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WEEK 18

The Great Garden Revolution

The Great Garden Revolution is a brand-new series and call to arms for people across the nation to get out into their gardens and transform their outdoor spaces. Our team of experts, designer Joel Bird, ecological gardener Poppy Okotcha and craftsman Bruce Kenneth, will harness their expertise and inspire you with possibilities for your own space.

 

After spending the last year in our homes, all across the UK a revolution is happening as people discover their gardens and a love for gardening. Across each episode, Poppy, Joel and Bruce will help transform one garden in need of love – but they’ll also feature tips, hacks and tricks to show what can be done in your outdoor space that weekend, whatever its size, shape or make up.

 

They’ll showcase revolutionaries across the country who have seized their extra time at home to overhaul their gardens already, and each episode will also feature a famous face, from Shirley Ballas to Tom Allen, who’ll give us a tour of their garden and show us their green-fingered efforts. Everyone is part of the revolution, so the team will be asking viewers to share their efforts too so that we can feature them in the following week’s episode. 

 

Featuring epic garden transformations, inspiring garden visits, how-to-builds, and a plant-of-the-week - each show will have practical, hands on advice of what to make, build and plant, so that you can join the revolution from wherever you are, with whatever you have. 

 

The Great Garden Revolution is made in partnership with Ronseal. 

 

Episode 1

In the first episode of this brand-new series, our experts, ecological gardener Poppy, craftsman Bruce and garden designer Joel, are focusing on gardens for all the family to enjoy, with plenty of tips and inspiring ideas on how to create one. 

 

Joel is building a social hub at the back of the garden featuring a pergola that houses a BBQ and a seating area for the family and guests. Poppy shows us how to make a barrel pond and creates a revolutionary forest garden that will add beauty and plant life to any space. Bruce adds a beautifully crafted chair to relax and enjoy the garden in. 

 

At the heart of this week’s episode are the Cotterells. Five adults live in their London house, so it’s a busy one! By the time our team have finished, the garden will be transformed into a wonderful social space with something for everyone.


  • Saturday 1st May, 8pm

  • Channel 4

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Zara & Mike: No Nonsense Royals

Zara and Mike are, on the surface, the most unlikely pairing: the rugby player, born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, and the daughter of the Princess Royal born and bred in a royal palace. Yet a brief encounter in a bar in Sydney, Australia changed the course of their lives forever, as they became an item and embarked on a right royal romance. The pair have defied the critics and lead a relatively quiet life in the grounds of Gatcombe Park.

 

In this programme we look at their life together, from the highs to the lows. They are both experts in their fields: her, show jumping and him, rugby, who display a similar level of determination and drive. They've carved out successful careers for themselves and supported each other along the way. Is this an example of how members of the royal family should be? No titles and supporting themselves?

 

In this programme we hear from royal commentators, experts and Mike Tindall's former school rugby coach to find out how he won over the Princess Royal to marry Zara, and how they have managed to become The Queen's favourites to invite round for afternoon tea.


  • Saturday 1st May, 9pm

  • Channel 5

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  • Kay@plankpr.com

When Saturday Night TV Goes Horribly Wrong

There’s one time of the week when viewers have traditionally flocked to the TV, Saturday Nights. 

 

With its shiny floor shows and top dramas featuring some of the biggest and brightest stars, we can't get enough of it when it goes right and we love it even more, when it goes Horribly wrong. 

 

From Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway to Strictly Come Dancing to Dr Who, there's something for everyone young or old in this 3 hour special narrated by Les Dennis, with many of the stars involved on hand to talk us through their TV terrors.

 

On Take Me Out, a contestant falls for her date before the show has even begun resulting in host Paddy McGuinness having to rescue the poor damsel in distress.  A DIY Challenge proves too much for Anneka Rice when she ends up in a fit of giggles over some plywood. And classic, but baffling, quiz 3-2-1 is dogged by bizarre prizes including a St Bernard and a year's supply of Brandy!

 

Plus, there's the moment things went balls up on The National Lottery resulting in Dale Winton having to fill time with pal Barbara Windsor. A challenge on You Bet! goes wrong before it has barely started and a vintage 1950s TV stunt involving a steam train fails to stay on track.

 

There are boo-boos from Celebrity Catchphrase where the contestants truly fail to 'say what they see', Tarby has a tricky chat show guest who refuses to say anything and Pete Waterman & Michaela Strachan relive their iconic late-night show, The Hit Man and Her.

 

Plus, there's the story of how the 80s Price is Right was axed at its peak and Ch4's The Dangerous Brothers have an encounter with fire that they'd rather forget.

 

Contributors include Len Goodman, Neil Fox, Jenny Powell and 'Allo 'Allo's Vicki Michelle.


  • Saturday 1st May, 10pm

  • Channel 5

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  • Kay@plankpr.com

A&E: After Dark

Returning after a mid-series break, this hugely successful documentary series provides an uncensored picture of what it’s like working the night shift at A&E departments across the UK.

With exclusive access to Hull Royal Infirmary in an extraordinary year, the series highlights the night-time challenges faced by NHS staff in a working environment that’s not for the faint-hearted.

There are more drug- and alcohol-related admissions at night, resulting in aggression and abuse on a regular basis. The security team and local police must work together to help keep both patients and staff safe.

 

This week, security are called to Majors, where a patient is being abusive to nurses and doctors. After becoming impatient and irritable, the man tries to start a fight with another patient in a nearby bay.

In Resus, 35-year-old Emma arrives by air ambulance after falling 30 feet off a castle wall. Emma is in an extremely unstable condition, so doctors keep her sedated and assist with her breathing. With little information to go on and no visible injuries, Emma is rushed to the CT scanner to check for any life-threatening internal injuries.

In Minors, 68-year-old Bob is losing a lot of blood after cutting his hand on a broken glass at home. With significant bleeding, nurse Linda attempts to stop the blood flow with bandages before Bob is seen by a doctor.

 

Dr Ibraheem treats 25-year-old James, who’s had a nasty accident while out walking his dog. X-rays show that James has ripped his shoulder out of joint. With a history of similar injuries, James’s shoulder is at risk of long- term damage unless Dr Ibraheem can get it back into place quickly.


  • Monday 3rd May, 9pm

  • Channel 5

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  • Kay@plankpr.com

Dom Digs In

PORT (Episode 6)

Dom’s working at the Port of Tyne, finding out what it takes to keep essential items moving in and out of the British Isles. Every year, six million containers from all over the world land at our ports carrying goods that are vital to keeping the country running, making sure our supermarket shelves stay stocked and factory production lines remain productive. Dom’s mentor is Head of Operations, Graeme Hardie, who’s been working at the port for 25 years and before that served in the army. Dom shifts containers from the quayside to the container park, helps unload their precious cargoes, and finds out how their contents are transported on to our shops and businesses. Can he pull his weight alongside the men and women who work 24 hours a day to keep our imports and exports moving?

 

VETS (Episode 7)

Dom’s rolling up his sleeves in rural Cumbria, working alongside the veterinary surgeons who ensure that our farm animals and furry friends are healthy, no matter the circumstances. He’ll be learning why the health of our livestock is vital to keeping the country fed, helping to keep working animals like horses in tip-top condition and assisting the vets who provide round-the-clock care when our favourite companions are unwell. His mentor is David Black, Managing Director of Paragon Veterinary Group – he’s been a vet for 34 years and was recently awarded a fellowship to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Can Dom grab the bull by the horns, or will he end up in the doghouse of the essential and diverse world of veterinary care?

 

WASTE (Episode 8)

Dom’s lifting the lid on what really happens to Britain’s waste, finding out how our non-recyclable rubbish is turned into energy to power our homes and businesses. He’s up bright and early with a waste collection team, before following the rubbish from our wheelie bins to a waste transfer station, where he rummages through the refuse and reaffirms what’s recyclable. The black bag waste is transported on to a power plant in Buckinghamshire, where Dom discovers how it’s burned to create electricity for the National Grid. His mentor is Gillian Sinclair, a Head of Development for one of Britain’s biggest waste management companies. Does Dom have what it takes to join the men and women who work tirelessly in the smelly, dirty world of waste disposal?

 

CONSTRUCTION (Episode 9)

 Dom’s working in construction, finding out what it takes to join the men and women who are building Britain. Around 2.4 million people work in the construction industry, making it one of the largest employers in the UK and it was worth over 100 billion pounds in 2019 alone. Dom’s mentor in London and the Midlands is Area Director, Richard Dobson, who’s been in the construction industry for the last 25 years. He’ll be bolting together a brand-new hospital and going back to the classroom to build a brand-new school. Will he be raising the roof, or going down like a ton of bricks as he signs up with one of the UK’s biggest construction and infrastructure organisations?

 

ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE (Episode 10)

 

Dom’s working as a roadside mechanic, finding out what it takes to help keep the UK’s motorists moving, around the clock, seven days a week. He follows breakdowns from the initial alert, learns techniques for roadside assistance and rescues stranded motorists with one of the largest automotive service companies in the country. His mentor is Andy Perret, a Patrol Team Manager, who’s obsessed with cars and has been on the job for nearly 20 years. Can Dom help keep the show on the road, or will he be a spanner in the works, as he takes his place on the front line of this essential service?


  • Monday 3rd May, 11am
    Tuesday 4th May, 11am
    Wednesday 5th May, 11am
    Thursday 6th May, 11am
    Friday 7th May, 11am

  • BBC One

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  • Bev@plankpr.com

Dream Kitchens and Bathrooms with Mark Millar

Mark Millar (DIY SOS) helps create a dream Country Cottage bathroom for £2k in a Leicestershire village, and an all-black and gold kitchen for £25k in Hove, Sussex.  

 

In Leicestershire, Chris and Celie want a Country Cottage bathroom to be the jewel in the crown of their dream rural cottage.  They have doubled the size of the bathroom and ripped everything out.  With only £2k, they want to instal traditional wood panelling, a freestanding roll-top bath, build a shower enclosure, and upcycle a double basin vanity unit. They plan to make up for lack of money with Celie’s original design ideas and Chris’s skill at making things with his own hands.  Can passion and graft make up for lack of money?  Can this couple pull off their original version of Country Cottage and achieve their dream bathroom transformation?

 

In Hove in Sussex, Emma has been dreaming of a luxury black and gold kitchen for years for the flat where she lives with her three teenage sons. She is finally spending £25k moving the kitchen to the biggest room in the flat and wants to create a glamorous and stylish black and gold kitchen-diner-living room, but can she make it a space for all the family to enjoy together? Will Emma be able to combine her obsession with design style with a practical family space for teenage boys? And will employing their father, her ex-husband, to run the £25k project make everything run smoothly? 

 

Mark Millar is a master builder and carpenter with 30 years’ experience. He brings his skills and expert advice to help the families achieve their dreams.  In this episode, Mark gives viewers his golden rules for Country style and designing black kitchens, his do’s and don’ts for bathroom layout, and his expert guides to choosing tiles and the latest beautiful kitchen sinks.


  • Tuesday 4th May, 7pm

  • Channel 5

  • 2 of 6

  • Lou@plankpr.com

Fast justice

The Sentinels have intelligence that a suspected dealer will be entering the county. They believe they’ll find drugs or a substantial amount of cash if they can catch him. The whole Ipswich team is deployed to lay in wait for his approach, but after they suspect he’s given them the slip, one Sentinel car breaks away to go hunting. They end up in a dramatic high-speed pursuit through the residential backstreets. One crash, two blown tyres and a foot chase later, the team make a huge discovery. 

 

Later, a car linked to Class A drug supply manages to evade The Sentinels until, by chance, it drives right past one of the turbo-charged BMWs while they’re parked up. Unsurprisingly, the driver isn’t happy to see them. 

 

A seemingly simple stop to check insurance sees The Sentinels get into a war of words with a very disgruntled driver. He insists they’re in the wrong, but he ends up losing his van.                                                                                                                                         

 

And in Lowestoft, an arrest for driving without insurance or a license sparks suspicions in the sergeant, after he finds bolt-cutters and soil often used in cannabis cultivation in the boot.


  • Sunday 2nd May, 6pm

  • Dave

  • 3 of 10

  • Kay@plankpr.com

Naked Attraction

Naked Attraction is BACK! The dating show that dares to bare all returns and this time it’s even more revealing!

 

The world’s most daring dating show is back! Helping sassy singletons avoid the pitfalls of fake online profiles and fancy filters by choosing their perfect partner based solely on the power of Naked Attraction. When we are entirely unfiltered what do people really find sexually attractive? 

  

Episode Four:

First into the studio is Naked Attraction’s oldest ever picker, 75-year-old naturist Ian from North Yorkshire.  Ian, who is bi-curious, has recently been exploring his sexuality and needs Naked Attraction’s help to find his perfect partner for his twilight years.

The Repair Shop

RX41 – Ship Clock, Bunny’s Cottage, Skateboard and George the Bear 

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

 

First to arrive are father and son Herbert and Joshua Klein, with a mantle clock in the shape of a ship for the attention of horologist Steve Fletcher. This treasured item was a gift from Herbert’s late grandfather with whom he had an incredible bond as a child. Born deaf, his grandfather would communicate by pointing and gesturing while Herbert would lip read. The clock hasn’t worked for five decades but Steve’s determined to return it in ship shape condition and, when he comes back to the barn, time stands still for Herbert.

 

Ceramics expert Kirsten Ramsay is called upon to painstakingly piece together a vintage ceramic night light, fractured into dozens of fragments. Owner Emma remembers her late mother making up magical bedtime stories about the bunnies nestling inside the mushroom-shaped light. It’s a daunting fix for Kirsten but hours of careful craftwork leaves Emma overjoyed.

 

Skateboard enthusiast Mike is hoping Will Kirk and Dominic Chinea can restore his wooden board that transports him back to his youth in 1960s Liverpool. A pioneer in the world of skateboarding, Mike’s a firm believer that you’re never too old to surf sidewalks. With Will and Dom equally enamoured by the vintage board, it’s all hands-on deck to bring it back to its heyday.

 

And toy restorers Julie and Amanda undertake the repair of a treasured teddy bear that has been by the side of a young man as he’s undergone life changing surgery.


  • Wednesday 5th May, 8pm

  • BBC One

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  • Bev@plankpr.com

Trucking Hell

When a 44-tonne truck rolls over blocking a busy dual carriageway in Derby, Operations Manager Steve needs to draw on his years of experience to tackle the job.  Loaded with 15,000 bottles of water, the lorry’s roof is wedged firm against the central reservation barrier and the anchor point they need to winch from is buried deep in the earth.  Digging their way out of trouble and rigging for the upright, there’s a last-minute spanner in the works.

 

On the busy backstreets of Hammersmith, Sean is faced with a tricky recovery.  The driver of a massive 18 metre long unit and trailer has made a botched attempt to steer around a corner and has ended up with his wheels lodged on top of a bollard blocking traffic in multiple directions.  Sean’s attempts at tussling with the trailer to free it from the bollard sees the structure groaning under the pressure.  And it’s not only the trailer that’s complaining.  Adding to the pressure, Sean gets more than he bargained for when road users are maddened by the roadblock. 

 

On the outskirts of Leicestershire, Abang is racing to the scene of a horrific road accident.  A Ford transit has careered off a country lane, smashing through trees before ploughing head-first into a ditch. Attempting to recover this truck on his own could cause another accident and Abang calls in back up. With the transit hooked up to a crane, Abang is faced with a dilemma.  There’s no gap in the trees big enough to get the transit out of the field and back onto the road.  

 

In South London, recovery op Merrie’s sent to a stinker of a job.  A 7-and-a-half-tonne rubbish cage truck is stuck deep in mud with its wheels buried and front bumper wedged firmly into the grass.   To try and get the rubbish truck back on solid ground, Merrie is forced to try a series of manoeuvres, but the closer her wrecker gets to the grass, the more danger she is in of sinking herself.


  • Thursday 6th May, 9pm

  • Paramount

  • 4 of 10

  • Kay@plankpr.com

Food Unwrapped Does Takeaways

Us Brits spend a whopping billion pounds a month on takeaway grub. In this special edition, the Food Unwrapped team are tracking down fascinating food facts from around the world about some of our Friday night favourites. Jimmy Doherty is in Thailand to discover the unexpected addition in spring rolls. He then heads to India to find out the real reason our takeaway curry can be so delicious - the mythical ingredient, Ghee.  Amanda Byram spills the beans on coffee and learns why some cups leave us more buzzing than others. Meanwhile Andi Oliver has the meaty task of learning how doner kebabs are made and bags herself an invite to the fancy award ceremony known as the 'Kebaftas'. 


  • Friday 7th May, 8pm

  • Channel 4

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  • Annabel@plankpr.com

Dragons' Den

Dragons’ Den continues as Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman, Tej Lalvani and Sara Davies are ready to invest in the best as the latest batch of entrepreneurs dare to enter the Den.

 

Tonight, a plucky entrepreneur has lofty ambitions for his genetically personalised meal shakes but will the Dragons’ see a nutritious return on their money? A married couple hope their alcoholic gift box business will make for an intoxicating proposition and the Dragons’ are put to the test with a virtual escape room business – will they unlock their coffers and strike a deal? Finally, a ‘head nit-picker’ is itching to show off her headlice treatment and clinic, but will the Dragons’ share her passion for parasites…


  • Thursday 6th May, 8pm

  • BBC One

  • N/A

  • Bev@plankpr.com

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 7th May, 9pm

  • Channel 4

  • Episode 11

  • Annabel@plankpr.com

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