Kevin Geddes

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Kevin Geddes

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PhD Researcher with an interest in early television cooking programmes in Britain

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A Conceit of Coney: Philip Harben and Britain’s First Television Food History Programme

Journal Article
Geddes, K. (in press)
A Conceit of Coney: Philip Harben and Britain’s First Television Food History Programme. Petits Propos Culinaires,
We almost take for granted today that ‘food history’ on television is a commonplace and well-established genre of its own, with programmes taking us back to imagine food produ...

‘Common Sense Slimming’ - How the contribution of Joan Robins, television’s ‘afternoon cook’, was not the perfect-fit for the culture of the BBC in the 1950s

Journal Article
Geddes, K. (in press)
‘Common Sense Slimming’ - How the contribution of Joan Robins, television’s ‘afternoon cook’, was not the perfect-fit for the culture of the BBC in the 1950s. Critical Studies in Television, 17(3), https://doi.org/10.1177/17496020221103469
Cooking on television after WWII mainly addressed ‘the housewife’ audience, while women themselves were presenting television cooking programmes. History has largely forgotten...

“The man in the kitchen”. Boulestin and Harben: Representation, gender, celebrity, and business in the early development of television cooking programmes in Britain

Book Chapter
Geddes, K. (2022)
“The man in the kitchen”. Boulestin and Harben: Representation, gender, celebrity, and business in the early development of television cooking programmes in Britain. In A. Tominc (Ed.), Food and Cooking on Early Television in Europe: Impact on Postwar Foodways. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429327995-2
The proliferation of television cooking programmes can be seen as a ‘modern’ phenomenon (see Collins, 2009; DeBacker and Hudders, 2015; DeSolier, 2005; Ketchum, 2005), with on...

Television history, the peabody archive, and cultural memory

Journal Article
Geddes, K. (2021)
Television history, the peabody archive, and cultural memory. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 41(2), 450-451. https://doi.org/10.1080/01439685.2020.1865679

For the Housewife? From ‘The Singing Cook’ to ‘Common-Sense Cookery’: The First (Distrupted) Twenty Years of Television Cooking Programmes in Britain (1936-1955)

Conference Proceeding
Geddes, K. (2020)
For the Housewife? From ‘The Singing Cook’ to ‘Common-Sense Cookery’: The First (Distrupted) Twenty Years of Television Cooking Programmes in Britain (1936-1955). https://doi.org/10.21427/fv5b-ww74
The first television broadcasts in Britain were beamed to affluent households in London on the second of November 1936. The first cooking programmes followed two weeks later. ...

The discursive construction of class and lifestyle: celebrity chef cookbooks in post-socialist Slovenia: by Ana Tominc, Amsterdam and Philadelphia, John Benjamin Publishing Company, 2017, 177 pp., ISBN 978-90-272-0666-4

Journal Article
Geddes, K. (2020)
The discursive construction of class and lifestyle: celebrity chef cookbooks in post-socialist Slovenia: by Ana Tominc, Amsterdam and Philadelphia, John Benjamin Publishing Company, 2017, 177 pp., ISBN 978-90-272-0666-4. Food, Culture and Society, 23(3), 454-455. https://doi.org/10.1080/15528014.2020.1718409

It's All In The Booklet! Festive Fun with Fanny Cradock

Book
Geddes, K. (2019)
It's All In The Booklet! Festive Fun with Fanny Cradock. Fantom Publishing

Keep Calm and Fanny On! The Many Careers of Fanny Cradock

Book
Geddes, K. (2019)
Keep Calm and Fanny On! The Many Careers of Fanny Cradock. Fantom Films Limited

It's All In the Booklet: Fanny Cradock's Power as a Pioneer TV Celebrity Chef and How She Used It to Transform Cooking Shows on the BBC

Conference Proceeding
Geddes, K. (2018)
It's All In the Booklet: Fanny Cradock's Power as a Pioneer TV Celebrity Chef and How She Used It to Transform Cooking Shows on the BBC
The development of cooking shows on television, and the rise in powerful, influential, bankable ‘celebrity chefs’ is often seen as a modern phenomenon involving cooks like Jam...

Common Market Cookery - Fanny Cradock's European Fantasy

Journal Article
Geddes, K. (2018)
Common Market Cookery - Fanny Cradock's European Fantasy. Petits Propos Culinaires, 110, 65-74

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