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WEEK 19

Top of the Shop with Tom Kerridge

TX7 Baked Goods

In this final heat, four food producers with fledgling businesses come to test out their products on the locals in Malhamdale, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.  They have two days in the shop to promote and sell their products.  This time it’s the turn of producers making baked goods who are fighting it out for one place in the final. 

Phoebe, a youth worker from London, makes free-from chocolate brownies.  She took a long time perfecting the recipe and trying to recreate the perfect brownie without using gluten or dairy.  However, whether customers think she’s managed to do that remains to be seen.

Bavarian born Angelika now lives in Lancashire where she makes and sells pretzels.  However, with pretzels making up a fraction of the bread market, she must be canny with her marketing to make a success of her venture.

Mike works for a tech company, but in his spare time bakes traditional sourdough.  He sells it to neighbours in his Cumbrian village who love it, but will the locals take to it in the same way?

Finally, Utako works in finance in London, but makes Japanese bread on the side.  However, she’ll have to work hard to bring such an unknown product to the masses in the UK.

Tom Kerridge will be meeting members of the community as they try the range of baked treats on offer, including heading down to the local pub for a quiz night.  Meanwhile judges Alison Swan Parente and Nisha Katona visit the food producers at home to see how well their product is made, and decide how well they promote and sell their item to the Yorkshire locals in the shop.  The winner will be the fledgling business that is most viable, and deserving of the title best up and coming artisan.

 

TX8 The Final

It’s the grand final, and all seven heat winners are up against each other to fight it out for the title best up and coming artisan. 

First they will supply the shop for a month, but this time they won’t be there themselves to tempt customers to buy.  How will they each fare against the established products on Chris’ shelves?  They’ll then return for one last day at the shop, where they’ll host a farmers’ market for the locals.  Tom Kerridge will be on hand to see what the members of the community really think, including welcoming back some old faces – like Amos, the farmer. 

To win the title, the food producers must prove they’ve learned lessons from their heat and made their brand even stronger.  Judges Alison Swan Parente and Nisha Katona will be scrutinising the finalists’ marketing and products one more time, to see who has most potential to make a name for themselves.

Only one can become top of the shop and win.


  • Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th May, 8pm

  • BBC Two

  • 7-/8 of 8

  • victoria@plankpr.com

Flipping Profit

TX16 – Whitchurch- Monday 7th May

 

Cast: Caroline Hawley, Gary Barton and Nessa Doran O’Reilly Flipping Profit; where the nation’s antiques experts, market traders and upcyclers battle it out to make the most money for BBC’s Children in Need.

In today's episode, our ‘wiser than her years’ antiques valuer Caroline Hawley, canny Glaswegian trader Gary Barton and trendy young furniture designer Nessa Doran O'Reilly head to Whitchurch to find some bargains they can turn into some flipping profit.

Our three experts try to outdo each other by unearthing the best bargains this town’s  antique shops, scrap yards and flea markets have to offer.

Has Caroline really just stumbled across a real Lowry sketch? Is Gary seriously considering buying that carousel chair? And is Nessa really going to take those broken battered chairs?

When the day is done, the next part of the competition begins: three weeks to turn their bargains into cash.  Will Nessa get her items finished in time? Will Caroline clean up? Will Gary's tricks of the trade make him victorious?  And at the end of it all, who will make the most flipping profit!

TX17 – Kendal- Tuesday 8th May

Cast: Charles Hanson, Melissa Downhill and Anthony Devine Flipping Profit; where an antiques expert, a market trader and an upcycler battle it out to make the most money for BBC’s Children in Need.

In today's episode, tried and tested antiques auctioneer Charles Hanson, pint-sized trader Melissa Downhill and Manchester’s master of upholstery Anthony Devine head to Kendal to find some bargains they can turn into some flipping profit.

Our three experts rummage through its antique shops, scrap yards and flea markets for a day in the  hope of each finding that elusive bargain.

Then they have just three weeks to turn their goodies into gold.

Will Charles' cocktail shaker turn into a profit at his auction house? Can Melissa sell that woodworm riddled pinball machine? And how will Anthony's rocking chair turn out?  It's a race against time before their profits are revealed. And when they are who will make the biggest flipping profit?

TX18 – West Kilbride- Wednesday 9th May

Cast: Roo Irvine, Danny Sebastian and Nessa Doran O’Reilly Flipping Profit; the show where an antiques expert, a market trader and an upcycler battle it out to make the most money for BBC’s Children in Need.

Today we’re in West Kilbride where antiques expert Roo Irvine, trader Danny Sebastian and furniture designer Nessa Doran O'Reilly head to West Kilbride to scour its antique shops, scrap yards and flea markets in the hope of each finding any hidden “gems” that will make them a pile of cash.

They only have a day to find their goodies, because then the next part of the competition begins: three weeks to turn them into a profit!

As Nessa gets busy with her saw, just what is she going to turn those wooden chairs into? Roo begins to regret buying those industrial lights and turns to social media in a last ditch attempt to off-load them. And can Danny’s legendary gift of the gab get him out of a spot, and sell those rotten cinema seats? And at the end of it all, who will make the most flipping profit?

TX19 – Lewes- Thursday 10th May

Cast: Catherine Southon, Gary Barton and Micaela Sharp Who can make the most profit, an antiques expert, a market trader or an upcycler? Well it depends.

In today's episode of Flipping Profit, sophisticated antiques auctioneer Catherine Southon, canny Glaswegian market trader Gary Barton and trendy upholsterer extraordinaire Micaela Sharp head to Lewes for a day to raid its many antique shops, scrap yards and flea markets in the hope of finding any “gems” that will make them some cash.

Then, once the day is done, they have just three weeks to turn their goodies into gold.  Will any of Catherine's clients be interested in her stethoscope? Will the punters at Gary's market in Glasgow’s famous Barras want to shell out £1000 for his vintage mobile phone? And will Micaela be able to upholster so many bits of furniture in time to put them up for sale?

And when the time is up, we will have found out which of these trades can make the biggest profit.

TX20 – Skipton- Friday 11th May

Cast: Caroline Hawley, Tony Wong and Nessa Doran O’Reilly Flipping Profit; where an antiques expert, a market trader and an upcycler battle it out to make the most money for BBC’s Children in Need.

In today's episode, antiques valuer Caroline Hawley, wheeler dealer Tony Wong and furniture designer Nessa Doran O'Reilly head to Skipton to find some bargains they can turn into some flipping profit.

In just one day our three experts will try to outdo each other by unearthing the best that Skipton has to offer. Rummaging through its antique shops, scrap yards and flea markets they each hope to find a hidden “gem” that will make them some cash.

Once the day is done the next part of the competition begins, and they have to try and flip their items for a profit.  Will Caroline's horse kneepads end up back on the racetrack? Can Tony sell all his furniture within the time limit? And what will Nessa upcycle all her finds into?

It's a race against time as they only have a few weeks before their profits are revealed. Will Nessa get her items finished in time? Will Caroline clean up? Will Tony's tricks of the trade make him victorious?  And at the end of it all, who will make the biggest flipping profit?


  • weekdays 7th – 11th May, 3:45pm

  • BBC One

  • 16-20 of 20

  • kay@plankpr.com

Buy It Now

TX16 – Monday 7th May

(DUST TAPE/ULLO/DEN KIT)

On today’s show...Tim has a nifty tool to minimize the clean-up after a messy DIY job; James from Chicago has an innovative new product for the wine cabinet; and Shropshire teachers Kay and Johanna have a home-made gift for kids who love outdoor play.

 TX17 – Tuesday 8th May

(THE NIPPER/BUDDY MUGS/POOCH SELFIE)

On today’s show….Doug from London has an invention so small he can hide it behind his ear;  Andy from Sheffield thinks he has the perfect product for Britain’s nation of tea drinkers; and Jason has flown in all the way from America but his demonstration doesn’t exactly go to plan thanks to his wayward four legged model.

 TX18 – Wednesday 9th May

(STEPWING/COVERT CLIP WALLET/INDOOR SLEEPING BAG)

On today’s show….Peter has a brand new mode of transport he hopes will exercise our shoppers interest; Andrew has a covert solution for keeping valuables safe; and former Mayor Minnie has a beautiful and stylish solution for sleepovers, but will our shoppers dive in?

 TX19 – Thursday 10th May

(EAZYFILE/MOTIONLAB BAG/SAFE SIP)

On today’s show...Gavin from Durham hopes success with his vanity product will mean early retirement; Rob from London has a high tech design invention but will he bag any customers once the price is revealed; and Melissa has a nifty solution to avoid a messy disaster.

 TX20 – Friday 11th May

(MY BABY LOG/REFLECT SHOWER/CUBIC SUNGLASSES)

On today’s show...After years of supporting her husband in his business, Barbara from Bournemouth is now perusing her dream of being a product designer; Nick from London thinks he has a good solution for smartening up Britain’s blokes; and Ken has a smashing indestructible product even Brian can’t break.


  • weekdays 7th – 11th May, 5:30pm

  • Channel 4

  • 16-20 of 30

  • victoria@plankpr.com

Building Giants

In this episode we follow an international team of engineers and workers as they attempt to build one of the largest and most advanced cruise ships in the world. Named ‘Meraviglia’, this nautical leviathan is built from 35,000 tonnes of steel, stretches 1,036 feet long and will carry over 5,700 passengers.

Site Manager Gaetano Rolando, a seasoned naval engineer has been tasked with overseeing the construction of the giant vessel, but this is his first ever cruise ship. We follow Gaetano and the team as they race to construct the vessel from 50 giant sections – called ‘Mega Blocks’, install over 2,200 cabins and design and test a mammoth bespoke LED screen ceiling – the longest LED screen ever built on a ship! Making the construction of this brand new class of cruise ship a challenge like no other.


  • Monday 7th May, 9pm

  • More4

  • 4 of 7

  • kay@plankpr.com

My Floating Home

MODERN WATER LIVING – BOSWELL AND OLSON – WEST LONDON, UK AND PORTLAND OREGON US
In this episode London based Karen Boswell struggles to afford her own home, so she decides to design and build a stylish houseboat, which she plans to moor near the Grand Union Canal. She’s gone to town on her modern industrial bathroom design, indulging in a set of twin showers as well as a bath. But space becomes a problem for the build team who are tasked with constructing her rather large bed, leaving Karen with a dilemma. Is she going to have to compromise on her design? We also meet Marsha Olson, who fed up with her cramped city apartment, sets out to build a spacious two story floating home on the idyllic Multnomah Channel near Portland, Oregon with an open living space and unobscured views of the river. Despite severe delays due to the weather and last minute changes, the dramatic ten month long build is worth the effort—Marsha ends up the proud owner of a stunning home with spacious interiors and fantastic views.


  • Tuesday 8th May, 9pm

  • More4

  • 5 of 8

  • kay@plankpr.com

Rich Kids Go Skint

Angelina is a 16-yr old rich kid who has been sent by her mother to live with a teenage mum, called Amy, who lives in Hartford, just outside Manchester. Amy will teach Angelina all about the responsibilities a single mother has when sacrificing the typical care-free teenage life for her 3-yr old son. Although Amy and Angelina get on very well, how does Amy take it when Angelina refuses to stay the night on Amy’s sofa, and instead cheats and goes to stay in a plush hotel down the road? And although shopping on a budget, walking the dog, vacuuming and doing the house chores, might be very normal for most, for Angelina’s it’s like visiting a faraway foreign country. And she becomes hilariously unstuck.


  • Tuesday 8th May, 9pm

  • 5Star

  • 4 of 6

  • lou@plankpr.com

Britain’s Best Home Cook

The search for Britain's Best Home Cook continues as the queen of home cookery, Mary Berry, top chef Dan Doherty and produce expert, Chris Bavin, put the remaining nine of the nation’s best home cooks through their kitchen paces. In this second episode of this new series hosted with wit and warmth by Claudia Winkleman, the skilful home cooks, now a tight circle of friends living together, must compete against each other as they are tested on the very best of home cookery. Tonight they must create their ultimate fish dish displaying their individual home cooking style and then invent a sweet or savoury dish with squash or rice as the key ingredient. In between challenges, the cooks relax together in their shared house making it more of an emotional wrench when one of them is sent packing after a tricky elimination round. Who will lose their nerve and make the most mistakes leaving the remaining 8 to fight another week?

Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain

Imber Village – the Wages of War

Hidden away in the heart of the Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire is the abandoned shell of Imber. Michael discovers a thousand-year-old-village, which was once a vibrant community before a series of extraordinary events transformed it into a desolate ghost town.

In 1942 as war raged across the world - six spitfires and hurricanes took to the skies a few miles from Imber to rehearse big military display intended for Winston Churchill.  During the exercise, a pilot accidentally fired his machine guns into the crowd of military spectators, killing 25 people. The villagers were at serious risk from friendly fire and on the 1st November 1943, each family received a letter from the War Office ordering them to leave their homes before Christmas.

The army needed the village to train their troops and the families agreed to leave on the promise that they could come back when after the war. Most of them left their belongings behind but their wartime evacuation turned into permanent exile.

At the end of WW2 a new conflict began and Imber became a dummy Cold War village used to train soldiers for a possible invasion of East Germany. By the 1960s, the War Office moved to permanently restrict all access to the village. Thousands joined a march to the village as former residents launched a campaign to get their homes back. Sadly a public inquiry decided that the Imber would remain in army hands.

Over the following decades the army used Imber as a stand in for Ulster village and most a Taliban village but the exile of its residents has never ended.  In this episode, Michael meets with former Imber residents and relatives, to discover the tragic story of upheaval and talks to historians to reveal the gripping history behind the desolation of this ancient village


  • Friday 11th May, 9pm

  • Channel 5

  • 4 of 4

  • kay@plankpr.com

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