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Heston Blumenthal: In Search of Perfection

Series 2

Episode 2: Hamburger

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

The chef looks at the world's traditional dishes. In this programme, he tackles the hamburger, visiting the USA for advice and in the UK comes up with the perfect patty. Show more

Heston Blumenthal: In Search of Perfection

Series 2

Episode 1: Chicken Tikka Masala

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

The chef looks at the world's traditional dishes. He travels to Delhi to unravel the roots of chicken tikka masala, and tries to create the perfect marinade. Show more

Heston Blumenthal: In Search of Perfection

Series 2

Episode 3: Peking Duck

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One South East

Chef Heston Blumenthal perfects the nation's favourite dishes. In this episode, Heston's quest to make the perfect Peking Duck involves a cake rack and a ball of string. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Culinary alchemist Heston Blumenthal makes his version of the common English trifle. He includes olives and strawberries, and milks a cow into a bowl of cider. Show more

Heston Blumenthal: In Search of Perfection

Series 2

Episode 6: Chilli con Carne

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Culinary alchemist Heston Blumenthal recreates favourite dishes: this time, chilli con carne. He visits Washington DC to sample the 'Chuck Norris chilli'. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Chef Heston Blumenthal creates the perfect fish pie. Its creation involves a trip to Glasgow, a squirrel cage and a seaside soundtrack MP3 (which viewers can download). Show more

Heston Blumenthal: In Search of Perfection

Series 2

Episode 5: Baked Alaska

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Culinary alchemist Heston Blumenthal creates a version of the Seventies classic, Baked Alaska. Experiments involve roof insulation, white chocolate tubes and dry ice. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Culinary alchemist Heston Blumenthal recreates favourite dishes. He visits Italian chefs and rice producers in a quest for the perfect risotto, before going back to basics. Show more