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Andi Oliver

Charismatic Television & Radio Presenter For All things Food, Arts, Culture & Music to Name A Few

Andi Oliver has had an incredibly varied creative career, starting in 1981 when she fronted the band Rip Rig and Panic alongside Neneh Cherry. Since then, she has been part of a number of other musical influencers and is currently collaborating with producers as part of a new music collective. Andi’s on-screen work began in 1993 when she took part in a pilot called Native Tongues. She then went on to host Backstage at the Brits for Initial TV and Carlton, the hit cult show Badass TV with Ice T on Channel 4, a short film for the BBC and various projects for Channel 4 such as the award winning Crazy Sexy Cool – a documentary made in association with Couch Potato Television. Andrea’s strong and distinctive voice has been used on several documentaries and has been invited by The Brit Trust and Nordoff Robbins to host their annual Woman Of the Year Awards for 9 years in a row. She was the host of the hugely successful popular afternoon show on GLR for three years and for 8 years presented The Selector– a show for The British Council that is broadcast in over 15 different countries which, in 2005, with Andrea at the helm, won a Silver Sony Award for best weekly music show.

Then to a mix of music and screen, Andi went on to co-host coverage for BBC at Glastonbury for several years.

In 2006 she presented the much talked about The Truth About Food for the BBC and then in in April of 2007 she and Neneh Cherry hosted a cooking series on BBC2 called Neneh and Andi Dish It Up.

Andi was Creative director of The Birdcage for two years before launching her very own kitchen at The Jackdaw and Star, a beautifully renovated pub and eaterie in the heart of Homerton. In 2016 Andi went on to start her own restaurant ‘Andi’s’ in Stoke Newington, which is set to be revamped to ‘Wadadli Kitchen’ this year, serving delicious home cooked Caribbean food.

2018 saw Andi as a regular panel member alongside Jay Rayner, Angela Hartnett, and Henry Dimbleby on BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet, she filmed her third series as a judge on Great British Menu, regularly live hosted Saturday Kitchen for BBC One – which she continues to do – and regularly presented features for BBC One’s primetime magazine show, The One Show. Amongst all this, she managed to drive a classic car around South East Asia with her daughter Miquita for BBC2’s Road to Saigon, made my Optomen. 2019 will see Andi grace our screens as the sole host of C4’s new cooking show quiz format, Beat The Chef, produced by Two Four.

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2018
Production (role):
Beat The Chef (Host)
Company:
TwoFour Productions for Channel 4
Date: 2018
Production (role):
Road to Saigon (Contributor)
Company:
Optomen Television
Date: 2017 - Present
Production (role):
The ONE SHOW features
Company:
BBC1
Date: 2017 - Present
Production (role):
Great British Menu (Judge)
Company:
Optomen Television
Date: 2017
Production (role):
The Apprentice: You're Fired (Panelist)
Company:
Boundless for BBC2
Date: 2016 - Present
Production (role):
Saturday Kitchen
Company:
BBC1
Date: 2015
Production (role):
The Big Eat (Host)
Company:
The Food Network
Date: 2013
Production (role):
Food Glorious Food (Judge)
Company:
ITV
Date: 2009
Production (role):
No1 Ladies Detective Agency (Guest)
Company:
BBC
Date: 2007
Production (role):
Neneh and Andi Dish It Up (Host)
Company:
BBC2
Date: 2006
Production (role):
The Truth About Food (Host)
Company:
BBC
Date: 2002 - 2006
Production (role):
Glastonbury (Host)
Company:
BBC
Date: 2003
Production (role):
British Independent Film Awards (Host)
Date: 2002
Production (role):
Radio 3 World Music Awards (Host)
Company:
BBC
Date: 2001 - 2009
Production (role):
The Selector Show (Presenter)
Company:
The British Council
Date: 2000 - 2009
Production (role):
Woman Of the Year Awards (Host)
Date: 1997 - 2000
Production (role):
GLR Afternoon Show (Host)
Date: 1998
Production (role):
Crazy Sexy Cool
Company:
Coach Potato Television
Date: 1994 - 1996
Production (role):
Badass TV (Host)
Company:
Channel 4
Date: 1994
Production (role):
Backstage at the Brits (Host)
Company:
Initial TV/ Carlton
Date: 1993
Production (role):
Native Tongues
RADIO
Date: 2018
Production (role):
Olly Smiths Taste of Christmas (Guest)
Company:
BBCR2
Date: 2018
Production (role):
Womans Hour (Guest)
Company:
BBCR4
Date: 2018
Production (role):
The Food Programme (Guest)
Company:
BBCR4
Date: 2018
Production (role):
Where's the F in News Podcast (Guest)
Company:
Avalon
Date: 2017
Production (role):
Word of Mouth
Company:
BBCR4
Date: 2017
Production (role):
A Good Read
Company:
BBCR4
Date: 2013 - Present
Production (role):
The Kitchen Cabinet (Guest)
Company:
BBC Radio 4
THEATRE
Date: 2002
Production (role):
The Vagina Monologues (Cast)

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): Beat The Chef (Host)
    Company: TwoFour Productions for Channel 4
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): Road to Saigon (Contributor)
    Company: Optomen Television
  • Date: 2017 - Present
    Production (role): The ONE SHOW features
    Company: BBC1
  • Date: 2017 - Present
    Production (role): Great British Menu (Judge)
    Company: Optomen Television
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): The Apprentice: You're Fired (Panelist)
    Company: Boundless for BBC2
  • Date: 2016 - Present
    Production (role): Saturday Kitchen
    Company: BBC1
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): The Big Eat (Host)
    Company: The Food Network
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): Food Glorious Food (Judge)
    Company: ITV
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): No1 Ladies Detective Agency (Guest)
    Company: BBC
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): Neneh and Andi Dish It Up (Host)
    Company: BBC2
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): The Truth About Food (Host)
    Company: BBC
  • Date: 2002 - 2006
    Production (role): Glastonbury (Host)
    Company: BBC
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): British Independent Film Awards (Host)
    Company:
  • Date: 2002
    Production (role): Radio 3 World Music Awards (Host)
    Company: BBC
  • Date: 2001 - 2009
    Production (role): The Selector Show (Presenter)
    Company: The British Council
  • Date: 2000 - 2009
    Production (role): Woman Of the Year Awards (Host)
    Company:
  • Date: 1997 - 2000
    Production (role): GLR Afternoon Show (Host)
    Company:
  • Date: 1998
    Production (role): Crazy Sexy Cool
    Company: Coach Potato Television
  • Date: 1994 - 1996
    Production (role): Badass TV (Host)
    Company: Channel 4
  • Date: 1994
    Production (role): Backstage at the Brits (Host)
    Company: Initial TV/ Carlton
  • Date: 1993
    Production (role): Native Tongues
    Company:
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): Olly Smiths Taste of Christmas (Guest)
    Company: BBCR2
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): Womans Hour (Guest)
    Company: BBCR4
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): The Food Programme (Guest)
    Company: BBCR4
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): Where's the F in News Podcast (Guest)
    Company: Avalon
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): Word of Mouth
    Company: BBCR4
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): A Good Read
    Company: BBCR4
  • Date: 2013 - Present
    Production (role): The Kitchen Cabinet (Guest)
    Company: BBC Radio 4
  • Date
    Production (role)
  • Date: 2002
    Production (role): The Vagina Monologues (Cast)
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