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Andi Oliver

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

Award winning TV Chef and Broadcaster Andi Oliver enjoys a rich & varied career with food and music being at the forefront throughout.

Andi is a regular face on screen – On the BBC she is one of the judges of the Great British Menu, can be seen hosting and cooking on Saturday Kitchen and popping up on The One Show to host the Pub Wars strand.  This year saw Andi host Beat the Chef, a game show with a cooking challenge at its heart.  Outside of the realm of food Andi Hosted Jazz 365 for BBC4 and both took part in Road To Saigon for BBC2 and Hosted

The Cheltenham Literature Festival for Sky Arts, with her daughter Miquita Oliver.

On air Andi is a regular panel member on BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet alongside Jay Rayner and a regular contributor to Radio 4’s Award winning ‘The Food Programme’. In 2018 she followed in the footsteps of Yotam Ottolenghi & Giorgio Locatelli and was appointed Head judge alongside Sheila Dillon for the prestigious BBC Food & Farming awards.

Andi rose to fame fronting the band Rip Rig and Panic with Neneh Cherry in 1981 she went onto work in TV in the 90’s, debuting on Backstage at The Brits. She then went on to present the hit cult show Badaas TV with Ice T and the award winning documentary Crazy Sexy Cool. For 6 years Andi covered Glastonbury for the BBC as well as fronting various other BBC festivals.

During this period Andi hosted a hugely popular afternoon show on GLR for three years and presented The Selector for 8 years, a show for The British Council, broadcast in over 15 different countries. In 2005, with Andi at the helm, it won a Silver Sony Award for best weekly music show.

In 2006 she presented The Truth About Food for the BBC and in 2007 she and Neneh Cherry hosted BBC2 cooking series, Neneh and Andi Dish It Up.

During her career, Andi was invited to perform a piece for a gala performance of the Vagina Monologues at The Royal Albert Hall with amongst others , Isabella Rossellini, Maureen Lipman & Meera Syal, which led to a 3 month West End run with Michelle Gomez,Samantha Bond & Linda Robson. She was featured in the 1st series of The Number One Ladies Detective Agency and is soon to be seen in a cameo in the upcoming film written by Caitlin Moran – How To Build A Girl.

Andi was (and is) in the kitchen throughout all of this, perfecting her skill, and for 4 years she ran a successful ephemeral restaurant – The Moveable Feast. After being creative director of The Birdcage she launched her own kitchen at The Jackdaw and Star, a renovated pub in the heart of Homerton. She launched her award winning restaurant – Andi’s – in 2016 & is set to launch her new food project – Wadadli Kitchen – Real Caribbean Home Cooking – in 2020.

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2019
Production (role):
Cheltenham Literary Festival LIVE COVERAGE (Host)
Company:
StoryVault Films for SKY Arts
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: 2019
    Production (role): Cheltenham Literary Festival LIVE COVERAGE (Host)
    Company: StoryVault Films for SKY Arts
  • 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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