TV & Radio
TV: Inside the Factory
BBC2 - 2020
Series 5, Episode 7: Pots and pans-Le Creuset
Dr Sue and Cherry Healey create the perfect beef casserole with a spicing of kitchen food science.
TV: The Great British Bake Off
Channel 4 - 2017
Season 8, Episode 5: Puddings
Culinary history consultant Sue shows Sandi Toksvig how to make a Tudor Cambridge Pudding filmed in Queen’s College Old Kitchen.
TV: Rip Off Britain: Food
BBC1 - 2018
Series 5, Episode 7 ‘ Sugar Free’ drinks and foods
Food scientist Sue investigating ‘zero sugar’ fizzy drinks with Julia Somerville in the labs at London Metropolitan University.
TV: The Shocking Truth About Food
Channel 5 - 2019
One of the experts as a food and consumer science specialist throughout this consumer show uncovering some of the shadier aspects of the food processing industry.
TV: Food Unwrapped - What’s in a prawn cracker
Channel 4 - 2017
Series 11 Episode 3
On camera food expert showing Jimmy Docherty how to make a home-made prawn cracker – “Let’s meet Dr Sue Bailey – the Miss Marple of Food Science”.
TV: Save Money: Good Health
ITV - 2017
Series 2 Episode 2
On camera food and health expert with Sian Williams. Looking at herbs and herbal teas as a way to get a better night’s sleep – without spending a fortune.
Radio: Vic Minett show - “Vicapedia”
Is soup a food or a drink? Regular expert “Vicapedia” contributor. Where listeners call in with a question they’ve always wanted to know the answer to.
Radio: The World Tonight
BBC Radio 4
Is it time for a Brexit cookery book?
Dr Sue Bailey revisits Fanny Cradock and World War Two food culture.
Podcast: Naked Scientists Podcast
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, BBC Radio Five Live and ABC Australia
Science meets MasterChef.
Frying the perfect fish with a food scientist and a chef. Why does brown food taste better and how can a blowtorch improve your cooking?
TV – On Camera expert and researcher
Here is a list of some more TV appearances over the last few years
Channel 5 | Secrets of Your Supermarket Food | 2021 | Expert ‘talking head’ interview contributions on a range of topical food science areas
BBC News Channel | Snacking on public transport | 2019 | Live studio contribution as a food scientist and historian – How snacking food consumption habits have changed over the years plus the history of snack food.
Channel 4 | Food Unwrapped Christmas special | 2019 | Providing background research and expert advice regarding nutritional value and preparation of vegetables
Channel 4 | Great British Bake Off | Forgotten Bakes | 2017 | Created the showstopper example Victorian Savoy cake | Series 1 Episode 8 | Quarter-final | click here to go to the programme
ITV | Save Money: Good Health | Consumer television series that aims to debunk the myths and reveal the facts |
2017 | Research advisor on low sugar alcohol products | Series 2 Episode 2
ITV | Sugar-Free Farm | 2017 | Providing background research and expert advice for scientific experiments
Channel 4 | Food Unwrapped Diet Special | 2016 | Using carbohydrate oligofructose to make sugar free cakes | click here to go to the programme
Channel 4 | Food Unwrapped | 2015 | Ice cream: How not to abuse your ice cream and the science behind refreezing | Series 6 episode 3 | click here to go to the programme
Sky Television | News item | 2013 | On horsemeat from London Metropolitan University Science labs
Here is some more of my radio work as a contributor and presenter
BBC Radio C & W – Vick Minett Show “Vicapedia” questions 2020 & 2019 | Answering why you can eat cheese with mould on; medicinal use of brandy for health; history of the banana flavour ; reheating foods safely
BBC Radio Scotland – Morning program 2020 December special on Brussel spouts history | How to store and use food safely
| 2019 Sour dough versus sour faux
BBC Berkshire – 2020 – Great British Bake Off and the Japanese cake week | 2019 History of baked beans
BBC Radio Birmingham
2020 Camping food special during lockdown
BBC Radio 4 World tonight – 2019 Fanny and Brexit
BBC Radio Stoke – 2018 Spice girls and the best spices
BBC Radio 4 – Broadcasting house 2013. Discussing the history of food science and technology using examples of chicken nuggets and gluten free bread manufacture (skip to 56 min 30 sec)
BBC Radio Cambridge – regular news review panel member and food contributor including Brexit debate, food waste, sugar and sugary treats
Cambridge 105 Radio – Regular presenter and food science and history expert for Flavour magazine programe
Alan Alder first interviewed me as the resident food scientist providing culinary enlightenment when I started with the Flavour team three years ago.
Since then, I have become a regular presenter, interviewer, and edited recording for Flavour. I have undertaken more than a hundred interviews with chefs and restaurateurs, food writers, food business owners, wine producers, and cocktail makers.
Other Cambridge 105 Radio programs I have appeared on :
- Women making waves: Guest – cooking in lockdown
- Daniel Baker interviews – Dr Sue Bailey – Why Sue has a lifelong love of food and why she created Cambridge foodies
- Breakfast show Friday food club: regular guest
- Business City: Dr Sue Bailey meets Jo Christy, who has turned her blog into a business
- Cambridge Foodies on TV and perceptions of Fanny Cradock
- Fanny Cradock at the Museum of Cambridge Christmas party podcast 2020