The Sweet Makers: Series 1
Four modern confectioners recreate the treats of the past, from a Tudor sugar banquet to giant Easter eggs, and discover the roots of our national sweet tooth.
Part 1: A Tudor Treat
Four modern-day confectioners step back in time to discover what life was like for their Tudor predecessors. They explore how our national sweet tooth developed as the tables of the aristocracy now boasted fantastic displays of sugarcraft to show off their wealth and status.
Part 2: A Georgian Treat
Four modern-day confectioners use original recipes to recreate a Georgian shop and a stunning dessert course and discover how the quest to satisfy our national sweet tooth transformed Britain. Guided by food historian Dr Annie Gray and social historian Emma Dabiri.
Part 3: A Victorian Treat
Four modern-day confectioners use original recipes to recreate a Victorian sweet shop and discover how the quest to satisfy the national sweet tooth transformed Britain. They come under pressure as small-time players trying to compete in a tough new world completely altered by the industrial revolution and the dawn of mass production.