In Search of Perfection Christmas Special is a British television food special produced by the BBC as part of the In Search of Perfection series in which world-renowned chef Heston Blumenthal invites six celebrity guests to attend the ultimate Christmas dinner.
The special originally aired in the UK on BBC Two on 19 December, 2007. It is an hour long.
In Search of Perfection Christmas Special aired in South Africa on DStv's BBC Lifestyle channel on Monday 27 April 2009, at 18h30.
Monday 27 April: 23h20
Tuesday 28 April: 11h30, 14h00
This 60 minute special is not going to be one of those Christmas cookery programmes that lead to a rush on cranberries. This is hardcore Heston. Heston with the gloves off. This is his idea of what the Christmas dinner should be.
Heston pushes the boundaries of multi-sensory cooking to the limit, taking inspiration from the past, present and future of Christmas.
His six guests all have one thing in common - a genuine love of food and Heston's aim is to make them feel like children again albeit with some very sophisticated tastes.
As Terry Wogan, Kirsty Wark, Dara O'Brian, Rob Brydon, Richard E. Grant and Sue Perkins arrive, they have no idea what to expect.