Corrie comes to Wordsworth House

21 Aug
Sean Wilson, Corrie's Martin Platt, hard at work in Wordsworth House kitchen

New career: Sean Wilson, Corrie’s Martin Platt, hard at work in Wordsworth House kitchen

Wordsworth House is going to be on TV this autumn! And the star of the show – apart from our unique working 18th-century kitchen – is Martin Platt from Coronation Street!

Sean Wilson, who played Martin for more than 20 years, is now a celebrated chef and award-wining cheese maker. His new TV series, called the Great Northern Cookbook, will be on Channel 5 in November.

Each episode includes a cookery challenge. The one posed at Wordsworth House was to cook a complete Georgian dinner party in our period kitchen, with only the equipment, recipes and materials available at the time.

My friend Sophia, one of our costumed servants, was on hand to advise and help, and Amanda, other staff and volunteers were there in all their finery to eat – and score – Sean’s efforts.

If you want to find out how he did, you’ll just have to watch the programme!

The Wordsworth House team dine 18th-century style

All dressed up: The Wordsworth House team dine 18th-century style

5 Responses to “Corrie comes to Wordsworth House”

  1. Penny Cunningham August 29, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    How fantastic, I will be looking out for this one. I had no idea “Martin Platt” was now a chef! Will Amy be on hand to help out?!

    • Fletch the perchcrow September 20, 2012 at 11:40 am #

      Hi Penny,

      Amy, aka Sophia, will be staring alongside Martin, aka Sean!

  2. Cathryn Farnham September 22, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    Our girls were filmed for a very short part of this programme when we visited the house during our holidays. we are hoping it will be shown. It was a real pleasure to spend time with Sean whilst this was filmed. He is a lovely funny man. Looking forward to the programme.

  3. Fletch the perchcrow September 25, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    Hi Cathryn,

    The series is due to be on in November and I think the Wordsworth House episode is meant to be the first one. I’ll let everyone know when we have the date. Fletch x

    • Penny Cunningham September 30, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

      That would be really good Fletch, will look forward to the word!

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