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WEEK 30

**NEW** Inside The Vets

Inside the Vets takes you to a vets’ practice like no other. The team at Montgomery Vets treat the cute and the cuddly, but also the very unusual and exotic – from iguanas to hedgehogs, snakes to seagulls and everything in between.

For the first time, the surgery has been rigged with cameras, and the staff wear body mounted cameras to give a unique view into this extraordinary world as they save lives, make difficult decisions and treat the animals that others won’t.

Episode 1 – 23rd July

There’s an emergency at the surgery when Ted the bearded dragon is brought in after straining to lay eggs. She’s pushed so hard that she’s suffered a nasty prolapse and her owners are devastated that their pet is in such a bad way.

Huxley the lurcher is completely terrified of going to the vets, so when he has to come in for an operation his owners know it’s going to be an ordeal for him and them. He’s proves to be a real challenge for the team as they work out the best way to get him through the treatment.

And there’s an unpleasant job to be done when Susie the chicken comes in with a blocked oesophagus. There’s a build- up of food that’s stuck inside her and it needs to be removed, but it’s a smelly task.

Episode 2 – 24th July

Today’s episode features a wild bird fighting for its life, a giant rabbit who needs an operation for a worrying growth in its ear and a shy hedgehog that doesn’t want to play.

Episode 3 – 25th July

In today’s episode a parrot’s life hangs in the balance when an egg gets stuck, a treasured family pet is losing his scales, and there’s a traumatic appointment for a reluctant patient.

Episode 4 – 26th July

Today’s episode features a beloved family cat fighting for her life, a bulldog who is rushed in to the clinic struggling to breathe and a chinchilla with a rather personal problem.

Episode 5 – 27th July

Today’s episode features a sugar glider in danger of going blind, a very unwell hedgehog who has its owner worried sick and some puppies who are in for a nasty shock.


  • Monday 23rd July - Friday 27th July, 8pm

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  • annabel@plankpr.com

**NEW** Inventing The Impossible: The Big Fix

Thousands of people struggle with the simplest tasks, hampered by their health or the environment. This series challenges leading inventors to come up with life-changing solutions.

Episode 1                                                                

A team of inventors attempt to change the lives of three inspiring people with very different problems. .

40-year-old Graham was passionate about snowboarding until an accident dramatically changed his life. He was caught up in an avalanche and buried under the snow for half an hour before rescuers could dig him out. Now he’s severely disabled; spending most of his time in a wheelchair, and with limited use of his arms and legs.  But, despite all the trauma he’s suffered,  Graham dreams of one thing…  getting back on the slopes and back on his snowboard again. Can award-winning engineer, Yusuf Muhammed, help make his wish come true? There are already a range of skis and snowboards adapted for the disabled, but none that meet Graham’s ambition – to stand upright and control the board independently.

Alexander lives with a rare genetic disorder that causes extreme sensitivity to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. He is 10,000 times more sensitive to sun light than the average person. If he exposes his skin it immediately blisters and burns and he has a very high chance of getting skin cancer.  He lives at home with his parents and for the last 24 years he’s spent his life avoiding going outside.  When he does go out he has to cover every inch of his body, including wearing a home-made helmet and visor which are bulky and draw the attention of everyone who sees him.  For materials expert, Zoe Laughlin, it’s a huge challenge. She needs to find a way to protect Alex’s skin from the harmful rays which is light-weight and ventilating, whilst allowing him to go out in public without being stared at.

Kyle’s ambition has always been to be a hairdresser, but he was born with a deformed hand making it impossible for him to hold hair while cutting or styling it. Determined not to give up on his dream he has enrolled at a hairdressing academy, but he’s reached a point where his disability is stopping him from progressing any further and he cannot complete the course. Engineer, Jude Pullen, needs to come up with a solution that will give Kyle the dexterity required to work as a professional hairstylist. And, in a world where appearances are everything, it’s important that whatever he designs looks the part too.

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Lifelong friends and comedic royalty Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer have more in common than just their love of laughter – on a more serious note, they have both suffered complex heart disease.

Paul is an experienced fisherman, Bob, a complete novice. Paul thought a tour of the country’s finest fishing spots might help Bob’s recovery, and along the way maybe they’d learn something about each other.

In this funny and poignant new six-part series, we eavesdrop on their expedition as they re-connect with each other and share their personal experiences of life, while testing the parameters of true friendship.

They also fish, and talk nonsense. A lot.

On soggy riverbanks, they candidly discuss everything from show business to solitude, relationships and romance, while trying to catch some of the most significant species of fish in the country. This is as much an insight into the hearts and minds of two of the UK’s best loved comics as it is about capturing the extreme exhilaration and occasional monotony of one of the most popular past times in the UK.

Episode 6 - PIKE

In this final episode, Paul and Bob decide to try and catch a legendary Pike, which is perhaps not the best idea for two men of a certain age with heart problems.

In the cosy cottage where they are staying, they invite a consultant cardiologist for dinner to talk about their medical past and their future, gaining tips on how to live the most healthy life possible. Facing the future, they write a eulogy for each other as the sun sets on their final fishing expedition.

Eamonn & Ruth: How the Other Half Lives

Eamonn & Ruth: Look a Million Dollars

The average woman will spend £18,000 on her face in a lifetime, but the rich and famous could easily spend that in a day. Eamonn and Ruth get under the skin of the beauty regimes of the super-rich to discover just how good you can look when the cost is irrelevant.

They’ll discover the detox programme Hollywood stars like Gwyneth Paltrow swear by and meet the millionaire businesswoman behind it and take a tour of London’s famous Harley Street to discover just what the world’s leading specialist can do for the right price.

They’ll meet the mother who spends tens of thousands of pounds on designer clothing for her 4 year old and the hyper-fit couple behind a multi-million pound sporting empire.


  • Thursday 26th July, 9pm

  • Channel 5

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