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Week 20

Doctor in the House

Series Overview

What would a doctor discover if they lived with you twenty four hours a day? This series will see Dr Rangan Chatterjee leave the comfort of his GP surgery to spend time with families across Britain. Each week, he will be invited into the homes of two families who are battling serious illness. He’ll  gain unique insights into every aspect of their lives, detect undiagnosed illnesses, deliver some uncomfortable home truths and discover ways we could all live longer, healthier lives.

Episode 1: Gemma Hughes and Gary Farmer

For the last 15 years mum of two, Gemma, has battled cluster headaches up to ten times a day.  Experts often refer to them to as ‘suicide headaches’ because the pain is said to be the worst that any human can experience. This crippling condition is destroying family life and particularly taking its toll on husband, Simon. It’s a major challenge for Dr Chatterjee. So far, no one has been able to help Gemma overcome her condition and the family are desperate for a cure.

Gary Farmer lost his leg in a car crash when he was five years old, but he’s overcome his disability and achieved success as a Paralympic ice hockey player. However, a lifetime on crutches and a punishing exercise regime has severely damaged his shoulders and he will soon be confined to a wheelchair. It’s up to Dr Chattergee to come up with a solution to keep him on his feet and able to compete.

Cops UK: Bodycam Squad

Overview

Really once again gets up close and personal with the bodycam squad, thanks to a second UKTV Original series that once again innovantively documents life on the front line with Staffordshire police. Staffordshire was one of the first forces in the UK to roll out the use of body cameras as the squad work round the clock to keep their patch safe. From drownings to collisons, brawls to thefts and drugs raids, these are top cop bringing law and order to the streets.

Away from the frontline, viewers will once again discover what makes these officers tick, how they deal with the tragedies they inevitably have to face, how much they rely on each other and also their camaraderie. As well as seasoned officers who know the ropes, viewers will meet rookies who are fresh to the job and who soon find themselves in the thick of it.

Born to Kill: Class of Evil

Series Overview

Professor Lou Schlesinger and Detective Jackie Sebire investigate the gruesome case of mutilating murderer Stephen Griffiths. Drawing on the ‘Born To Kill’ archives, they compare and contrast this twisted perpetrator with history’s other killers who have dismembered and desecrated.

Episode Overview

An animal abuser in his childhood and obsessed with weaponry and serial killers in his adult years, Stephen Griffiths lived in a fantasy world that would result in tragedy.

In 2010, he was dubbed ‘The Crossbow Cannibal’ having brutally murdered a prostitute and reportedly consuming parts of her body. His victims totalled 3, each one horrifically dismembered and mutilated in his flat in Bradford, Yorkshire. Police investigating the case discovered one corpse had been cut up in to more than 80 pieces.

Dr Christian Will See You Now

Series Overview

Dr Christian Jessen and his crack team of medical specialists once again embark on a mission to get peoples’ lives and relationships back on track.Hoping for some answers is Verity, who has a scar as a result of an emergency caesarean five years ago. It is causing her great discomfort and she wants to know her options for treatment. Will Dr Christian be able to help? 

Episode Overview

Also in the clinic is Mehdi, who has lost most of the hair on top of his head and doesn’t feel like himself anymore. He’s desperate to get his confidence back and Christian is the man for the job.

Keen to see Dr Christian is Bernie, who has a knee injury as a result of falling of a brick wall a year ago. One specialist has told her that she needs a knee replacement whilst another has disputed this. Bernie is terrified of having such a major operation and is hoping Dr Christian can help.

Also visiting the clinic is Oliver. He has an issue with his breathing, causing him to snore.  His wife Marta says if it’s not sorted they will have to sleep in separate bedrooms permanently because she is constantly being kept awake because of it.

Tale of Two Sisters: Amelia

Series Overview

This brand new and exclusive three-part series delves into the relationships of six prominent women from world history – sisters by birth, all enjoying very different relationships with each other. Each episode delves into the fascinating but sometimes fractious lives of two sisters: aviation hero Amelia Earhart, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and the infamous Mitford sisters.

Episode Overview

July 2017 marks 80 years since Amelia Earhart's plane disappeared on her historic round-the-world flight. Although there have been many theories as to what occurred no one actually knows what happened to her, giving rise to one of the biggest unsolved mysteries of the 20th century. Despite the intervening decades, her story and achievements still resonate, thanks in no small part to her biographer – her sister Grace Muriel.

“Pidge” – as she was known to Amelia – was two years younger than her sister but was the future aviator’s constant childhood companion. Growing up in small- town Kansas, the adventurous pair spent long hours climbing trees, riding horses and collecting wild animals. They were inseparable.

The bright Pidge would go on to university. A different path awaited Amelia however. She dropped out of Columbia University after just a year and moved to her struggling parents’ new home in California. It was there she would fall in love with aviation.

While the public mourned a celebrity pilot, Amelia’s sister Pidge had lost something far greater. The sisters’ bond could not be broken by death however. Pidge kept her sister’s memory alive, releasing a biography in 1963 and working with advocacy group Zonta International to continue Amelia’s push for the advancement of women – whether on earth or in the skies. 

Pica Syndrome: The Woman Who Ate a House

The Woman Who Ate A Sofa

This eye opening documentary follows people eating the seemingly inedible.  Many have a rare condition called PICA which result s in a compulsion to eat anything from paper to brick, and in some cases it can be fatal.  But what’s the cause and what can be done? In this programme we meet 30 year old Patrice from South London who is eating herself out of house and home … literally. For the last 15 years she has been devouring the walls of her home, eating a ton of plaster. Her husband desperately wants her to stop and the experts think a cure could lie in addressing her past.  Nina from Bradford has an unusual taste in literature; she’s addicted to eating novels.  She loves vintage books, not necessarily the classics just the smell and taste of old paper. Dietician, Ursula Philpot investigates whether her diet and taste buds could be the cause. In Detroit USA, Lisa really loves her cats, so much so she eats their fur, about two small hairballs a day.  She also grooms her cats by licking them - could this form of affection be a substitute for not having kids? Rebecca in Herefordshire also has a condition that affects her daily life. She has trichotillomania which involves pulling out her hair but Rebecca also then eats it.  At her worst she pulled out every hair on her head and ate it all.  She has been hospitalised and has owned over 200 wigs to cover the bald patches. Finally, there is 6 year old Charlotte who has autism and Pica. Her compulsion has led to her eating the carpet on the stairs, which are now thread bare, as well as furniture and toys. Her parents are desperate for help, which could be at hand as world leading experts on autism and Pica visit London.


  • Thursday 18th May 10pm

  • Channel 5

  • 1 of 1

  • annabel@plankpr.com

Question Time

BBC One’s political debate programme, Question Time.


  • Thursday 18th 10.45pm

  • BBC One

  • lou@plankpr.com

Most Haunted

Series Overview

Yvette Fielding and her dedicated team of paranormal investigators return for an all-new and exclusive fifth series of the country's most popular ghost hunting show.

This time around Yvette, Karl and co welcome Watson, a new four-legged member, to the team, and once again they take to the highways and byways of Britain going on another quest to visit and investigate the country's most haunted locations, and record and analyse any paranormal activity they find.

With a long and celebrated history of providing shocks and shivers, series five of Most Haunted could be the most dramatic yet.

Episode six - Ripon Workhouse

In a place where the homeless were kept and work was hard, death was often the only escape but it seems that wasn’t the way for some as their souls are said to roam this place. The team are faced with something that appears to be following them around…but will it show itself?


  • Friday 19th May 10pm

  • Really

  • 6 of 10

  • bev@plankpr.com

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