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Nothing quite brings people together like the power of food, and on this podcast, Felicity Blunt talks to chefs, farmers and campaigners alike to discover, challenge and celebrate our shared love of all things food. Felicity explores the latest food trends, science and ideas that will shape the future of food, with chefs, campaigners and cultural leaders alike, so sit down with your favourite cup of tea and enjoy these conversations covering everything from our appetites to the arts. Please ...
 
We love sitcoms. Particularly classic British sitcoms of the 1970s and 1980s. They remind us of our happy childhoods, watching television with our families in the evenings, back when choice was limited to just three or four channels. Now – 30 or 40 years later – we still love to watch classic sitcoms like Rising Damp, Fawlty Towers, Porridge and more: it’s like going to visit an old friend with whom you immediately feel relaxed and comfortable. Starting with The Good Life (Good Neighbors to ...
 
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We're back with the first episode of series 2 and a general chit chat about the universally adored Fawlty Towers, in advance of getting stuck into the very first episode next week. In addition to looking at the main players and some Fawlty folklore, we start a campaign to bring back the name Ballard, and get sidetracked into some 'Give Us a Clue' n…
 
Join us for part two of our fascinating conversation with the eternally wonderful Stephen Fry. Hear his recipe of choice for the ultimate eggs (move over, Chef Ramsey), and the best answer we’ve ever had to our regular question: what’s your most joyful memory when it comes to a meal? And if you didn’t catch the first half of Stephen’s chat with our…
 
On this episode of Fortnum's Hungry Minds, we have a very special guest joining us. He’s a writer, an actor, comedian, director, quiz show host, activist – we could go on. And on. In short, he’s a living icon. We’re thrilled to have him on – it’s the one and only, Stephen Fry. In this first of our two-part episode, Stephen and host Felicity Blunt d…
 
Our guest this episode is Julius Roberts – a first generation farmer who swapped the rat race for an idyllic life of pigs, goats and chickens instead. Having previously worked at the acclaimed Noble Rot in London, Julius left the city to start a farm in Suffolk. On his journey towards self-sufficiency, he’s amassed over 90,000 followers on Instagra…
 
Fanny Cradock was the inspiration for many new chefs across Britain in her day. But it was a competition to find a modern-day equivalent that saw our latest guest rise to prominence when she won that very title on Gordon Ramsey’s F Word in 2007. Today, Ravinder Bhogal is an award-winning chef, restaurateur, TV presenter and writer; beloved for her …
 
As we sadly reach the conclusion of our Good Life odyssey, the focus is all on Her Maj and Big Phil as they arrive at BBC Television Centre to attend the recording of the episode Lizzie herself insisted on. But does the Queen even know who Felicity Kendal is, despite this being her favourite show? And will big Phil say anything racist to the assemb…
 
Chef, writer and bestselling author, Anna Jones, is the voice of modern vegetarian cooking. Her latest cookbook One: Pan, Pot, Planet is a celebration of food, cooking and togetherness; full of creative – and of course, delicious – ways to create wonderful meals from the most commonly wasted household foods. Anna joins our host Felicity Blunt to di…
 
It's the famous Christmas episode of The Good Life! Will Margo's Christmas tree meet her oh-so-specific height requirements? WTF is canasta? What is the correct ettiquette for recreating the noise of a banging cracker, vocally? Is Eggs' arse crack normal? We'll find out all this and more in this belter of an episode, which is decidedly silly....but…
 
As we reach the final episode (excluding the specials), there's heartbreak for the Goods as anarchist burglars break in and obscenely graffiti the words "naff off" on the wall. Meanwhile, Sir finally comes to a decision on his successor at JJM. #saddo #goodlife Check out the corresponding show notes page at https://saddo.club Support this podcast a…
 
Jerry's gin addled mind has him convinced that proving his opponent's nose is cosmetically enhanced is the best way to land his dream job. Meanwhile, Tom has his eye on the oil Mrs Weaver left behind when she upped sticks to Esher to embrace the wife swapping invasion en route from Epsom. #saddo #goodlife Check out the corresponding show notes page…
 
As Jerry and Margo prepare to schmooze their way into Sir's good books to land Jerry the top job at JJM, Tom and Barbara are more concerned with making green dye from nettles and fashioning their own clothes. Which of the candidates from the creme de la Surbiton will 'Sir' ultimately pick for the job? Surely not the snivelling Snetterton!?!? #saddo…
 
In this bonus episode, Alison is joined by James Hogg, author of 'More Than Just a Good Life' (the authorised biography of Richard Briers). James is an extremely successful biographer and ghost writer who in addition to authoring this tome about Dicky, has also written for and about Kenny Everett, Torvill & Dean, Gary Numan and Brian Blessed (among…
 
When Tom accompanies Margo to Dorking, the manipulative bastard is delighted when she sets her heart (and Jerry's chequebook) on a spinning wheel. If he can convince Ernie (the crappest salesman in the west) to flog him a loom, will Tom & Barbara be able to add making their own clothes as a new undertaking to their already 82 hour week? #mental #sa…
 
When Barbara steps in to the breach to speak at the Townswomen's Guild, she's an instant hit. The only possible way she could go down any better is backlit, wearing a see-through dress in front of Robert Lindsay and his reprobate borstal pals! Meanwhile, Lenin the chicken decides to broaden his horizons by catching the no 71 to Kingston, and we dee…
 
Margo's getting all 'ponied up' in jodhpurs and whip but not actually going to the pony club. What's going on? The Goods are determined to find out, even if it invokes the dreaded brass tone and zoom camera effect! It's the episode that introduces Eggs' woeful Bruce Forsythe impression and lays bare his Nan's voracious appetite for pornography (Jer…
 
In this bonus episode, we welcome Jim Cliff, show host of the superb 'Fallacious Trump' podcast and expert on logical fallacies (errors in reasoning which result in invalid arguments). Jim kindly takes the time to help Eggs see the wide and varied ways in which Margo engages in logical fallacies, including the 'Straw Man', 'appeal to emotion' and '…
 
When all round good egg Jerry offers the Goods the keys to his black-silk-sheet laden shag pad in Mayfair for the weekend, Tom & Barbara jump at the chance of some 70s style luxury with all the latest mod-cons. In the Goods absence, Jerry and Margo tend to the goats, pigs and chickens - but will Tom and Barbara trust them enough to leave Geraldine …
 
When Barbara begins to feel efeminated (that's a word, right?), surely she can rely on her loving, considerate husband Tom to make her feel like a real woman? He wouldn't belittle her, gaslight her and call her a "silly bitch", would he? #totalbastard #saddo #goodlife Check out the corresponding show notes page at https://saddo.club Support this po…
 
When the Good's iron range covers them in soot, they pop next door to bathe (together) in front of Jerry's rubber duck. Upon the discovery that Barbara has fleas, Margo is outraged, but is it the Goods livestock who are to blame or a certain 20 stone Tory from the Pony Club? #saddo #goodlife Check out the corresponding show notes page at https://sa…
 
After 20 minutes of setup, involving a series of classic sitcom mixups and a beleaguered jobsworth handyman (who bravely refers to Margo as Lady Faceache), we get 10 minutes of classic British sitcom gold when the Goods and the Leadbetters come within a baw hair of wife-swapping, after swinging finally arrives in Surbiton from Epsom like a global p…
 
We finally take the bull by its horns and discuss Margo as a TV version of Margaret Thatcher. Back in Surbiton, in 1977, Margo is busy politicking her way back into the Surbiton Music Society at the expense of poor Dolly Mountshaft, while Barbara is giving Douglas the runner bean seed a lob on with her huskily whispered sweet nothings. #saddo #good…
 
We play our first ever game of Good Life Blankety Blank! Back in Surbiton (in 1977), the Leadbetter's 'help' have escaped for some blessed relief, meaning Tom & Barbara step into the breach, resulting - predictably - in fireworks! Meanwhile, Tom straps a garden bench to a rotary cultivator and takes to the streets at 7.5 miles-per-hour, sans tax, s…
 
Season Two of our Hungry Minds podcast kicks off with a festive cracker. And with a new season comes a new host – literary agent, foodie and all-round lover of good stories, Felicity Blunt. Joining Felicity for her first episode is the supremely talented Sir Matthew Bourne OBE. For over 30 years now, Sir Matthew has created and directed some of the…
 
Pinky starts farting out piglets in the middle of the night, including a runt which Tom wants to mercilessly abandon to a natural death but Barbara is having none of it! Jerry and Barbara head off on a mercy dash to find some midnight oxygen, aided by the most trusting old bill in history. Will they make it in time? Will the runt survive? And is Ma…
 
Chefs do not come much more influential than culinary legend, Thomas Keller. For over 25 years, Chef Keller’s kitchens have been training grounds for many of the world’s top chefs, including Achatz, Jonathan Benno and René Redzepi. As quoted in the Michelin Guide: ‘Working at The French Laundry is to the future success of aspiring chefs what Harvar…
 
The insufferably chipper enthusiasm of the early-to-rise Tom and Barbara drives the Leadbetter's to distraction. Compromise is needed, if the Goods are to keep up the decade long loan of Margo's nutcrackers. Heading to bed ludicrously early to match their early-morning routines, the Goods find the allure of midnight board games too much to resist a…
 
Joining Tom Parker Bowles on this episode of Fortnum’s Hungry Minds is award-winning chef, restaurateur and philanthropist – Asma Khan. As she takes us through her inspiring journey from Calcutta to Cambridge, supper clubs to Soho, Tom and Asma discuss why she believes restaurants should be ranked on how they treat people, her work setting up emplo…
 
When the Goods and Margo head off to evening classes to broaden their respective skillsets, Jerry looks forward to weekly sessions in his maturbatorium with a cigar, Englebert and his latest jazz mags. Unfortunately, Margo can't abide the "perverted degenerate" hippy pottery teacher, meaning her new custom built shed (ahem, studio!) is destined to …
 
With Perky mercilessly slaughtered for his meat, the Goods arrange for Pinky to be porked by the local pig pimp's prize pig pumper. Said pig pimp advises Tom and Barbara to stop playing games and get themselves a few acres to do things properly. Will they go for it? Will Mrs Weaver take Barbara's place in Jerry's affections if she leaves, or will h…
 
In this, our very first bonus episode (containing our very first podcast guest), Eggs talks to his local sustainability zealot and friend Joe Simmonds about practical applications of sustainable living in contemporary society. Possible alternative bonus episode titles could well be 'lessons from Tom and Barbara' or 'Take that, Monty Don!' #saddo #g…
 
While Margo prepares for her debut as Maria in the Sound of Music by having a full-on breakdown, Jerry is busy deliberately losing at golf. Sir is unimpressed when Jerry refuses to put up some visiting businessmen at Chateau Leadbetter, and promptly sacks Jerry. Will the Goods be able to convince Sir to give Jerry his job back? And more importantly…
 
Tom is ropeable when he finds out that some chancer has been taking a leak in his garden. When he catches the culprit in the act, he opens a can of shoot-ass on him, John Wayne style, which results in an assault charge. In court, Tom goes full 'freeman on the land', resulting in him being sentenced to a spell in the clink. Will he become an institu…
 
Tom is discommoded because his fork is broken and Barbara struggles to pronounce the word 'trousers'. Meanwhile, Margo is wetting her Harrod's knickers at the prospect of making it into the Observer and Jerry answers the phone in a very 70s way. It's the episode where Eggs lets us in on his quest for Good Life erotic fan fiction (the sick puppy). #…
 
When Jerry and Margo arrive back from a debauched weekend in Amsterdam (at least on Jerry's part), they discover some Maoist communists living with Tom and Barbara, and are aghast to discover their evil Marxist agendas (to move in next door). Meanwhile, Tom gets his lockdown haircut a good 44 years prior to the onset of COVID, and a young hippy chi…
 
When Tom and Barbara lack the readies to pay their rates, Jerry calls them peasants and offers to pay it for them. Tom grows a pair and refuses leading to the very first pop-up shop on British soil as the Goods try to sell their woodworm infested veg direct to Joe Public. #saddo #goodlife Check out the corresponding show notes page at https://saddo…
 
When Jerry and Margo take a holiday to Keyyyyyna, Tom and Barbara find themselves fighting an uphill battle to keep on top of the crops. Things go from bad to worse when the Karma Fairy strikes Tom down in anger, leaving him immobile and needing a doctor to come and undo his belt buckle. How will The Goods cope when a storm looks like it has destro…
 
When Jerry settles down for an evening of piece and quiet with a tasty Ruby Murray and a copy of Razzle, Tom decides to spoil his fun. Meanwhile, Barbara is going off like a bottle of pop every 30 seconds. It's a good job Margo has Miss Mountshaft and the Music Society to distract her from the chaos! #goodlife #SADDO Check out the corresponding sho…
 
When Tom decides to capture a gimp and keep him in the cellar to pedal his electricity generator, Jerry gets jealous boots. If he and Margo could give up their electric toothbrush / vibrator, perhaps they could save some money on the lecky? Later, Tom goes fishing with Jerry, taking a well deserved break from being the UK's leading anarchist. #sadd…
 
When Tom decides it's his time to swine, Margo gets the right royal hump, and sends for the head of the resident's association - Carter (The Unstoppable NeckerChief Machine) to lay down the law to the Goods. Elsewhere, a shopkeeper standing in front of a glorious display of fags is happy to sell magazines in exchange for eggs, whereas a window clea…
 
Britain’s kitchen cupboards looked very different before this episode’s guest rose to global prominence. Credited with fueling the surge in popularity of ingredients like za’atar, tahini and preserved lemons, Yotam Ottolenghi has transformed the way we eat. With the launch of his new book, Flavour, Yotam joins Tom Parker Bowles to discuss its inspi…
 
Tom and Barbara invest in an iron range from a Mockney rag n' bone man, Jerry hordes the gin when Barbara pops over needing a drink, and what exactly is good cat gifting etiquette? Will Alison's delight at playing her first ever round of 'would Margo approve?' last? #goodlife #SADDO Check out the corresponding show notes page at https://saddo.club …
 
He’s one of the world’s most respected fish chefs; co-owns the revered Sydney restaurant Saint Peter and Australia’s first sustainable fishmonger The Fish Butchery; and recently published his revolutionary debut title The Whole Fish Cookbook to global acclaim – celebrated with a weeklong series of events here at Fortnum & Mason, including an exclus…
 
While the Goods continue to embrace their chosen path, Jerry is busy drinking midday gin and hatching plans to bring Tom back into the rat race. When he invites 'Sir' around for dinner, Margo dons a 16th century Elton John wig, while Tom goes full Al Capone on a chicken. Guaranteed to be the one podcast you listen to this week that mentions candela…
 
Michelin-star chef, restaurateur and long-standing friend of Fortnum & Mason, Angela Hartnett has always had a flair for bringing people together through food, most recently fuelling frontline NHS workers through the lockdown of a global pandemic. Here, she chats to host Tom Parker-Bowles about her involvement in the not-for-profit COVID venture, C…
 
Tom is 40 and fed up with his lot. What's the problem? Mainly, he doesn't get picked for the work cricket team, so he thinks 'sod this for a game of soldiers' and quits to start a new life as a perma-whistling irritant. Will his lovely wife Barbara go all in? Wouldn't be much of a shelf life to the sitcom if she said no, would it? #goodlife #SADDO …
 
Introducing SADDO - the Sitcom Archive Deep Dive Overdrive - as we embark on our mission to take a balls-deep, deep dive into each and every episode of our favourite sitcoms fromt the 70s and 80s, starting with a classic of the genre, 'The Good Life'! #SADDO #goodlife Check out the corresponding show notes page at https://saddo.club Support this po…
 
The Sitcom Archive Deep Dive Overdrive is a brand new podcast that explores (obssesses over) classic British sitcoms from the 1970s and 1980s. Join us each week as we analyse and pull apart each and every episode of our favourite childhood sitcoms, starting with The Good Life (1975) - shown in the US as Good Neighbors! Visit https://saddo.club for …
 
Joining Tom Parker Bowles is this year’s Fortnum & Mason’s Personality of the Year award-winning chef and much-loved face of Saturday Kitchen, Matt Tebbutt – who recalls how mistaking mentor Marco Pierre White for a waiter led to his first big break in the industry. Now a positive player in our weekend watching, Matt reveals the thrills and spills …
 
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