Great British Menu
Episode 43: Finals Main
It's finals week on Great British Menu as the victorious regional chefs do battle for a place on the banquet menu. The winners will cook their dishes at a sumptuous meal for WWII heroes commemorating 70 years since the D-Day landings at St Paul's Cathedral, a bastion of British wartime resilience.
Each day, the chefs must cook one of their four courses again to impress not only the judges Matthew Fort, Oliver Peyton and Prue Leith but also a banquet guest of honour who has memories of the war, as well as their fellow chefs who will also be marking the dishes.
The top three scoring creations will be placed on that courses' shortlist and be in contention for the banquet. The final menu will be chosen by the judges from the dishes on the shortlists, so to be in with a chance of cooking at St Paul's the chefs have to secure a place in the top three.
It's the half-way point in finals week and those chefs who have yet to get a dish onto the shortlist are feeling the heat. The judges are joined by Baroness Trumpington who worked as a cypher clerk at Bletchley Park from 1941 to 1946, translating tapes recorded in German into English. With nine dishes tasted and the scores in, there's a shock result for the chefs - and it's their competitors' votes which make all the difference. Show less