Food and drink documentaries

Whether you are interested in going out for fine dining or entertaining friends at home, BBC Select has some food and drink documentaries that cater to all tastes. Join Nigella Lawson for an Italian-inspired Christmas at home or venture to France with Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders on a champagne booze cruise. Sign up for BBC Select in the US or Canada today to get those taste buds singing.

The Secret World Of Ice Cream

The Secret World Of Ice Cream

A ‘cold’ war developed between a number of famous British and global companies as they attempted to dominate the delicious world of ice cream. This fun food documentary, narrated by UK comedy legend Jo Brand, explains how frozen sweet treats arrived in Britain, leading to a bitter battle of the brands. Heavyweights from the industry reveal the tactics used to dominate the Great Britain’s freezers.

The Secret World Of Burgers

The secret life of burgers

A mainstay of American palates, the humble hamburger took a little longer to reach Britain. This insightful documentary lifts the curtain on an industry now worth billions in the UK. It’s the story of the battle between Wimpy, McDonald’s and Burger King, told by the industry titans behind some of the biggest brands. But what does the future hold for the great British burger?

The Secret World Of Sandwiches

The Secret World Of Sandwiches

It’s no secret, Brits love sandwiches. But, as this fascinating documentary reveals, the development of the humble sandwich was a long and remarkable one. British comedy legend Jo Brand narrates the tale of UK ‘sarnies’, from the first ever pre-packaged sandwich to the mass appeal of Subway. As the big brands soon discovered, there’s plenty of bread to be made from the humble sandwich!

Secret World of Snacks

Secret world of snacks

They’re delicious, they’re irresistible. But they’re also riddled with scandal, intrigue, torment and betrayal. Beloved British comedian Jo Brand delves into the secret world of various British snacks in this highly entertaining fast-food documentary. The surprising history and hidden science behind ice cream, burgers, candy, sandwiches and breakfast cereal are all revealed.

One Cup: A Thousand Stories

One Cup: A Thousand Stories

Tea is so much more than a refreshing, delicious drink. It has had a significant impact on art, culture, religion, and well-being. Journeying across the beautiful and varied landscapes of China to explore its many teas, this fascinating documentary visits the people who have built a life around tea and explores the culture it has created.