Michael and George, this is confusing me! As I wrote yesterday, I had to go off in the early afternoon. But now I am back in action, though knackered by a late night. I must get this cooker working as soon as possible.
Michael, so far you have suggested that it must be the control board, and said there was no point in opening up the range to look, just to order the part, but I don't like doing in case it is not the board. In passing you mentioned that the control was associated with the clock, which is useful knowledge, but I then need to get at the clock but do not know how to get at it. I am reluctant to start taking the cooker apart trying to find a way of getting to the back of the clock, though I can see some screws under the front panel which might get me there.
George has added some useful advice, implying that I should get at the board and test it - of course testing does not mean trouble shooting the board, just checking whether power is getting through to the oven and fan. George also suggest that the controller might have automatically switched to Auto; now I have been hit by that before, many years ago in a rented house in Peterlee, but this cooker does not seem to work like that, there is a rotary switch which can select the timing mode, it was set to Manual - in the past when power in the house has failed, there has not been any reversion to Auto, so it cannot be that.
If I could get access to a workshop manual about the cooker, I could probably work through this on my own, but so far I have not been able to find that on line though maybe you guys could guide me to that, or better still send me it - the cooker is a Belling Farmhouse 930, my installation manual is dated 6/11/00 so that tells you how old the cooker is. Getting access to a manual will have made connecting to justanswer.co.uk really worthwhile.
Having you both on line is confusing, but for the moment lets keep both of you engaged to see if you could send me, or direct me to, a technical workshop manual for the beast. Meanwhile I will keep browsing to find a workshop manual.