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WEEK 10

Lost Boy: The Killing of James Bulger

On 12th February 1993, a CCTV camera captured footage of two young boys leading a two-year-old child away from the Strand shopping centre in Liverpool.  48 hours later, the toddler’s mutilated body was found on a railway track.


This brand new two-part documentary tells the definitive story of the case, examining in forensic detail what happened on that tragic day, how the young killers were caught and the devastating legacy of the murder on James's family and the community. 


With access to his mother Denise Fergus, his brothers speaking exclusively for the first time, the police and others closely involved in the case, the revealing programmes tell the story of how and why two ten-year-old boys snatched a toddler away from his mother before leading him to his death and examines how the city of Liverpool was left traumatised by the murder. 


With new insights from the detectives who investigated the murder this landmark documentary asks how this crime was allowed to happen and why, almost 30 years later, the name ‘James Bulger’ still sends shockwaves through the country.


  • Wednesday 10th March, 9pm
    Thursday 11th March, 9pm

  • Channel 5

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  • Kay@plankpr.com

Harry & Meghan vs The Monarchy

On 16th February Harry and Meghan dropped a bombshell  from their Californian hideaway – a year after leaving for America they announced a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey. The relationship between the Markles and the Windsors it seems was at an all time low. The fairy-tale romance and the coming together of the two families appears to be over.

 

So how did we get here? And what is the full story of when the Markles met the monarchy – from the fairy tale romance, to this latest year which pitched the once favourite couple and the Windsors against each other, as Harry and his bride settled in California. 

With the queen scheduling an address to the nation just a day before the interview airs, are both sides now engaged in a war of words that threatens to plunge the monarchy into yet more infighting and controversy. So what will the fall-out be for Meghan and the monarchy itself.


  • Saturday 6th March, 9pm

  • Channel 5

  • 1 of 1

  • Kay@plankpr.com

The Celebrity Circle For Stand Up to Cancer

For the first time ever, a group of celebrities move into the most famous apartment block in the UK, all in aid of Stand Up To Cancer. Expect twists and turns as these VIPs compete to be crowned The Circle’s most popular celebrity player.

 

Production Company: Studio Lambert North/Motion Content Group

Executive Producers: Sarah Fay, Tim Harcourt, Oliver Head and Toni Ireland (Studio Lambert North); Martin Oxley (Motion Content Group)

 

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Eight VIPs join the brand-new Celebrity Circle. The games begin with Denise van Outen, Duncan James, Lady Leshurr, Saffron Barker, Baga Chipz, Kaye Adams and Nadia Sawalha, Rickie Haywood-Williams and Melvin Odoom, and Sam Thompson and Pete Wicks.

 

The Players make their first impressions and rate for the first time, but has a celebrity catfish been caught out already? And Emma Willis delivers some big news to the Players.

 

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A celebrity fun run puts the Players through their paces. Meanwhile, two VIPs face the first Blocking, only one will survive.

 

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The game heats up as alliances form and suspicions increase, Charlotte Crosby joins The Celebrity Circle, and a catfish makes a terrible mistake.

 

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The Circle is divided as all the Celebrity Players battle for immunity. The stakes are high as the Players face the most brutal blocking yet.


  • Tuesday 9th March, 9:15pm
    Wednesday 10th March, 9pm
    Thursday 11th March, 9pm
    Friday 12th March, 10pm

  • Channel 4

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  • Victoria@plankpr.com

The Vicar of Dibley: Inside Out

In The Vicar of Dibley: Inside Out Dawn French and Richard Curtis take viewers on a joyful stroll down memory lane as they look back at their favourite Dibley moments, and reveal what went on behind the vestry curtain of the iconic sitcom.

 

For the first time, Dawn and Richard and team tell the definitive story of the making of the show. They are joined by a host of guest stars and celebrity fans including Kylie Minogue, Hugh Bonneville, and Joanna Lumley. Writer Paul Mayhew-Archer, producer Jon Plowman, and James Fleet (Hugo Horton) also share their memories of their time in Dibley. 

 

Dawn French tells us about the controversy the show caused and how that impacted her own life, while also spilling the beans on some Dibley secrets. She talks of her huge pride in the part Vicar of Dibley played in helping the cause of the ordination of women. She also tells us what a terrible chore it was to have to snog such a long line of handsome male co-stars.

 

Richard Curtis talks about what inspired him to write a comedy all about a female vicar, and tells the story behind the creation of some of the shows most loved characters. 

 

The Vicar of Dibley: Inside Out is filled with warmth, affection, and some of the most memorable comedy moments of the last 30 years. 


  • Saturday 6th March, 9pm

  • Gold

  • 1 of 1

  • Lou@plankpr.com

Gregg Wallace’s Big Weekend in Venice

Venice: Gregg heads to possibly Europe’s most glamorous city to show us that it is possible to enjoy Venice without breaking the bank. By avoiding the tourist traps and embracing the Venice of the Venetians he sees a totally new side to the city. Over 3 days Gregg explores one of Italy’s most distinct food cultures, explores the city’s fascinating and surprising history and meets the locals who make Venice so special.  

 

Gregg gets down to canal level on a kayak tour of the city’s backwaters, goes on a local’s night out for a snack packed Venetian bar crawl, learns how to make one of the city’s most iconic dishes, sea bass in salt crust, at the home of a local chef and sees some of the finest art of the Renaissance period.

 

Before leaving the city he heads out into the lagoon to the island of Burano where he tries to catch the fish that makes the island’s distinctive risotto.


  • Friday 12th March, 9pm

  • Channel 5

  • Epidode 5

  • Lou@plankpr.com

MasterChef

During lockdown the country has been trying out new recipes and cooking at home more than ever before. Against this background, the country’s premier cooking competition, MasterChef returns to BBC One.  Over six weeks, judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace put 40 of the UK’s most passionate and talented amateur cooks through their paces in the ultimate test of their culinary prowess as they search for one exceptional home cook worthy of being crowned MasterChef Champion 2021.

 

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Out of the thousands who applied, 40 hopeful amateur cooks have made it through to compete over four weeks of Heats, but this year they will have to cook not only for their place in the competition but also the right to wear a coveted MasterChef apron. With five contestants in each heat and only four aprons up for grabs, competition is fierce. 

 

It’s the second week of Heats and five more hopefuls get their first chance to win an apron by cooking their Signature Dish – something that tells John and Gregg about who they are as a cook and how good they can become. After tasting all five plates, John and Gregg pick their two favourite dishes and those cooks will earn themselves not only a MasterChef apron but also a place in the next round. 

 

The remaining three contestants will have to pull out all the stops as they cook off, not only for an apron but also their place in the competition, in a new test – The Favourite Ingredient Challenge. Gifted with their chosen favourite ingredient, as well as a larder, the remaining contestants are tasked with creating one exceptional dish that showcases it. The stakes are high as at the end, one cook will be sent home and their MasterChef dream will be over.

 

There’s now just one more challenge standing in the way of the four remaining cooks and a Quarter Final place. They must cook two courses that will excite not just John and Gregg, but also some of MasterChef’s most inspiring winners, finalists and contestants, who have all gone on to work in the food industry.

 

Tonight the contestants fate is in the hands of MasterChef Champion Irini Tzortzoglou (2019) and Jane Devonshire (2016). 

 

In a competition where only the food matters, and with just two Quarter Final places up for grabs, these amateurs will need to be good to survive - taking another step towards being crowned MasterChef Champion 2021.

 

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Tonight, five more amateurs try to prove to judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace that they have the potential to be MasterChef Champion 2021.

 

This year they will have to cook not only for their place in the competition but also the right to wear a coveted MasterChef apron. With only four aprons up for grabs, competition is fierce. 

 

The contestants get their first chance to win an apron by cooking their Signature Dish – something that tells John and Gregg about who they are as a cook and how good they can become. After tasting all five plates, John and Gregg will pick their two favourite dishes and those cooks will earn themselves not only a MasterChef apron but also a place in the next round. 

 

The remaining three contestants will have to pull out all the stops as they cook off, not only for an apron but also their place in the competition, in a new test – The Favourite Ingredient Challenge. Gifted with their chosen favourite ingredient, as well as a larder, the remaining contestants are tasked with creating one exceptional dish that showcases it. The stakes are high as at the end, one cook will be sent home and their MasterChef dream will be over.

 

There’s now just one more challenge standing in the way of the four remaining cooks and a Quarter Final place. They must cook two courses that will excite not just John and Gregg, but also some of MasterChef’s most inspiring winners, finalists and contestants, who have all gone on to work in the food industry.

 

Tonight the contestants fate is in the hands of 2015 contestants, MasterChef Champion Simon Wood and finalist, Tony Rodd.

 

In a competition where only the food matters, and with just two Quarter Final places up for grabs, these amateurs will need to be good to survive - taking another step towards being crowned MasterChef Champion 2021.

 

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Tonight it’s the second Quarter Final and the four talented heat winners return to fight for a place in semi final week in the Critic’s Test. The challenge – to cook a dish inspired by a holiday – is a brief set by one of the country’s toughest food critics, William Sitwell. 

 

Who can handle the pressure and show they have what it takes to progress further in the competition, taking another step closer to being crowned MasterChef Champion 2021?


  • Monday 8th March, 9pm
    Thursday 11th March, 8pm
    Friday 12th March, 8:05pm

  • BBC One

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Gogglebox

Britain's sharpest armchair critics share their insightful and passionate takes on the week's biggest and best shows. From entertainment juggernauts and the week's biggest news stories, to hard-hitting documentary series and gritty drama, Gogglebox offers sharp, hilarious and often emotional critiques of popular and topical TV shows. 


  • Friday 12th March, 9pm

  • Channel 4

  • Episode 3

  • Victoria@plankpr.com

The Repair Shop

Today in the Repair Shop, Jay Blades and the team bring four treasured family heirlooms, and the memories they hold, back to life.

 

First, an epic challenge for metal maestro Dominic Chinea, when Liz Draper from Dorset delivers a crumbling, cast-iron garden gate. The gate was designed and built by her brother as a gift for Liz and her late husband, Ken. Ken was an army man and proud member of The Royal Lancers and the gate’s design incorporates his regiment's badge. The couple loved the gate and now Ken’s gone, it provides a real connection to the love of her life and it saddens Liz to see it in its current condition. Dom has his work cut out salvaging what he can from the original iron and heads to the forge to replicate the unique design for the sections that are too eroded to save. He then gives it several coats of paint, to protect it from the elements and accentuates the regimental crown and feathers details with gold and white. Liz cannot thank Dom enough for transforming the gate that symbolises so much for her.

 

Next into the barn is a century old watch, with an extraordinary tale of lost and found. Horologist Steve Fletcher and leather expert Suzie Fletcher greet Nancy Dyer and her daughter Liz Spyvee and pledge to restore the fortunes of this precious momento. The wrist watch was awarded to Nancy’s father for bravery on his return from the Great War and was proudly worn by Nancy at special family occasions, until it was stolen during a burglary at her house. The family were understandably distraught and gave up hope of ever seeing it again. But eight years later the watch was miraculously re-discovered in a field by a dog walker! The watch is in a terrible condition – rigid with rust, after years lurking under a bush but if anyone can get it ticking again it’s Steve. He carefully tends to the minute workings of the mechanism, rescuing what he can and sourcing rare donor parts. While sister Suzie comes up with an ingenious way of incorporating the original tattered wrist strap within a new design in the finest new leather. Nancy and Liz return to the barn to be reunited with the watch for the second time.

 

Upholsterer Sonnaz Nooranvary takes on a rocking chair that’s been at the heart of a family home for decades. Anna Anobile from Manchester is very attached to this piece of furniture - it holds memories of her and her sister’s happy upbringing…..of bedtime stories and loving parents. Now it’s the turn of this tired, worn chair to receive some love from the capable hands of Sonnaz. She strips the old fabric, padding and varnish away, revealing some beautiful beech wood beneath. Jay’s expert eye comes in handy for selecting the perfect fabric to reupholster with and Anna is delighted with the results. 

 

And arcade ace Geoff Harvey ensures it’s smiles all round when he restores a vintage penny arcade game. Ruth Banks and her Auntie Roz from Sheffield deliver the 1920s gaming machine. It belongs to Ruth’s father; Stephen and they know how much he’d love to play with it again for old times’ sake. Geoff opens it up and gets to work on the mechanism, oiling and readjusting in all the right places. Woodwork restorer Will Kirk takes on the damaged wooden cabinet and it’s returned to Stephen and his family ready for someone to try their luck!


  • Wednesday 10th March, 8pm

  • BBC One

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  • Bev@plankpr.com

Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable

Episode 6 – Jennifer Saunders, Harry Redknapp and Phil Wang

 

In this episode of Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable, Mel Giedroyc and Lou Sander are joined by Jennifer Saunders, Harry Redknapp and Phil Wang.

 

Jennifer spills the beans on a sinister childhood prank, Harry tells all about the time his love of jellied eels got him in hot water and Phil reveals the time he left a surprise for some builders. There are stories about how Jennifer led her friend astray almost causing a serious accident, how Phil had a night he’d like to forget in Edinburgh and Harry has a couple of confessions for his long-suffering wife Sandra. 

 

The drone delivers evidence prompting more unforgivable anecdotes from the guests, including Jennifer’s unhealthy obsession with her neighbour, Harry reveals his unusual method to sign players, and Phil divulges his indifference to animals. 

 

In the final round there are sinful tales from the Unforgivable audience including why you shouldn’t have ice cream in Dorset and a surprise appearance from Jennifer’s daughter who gives an insight to how Jennifer wrote Ab Fab.


  • Tuesday 9th March, 10pm

  • Dave

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  • Lou@plankpr.com

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