duntreath roast grouse
Rabbit with anchovies and capers
Medallions of venison with blackberries

1x06 Food in the Wild

  • 1996-11-13T09:00:00+09:00 — 30 mins

The ladies go to Kielder Forest in Northumberland to cook for a Boy Scout Troop.

Recipes (or receipts):
Muttachar (spiced eggs)
Onion soup with Stilton
Trout from the Luau
Shooter's sandwich
Frittata with tomatoes, onions & basil