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I am often asked to be a contributor for television, radio, podcasts and magazines. I also fulfil media research requests sourced from my large collection of 20th Century ephemera. Anything relating to 20th Century society, food, popular culture and fashion. I am particularly skilled at interpreting retro recipes and recreating 20th Century dining experiences. Below are a selection of my recent media credits.

  • Please note, as of October 2016 I no longer post articles here on Come Step Back In Time. My new blog is 20th Century Crush.

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A selection of media clips can be found here.

TELEVISION

  • That’s Solent TV, regular live studio guest and on location historical advisor/talking-head interviewee (Freeview Ch. 7, April 2015-January 2017);
  • Inside Out (South East) (BBC One, October 2015);
  • Inside Out (South East) (BBC One, January 2015);
  • Weekend Kitchen With Waitrose (research contribution, S2 Ep10, Spun Gold for Channel 4, November 2014);
  • World War One At Home: The Spies Who Loved Folkestone (credited research contributions, BBC One & Four, June & October 2014);
  • The End of The Pier Show (BBC One & Four, March 2014, further clips);
  • Gino’s Italian Escape (uncredited research contribution, S1 Ep6,  ITV 1, October 2013);
  • Food Glorious Food (S1 Ep4, Optomen for ITV 1, March 2013).

RADIO

  • Mark Forrest Show (BBC Local Radio, January 2017);
  • Good Morning Wales (BBC Radio Wales, May 2016);
  • Mark Forrest Show (BBC Local Radio, December 2015);
  • Simon Mayo Drivetime (BBC Radio Two, July 2015).

PODCASTS

  • The George Lamb Show (Little Grey Wolf for Apple iTunes, Ep 37, January 2015).
  • My interview starts 25 minutes in:

PRESS, DIGITAL MEDIA, PUBLICATIONS

CORPORATE FILM

  • St. Barbe Museum & Art Gallery (The Reel Media Deal Production Company, 2014).

TOPICS COVERED IN THE ABOVE CREDITS INCLUDE

History of cake and cake culture in modern offices; Mrs Beeton; historic Christmas food customs; 20th Century dining habits; British seaside resorts and piers; Sir Winston Churchill’s art; 1960’s Britain; 1930’s London nightlife; pre-war inter-racial relationships; history of blancmange and moulded puddings; food rationing and diet in World War Two; spies in World War One; Italian heritage food; post-war flying boats; south coast maritime history; Make Do And Mend; British post-war interior design and London fringe theatre in the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

  • ‘History of the British goose at Christmas’ talk and cookery demonstration with Michelin Chef Adam Gray, (Taste of London Winter Festival, November 2014);
  • For The Fallen Film Challenge,  World War One inspired short films, (Ideas Test/HLF, Panel Judge alongside Sarah Phelps, Steve Nallon and BBC Executive Producer CBBC Josephine Ward, July 2014).

BRAND RESEARCH

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