Vital Football

Latest Norwich City News

Delia Wins a BAFTA

Delia Wins a BAFTA
Delia Smith has been presented with a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) special award at a tribute event this evening.

Our very own Delia received the award in honour of her contribution to television cookery and services to broadcasting at A BAFTA Tribute.

She said: "It was a bit of a shock at first because I thought only people who were in movies had BAFTAs which shows you how ignorant I am, but then when I understood it, obviously it`s a huge honour and a great privilege."

Andrew Newman, chair of BAFTA`s television committee, said: "Delia Smith is one of the most influential voices in television cookery and has played an important role in not only pioneering the genre in television but also shaping the perception of cooking in the nation`s consciousness.

"Delia was the first TV cook to be recognised by her first name alone and her achievements have paved the way for today`s cooking programmes and formats.

"It is unlikely that Jamie, Nigella, Gordon, The Hairy Bikers, and much-loved competitions such as The Great British Bake Off or Masterchef would have happened without her contribution."

Speaking about her 40-year career, Delia said: "I think there`s been highlights to every stage of the journey really. I think the most rewarding and satisfying thing is meeting the people who use the recipes, reading their letters, well, now their emails, but that`s always rewarding when you realise you are actually reaching people through this wonderful medium called television.

"At the moment we`re starting from scratch and doing exactly the same thing online, and we`ve got Delia Online cookery school and that`s my passion at the moment, to try and reach younger people who have not had any lessons and try and teach them the basics.

"It`s always hard, hard labour. There`s no other way around it. If it`s going to be good, it`s going to be hard, so no surprises there."

She added: "I`m not really a recognisable face, not really. I`m very lucky because when I`m all dolled up like now, people might recognise me, but most of the time, without my make-up on, I`m a bit of a scruff and I don`t get recognised."

Writer:Savvy_Monkey
Date:Tuesday April 30 2013
Time: 10:40PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Norwich City Articles

Norwich In Running For Striker

Free agent but he'd cost a fortune in wages

Norwich Interest in Charlton Winger

Icelandic international on the radar with Turner going the other way?

Youth Seems To Be The Canary Way

The Tuckster takes a look at the players linked and the apparent demographic

Norwich Track Liverpool Winger

Anfield starlet declines new deal, cue bids from the Championship

Archived Vital Norwich Articles

Vital Norwich articles from

Site Journalists

The Tuckster
Editor email
Profile
Savvy_Monkey
no email
Profile
LeeBoz
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Was £11m A Good Deal For Redmond?
Suggested By: Tuckster
Yes87%
No13%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Norwich City Results (view all)

Norwich City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.DRAYTON GREEN252
2.FCBEARS173
3.yellow belly171
4.Steve from Oz103
5.suffolkcanary44
6.sminky16
7.northern yellow12
8.Rex10
9.Tom McHugh10
10.mooro9