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WEEK 20

Banged Up: Teens Behind Bars

Gangland:

With Britain’s prison population the largest in Europe, and with youth knife crime up 64% in the past five years, eight British teen tearaways are incarcerated in one of America’s toughest jails in a bid to divert them from a life of crime. In a supersized version of an existing American intervention programme for juvenile delinquents, the teens, 6 boys and 2 girls aged between 15-17, are locked  up in Brevard County Jail in central Florida, home to 1600 prisoners charged with crimes ranging from theft and prostitution to multiple murder. Over seven days behind bars, the teens, most of whom have had run-ins with the police, work on a chain gang alongside real inmates, and are forced to do tough military style drills in the hope that life on the inside will change their life on the outside. This is the first-time British teens have taken part in such a scheme. 
Episode Three - On their 4th day behind bars, tensions between 17 year olds Tunde and Korede, both from rival post codes in East London, lead to an altercation. Officers become alarmed when a padlock, which could potentially be used as a weapon, goes missing and they mount a shock late night search. The teens meet former members of America’s most notorious street gangs, the Bloods and the Crips, who describe how gang life led them to them to being shot and jailed. The behaviour programme comes to a climax when the teens come face to face with murder victims at the police morgue. As the week ends they reflect on what they’ve learnt and how they’ve changed.


  • Monday 13th May, 9pm

  • Channel 4

  • 3 of 3

  • cecile@plankpr.com

Tattoo Fixers: Extreme

This week on Tattoo Fixers: Extreme, Sketch deletes a disastrous dare for Steve. Pash cleans up Justin’s seriously X-rated etching and Uzzi recalculates Jo’s dodgy digits. Elsewhere, Alice creates the Purr-fect design for Rosie and Jude, Sketch eradicates Jeff’s armpit-based abomination and Uzzi sees to Oli’s inking, a bad-taste tribute to a girl who pied his mate on holiday.

Rich Kids Go Homeless

21 year old ex ballet dancer Calum lives a luxury life and when he was dropped onto the streets of London, he struggled. His first night was a disaster and his first morning even worse.
Calum wanted out. He could not cope being homeless. Physically and mentally broken, he persevered. He paired up with homeless companion, Gert, a Belgian who had lost his benefits and forced to sleep rough, while holding down a job.
Rich Kid Calum decided not to bed down with Gert on his second night and he left Gert and the homeless experience to sleep in a bed at a relative’s house.
Calum did return, much to Gert’s surprise, and spent the rest of the time with him, visiting a homeless day centre and spending the final night with Gert in his usual spot, a church yard in west London.


  • Wednesday 15th May, 9pm

  • 5Star

  • 5 of 6

  • cecile@plankpr.com

easyJet: Inside the Cockpit

easyJet is now Britain’s biggest airline, carrying nearly 90 million passengers last year. But in 2019, times have never been tougher.
Staying top in these turbulent times means attracting more passengers, flying to more destinations and training up a new crop of rookie pilots.
“easyJet: Inside the Cockpit” is a returning primetime series, with unprecedented fixed rig camera access which follows more pilots as they are put through their paces. From cadets taking to the air for the first time at the controls of a passenger plane, to the most experienced pilots landing at Europe’s most demanding airports.

In Episode three we meet the pilots flying out of two of easyJet’s regional bases: Manchester and Newcastle. And we join Senior First Officer Iris De Kan on her mission to become a Captain.
First Officer Ajit and Captain Steve have four short domestic flights, but the tail-end of storm Freya means windier conditions than usual. The passengers are in for a bumpy ride and it takes every bit of Captain Steve’s focus for the flight to remain on course and on time. 
Captain Philip Ash is part of the friendly team that fly out of Manchester Airport. But today’s cheerful banter will need to be put on hold as a medical emergency threatens to divert the plane from their destination of Palma.
Meanwhile, Senior First Officer Iris De Kan faces some gruelling challenges in the flight simulator in order to become a Captain and earn her fourth stripe. 
“Inside the Cockpit” takes you behind the flight deck door, revealing what a pilot’s life is really like six miles in the air.


  • Thursday 16th May, 8pm

  • ITV

  • 3 of 3

  • kate@plankpr.com

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