30 November 2020 16:33
Nigella's Cook, Eat, Repeat (BBC2, 8pm) NIGELLA Lawson begins this episode by delving into a historical cookbook, which contains a recipe using one of her favourite ingredients – the anchovy. After narrating a creamy dressing recipe, she combines silvery salted anchovies with garlic and oil. At her cocktail trolley, Nigella shakes up a lemon blossom cocktail and this also inspires her lemon and elderflower pudding. Then, finishing with a final love letter to the anchovy, Nigella creates spaghetti with chard and chilli. Hospital (BBC2, 9pm) AS autumn arrives, the Royal Free's emergency department sees a surge in admissions.
Beds are in very short supply, while the Rainbow ward – built at a cost of £4 million to ease the pressure created by Covid-19 – stands empty, building problems having delayed its opening. Among the patients followed is Anastasia, who broke her ankle while suffering from Covid. She needs surgery but, with the virus increasing the risk of death under anaesthetic, she faces a painful manual procedure, while awake, to align her bones. The Noughties: 2006 (BBC2, 10pm) WRITER and broadcaster Grace Dent and comedian Nathan Caton join Angela Scanlon to celebrate the film, music and TV highlights of the year. They include how Take That staged one of pop music's most successful comebacks, and the huge impact of Amy Winehouse. The trio also look back at when Daniel Craig got his licence to kill for the first time and High School Musical. Anton Ferdinand: Football, Racism & Me (BBC1, 10.45pm) IN 2011, a complaint was made against John Terry for using racist language towards Anton Ferdinand during a game. Terry was acquitted in a criminal court but an FA commission found him guilty, giving him a four-match ban and £220,000 fine. In some respects, however, it was Anton who paid the higher price. He would play little more than a year more in the Premier League and has been a target for online abuse, affecting his mental health, career and his loved ones. He reveals what it was like to be at the centre of a racial storm and football power struggle and tries to address wider questions of race in the game.