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Rick Stein - A Life Through Food (Part 2)

June 1st, 2015

Episode 543 of 661 episodes

In this second part of a two-programme special, Rick Stein continues in conversation with Sheila Dillon talking about how he was discovered for TV by Keith Floyd's Director, David Pritchard thirty years ago. Despite being naturally introverted his style as an 'ordinary guy' made him popular with the public - sometimes going wrong, the odd injury and working up a real sweat. The partnership with David has continued to the present day taking them travelling and filming around the world. His new series 'From Venice to Istanbul' will air later this year. Rick talks about why their dynamic works well but also how a shared love of wine can also cause a few spats while filming. We hear from the fishermen, colleagues and his ex-wife and business partner about why he's been such a success. He talks about who in particular has inspired him while on his travels and what he hopes to do next. The programme was recorded earlier this month in front of a studio audience as part of the Bristol Food Connections Festival. Presented by Sheila Dillon. Produced by Anne-Marie Bullock.

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