The F Word

Ramsay to bag millions in deal

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay will net millions of pounds in a deal which sees his production company One Potato Two Potato, which produces the likes of The F Word and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, sold to British production giant All3Media. Under the new conglomerate, Ramsay will look to build his presence in the US and will benefit from bigger distribution and licensing operations.

Kelly Brook for Strictly return?

Kelly Brook is reportedly being lined up for a return to Strictly Come Dancing in this year’s eighth season. Brook, who had to withdraw from the 2007 season due to the death of her father, is being chased by executive producer Moira Ross to return to what is being touted as the “sexiest” season ever.

Kanye invited back to MTV Awards

Rapper Kanye West has been invited back to the MTV Video Music Awards despite making a fool of himself at last year’s event. West announced via twitter that he has been in talks with organisers over a performance at the September 12 ceremony.

I’m A Celebrity… signs Jedward?

According to reports, Jedward have signed on for the latest season of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here. The pair have apparently accepted the lowest fee in the show’s history to appear due to their manager hoping to keep them in the public spotlight.

One Show host accepts pay rise

New host of The One Show Alex Jones has reportedly accepted a £25,000 pay rise in order to appear on the show five days a week. Jones will present the Friday edition alongside Chris Evans and take up the spot during the week with Jason Manford.

Sunday 11 January 2009 at 9:00pm on M4

The irrepressible Gordon Ramsay continues with television’s most entertaining food magazine. Gordon gets into the ring with champion boxer Ricky Hatton to hit home with some straight talking about his eating regime. Dir: John F D Northover; Series Prod: Sarah Lazenby; Exec Prods: Ben Adler, Jon Swain, Patricia Llewellyn; Prod Co: Optomen Television

Sunday 28 December at 9:00pm on M4

Gordon Ramsay shares his favourite moments from three series of The F Word . On the menu tonight: his all-time top ten recipes (every one something that you can cook at home) and the most entertaining highlights from the show.

Sunday 28 September 2008

The action moves to Gordon’s restaurant at Claridge’s in London’s West End where the most successful amateur brigade of the series will be cooking the lambs Gordon and his family have been rearing in their back garden. For the winning brigade it’s the ultimate culinary challenge. Award-winning comedian Ricky Gervais comes for dinner and gets the surprise of his life when he tastes some of the world’s strangest foods. Series Editor: Deborah Sargeant; Exec Prods: Patricia Llewellyn, Ben Adler, Jon Swain; Prod Co: Optomen Television

Tuesday 29 July 2008

The series comes to a spectacular climax as Gordon travels to Iceland and the Sierra Nevada in Spain, and makes an emotional return to his old football club in Scotland. In the restaurant Gordon takes on the ultimate challenge: cooking one of Janet’s veal calves for 50 vegetarians who want to try meat again; in the recipe challenge Graham Norton and Gordon compete to have their roasted peach dish served to the diners for dessert; and the winning brigade from the series return to cook three luxurious dishes that everyone can prepare at home.

Tuesday 22 July 2008

In the penultimate programme of the current series, Gordon meets supermodel Erin O’Connor to find out what models really eat; Janet Street-Porter spit roasts one of the veal calves she has raised in a field near her home; Gordon teaches a group of London Underground emergency workers how to cook a delicious low-fat breakfast; and Jon Snow takes on Gordon in the recipe challenge with his salmon fillet dish. Plus, in the restaurant, Emma Bunton and her family help Gordon cook three simple and tasty recipes everyone can cook and enjoy at home.

Tuesday 15 July 2008

Janet Street-Porter faces one of the most difficult moments of her life – her veal calves David and Elton have had a very happy life in a field in Yorkshire but now it’s time for them to go to slaughter; Gordon teaches a group of London Underground emergency workers how to cook a delicious, low-fat breakfast; and Jessica Hynes (nee Stevenson) from Spaced takes Gordon on in the recipe challenge with her macaroni cheese. In the restaurant the diners, who include comedian Rob Brydon, enjoy a delicious three course meal of pea soup, chicken stroganoff, and vanilla cheesecake.

Tuesday 8 July 2008

Gordon goes “back to the floor” and becomes a junior chef at a Chinese restaurant, learning how to make one of the world’s most ancient delicacies: Dim Sum. Janet’s veal calves are living happily in her field in Yorkshire, but not all are so lucky; Janet reveals what can happen to some veal calves that are sent abroad. Gordon visits London Zoo to find out why the animals are eating better than the humans. Jo Brand takes Gordon on in the recipe challenge with her vegetable curry; and Harry Enfield drops into the restaurant for dinner. Plus Mica Paris and her family join Gordon in the kitchen.

Tuesday 1 July

Gordon goes shooting for pigeon and makes a delicious warm pigeon salad; Janet takes her veal calves to a country show; Tom Parker Bowles attempts to cook a whole pig, nose to tail, using every single part of the animal; Gordon teaches a family with eight kids how to make food fun as well as delicious and healthy; Edith Bowman takes Gordon on in the recipe challenge with her take on haggis; and Dizzee Rascal drops in for dinner. Plus Matt Dawson and his family help Gordon cook a glazed salmon with salad starter, a main course of Gressingham Duck, and a honeycomb dessert.

Tuesday 24 June

Gordon takes his son Jack fishing in the Scottish Highlands and then gets the rest of the family to help turn an old Robin Reliant into a salmon smoker in his back garden; Janet Street-Porter decides whether or not to make her veal calves free range; Gordon teaches a female fire-fighter how to make a deliciously healthy beefburger with potato wedges and a beetroot relish; and Meatloaf takes on Gordon with his tuna bake. Plus Angela Griffin and her family help Gordon cook stir-fried duck in lettuce cups, saffron bream and peppers and summer berry mille-feuilles.

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