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Gastronuts

Series 2

Episode 2: What's the World's Weirdest Diet?

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

The truth about food. The Gastronuts are joined by explorer Benedict Allen and athlete Colin Jackson to try and find the world's oddest diet. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stefan Gates
Presenter:
Stefan Gates
Executive Producer:
Paul Gilheany
Executive Producer:
Paul Gilheany

Gastronuts

Series 2

Episode 3: Can We Make St Paul's Cathedral out of Fluorescent Jelly?

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Culinary adventures for kids. Can food be art? The Gastronuts meet artists who use everything from chocolate to mackerel. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stefan Gates
Executive Producer:
Paul Gilheany

Gastronuts

Series 2

Episode 9: Can We Make Our Favourite Fast Foods at Home?

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Food show. The Gastronuts uncover the grizzly stuff that goes in a takeaway burger, and cook home-made pizza in a rubbish bin. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stefan Gates
Executive Producer:
Paul Gilheany
Series Producer:
David Robertson

Gastronuts

Series 2

Episode 11: The Secret Tricks Behind Our Treats

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Food show. The Gastronuts learn the trade secrets in food presentation. Why does the burger in a photo look better than the one on your plate? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stefan Gates
Presenter:
Stefan Gates
Series Producer:
David Robertson
Executive Producer:
Paul Gilheany
Executive Producer:
Paul Gilheany

Gastronuts

Series 2

Episode 1: Can We Eat Like a Farmer?

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

The truth about food. Stefan Gates and the Gastronuts milk a cow by hand, use pig's blood to make breakfast and use food to fuel a car. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stefan Gates
Presenter:
Stefan Gates
Executive Producer:
Paul Gilheany
Executive Producer:
Paul Gilheany

E Numbers: an Edible Adventure

Episode 3: Sweeteners

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Stefan Gates uncovers the truth about food additives. He looks at E number sweeteners used to replace sugar and learns about the chemicals which hold our food together. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stefan Gates
Series Editor:
Ian Holt

Gastronuts

Series 2

Episode 12: Can We Eat Chocolate for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner?

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Food show. Stefan Gates and his Gastronuts test the weirdest-flavoured chocolates in the world, and are painted with it. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stefan Gates
Presenter:
Stefan Gates
Executive Producer:
Paul Gilheany
Executive Producer:
Paul Gilheany

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Available for 12 months

A cooking show that adds a splash of science and a few grams of history to uncover the secrets behind some of our most well-loved dishes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stefan Gates
Executive Producer:
Helen Foulkes
Production Manager:
Lindsey Taylor

Genres

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Stefan Gates immerses himself in the extraordinary world of insect-eating in a bid to conquer his lingering revulsion of bugs and discover if they really could save the planet. Show more

Gastronuts

Series 2

Episode 10: Can We Eat with Our Ears?

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

The Gastronuts explore how our senses can change our experience of the food we eat, and visit a restaurant where meals are served in the dark. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stefan Gates
Executive Producer:
Paul Gilheany

Hacker Time

Series 1

Episode 9: Stefan Gates

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

Hacker T Dog has managed to get his own TV programme! Hacker cooks up trouble when he invites Gastronauts presenter Stefan Gates into the studio. Show more

Contributors

Series Producer:
Sid Cole
Executive Producer:
Annette Williams
Puppeteer:
Phil Fletcher
Participant:
Stefan Gates

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Tim Lovejoy, Louise Redknapp and chef Simon Rimmer have all the usual top cooking and chat, with gastronomist Stefan Gates and stars of Inside Men Ashley Walters and Warren Brown.

Contributors

Presenter:
Tim Lovejoy
Presenter:
Simon Rimmer
Executive Producer:
Tim Cunningham
Series Producer:
Hugh Lawton
Interviewed Guest:
Stefan Gates
Interviewed Guest:
Ashley Walters
Interviewed Guest:
Warren Brown

Gastronuts

Series 1

Episode 12: Can We Eat the Same Food as Animals?

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

The truth about food. The Gastronuts find out what animals eat in their diet. They try the same as dogs, penguins and the king of the jungle. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stefan Gates
Executive Producer:
Paul Gilheany
Director:
Atul Malhotra
Series Producer:
Vanessa Amberleigh
Participant:
Touwa Craig-Dunn
Participant:
Cem Rifat
Participant:
Serena Vyas
Participant:
Natasha Davis
Participant:
Helen Morley

Gastronuts

Series 1

Episode 13: Can We Cook Like a Chef?

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

The truth about food. An award-winning chef challenges the Gastronuts. They have just two days to learn a menu and serve the results to 20 hungry guests. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stefan Gates
Director:
Atul Malhotra
Series Producer:
Vanessa Amberleigh
Executive Producer:
Paul Gilheany
Participant:
Caitlin Furborough
Participant:
Tara Neli
Participant:
Ryan Evans
Participant:
Chris Penton
Participant:
Roy Luisba
Participant:
Frances Rowswell
Participant:
Ann Rowswell
Participant:
Valentina Neli
Participant:
Agif Neli
Participant:
Hayat Shams
Participant:
Bill Evans
Participant:
Catherine Penton
Participant:
Giles Penton

Gastronuts

Series 1

Episode 8: How Do We Turn Food Into Energy?

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC Channel

The truth about what we eat. The Gastronuts burn jelly babies, power a radio with potatoes and cook lunch in Britain's biggest compost heap. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stefan Gates
Director:
Atul Malhotra
Executive Producer:
Paul Gilheany
Participant:
Christos Nicolaou
Participant:
Alhan Gencay
Participant:
Cherono Barno
Participant:
Emma Jacobs
Participant:
Emilia Colman
Participant:
Andrea Sella
Participant:
Jules Hayward

Food & Drink

Series 2

Episode 5: Seasonal Feasts

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Chef Tony Singh creates a seasonal feast of venison with haggis ravioli. Plus a lively debate about whether we've got it wrong about food miles. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Michel Roux Jr
Participant:
Kate Goodman
Participant:
Tony Singh
Participant:
Stefan Gates
Executive Producer:
Robi Dutta
Series Producer:
Hannah Corneck

Food Factory

Episode 1: Just Add Water

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Revealing the secrets of supermarket food. Does instant soup contain real tomatoes? How do you make sea salt? Plus Anton Du Beke and Jodie Prenger make orange squash. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stefan Gates
Presenter:
Stefan Gates
Participant:
Anton Du Beke
Participant:
Anton Du Beke
Participant:
Jodie Prenger
Participant:
Jodie Prenger
Series Producer:
Graeme Thomson
Executive Producer:
Jerry Foulkes
Executive Producer:
Jerry Foulkes