The Repair Shop’s Jay Blades returns to his childhood neighbourhood to discover the extraordinary history that was on his doorstep. From Zeppelin air raids in World War One to Victorian stars of the Music Hall, and from the notorious Kray twins to a refuge for nineteenth-century women ex-prisoners, Jay Blades will meet locals, historians, and old friends as he explores the place he thought he knew so well, and discovers there is often much more than meets the eye.
In the first of three journeys around his childhood neighbourhood, Jay Blades discovers the history on his doorstep. He walks in his mother’s footsteps to market, discovering surprising stories about the places he thought he knew so well. Jay revisits his first ever home, where he and his mother were taken in by family in 1970, when he was a newborn baby. On that same street he learns about the terrifying Zeppelin air raids that saw the first ever bombs raining down on London in 1915, bringing the community together during World War One, in what historians have called the ‘Forgotten Blitz’. He explores the mythology built up around the infamous Kray twins who once lived down his street and ran protection rackets, as he meets their friend, Maureen Flanaghan, who organized their funerals. He meets his old childhood pal, Lee, and they remember times spent on Newington Green sharing sugary doughnuts, and reflect on how the area has changed. Jay is shocked by revelations of local slave owners, some of whom could well have owned his ancestors in Barbados, before he finishes his journey at Ridley Road Market where he went every Saturday of his childhood with his mum. But things aren’t quite as he remembered. Jay uncovers a lesser-known history of his beloved market when he meets 91-year-old Jules Konopinski, who has very different memories of Ridley Road. Jules escaped the Nazis, fled to the UK, and joined the 43 Group to fight post-war fascism on the streets of Hackney.
The journey into the past takes Jay down his own memory lane; bringing to life the ghosts of extraordinary people who trod the same streets before him and leaving Jay Blades wanting to know more about his manor.
Don’t have cash for a deposit to buy your own home? Spending all your money on rent? Look no further. Hot off scoring the first ever Daytime Awards hat-trick of BAFTA, Broadcast and RTS Award wins, The Great House Giveaway is back! With the help of Simon O’Brien, Tayo Oguntonade and Carys Davies, two strangers are bought a house at auction, given a renovation budget and just months to flip it. They must work together and work hard to turn the property around. If the house makes a profit, they get to keep it. The aim - to help them take that all important first step onto the property ladder!
Sunday 1st May, 7pm, 1 of 30
In today’s episode of The Great House Giveaway, complete strangers Paramedic Sarah and Garment Technologist Paige are teamed up to transform a crumbling house bought at auction into a dream home. The tired Victorian terrace in the West Midlands is packed with original features, but what will survive the renovation? Armed with a budget, a six-month schedule and advice from Simon O’Brien, they seem the perfect team. But with money leaking like water from a broken pipe, will there be enough left to make a profit? As they race to the finish line and get the house on the market, there is a surprising reveal at the end.
Monday 2nd May, 4pm, 2 of 30
In Newcastle Upon Tyne, Music Agent Gemma and Plumber Paul are paired up together to tackle the renovation of a four-bed family home in today’s episode of The Great House Giveaway. Simon O’Brien is on hand to give them a budget, a six-month time limit and some useful tips to help them through the process – including how to install a pair of French doors. Other challenges Gemma and Paul have to overcome include expanding a tiny upstairs bathroom and chopping down some huge trees in the back garden. But with time slipping away things take a sudden and unexpected turn, putting the whole project in jeopardy.
Tuesday 3rd May, 4pm, 3 of 30
The Great House Giveaway throws together complete strangers Trevelle and Mya in today’s episode to transform a wrecked house into a modern home fit for a family. With Trevelle being a bathroom fitter and Mya an estate agent, they seem like the dream team to pull this off with aplomb. But things soon start going awry as they slip further and further behind schedule. Presenter Simon O’Brien steps in to try and help them get back on track, and they pull in favours from everyone they know to help them get over the finish line before their time runs out. But as the six-month deadline approaches, there is still a mountain of work to do, and they can see any profit starting to slip away.
Wednesday 4th May, 4pm, 4 of 30
In The Great House Giveaway today, presenter Simon O’Brien pairs up Residential Worker Tash with Apprentice Electrician Gwion to take on the task of renovating a two-bedroomed end-of-terrace house in Chirk in North Wales. With profit margins on the slim side, the pair take on the challenge set by Simon of transforming the two-bed into a three-bed and installing a new bathroom to squeeze as much money out of the house as possible. But Tash’s lack of any trade skills is the least of their worries, as the house has no connection to the mains gas and the new windows don’t fit. Following another unexpected event during the renovation, it becomes a race against time and money to get it finished at all.
Thursday 5th May, 4pm, 5 of 30
In Derbyshire, presenter Simon O’Brien pairs up Architectural Designer Jaspal with Trainee Painter and Decorator Chantelle in today’s The Great House Giveaway. They are given a run-down property, a decent budget and six months to totally transform the house into a fresh and modern family home. As they tackle trying to create an extra bedroom, numerous horrors start to reveal themselves. There is rising damp in the house, a sunken floor and holes in the roof. Trying to save as much of their budget as they can they attempt to carry out most of the work themselves. But the strain of the job leads to pressures between them, and they start falling way behind schedule.
Friday 6th May, 4pm, 5 of 30
With the nation cooking at home and trying out new recipes more than ever before, the country’s premier amateur cooking competition, MasterChef, returns to BBC One. Over seven weeks, judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace put 45 of the UK’s most passionate and talented home cooks through their paces in the ultimate test of their culinary prowess as they search for one exceptional cook, worthy of being crowned MasterChef Champion 2022. Who can ultimately triumph and join the alumni of past winners and finalists who have gone on to stellar careers in food?
Five amateur cooks have given their all to get to this point in the competition. Over centuries, chefs have created dishes in honour of great people that have inspired them – from the Peach Melba to the Beef Wellington. In their first foray into the all-important Finals, these home cooks must create a dish inspired by a public figure or a piece of art, film, song, TV series or book. This plate of food must tell a story and the contestants are striving to make it as extraordinary as the inspiration behind it, because at the end of this challenge, someone is going home.
The second challenge of The Finals starts with a trip to the Emerald Isle for the Final Four. Situated in the South-West of Ireland, Ballymaloe House and Cookery School is where chefs from all over the world come to learn the philosophy put forth by the late, great patron of Irish cuisine, Myrtle Allen. Led by the renowned founders Darina Allen and Rory O’ Connell, the contestants get an incredible whirlwind education in local Irish produce and the ethos of ‘farm to table’. They must use everything they have learned to prepare a celebratory dinner for some of Ireland’s finest food producers, food historians and relatives of Myrtle, all of whom are continuing her legacy.
The Final Four must push themselves outside their comfort zone and wow their mentors, special diners, as well as judges John and Gregg, because the next challenge is back in the MasterChef kitchen where they will battle for a place in the Final Three.
In tonight’s exhilarating penultimate show, the Final Four contenders face a single cooking task to earn a place in the Final Three and an opportunity to take part in a challenge of a lifetime. They are asked to create their interpretation of a classic dish that will showcase their growing cooking talent to judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace. It’s their last chance to bring together everything they have learned, to let their creativity fly and prove they are worthy finalists. This high-pressure cook-off will be the end of the journey for one of the four finalists.
For the three that remain, there is the dream chance to work with one of the world’s greatest chefs in the toughest and most daunting challenge of the competition, the Chef’s Table. This year, it's hosted at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London, by chef Gordon Ramsay. It’s a special anniversary for the restaurant as it celebrates 21 years of holding an incredible three Michelin stars. The three finalists must work harder than ever to deliver food of an exceptional standard and impress some of the best chefs in the country. Dining are members of Gordon Ramsay’s original brigade, who have gone on to achieve culinary fame themselves such as Clare Smyth and Paul Ainsworth, as well as his old mentor, former three-star Michelin legend Pierre Koffman. Gordon, along with his Head Chef Matt Abé, put the finalists through their paces as they try to master Restaurant Gordon Ramsay’s classic dishes. Can these amateur cooks hold their nerve or is the pressure to deliver too intense?
After an arduous journey over seven weeks, the search for the country’s best amateur cook reaches its climax with the MasterChef final. The outstanding finalists have to stretch themselves to their absolute limits and lay everything on the table one last time before John Torode and Gregg Wallace make the ultimate nail-biting decision. Tonight, they must produce the best three dishes of their lives, push their culinary boundaries and produce jaw-droppingly impressive food for the judges. It’s now or never for these exceptionally talented cooks, as only one of them can lift the trophy and become the 18th MasterChef Champion.
The team unearth secrets of our favourite supermarket giants. Kate Quilton investigates soaring demand for online orders, and how the big chains have enlisted the help of robots to keep up. Briony May Williams investigates if those lookalike brands we see in some stores are really just the same products. Matt Tebbutt uncovers the secrets to supermarket ready meals and why only some can be microwaved, while Andi Oliver finds out what supermarkets are doing to tackle food waste.
The hugely successful A&E After Dark is back, providing 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, this series shows the night-time challenges for NHS staff in a working environment that’s not for the faint-hearted. There are more admissions at night because of drugs and alcohol, resulting in regular aggression and abuse. The security team as well as the local police force work together to help keep both patients and staff safe.
In this episode, the night shift staff are faced with an elderly pedestrian who has been run over by a motorcycle. Due to his age, Nurse Leanne is concerned his injuries could be life-threatening. She does her best to find out if the patient has any relatives to make sure he’s not on his own. A CT scan reveals that the patient has broken ribs, a bleed in the brain and a broken shoulder.
Lead consultant Will treats a patient with multiple stab wounds. The team are concerned about a stab wound to the neck, which is very close to major arteries. The police accompany the patient with the knife that was used in the attack, and staff are surprised when they find out who was responsible for the stabbing. A CT scan will reveal if the injuries are life-threatening.
An 18-year-old female patient is seen by Dr Ahmed after being assaulted at a concert. With the victim unable to open their eye, Dr Ahmed needs to examine if there’s any damage to the eyeball that could result in long-term sight problems.
A young boxer comes to A&E after falling out of the ring and banging his head on a radiator. Junior doctor Mohammed is tasked with treating the deep gash to the back of the patient’s head, and he calls on his senior Dr Zak to get advice on the best method of closing the wound.
Dr Chris sees a patient who is struggling to breathe. After some investigation, it turns out the patient has recently purchased a dog, and the breathing issues are the result of an allergic reaction.
Brand new singing dating show where hopeful singles sing to find their perfect match. Aided by Oti Mabuse, Michael, Liv, Callum, and Sandy hope to be serenaded by their dream date.
With privileged access behind the scenes at the British Museum, this landmark four-part series follows a characterful cast of passionate metal detectorists as their incredible, and often valuable, discoveries make their way through the fascinating world of the Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme.
Life and death, trauma and tears: the dedicated team at Barnsley A&E need to be ready for anything and everything. From the heart of Yorkshire, the nation’s favourite emergency team is back in action. For the staff of Barnsley A&E, this a relentless job that’s 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But this dedicated team take it all in their stride with professionalism and a big dose of Barnsley humour.
Barnsley Hospital’s casualty department is under pressure like never before. Sister Jane is running today’s shift, and she’s clocked on to find a department full of patients but no beds available in the whole of the hospital.
Consultant doctor Chris meets his first patient of the day in resus, 76-year-old Mavis, who is in a critical condition having been hit by a car. She has potential life-threatening injuries all over her body, so the team work quickly to assess the damage.
Sister Gemma and Dr Louise are assigned the next emergency, three-year-old Alethea, who is struggling to breathe. Her resting heart rate and oxygen levels are low, so medics are concerned that she could have a serious infection.
Also on shift today is advanced nurse practitioner Chantelle, who is treating 47-year-old David. He’s been rushed into casualty by wife Donna after dislocating his shoulder. But he’s no stranger to the Barnsley casualty department, having suffered shoulder dislocations 28 times. Nurse Chantelle is tasked with getting his shoulder back into place, but it doesn’t seem to be an easy feat.
And as the shift continues, so do the 999 emergencies. Dr Asim heads immediately to meet the latest arrival, 81-year-old Ralph, who is suffering from a suspected heart attack.
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