Episode guide

Ration Book Britain

Series 1

Ration Book Britain

  • Ration Book Britain

    Special programme marking the 70th anniversary of the start of food rationing in Britain, with a unique look at this period of austerity and recreations of some wartime recipes.

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Ration Book Britain

Series 1

Ration Book Britain

  • Feeding the Frontline

    Valentine Warner examines just how severely rationing affected Britons during WWII. The brave men and women who served overseas describe their frontline diets.

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  • Team Spirit

    Ex-tennis pro Andrew Castle illustrates how London overcame adversity at the time of rationing to stage the 1948 Olympic Games and hears from Olympians who took part.

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  • Home Made

    First-hand accounts from the age of austerity. Rationing is synonymous with food, but Jodie Kidd looks at how controlled distribution also shaped wartime design and style.

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  • Christmas

    Chef Valentine Warner learns about what life was like for ordinary, hard-up Britons during the austere festive seasons in WWII and concocts a special, frugal wartime menu.

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Ration Book Britain: Entertaining the Home Front

Series 1

Ration Book Britain: Entertaining the Home Front

  • Ration Book Britain: Entertaining the Home Front

    Star of stage and screen Anita Dobson teams up with Yesterday to discover the role that entertainment played in boosting morale during World War II.

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