As it states on Wikipedia: "Campanology (from Late Latin campana, "bell"; and Greek -λογία, -logia) is the study of bells.

"It encompasses the technology of bells – how they are cast, tuned, rung, and sounded – as well as the history, methods, and traditions of bell-ringing as an art."

Maybe the singular variety a campanologist, could have a new definition in the 21st century, which would be looking for all things camp and kitsch on television.

Well, be prepared to get your campanology bells rung as on the BBC iplayer you will find the kitchen kraft of kitsch on a stick with Fanny Cradock cooks for Christmas.

This is a throw back, a back to the future blast from the telvision past of 1975.

What you see is the school mam style of cooking as delivered by the Queen of culinary cuisine, the legend that was Fanny Cradock.

She was a star of television cooking from the late 1950s to 1976.

As a cook she was the biggest thing in cooking since Mrs Beaton, in the essence she was the first celebrity television chef.

This series of programmes from the vaults, the archives or as the BBC used to say 'another chance to see' gives new and old viewers a magic moment to see the how to do it kitchen guru who is Fanny Cradock.

It is pure 1970s television, it is done very much like Blue Peter, an empty studio expect for a counter and two cookers standing behind Fanny.

It is almost Play School for grown ups.

It is DIY cooking, no frills, no spills and pay attention, I will say this only once.

The only added extra on set is a Christmas tree which Fanny starts decorating a the beginning of each episode and hey presto by the last programme it is magnificent.

A perfect ensembles to the cooking creations put together by Fanny.

Somerset County Gazette:

I am not a cook, no way Jose, but even to me some of the cooking tips seem like something out of the ark, while others I have to admit have substance to them.

What is fascinating is the 14 minute programmes (that is all each one lasts) is they are total car crash television.

It is so bad it is good. It is pantomime, it is comedy, it is pathos, it is the kind of food Margo Leadbetter, one of the characters in the 1970s sit com The Good Life would have served up and be proud of her creative skills.

In each of the programmes, Fanny always tells the viewer you can read more in 'the cooking booklet, which is crammed with everything you need to know'.

Somerset County Gazette:

I had to keep yelling I can't get the booklet it is 42 years to late.

Maybe the BBC missed a trick and should have reprinted the booklet to coincide with the programme on the iplayer. That would have been a nice touch. It is what Fanny would have done!

But we have to rely on the word of Fanny and take copious notes of what and how to do it.

If you have not watched this masterpiece theatre, this mouth watering tinsel and trimmings at Christmas, you have not lived.

This could become a Christmas tradition for years to come, to watch Fanny Cradock cooks Christmas.

You can find this one woman whirl wind of whirling wisdom on the BBC iplayer, go to categories and pop along to archive. This hidden gem from the 1970s awaits you.

Tuck in and treat yourself.. Bon appetit.