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BBC Radio 4 Food Programme
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London , London W1A 1AA
United Kingdom

Company Description: BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximise the...   more

Employment History

  • Editor
  • Presenter and The Food Programme
  • Food Journalist
    Food Monitor magazine
  • Associate Editor
    Food Monitor magazine
  • The Food Programme
  • Food Journalist
  • Food Programme Host
    Radio 4
  • Freelance Reporter
    Radio 4


  • honorary doctorate
    City University
163 Total References
Web References
Sheila Dillon, producer of ..., 25 July 2015 [cached]
Sheila Dillon, producer of the renowned BBC Radio 4 Food Programme, and a regular visitor to the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival at Snape Maltings
Sheila Dillon, editor of the ..., 19 May 2013 [cached]
Sheila Dillon, editor of the BBC's The Food Programme wrote a piece recently about the link between food and health. Or indeed food and sickness. The poor woman had been diagnosed (and has now been successfully treated for) cancer and so it was obviously much on her mind. One of the things that surprised her, she said, was how unconcerned many doctors appeared to be about what she ate. 'It's like blowing out the candles on your birthdaycake when your house is on fire,' one said.
Chefs, Food & Drink speakers, Conference & Keynote speakers from Atlantic Speaker Bureau, 18 July 2014 [cached]
Sheila Dillon
Sheila Dillon Sheila has been a food journalist for nearly 30 years. Sheila Dillon is a food journalist who began her career writing about the politics and business of food in New York at Food Monitor magazine. On returning to Britain she began work as a freelance reporter for Radio 4's The Food Programme and was then hired as a reporter on the programme. She went on to produce it for a number of years while Derek Cooper was the presenter covering the early days of BSE, the commercialisation of organic food, globalisation of the food industry - stories that didn't then interest mainstream media. She's been the programme's regular presenter since 2001.
Sheila Dillon will attend the ..., 7 Jan 2009 [cached]
Sheila Dillon will attend the Poster Session and Drinks Reception and present a short 'viewpoint' about her observations about food in/from the UK and elsewhere.
Sheila Dillon is the presenter of BBC Radio 4's The Food Programme. She comes from Hoghton, Lancashire, the village where in 1603 a drunken James VI of Scotland, en route to take the throne of England, knighted the loin of beef he was served in HoghtonTower's banqueting hall-hence Sirloin. Sheila says the story may be apocryphal but it shows that good food has long been taken seriously in her part of the country.
Sheila has had a varied career but it was in the US 20 years ago when she understood what she really wanted to do - cover the subject of food: the pleasures of eating it and the politics of producing it. She became associate editor of Food Monitor magazine. Moving back to London , she heard Derek Cooper present the BBC's Food Programme, and knew that working there would be the perfect job. She was hired as a reporter in 1987, and a year later became senior producer. She and Derek won awards for investigative reporting and features about BSE, the food system in Russia and Ukraine after the collapse of communism, the science of the new fats, the development of organic farming, bioengineered foods and supermarket power. Last year Sheila won the Glenfiddich Award for best broadcast for a programme on food & poverty, produced by Jessica Mitchell.
Sheila also created Veg Talk, BBC Radio 4's interactive grocery show.
The Great Taste judges, who include ..., 13 Aug 2014 [cached]
The Great Taste judges, who include Radio 2 resident foodie Nigel Barden, as well as the legendary Charles Campion and The Food Programme's Sheila Dillon, said that Raisthorpe Manor's port has 'a gorgeous deep damson shade, lovely aromas of fruit skin with a hint of damson stone.' They continued, 'the palate is fabulous - pure, clear, simple in the sense of having great fruit clarity, yet complex from the hint of fruit stone.
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