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WEEK 11

The Repair Shop

TX1  – Matchstick Ship, Gran’s Machinist Chair and Nipper

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

 

Wood whizz Will Kirk takes on the huge responsibility of restoring a model ship, carefully handcrafted out of matchsticks by a beloved father who died when his children were still small. This is one of the only possessions that owner Lesley has from her dad who she lost when she was just seven. It is a painstaking job for Will, who leaves Lesley truly overwhelmed with his meticulous repair. 

 

Metal expert Dominic Chinea and furniture upholsterer Sonnaz Nooranvary join forces to restore a machinist’s chair that links a lover of needlework with her seamstress grandmother. Owner Tara never met her grandmother but was gifted the chair when her grandparents passed away. A careful collaboration by the Repair Shop team tightens the bond further.

And ceramics conservator Kirsten Ramsay turns her hand to Papier Mache when she restores a black and white dog which has spent decades in his master’s hallway, reminding him of his long and exciting career in the music industry. 

 

TX2  – Sad Dog, Ada’s Mixer and Nurse’s Belt Buckle

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

 

Toy restorers Amanda and Julie have their work cut out reviving a sad dog that has been badly burned in a devastating house fire. The toy has been by owner Jody’s side throughout her life and when she saw her house being engulfed by flames was one of the first things on her mind. Now totally scorched, Jody would like her beloved toy to be restored so she can pass it on to her young son Noah.  

 

Metal expert Dominic Chinea and bright spark Mark Stuckey join forces to fix a retro kitchen mixer that provided the beating heart of a family kitchen. This now rusty machine belonged to a much-loved mum and pastry chef, Ada. Now daughter Becky and daughter-in-law Alison are hoping to revive it, in memory of Ada. It is a tough task but when the experts whip up a treat for the ladies’ return, it really is the icing on the cake!

 

And silversmith Brenton works his magic on a nurse’s belt buckle. Owner Trevor’s mother Rosemary was given the buckle by her father when she embarked on her nursing career in the 1950s. After dedicating her life to the NHS, Rosemary sadly died shortly after retirement. Now, Trevor’s teenage daughter Olivia is hoping to follow her nan into the nursing profession, and he wants to pass the treasured item on to her.

 

 

TX3  – Midge the Monkey, Workman’s Vice and Little Joe’s Wife

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

 

Toy restorers Julie and Amanda, welcome a stuffed monkey called Midge into the barn. Owner Charles received the toy primate as a Christmas present in the 1960s, but when he turned 14 his market trader dad put Midge to work on his Barnsley Market stall. To attract shoppers, the monkey hung from the stall whilst an invisible pulley waved his hand. Now retired, the years of hard graft have left Midge in dire need of a Bear Ladies makeover.

 

Metal expert Dominic Chinea faces the heavy-duty task of unseizing a metal vice. Owner Daniel cherishes the multipurpose tool which has inspired four generations of his Derbyshire family to revive, make and mend. Seized up and rusty from years in the garden, Dom enlists Jay’s help to try to prize the stubborn vice apart. It becomes a case of brute strength to get the vice working again in time for Daniel’s return.

 

And wood wizard Will Kirk puts his carving skills to the test as he tackles a Scandinavian folk figurine that has been mauled by a mischievous puppy. Owner Paula treasures the sculpture as a memento of her grandfather who was honoured for his work in the wood pulp industry by the King of Sweden.

 

 

TX4 – Toy Carriage, Rock ‘n Roll Records and Nana’s Clock

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

 

Metal expert Dominic Chinea takes on a toy carriage which originally belonged to a young boy born in 1911. Owner Jane inherited it from her father and remembers pulling it along and sitting on it as a child. Most of all, she recalls placing her stuffed toys carefully inside. Dom turns his hand to replacing the battered roof, while Jay Blades sets off on a sewing mission of his own. Now a pensioner, Jane’s thrilled to be reunited with her restored carriage and poignantly places her old dolls back inside. 

 

Silversmith Brenton West is in his element as he carefully restores two platinum framed records given to rock star Jimmy McCulloch, a guitarist in Paul McCartney’s band Wings. Jimmy’s younger cousin, Margaret, is now custodian of the precious discs and longs to see them revived in honour of her beloved relative who tragically died when he was just 26 years old. The restoration triggers a trip down memory lane for ‘70s music fan Brenton.

 

And mechanical expert Steve Fletcher takes on an ornate but broken clock. For owner Simon the timepiece not only triggers memories of his much-loved grandmother but also symbolises the significant setbacks suffered by his 18-year-old daughter Emily.

 

 

TX5 – Andrew’s Sculptures, Lawnmower and Garibaldi

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

 

First to arrive is a delicately carved set of clay sculptures, for the attention of ceramics expert Kirsten Ramsey. Owner Jackie treasures the figurines, lovingly crafted by her older brother Andrew who tragically died in an accident at the tender age of 18. After over 40 years on display, the unglazed figurines are crumbling and in dire need of repair. Kirsten uses all of her experience in clay modelling to resurrect these cherished pieces for Jackie.

 

Metal expert Dominic Chinea’s knowledge is called upon to rejuvenate a vintage lawnmower that was retired for a newer model in the 1970s. Owner John arrives at the barn with the loyal workhorse that reminds him of his beloved grandfather. A keen gardener, John longs to emulate his grandfather’s freshly lined mowed lawn. With the entire mechanism seized up and rusty, Dom’s got his work cut out to bring this mighty machine back to life. 

 

And leather expert Suzie Fletcher undertakes the repair of a treasured toy horse, handmade by a British soldier as he recovered in an Italian hospital during the Second World War. His daughter Ann is hoping Suzie can restore the horse named ‘Garibaldi’ back to how it would have looked when her dad first made it.


  • Monday 15th March, 4:30pm
    Tuesday 16th March, 4:30pm
    Wednesday 17th March, 4:30pm
    Thursday 18th March, 4:30pm
    Friday 19th March, 4:30pm

  • BBC One

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  • Bev@plankpr.com

The Circle

The nation's most famous block of flats welcomes its latest set of residents. A £100k prize is at stake in an unpredictable game of popularity. The players will be living just metres apart, but they can't see or hear each other. Instead they communicate via a voice-activated platform called The Circle. But on The Circle, not everyone is who they seem, and the players have no idea who is real and who is a catfish. The game begins as nine players enter their brand-new luxury apartments, but one won't be staying for long... or will they!? The Circle begins with host Emma Willis delivering a huge twist. 

 

TX2

All the latest drama from The Circle - the game where contestants live in the same building but don't meet face-to-face. Expect twists and turns as the players compete to be the most popular and win the £100k prize pot

 

TX3

All the latest drama from The Circle - the game where contestants live in the same building but don't meet face-to-face. Expect twists and turns as the players compete to be the most popular and win the £100k prize pot.

 

TX4

In an extended edition, Emma Willis enters The Circle with some game-changing news.


  • Tuesday 16th March, 9:15pm
    Wednesday 17th March, 10pm
    Thursday 18th March, 10pm
    Friday 19th March, 10pm

  • Channel 4

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  • Victoria@plankpr.com

When the Spencers Met the Monarchy

The clash between the Spencers and the Windsors was among the most high-profile, acrimonious family fallouts in royal history. Two strong, noble families on either side of the most controversial and conflicted royal couple in modern times. Families with fiercely different loyalties and priorities, thrust together by duty and torn apart by love. 

 

How did it feel to be suddenly centre stage in this real-life royal drama?

 

This film will shed light on the dynamics behind the scenes throughout the union, and feature exclusive unearthed archive of Diana Spencer and Prince Charles, including the revealing moments after that infamous, excruciating engagement interview when the pair are asked if they are in love, and Prince Charles answers “whatever in love means…”.


  • Saturday 13th March, 9pm

  • Channel 5

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  • 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.

 

TX5
Two celebrities compete in a fierce talent battle. In a shock double blocking twist, the influencers need to deliver the news face to face. 

 

TX6
It’s the series finale. The true identity of each Celebrity Player is revealed as they all meet face to face. Emma Willis announces the winner of The Celebrity Circle.


  • Sunday 14th March, 9pm
    Monday 15th March, 9pm

  • Channel 4

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  • Victoria@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 continues on 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.

 

TX7 

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 third 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 Champions Shelina Permalloo (2012) and Mat Follas (2009).

 

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.

 

TX8

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 2007 MasterChef Champion Steven Wallis and 2006 finalist Dean Edwards.

 

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.

 

TX9 

Tonight it’s the third Quarter Final and the four talented heat winners return to fight for a place in the Semi Final. The Critics Test challenge sees the four cook a dessert where stone fruit is the star - a brief set by one of the country’s toughest food critics, Jay Rayner. 

 

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 15th March, 9pm
    Wednesday 17th March, 8pm
    Thursday 18th March, 8:30pm

  • BBC One

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Countdown to Murder

29th of January, 2018, police are called to a serious incident on Peel Street, Nottingham. A woman’s body is trapped between a wall and a car; she is pronounced dead on the scene. When forensics later inspect the woman’s body, they identify stab wounds to her torso. The victim is a 51-year-old mum of six, Janet Scott and her killer, Simon Mellors, is still on the scene. Mellors is trapped behind the wheel of the car that he has just used to run her over and unable to escape.

 

Janet Scott was a woman who wanted to find the perfect love but it appeared to allude her.  Divorced three times by the time she was 43, in 2010 when she met her fourth husband, Chris, she thought she had finally found her happily ever after. Unfortunately for Janet however, a few years later, the relationship broke down and Chris and Janet separated. 

 

Devastated by the breakdown of yet another relationship, it was during this period, on a night out with her sister that she met Simon Mellors. Mellors, also from Nottingham, had worked as a Market Trader. Unlike Janet, he had never been married and was hiding a dark and violent secret. Mellors had spent the last 14 years in prison for the murder of his ex-partner.

 

The pair hit it off and over the coming weeks, Mellors showered Janet with gifts and attention. After a couple of months, under instruction from his parole officer, Mellors finally told Janet about his past, claiming the incident was due to a mental breakdown. Shocking her family, Janet didn’t leave him but rather, was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and stayed in the relationship. 

 

Things moved fast; within three months of meeting, Mellors had a key to Janet’s home and was becoming increasingly controlling of who she saw, her home and her life. Sensing the unhealthy obsession, Janet began to feel suffocated and decided to end the relationship. It was this decision, combined with Mellors discovering her rekindling of the relationship with her ex-husband Chris, that would be his trigger to murder Janet. 


  • Wednesday 17th March, 10:30pm

  • Channel 5

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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 19th March, 9pm

  • Channel 4

  • Episode 4

  • Lou@plankpr.com

Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable

Episode 7 – Jo Brand, Sara Pascoe and Chris Kamara

 

In this episode of Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable, Mel Giedroyc and Lou Sanders are joined by Jo Brand, Sara Pascoe and Chris Kamara. 

 

Sara reveals a truly terrible lie she told about having leukaemia to get out of work experience, Kammy tells how he burnt his parents’ house down and Jo divulges how she was responsible for putting a guy she hooked up with on holiday in prison. There are tales on how Jo used donkeys to deliberately hurt children, how Kammy’s wedding day didn’t go quite to plan, and how Sara used a storyline from The Bill to get out of trouble when she was caught shoplifting. 

 

The drone delivers evidence prompting more unforgivable anecdotes from the guests, including Jo’s incredibly close run in with the police, the unmentionable evidence Sara’s cat vomited up after she’d slept with someone, and Kammy’s unbelievable encounter with Hollywood superstar Channing Tatum. 

 

In the final round there are sinful tales from the Unforgivable audience including a tale of a son who sabotaged his father’s wedding and a woman who nearly killed her sister when trying to steal her sweets.

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