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WEEK 14

In My Skin

Ep 1 / Pilot

The BAFTA Cymru award winning In My Skin is back as a brand new 5-part series set in south Wales.

The series begins with the pilot episode and sees 16 year old Bethan Gwyndaf, played by BAFTA Cymru award winner Gabrielle Creevy, leading a double life. To her friends at school she’s your average, fun-loving, cocky teen with the perfect family – however the reality is vastly different. At home she tries to juggle her father’s sociopathic tendencies with her mother’s bipolar – a particularly severe manic episode seeing her sectioned in a psychiatric hospital. Bethan isn’t cool, she only has two friends: reckless Lydia (Poppy Lee Friar) and sweet-natured Travis (James Wilbraham), so she can’t believe it when she catches the eye of popular girl, Poppy.

EP 2:

In episode 2 of brand new series In My Skin, Bethan Gwyndaf (Gabrielle Creevy) is still lying to her school friends about her troubled home life. But as her friendship with popular girl Poppy grows, it quickly becomes all she can think about. After a difficult trip to the hospital to visit her mother, and with her father’s alcoholism taking over, her Nana (Di Botcher) asks Bethan if she’d like to move in with her for a bit. At school the next day Bethan receives a distressing phone call from the hospital, she lies to her teacher and runs out of school in a panic to race to her mother's side. In the aftermath she tells her Nana that she wants to stay in Cardiff where her Mum is – but most importantly where Poppy is.  

EP 3:

Bethan finds herself double booked when Poppy invites her to her house to study, but it’s also Lydia’s birthday and she wants Bethan to go out and celebrate. On top of which Trina is unexpectedly discharged from hospital and Bethan doesn’t trust her father, Dilwyn, to look after her properly. Luckily Nana shows up and Bethan escapes to Poppy’s where they grow ever closer, texting a false excuse to Lydia that she can’t make her birthday. This causes Lydia to go into a meltdown, getting trashed and putting herself in to a precarious position. Bethan returns home to discover that Dilwyn has mistreated Trina in her absence. 

EP 4:

In the fourth episode of BAFTA award winning In My Skin, Bethan (Gabrielle Creevy) stays home from school to look after her mother Trina (Jo Hartley), causing her to miss an important exam. Lydia (Poppy Lee Friar) also misses the exam - she’s recovering from her drunken birthday night where events took a turn for the worse after she went off with Tony Chippy (Richard Corgan). While Bethan is back at school getting tantalisingly close to Poppy (Zadeiah Campbell-Davies), Dilwyn (Rhodri Meilir) takes Trina to the coast in his van, which ends in terrible consequences for Trina. Bethan reaches rock bottom.

EP 5:

In the final episode of new series In My Skin, Bethan (Gabrielle Creevy) tries to derail manipulative Poppy’s attempt at becoming Head Girl by standing against her in the election. Bethan is sick with nerves making her campaign speech in front of the whole school, but with her friends rallying around her - she gets through it. On a high after the speech, Bethan decides it's time Tony Chippy pays for his actions. As soon as Bethan has a moment, she visits Trina in hospital and finally comes to the realisation that her mother will never truly understand her, but maybe that’s okay.


  • Sunday 29th March

  • BBC Three - Boxset

  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 of 5

  • lou@plankpr.com

The Mash Report

Britain’s most uncompromising topical satire tackles all the troubling news from a world that’s put its faith in Boris Johnson and Donald Trump. Nish Kumar hosts an array of hilarious correspondents who can’t quite believe what’s happening.

Around The World By Train With Tony Robinson

Tony’s next adventure takes him right through the heart of vibrant South America. As he rides some of the most luxurious trains in the world he’ll stop off in fascinating and wonderful places to dance the tango, visit the Amazon and fulfil a lifelong ambition.

As Tony hits the colourful streets of Buenos Aires, he meets charismatic local Viviana Parara to help him understand the city. He attempts tango but learns that it’s more than a dance, then tries the legendary prime Argentine steak to see if it’s all that it’s cracked up to be. Finally, they find themselves in the middle of a huge street dance for the upcoming carnival where Tony gets to grips with its surprising origins.

Tony leaves Buenos Aires behind to ride one of world’s most famous trains, the Train to the Clouds. At a height of more than 4200m, this is one of the highest railways on earth and Tony goes in search of an oxygen supply to help him deal with the altitude.

From Argentina, Tony crosses to Peru in super style on the Andean Explorer, one of the most luxurious trains on earth. With a two-day trip costing more than £3000, the train comes complete with piano bar, fine dining restaurant, and onboard hot stone massage rooms. While all the pampering is fun, Tony starts to learn about the importance of tourism to the local economy and the benefits it brings.

The train stops at Lake Titicaca where Tony meets an incredible local community who live on floating islands. He gets to see their unique way of life by fishing with them but what really strikes him is their homes that are handmade from reeds.

Back on the train Tony heads to the ancient city of Cusco but he takes a detour from his route for a chance of a lifetime to visit the Amazon rainforest. There he finds himself face to face with monkeys and alligators and learns about the preservation projects that are happening to protect the whole area.

His final luxury train ride takes him from Cusco up to the ancient ruins of Machu Pichhu. For passionate history fan Tony, visiting this Incan citadel has been a lifelong dream, and it doesn’t disappoint.

The Nest

A wealthy couple and a teenage girl make a pact that will change all of their lives forever, in a new five-part drama from Bafta and RTS Award-winning writer Nicole Taylor and Studio Lambert.

Dan (Compston) and Emily (Rundle) are crazy about each other. They live in a huge house in a beautiful location just outside Glasgow and want for nothing. All that’s missing is a baby - and they’ve been trying for years.

Through a chance encounter they meet Kaya (Mack), an 18 year-old from the other side of the city, whose life is as precarious at theirs is comfortable. When Kaya agrees to carry their baby, it feels like they were meant to meet - but was it really by chance?

Who is Kaya and what has brought her to this couple? Can the dreams of Kaya, Emily and Dan be fulfilled, or have all three embarked on a relationship of mutually assured destruction?

Martin Compston (Line Of Duty, Mary Queen Of Scots) and Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders, Gentleman Jack) lead the cast in Studio Lambert’s emotional thriller for BBC One The Nest, along with Mirren Mack in her television debut.

Also starring is Shirley Henderson (Stan And Ollie, Happy Valley), Katie Leung (Strangers, Chimerica), David Hayman (Hatton Garden, Fisherman’s Friends), Fiona Bell (Shetland, Acceptable Risk), James Harkness (The Victim, Wild Rose), Bailey Patrick (London Kills, Good Omens), Kate Dickie (Game Of Thrones, The Witch), Paul Brannigan (The Angels’ Share, Under The Skin) and Samuel Small (So Awkward, Game Of Thrones), Liz Ewing (Gentleman’s Relish, Taggart) and Christine Bottomley (End Of The F**king World, Back To Life).

The Nest is an emotional thriller about love and money, and the price of being able to buy whatever you want.


  • Sunday 29th March, 9pm

  • BBC One

  • 2 of 5

  • lou@plankpr.com

Race Across The World

As the 25,000 km race to Ushuaia approaches the half-way mark, the four teams compete not just with each other, but with the extreme altitudes of Peru. 

At the checkpoint in the Tatacoa Desert, leaders Emon and Jamiul are first to learn that the fourth checkpoint is Puno, a city in southern Peru sitting at 3,827m on the edge of the highest and largest lake in South America, Lake Titicaca.

The first hurdle - leaving the Colombian Desert and bypassing the ongoing state of emergency in Ecuador. With vast swathes of Amazon jungle making a detour around Ecuador impossible, drastic measures have to be taken to ensure the teams’ safety.

Emon and Jamiul – in the lead but hugely over-budget - look for work with local fishermen in Huanchaco on Peru’s North West coast. Using small reed boats and traditional techniques that have been passed through generations. The boys’ endeavours lead to a renewed sense of family and purpose which inspires an expedition up Rainbow Mountain – although risking their race lead - sees the uncle and nephew bonded closer than ever.

Jen is feeling braver in the race, and husband Rob is growing in confidence. So much so that he throws himself into new experiences – including trying the national delicacy of Peru, guinea pig. Working at a rescue sanctuary for the only species of bear native to South America - the spectacled bear – feeding and caring for the animals makes the couple reflect on their plans for the future

Dom and Lizzie discover a connection to their Grandmother in Peru’s Capital, Lima, bringing them closer together and giving them an emotional boost in the race. And Lizzie receives some sound advice from a bar owner in Cusco which gives her pause for thought

Jo and Sam share an adrenaline fuelled adventure in the stunning sand dunes of the Atacama Desert. However, 19-year-old Sam is constantly hungry and struggling to stick to budget.  His mum Jo hopes a visit to Lima’s Central Market will help tempt him away from expensive American snacks and onto more adventurous local delicacies in an attempt to curb their spending. 

No-one escapes the effects of the altitude, making the sprint to the checkpoint Puno, at 3800 metres above sea level, a dramatic foot race.


  • Sunday 29th March, 8pm

  • BBC Two

  • 4 of 8

  • kate@plankpr.com

MasterChef

The MasterChef competition is about to get serious as Knockout Week begins.

Episode 16

After five weeks of fierce competition in the heats, the amateur cooks have been whittled down to just 16 to kick off Knockout Week. All of them have just one goal: to lift the coveted MasterChef trophy. Only the best can become Semi Finalists at the end of this week.

Over the next two nights the heat intensifies as the remaining 16 contestants are split into two groups.

The first group of eight returns to compete for the chance to experience the pressure of a professional kitchen for the first time. They must cook a dish for John and Gregg that they would have on the menu of their own restaurant, pop-up or feature in their cookbook. After this challenge, three of them will be going home.

The remaining five contestants then head to East London where they will be working under one of the country’s most exciting young talents, chef Rafael Cagali. Originally from Brazil, Rafael mastered his trade working for some of Europe’s legendary Michelin-starred chefs. In 2019 he opened Da Terra, serving dishes inspired by his South American roots and the time he had spent in Europe and Asia. Within eight months his restaurant had earned its first Michelin star.

During a busy lunch service, the five amateurs 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?

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 2020.

Episode 17

Knockout Week continues and in the previous episode, three more contestants left the competition. At the end of this week only the best ten cooks will remain.

Tonight, the second group of eight amateurs return to compete for the chance to experience the pressure of a professional kitchen for the first time. They must cook a dish for John and Gregg that they would have on the menu of their own restaurant, pop-up or feature in their cookbook. After this challenge, three of them will be going home.

The remaining five head to Manchester to work in the flagship restaurant of 2015 MasterChef Champion Simon Wood. The five contestants will be responsible for serving up every dish on the menu to paying customers during a packed lunch service.

Only the best cooks will make it through to the final challenge in Knockout Week and have the chance to become a Semi Finalist.

Episode 18

It’s the end of Knockout Week and the competition has now been whittled down to 10 extremely talented amateur cooks - all of whom are desperate to reach the MasterChef Semi Finals.

The challenge – to make canapes or party food. Nine identical portions of a dish in miniature that can be either sweet or savoury. The stakes are high because at the end one contestants will be sent home and their dream of raising the MasterChef 2020 trophy will be over. For the remaining nine, they are about to embark on the next step and become Semi Finalists.

Secrets of Your Supermarket Food

This week on Secrets of Your Supermarket Food we unpack whether fresh fruit and veg really are better than frozen or are some of our five a day cheaper, tastier and more nutritious frozen?  

We find out the shocking amount of sugar in our fresh juices and smoothies. More than a third of us drink juice every day and more than one in ten enjoy a daily smoothie. But how healthy are they really? We discover the surprising amounts of sugar lurking in them. In our line up of popular juices and smoothies, a 200ml glass of Innocent Pomegranate, Blueberry and Acai smoothie contained 26g of sugar, or six and a half sugar cubes while a glass of Coke has just 5! The sugar from the whole fruit may be natural, but as soon as that fruit is liquidized, it becomes ‘free sugar and your body recognizes and treats that fruit sugar, as plain old sugar. And if the juice has the bits taken out, you’re not even getting the benefit of the fibre.

Our family are firm fans of fresh fruit and veg but are forced to reconsider buying frozen when they discover the enormous savings they could be making from buying frozen: from a whopping £7 saving on a 1kg bag of frozen peas to £8.50 saving on a 1kg bag of frozen spinach.  It also means less waste when the fresh veg end up uneaten in the bin!

Stefan follows the trail of the frozen pea, Britain’s favourite frozen veg. He goes behind the scenes at a pea farm in Lincolnshire to see how they freeze the peas within 150 minutes of picking to lock the goodness in. But are they as good for us as fresh peas? One third of us believe fresh is more nutritious than frozen so Stefan puts peas to the vitamin C test at Bath Spa University and  discovers that frozen peas have significantly more vitamin C than supermarket fresh peas as vitamin C steadily deteriorates once a vegetable or fruit is picked.

What does ‘freshly baked’ bread, which many supermarkets proudly promote, actually mean? Sian discovers that while home baked bread contains just 4 ingredients, supermarket loaves contain many more chemicals. That’s because most supermarkets freeze their dough or freeze part baked loaves and then bring them into store to finish them off in in the shop, which, according to the Government’s own guidelines is potentially misleading for customers and could break the law. But as Sian finds out, they expect the supermarkets to police themselves and the practice continues.

Last year there were over 11 thousand reported cases of food poisoning in England alone. With the assistance of Food Safety Inspector Gareth Jones, we investigate how we store our food in the fridge could help to reduce these risks: always keep meat at the bottom so no juices can drip down, ensure the fridge is always below 5C- many of us think the numbers on the fridge dial are temperatures but they aren’t so buying a thermometer could save us from nasty bacteria- and finally always eat food by the use by date.

New Scotland Yard Files

When police found a man with horrible burns in Edmonton, North London, they assumed he had set fire to himself.

Michael died in hospital 16 days later.

Nearly two years later, New Scotland Yard launched an investigation into his death. Using surveillance techniques previously applied in the conflict in Northern Ireland, they managed to get the evidence needed to convict those responsible.


  • Thursday 2nd April, 10pm

  • CBS Reality

  • 4 of 10

  • kay@plankpr.com

Trucking Hell

On the M1, Crouch incident manager, Steve and his team face a massive task trying to recover a 26 tonne lorry that careered off the motorway, catapulted across a 6 foot ditch, broke through a fence and landed a shocking 30 meters from the road.

Lantern recovery op Sean is on dangerous ground trying to rescue an 18 tonne delivery lorry that’s stuck in mud at the side of the A1 heading into London – one of the busiest and most congested roads in the country. 

Meanwhile, Crouch op Roman is dispatched on a special mission to collect a 25 tonne Foden Drops tank transporter.  When the military machine fails to start, Roman has a battle on his hands. 

Near Nottingham, Crouch op Stig’s been called out to a rescue that’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare.   A fuel tanker’s wheels have sunk up to the axel on a driveway that’s still under construction and yet to be tarmacked.


  • Thursday 2nd April, 9pm

  • Paramount

  • 7 of 20

  • kay@plankpr.com

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