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WEEK 11

**NEW** Mary Berry's Quick Cooking

Join Mary in her brand-new series that sees her explore the exciting world of quick cooking. Inspired by the places she visits, the people she meets and the food she tastes - she’ll bring you some of her failsafe recipes that deliver on flavour but save on time.
Across six exciting episodes, this foodie adventure places Britain’s best loved cook in some of the most pressurised or just plain beautiful cooking environments in the world. From the manic medinas of Marrakech, the cobbled back streets of Rome and fast festival pop-ups, to London’s buzzing West End, fiery China Town kitchens and high-pressure cooking on board a Navy war ship, Mary immerses herself in it all.  Not only experiencing the flavours, spices, speed and excitement of cuisines that have inspired her own recipes but also meeting people who have mastered the art of quick cooking and can teach her some new skills along the way.
And as always Mary brings all the wonderful food back to you with recipes that are perfect if you are strapped for time but still want delicious, hearty home cooking.
Episode One - Rome
Starting her travels in Italy, Mary makes her first ever visit to Rome. A cuisine and cooking culture she has always adored, Italy’s vibrant capital city offers some of the world’s best food and produce. After a moped tour of the sights, she tries a delicious new take on traditional pizza, uncovers a hidden gem in Rome’s old Jewish quarter and cooks a speedy Roman classic with Michelin started chef, Cristina Bowerman. Doing what she does best, Mary whips up a mouth-watering Bruschetta on a beautiful central Rome rooftop, some super speedy pasta dishes and an irresistible Tiramisu - all inspired by her Italian adventure.
 

MasterChef

Episode 13 - Sunday 10th March, 7.30pm
After four weeks of fierce competition in the heats, the amateur cooks have been whittled down to just 16. Tonight, the heat dials up a notch for these talented cooks as they come together for the first time to cook-off against each other across two shows.
In tonight’s episode the amateurs are split into two groups – the blue group and the red group – with eight cooks in each. Both groups face a daunting cook-off, based on a brief given by John and Gregg. Their challenge is to create one dish inspired by a personal or family favourite recipe. After cooking, John and Gregg will decide who’s good enough to continue in the competition.
The red group are the first to cook. In one hour and 30 mins, they must hold their nerve to deliver a dish that stands out from the crowd and prove to the judges that they have a future in the competition. However, they won’t find out their fate just yet, as they’ll have to wait until the blue group have cooked before John and Gregg choose who stays and who goes.
One false move could be costly under this pressure. Who will prove they have what it takes to take their next steps towards being crowned MasterChef Champion 2019?
Judge                    John Torode
Judge                    Gregg Wallace
Episode 14 - Monday 11th March, 7.30pm
Knockout Week continues, as the best 16 amateur chefs continue to battle it out in a high-pressured cook-off.
With the red group having already cooked, it’s now the turn of the blue group to face the same daunting challenge set by John and Gregg. Their brief is to create one dish inspired by a personal or family favourite recipe.
In one hour and 30 mins, they must hold their nerve to deliver a dish that stands out from the crowd and prove to the judges that they have a future in the competition.
John and Gregg must now make a difficult decision as they choose who has what it takes to continue in the competition and whose MasterChef journey is about to end.
Who will crumble under the pressure and who will prove they have what it takes to take another precious step towards being crowned MasterChef Champion 2019?
Judge – John Torode
Judge – Gregg Wallace
Episode 15 - Wednesday 13th March, 8pm
MasterChef is back with the most inspirational series yet. Out of the hundreds that auditioned, the amateur cooks have been whittled down to the most promising 12. All of them have just one goal: to lift the coveted MasterChef Champion trophy.
Knockout Week continues, and last night saw four contestants leave the competition. Only the best can become Semi-Finalists at the end of this week.
Over the next two nights the heat intensifies as the remaining twelve contestants are split into two groups and get their first taste of a professional kitchen when they have to run an entire lunch time service.
Tonight, the first group head to the Frog in London’s Covent Garden, flagship restaurant of MasterChef: The Professionals 2013 finalist Adam Handling. During a busy lunch service, the six amateur cooks will be entirely responsible for serving the restaurant’s menu to paying customers. Who will buckle under the intense pressure as they cook in a demanding and totally new environment?
Then, it’s back to MasterChef HQ for an Invention Test for John and Gregg. In a bid to stay in the competition, each cook has to show they have learned from their experience and can create a unique and outstanding dish worthy of gracing the table of a professional restaurant.
In an unexpected twist, the contestants discover that they not only have to present their food to John and Gregg, but also to guest judge Michel Roux Junior who returns to the MasterChef studio.  The renowned two Michelin-starred Michel has picked his favourite ingredients which the six amateur cooks’ must cook with.
After this challenge, one of them will be going home. Only the best five will make it through to Friday’s challenge – the gateway to this year’s semi-finals.
In a competition where only the food matters, these amateurs will need to stand out to survive - taking another precious step towards being crowned MasterChef Champion 2019.
Judge                                    John Torode
Judge                                   Gregg Wallace
Guest Judge                       Michel Roux Junior
Episode 16 - Thursday 14th March, 8pm
MasterChef is back with the most inspirational series yet. Out of the hundreds that auditioned, the amateur cooks have been whittled down to the most promising 12. All of them have just one goal: to lift the coveted MasterChef Champion trophy.
It’s Knockout Week and last night one more contestant left the competition. At the end of this week only the best nine cooks will remain.
Tonight, the second group of amateurs get their first taste of professional cooking. They are heading to Ella Canta in London’s Mayfair, under renowned Mexican Chef Patron Martha Ortiz. The six contestants will be responsible for serving up every dish on the menu to paying customers during a packed lunch service.
Then, it’s back to MasterChef HQ for an Invention Test for John and Gregg. In a last chance bid to stay in this year’s competition, each cook has to show they have learned from their experience and can create a unique and outstanding dish worthy of gracing the table of a professional restaurant.
In an unexpected twist, two Michelin-starred Michel Roux Junior returns the MasterChef studio. this time as a guest judge to help John and Gregg evaluate the six amateur cooks’ dishes.
After this challenge, one of them will be going home. Only the best cooks will make it through to Friday’s challenge– the gateway to this year’s Semi-Finals.
Judge                    John Torode
Judge                    Gregg Wallace
Guest Judge       Michel Roux Junior
Episode 17 - Thursday 14th March, 9.30pm
MasterChef is back for its fifteenth year. Out of the hundreds of amateur cooks that auditioned, just the most gifted ten remain. All of them share the same goal: to become MasterChef Champion 2019.
It’s the end of Knockout Week and the competition has now been whittled down to ten extremely talented amateur cooks - all of whom are desperate to reach the MasterChef Semi-Finals.
In the MasterChef kitchen, the ten remaining cooks are split in to two teams of five. Each team has only one challenge: to cook a three course meal – but in relay. With no communication permitted, each team member will have just 20 minutes to plan, create and cook a starter featuring scallops, a main course with chicken and a dessert celebrating brown sugar. The stakes are high because the winning team will automatically become Semi Finalists. The losing team will have to fight it out next week to earn a Semi-Final place. One wrong step and their dream of raising the MasterChef 2019 trophy could be over.


  • Sunday 10th March, 7.30pm Monday 11th March, 7.30pm Wednesday 13th March, 8pm Thursday 14th March, 8pm and 9.30pm

  • BBC One

  • 13-17 of 24

  • annabel@plankpr.com

Race Across The World

Imagine having to get to Singapore without taking a single flight - leaving behind your smartphone, internet access and credit cards and armed with only the cash equivalent of a one-way airfare to Singapore? Could you do it?
​​The Race to Singapore has begun and the five teams head out of Delphi to their next checkpoint - Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.  A journey that will see them leave behind the familiarity of the west for the exotic and unknown of the east - two thousand miles out of Greece, across the lengths of Turkey and Georgia, and into oil-rich Azerbaijan.
But as the teams set off, their need for speed and travelling smart is more pressing than ever - for the team arriving last into Baku will be eliminated from the competition.
As they arrived first to the checkpoint in Delphi, business partners Josh and Felix are the first to set off to Baku. After a surprise spiritual encounter en route to Athens, will they hold their lead in the race, or will they have to battle with the other teams to stay in the competition?
Fed up with the strops thrown at any slight hurdle by his unemployed son Alex, Darron decides that a culture shock could be just the thing to sort him out - but will it be at the cost of their place in the competition?
The threat of elimination haunts fifty-seven-year-old Sue. Her late father was stationed with the army in Singapore and, wanting to retrace his footprints, she's desperate not to fall short. But first, along with her friend since school Clare, she must play a game of cat and mouse to shake off their nearest competitors, husband and wife team, Tony and Elaine. A rivalry that includes a taxi chase through the busy streets of Thessaloniki.
When best friends Natalie and Shameema are caught on a train without the correct fare, can their ability to make friends get them out of a sticky situation?
Every second counts as the teams' ability to travel quickly and cleverly will be tested to the maximum but, at the same time, they can't take their eyes off the final prize – making it to Singapore. If they blow all of their cash to stay in the race now, it could be a hollow victory. Who will hold their nerve in the mad scramble to Baku, and who will have to leave the competition for good?
As the Race Across the World gets tougher and the distance travelled further – where would it take you?
 
 

The Secret Lives of Slim People

How do some people stay slim despite never dieting and appearing not to exercise? In this series Sabrina Grant examines the lives of slim people who don't stick to a fitness regime or seem to worry about what they eat. They don't think they do anything differently from anyone else. With the help of private detectives and secret cameras this series unpicks their every move and morsel to find out what determines their size. With Britain in the middle of an obesity crisis what simple tips can we learn from people who stay trim without trying? In the final episode Sabrina learns how busy teacher Kirk keeps his weight in check. She also meets Ria who has a diet anyone would envy.

Around The World By Train

Thailand & Malaysia
Tony emerges from the train station in Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand to discover himself in the middle of a spectacular Buddhist ceremony in which the town lines the streets to give gifts to monks from the local temple. Tony joins the monks to understand what their daily life is like before heading back to the train station via a very unusual animal sanctuary in which elephants dung is recycled and sold to tourists as paper.
A 13 hours sleeper train races Tony south to Bangkok where he is quickly befriended by a Tuk Tuk driver who insists on taking him on a tour of Bangkok’s best street food and out onto the canals for the freshest seafood available.
From the frantic pace of Thailand’s capital, Tony takes another sleep train south to the famous islands near Trang and soon finds himself swimming through a remote cave to a spectacular secluded beach.
Back on the train he crosses the boarder form Thailand into Malaysia, where he instantly sees echos of British rule everywhere. On Penang island he is taken on a cycle tour of the main city George Town and tastes the infamous Durian – a fruit so foul smelling it is banned from many hotels before being convinced to try abseiling up an enormous tree for the best view of the ancient rainforest.
Finally his train races him south to the capital, Kuala Lumpur, where Tony discovers a city of wild contrasts, a poor community of ramshackle shacks sitting at the foot of spectacular modern sky scrapers.
 


  • Monday 11th March, 9pm

  • Channel 5

  • 3 of 6

  • annabel@plankpr.com

Rich Kids Go Skint

Alex is a 21-year old rich kid from Guisborough. Alex is lucky enough to live in a six bedroom mansion with his millionaire parents, where he has the entire top floor of the house to himself. Alex works for the family business but has aspirations for his own clothing label, named ‘Ersoz’, to make him successful in his own right.
Alex is the owner of an impressive collection of designer clothes and when he wants to go away he packs all these luxury labels into one of his Louis Vuitton bags. The family have a collection of cars worth over £400,000 including Alex’s own top-spec Mercedes C class that cost £40,000.
In the show Alex goes to meet dad Antony, mum Jen and baby Jaxon in Bolton. In contrast to Alex, this family have to survive on a meagre £1000 per-month. Antony works full time to bring in the family’s income while Jen stays at home to take care of Jaxon.
Meeting this family is a real eye-opener for Alex who, up to now, has lived a life of luxury with his mum looking after his every need and with no money worries at all. The family want him to see what life ‘living skint’ is like and it’s a shock for him as he finds out. When Alex sees the cramped conditions that this family live in, the half-decorated walls and the mattress on the floor the couple sleep on, he’s really taken-aback. When he has to tell Antony and Jen his watch cost a whopping £10,000, and hears how far they would make this amount of money stretch, it becomes clear he’s getting a wake-up call on what life is like for those living on such a tight budget.
Straight after his arrival, Alex is thrown into doing chores he’s never had to do before, like washing up and shopping on a meagre weekly food budget. Back at home, Alex’s mum takes care of the house and makes sure the fridge is always well-stocked, so this is a rude awakening for him.
Over a break in the local park, Antony tells Alex about his time living homeless. This heartfelt chat makes Alex realise just how easy his life has been. Back at the house, kind-hearted Alex surprises Antony and Jen with a bed-frame for their mattress. Jen is so overwhelmed by this act of generosity she leaves the room in tears.
Amongst the tough life lessons there are light moments as Alex learns new culinary skills when he attempts to feed the family. In the end he leaves Bolton having built up a good relationship with his hosts and they all promise to stay in touch with each other. One question remains though, will Alex help his mum more when he gets back to his life of luxury?
 


  • Tuesday 12th March, 9pm

  • 5STAR

  • 6 of 8

  • kate@plankpr.com

The Hangover Games

Brighton
Three glamorous club hostesses take on the Hangover Games tonight. They’ve been being woken up by comedian Matt Richardson at the crack of dawn after their big night out and now face the challenge of escaping some marauding seagulls on the beach and studio games such as Hotty Shots plus a Hangover Hell involving a 4 ft Boa Constrictor called Arnie. Will they give in to their hangovers or win the cash prizes on offer?
 


  • Tuesday 12th March, 10pm

  • E4

  • 3 of 5

  • kate@plankpr.com

Secrets of Your Supermarket Food

Meat
We buy 95% of all our food from just 10 supermarket chains. But how much do we really know about how our food is grown, made and sold to us?
In this new investigative consumer series, presenters Sian Williams and Stefan Gates lift the lid on the secrets about our food that the supermarkets don’t want us to know. With the help of a different family each week the duo reveal the truth behind the labels and travel around the country visiting farms and labs and meeting experts and consumers to uncover exactly what we’re feeding our families and whether it’s as good for our health as it is for our wallets.
This week on Supermarket Secrets Revealed we unpack our shopping basket to reveal the truth about the meat we buy from our supermarkets. Sian finds out how little meat there is in a budget banger and all the other ingredients we’re actually paying for and discovers how our brains fool us into believing that supermarket farm brands are higher quality than their budget versions. She also visits two very different chicken farms to see the conditions in which cheap chickens are reared and how they compare with pricier organic chickens; and Stefan investigates how we’re being kept in the dark about the numbers of supermarket chickens contaminated with a potentially deadly bacteria.
 

The Big Narstie Show

Big Narstie and Mo Gilligan are back for a brand new series of their late-night anarchic chat, comedy and music show. Featuring huge celebrity guests, live music performances, and unlikely collaborations, the award-winning show continues to break every chat show rule in the book so expect the unexpected. 

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