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WEEK 29

Shoplifters: At War with the Law

The security team at West Orchards Shopping Centre in Coventry apprehend up to 70 shoplifters every month, but the techniques the thieves use to avoid getting caught are getting more sophisticated by the day. Foil-lined bags and de-tagging devices prevent security alarms triggering and specially adapted clothing improves concealment - this is known in the trade as ‘going-equipped.’ 

In tonight’s programme security guard Paul takes a call about a group of women who have been seen on CCTV taking items from a High Street store. When they are approached the guards spot suspicious bulges under their full-length skirts. The team discover a huge haul of stolen goods in their unusual hiding place and call in the police.

When stopping a couple outside a department store, what appears to be an empty bag makes the team worry they’ve made a false stop – something, which could cost them their jobs.  But in the holding room, they discover a hidden compartment in the bag and it’s another theft classed as ‘going equipped.’

Concealing a bottle of perfume in a newspaper one shoplifter thinks he can fool the security team but with Mal watching in the control room and Paul waiting to pounce, there’s no chance he’s getting away.

And finally, at Weston Favell in Northampton, Cliff is alerted to a woman who’s onto her second store of what appears to be a shoplifting spree.  She paid for some items in her trolley and thought no one would notice the rest. She was wrong. The centre’s guards, Connor and Lyndan, apprehend the shoplifter.


  • Monday 13th July, 9pm

  • Channel 5

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Romesh Ranganathan: Misadventures From My Sofa

Romesh Ranganathan used to be someone who travelled to Portugal once a year. He sat by the pool with his headphones on, sipped cold lager and tried his best to avoid the local culture. Then came his Misadventures series – a globetrotting adventure that has seen him visit 9 of the world’s most off-the-beaten-path countries, seeing incredible sights and jaw dropping landscapes. Through trips to Haiti, Ethiopia, Albania, The Arctic, Zimbabwe, Mongolia, Bosnia, Colombia and The Sahara he has been surprised and amazed. 

In this episode Romesh catches up with old friends from Zimbabwe, Bosnia and The Sahara, revisiting some of the highlights and introducing never-before-seen moments such as the time he tried to re-create a horror film in the desert.


  • Sunday 12th July, 9pm

  • BBC Two

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The Queen: Duty Before Family?

The role of monarch is one that comes with many challenges - it's a life in the spotlight, every word has weight, and every family crisis is a national crisis. This documentary goes behind the scenes to reveal the conflicts in the Queen's remarkable life and how she has dealt with these family crises.

Our Queen has faced many difficult choices in her near-70 year reign, from denying her sister, Margaret, permission to marry the man she loved, Captain Peter Townsend; to the death of Diana, Megxit, and dealing with the fallout of Prince Andrew's friendship with Jeffrey Epstein. Insiders reveal the true story of how she has faced those difficult decisions and how there can only ever one winner when it comes to duty and family. 

Generation Covid - A Hidden Crisis? Tonight

While most Children are largely unaffected by physical aspects of Coronavirus, worries are growing about the impact on young people’s mental health as a result of this crisis. Julie Etchingham asks what life has been like for our children and young people during the lockdown and now as it eases, we are counting the costs - with thousands of teaching hours lost, exams missed and the country entering the worst recession on record, how have children and young people been affected? And as teenagers face a long summer with nowhere to go and nothing to do, could we see more young people break social-distancing and the rise of illegal parties blighting our outside spaces? What will be the cost for the children and young people growing up in the shadow of the virus?

When TV Goes Horribly Wrong

From technical trouble to reporters caught-in-the action, from awards show blunders to fist fights on set these are the Television moments that left producers red-faced and viewers stunned.
Expect the unexpected, as the people who were there recall television's funniest and, sometimes, most jaw-dropping moments. 

Judge Rinder suffers a rare lack of composure as his show is dogged by two frisky pooches. We unearth the moment a debate-show got out of hand leaving host Anna Soubry to break up the fight. And a fire alarm on Ch4 news leaves presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy making the headlines rather than reporting them. 

Also, Anthea Turner relives the horror of being set on fire in front of an audience of millions. Comedian Bobby Davro opens up about his show when the laughter turned into horror. And journalist Michael Crick looks back at a cringeworthy encounter with an angry MP.

Plus there are live bloopers from shopping television, a Greek reporter finds himself at the receiving end of an amorous pig live on air, and in Spain a paratrooper at live parade suffers a humiliating pratfall in front of not only millions of viewers watching at home but the royal family who were at the event spectating. Awkward!

Contributors include Michael Buerk, Penny Smith, Dermot Murnaghan and comedian Zoe Lyons.


  • Saturday 11th July, 10:15pm

  • Channel 5

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Celebrity MasterChef

TX7 (60 mins)

It’s the third week of Heats in this year’s Celebrity MasterChef competition with five more famous faces from the world of show business, sport, comedy and music competing to impress judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace to take the coveted  title.

This week sees Actor Felicity Montague, Musician Lady Leshurr, Travel Presenter Amar Latif, Television Presenter Gethin Jones and Television and Radio Presenter Jeff Brazier enter the iconic MasterChef studios to demonstrate their culinary skills.

Their first challenge - the MasterChef Market. Stocked full of the best quality produce from across the world including meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, nuts, pulses, herbs and spices, the challenge is to invent and then cook one dish to show the judges they have potential.

Next it’s out of the frying pan and into the fire of the professional restaurant kitchen. Gethin, Jeff and Lady Leshurr head to Pomana’s, while Felicity and Amar cook for paying customers at Mortimer House Kitchen in a busy lunchtime service.

Then its back to the MasterChef kitchen to impress John and Gregg with their own creations. Who will have the culinary flair and skills to impress the judges?

 

TX8 – (60mins)

Judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace return for this weeks second installment of Celebrity MasterChef.

After one celebrity was knocked out, tonight the four remaining celebrities face two more culinary challenges, as they battle for a place in the Semi Finals.

The Pairs Challenge sees the four celebrities split into two teams of two, in a test of teamwork and communication. Each team is tasked with cooking the same dish, which must be identical in both appearance and flavour - but there is a catch. In-between each pair there is a wall. The only way for the celebrities to successfully produce identical plates in both flavour and appearance is by communicating with their team mate through the wall. Tonight one team has the task of recreating John Torode’s Apple Charlotte with custard, the other his Paris-Brest with cherries in Kirsch syrup.

Then, the celebrities team work skills are pushed to the extreme as they are faced with their first Mass Catering Challenge, cooking lunch for over 100 scientific research staff at the The Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridgeshire. There’s pressure and drama a plenty as the two teams battle to cook up a storm for these hard-working pioneers of scientific discovery.

 

TX9 - (30 mins)

Tonight, John Torode and Gregg Wallace once again are poised to decide which of the celebrity contestants are worthy of two Semi-Final places in this year’s Celebrity MasterChef competition.

The challenge - to cook a faultless two-course meal, not only for the judges, but also three Celebrity MasterChef legends; champions Phil Vickery, Lisa Faulkner and John Partridge.  All three know what it takes to get through this competition and tonight they are in for a treat as the four celebrities push the boat out to secure their Semi-Final place.


  • Wednesday 15th July, 9pm
    Thursday 16th July, 8pm
    Friday 17th July, 8pm

  • BBC One

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Celebrity Gogglebox USA

Attention Gogglers – the show which sees the sharpest armchair critics share their thoughts on the best of recent telly, is to head across the pond and step into the homes of a selection of familiar celebrity faces.

Produced by Studio Lambert, each hour-long episode will dive straight into the news and events on television that are currently taking America by storm. Much like the Gogglebox we know and love, the celebrities will share insightful, funny and sometimes emotional critiques of the most popular and topical TV shows and news stories all from the comfort of their own sofas.

We’ll hear opinions from a cracking list of famous faces and their families including Rob Lowe, Sharon and Kelly Osbourne, Joe Buck, Raven-Symoné, Master P and Romeo, JoJo Siwa, Steve Wozniak, Curtis Stone, and Robert and Kym Herjavec. 


  • Wednesday 15th July, 9pm

  • E4

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Mirror Mirror

Back in the hot seat for another episode eavesdropping on real people from across Scotland in their local hairdressers. In this episode we’re talking Weddings, Fry Ups, Money and Tradition. We start with Cheryl and Abbie talking about the cost of a modern wedding. Meanwhile in New Cumnock, we’re backstage with young bride Lauren on the morning of her big day, with hairdresser Pamela. Isaac and Ryan eulogise about their love of a good old fry-up in Shetland. Whilst Ashleigh and Amy in Glasgow, reminisce about life as a teenager saving up for their weekend bevvies. We finish in Shetland with young dads Isaac and Gary, who talk about the greatest feeling in the world...being a dad. 


  • Friday 17th July, 10:30pm

  • BBC Scotland/BBC iPlayer

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  • lou@plankpr.com

Trucking Hell

When a tipper truck full of gravel rolls into a farmer’s field, Steve and the team get in a jam as they try to get it out. Soft ground and the angle the truck is resting at mean they can’t clear the gravel out, making it dangerous and unpredictable to lift. Buzz rescues a truck carrying nine tons of concrete bars from a layby that has been used as a toilet, while Nick is up against the clock, as he tries to save a refrigerator van filled with fresh meat and vegetables that is stuck with a flat tyre on the edge of a live lane on the busy M1. And a straight-forward winch out turns into a stinker of a job, as Merrie is forced to block a road and pavement when she is called to recover a lorry filled with fresh raw sewage, from a playing field on the outskirts of West London.


  • Thursday 16thth July, 9pm

  • Paramount

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  • kay@plankpr.com

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