Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Jane Shilling's TV Choice

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Jane Shilling's TV Choice

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Byline: JANE SHILLING

TWO GREEDY ITALIANS: STILL HUNGRY 8PM, BBC2 Anyone familiar with the culinary style of Anthony Bourdain, Gordon Ramsay or even those slightly doddery dinosaurs of kitchen machismo, Gennaro Contaldo and Antonio Carluccio, pictured, will not harbour the idea that cooking is a girly occupation. But Gennaro and Antonio have found some chaps in the mountains of Lazio who think it's women's work to cook and men's work to eat. Needless to say, they do things differently in Rome.

TALES OF TELEVISION CENTRE 9PM, BBC4 The great rawboned brick behemoth that is BBC TV Centre in wWest London is hard to imagine as an object of fond nostalgia, but like all great institutions, the BBC harbours a rich vein of sentimentality, and Richard Marson's film taps it to tremendous effect. If you yearn for another chance to bond with Z Cars (some of you may remember the young Brian Blessed, never exactly svelte, but a bit less substantial in the Sixties than he is these days, in uniform as PC "Fancy" Smith), or Pan's People, rather unglamorously photographed in their mini-skirts and little white PVC boots on the fire escape above some rather nasty concrete paving at Wood Lane, then this is the perfect opportunity. …

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