New footage of young Mary Berry unearthed – clips of Bake Off host from 1973 revealed at Radio Times TV Festival

The footage from the BFI archive will be revealed by chef Tom Kerridge at a special event at the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival


This weekend’s Radio Times Television Festival will bring you … a young Mary Berry.


A special session at the festival will showcase newly unearthed footage from her cookery show Good Afternoon, which she made for Thames Television in 1973.

Book tickets: TV Dinners with Tom Kerridge

The clips, which will be shown at a special event open to the public at the BFI, will see her bake a special Easter cake (below) and also rather sweetly pronounce the word margarine with a hard ‘g’ – the standard pronunciation back then.


Viewers will also see a younger Judith Chalmers by Berry’s side as she bakes.


Saturday’s session, From the BFI National Archive: TV Dinners with Tom Kerridge, is on Saturday 8 April at 4.30pm. Tickets are still available at the BFI website.

Highlights from the archive also promises classic clips of the likes of Fanny Cradock and a young Delia Smith as well as horror legend Vincent Price, from the ITV series Cooking Price Wise.

Tickets to the BFI & Radio Times Festival still available