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The Food Programme

What's Eating The Restaurant Trade?

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

The restaurant trade is in trouble with many small and large chains closing their doors. Grace Dent asks restaurateurs and food critics what is going wrong. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Grace Dent
Interviewed Guest:
Russell Norman
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Hayward
Interviewed Guest:
Romy Gill
Interviewed Guest:
Cyrus Todiwala
Producer:
Maggie Ayre

The Restaurant Man

Episode 5: Desi Fusion

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Restaurateur Russell Norman helps newcomers to the trade. Nahida in Coventry wants to open a restaurant offering Asian fusion food but ignores much of Russell's advice. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Russell Norman
Series Producer:
Francis Baker
Producer:
Harry Beney
Director:
Harry Beney

The Restaurant Man

Episode 6: The Nook on the Square

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Restaurateur Russell Norman helps newcomers to the trade. Russell helps two sisters from Rugby who can't cook and have no professional catering experience. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Russell Norman
Series Producer:
Francis Baker
Producer:
Tom Peppiatt
Director:
Tom Peppiatt

The Restaurant Man

Episode 3: Salt Bar

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Restaurateur Russell Norman helps newcomers to the trade. Debbie in Macclesfield sinks her nest egg into a Swedish restaurant, but she does not have a head for figures. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Russell Norman
Series Producer:
Francis Baker
Producer:
Harry Beney
Director:
Harry Beney

The Restaurant Man

Episode 2: The Bell Inn

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Successful restaurateur Russell Norman offers advice to newcomers to the trade. Dave and Debbie are sinking all their savings into a village pub in Gloucestershire. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Russell Norman
Series Producer:
Francis Baker
Producer:
Vari Innes
Director:
Vari Innes

The Restaurant Man

Episode 4: Il Padrino

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Restaurateur Russell Norman helps newcomers to the trade. Tony in Gravesend wants to launch a pizzeria with his family, but his children have very different feelings. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Russell Norman
Series Producer:
Francis Baker
Producer:
Vari Innes
Director:
Vari Innes

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Andi Oliver is joined by chefs Russell Norman and Norbert Niederkofler, plus special guest Gabrielle. Jane Parkinson picks the drinks to go with the studio dishes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andi Oliver
Participant:
Russell Norman
Interviewed Guest:
undefined Gabrielle
Participant:
Rick Stein
Participant:
Raymond Blanc
Participant:
Nadiya Hussain
Executive Producer:
Amanda Ross
Series Producer:
Charlotte Collins
Assistant Producer:
James Bedwell
Researcher:
Scott Anderson
Production Coordinator:
Hannah Dodd
Production Company:
Cactus TV

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

James Martin presents the weekly cookery programme with help from chefs Jason Atherton and Russell Norman. Broadcaster Chris Evans faces his food heaven or food hell. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James Martin
Participant:
Jason Atherton
Participant:
Russell Norman
Participant:
Chris Evans
Participant:
Rick Stein
Participant:
Mary Berry
Participant:
Si King
Participant:
Dave Myers
Participant:
Antonio Carluccio
Production Company:
Cactus TV