Heston Blumenthal is on a mission to use myth, science and history to create the greatest feasts ever known. Pointless feasts in our eyes but it kind've makes for good viewing. The Victorian age was filled to the brim with invention, madness and imagination, and food was often grandiose, naughty and surreal. In this first episode of the four-part series, Heston takes his inspiration from Alice in Wonderland , the quintessential Victorian novel, to create his ultimate version of the Mad Hatter's tea party for celebrity diners including journalist Rageh Omaar, actress Gemma Redgrave, TV journalist Dawn Porter, food critic Toby Young and radio presenter Richard Bacon. Heston's first challenge is to turn a fictional drink - the potion that shrunk Alice and contained flavours of toffee, hot buttered toast, custard, cherry tart and turkey - into a real, enjoyable aperitif. Turtle soup was the ultimate luxury for the Victorian elite and the meat incredibly hard to get hold of. For his main course, Heston creates an entirely edible garden, featuring black olive soil, pebble stone potatoes and deep fried insects. And absinthe was one of the Victorians' most popular vices, with an alcohol content of up to 85%, so Heston creates a giant absinthe flavoured jelly cone to serve with ice cream. Hopefully none of the above will have his guests skittering to the toilet; unlike 40 of his restaurant customers last week.