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WEEK 34

Serengeti II

Viewers can journey back to the vast plains of Tanzania revisiting some of our favourite faces from the first series and meeting new friends as the ground-breaking episodes highlight the day-to-day lives of the majestic animals who call the Serengeti their home.

 

Created and produced by Emmy®-winner Simon Fuller (“American Idol,” “Spice Girls”) and directed and produced by Emmy®-winning wildlife filmmaker John Downer (“Penguin: Spy in The Huddle”), the continuation of the six-part series gives unrivalled access to one of the most unspoiled corners of Africa. Featuring a lush original score and narrated by Academy Award®-winning and Emmy® nominated actress Lupita Nyong’o, the show follows the heart-warming stories of a cast of African wildlife including lions, zebras, baboons and cheetahs over the course of a year, showcasing the dramatic moments that make each day of survival on the Serengeti a feat.


  • Sunday 22nd August, 5:35pm

  • BBC One

  • 1 of 6

  • Lou@plankpr.com

Feel The Noise: The Music That Shaped Britain

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  • Launching Thursday 26th August

  • BritBox

  • 1 of 1

  • Kay@plankpr.com

Coastal Cornwall with Michael Portillo

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  • Wednesday 25th August, 8pm

  • Channel 5

  • Episode 1

  • Lou@plankpr.com

Summer of Wild Weather: Is Worse to Come?

2021 has had a summer of record-breaking temperatures, wildfires, torrential rain and fatal floods - and we haven’t even reached the end of August yet.

 

This is the dramatic global story of the extreme weather events experienced this yearfeaturing the shocking stories and striking images documenting the size, force and impact of the wild weather that has raged across the planet. From the “heat dome” of north America, the floods in Germany, Belgium and Iran to the monumental landslides in Japan and India, it feels like no part of the earth has gone untouched.  And in the aftermath homes have been destroyed and lives lost.

 

What is causing this extreme weather? There are ​Scientists around the world that ​ say the influence of climate change on these types of events is strong and likely to continue growing. There are increased concerns now that the planet will be hit harder and more regularly by intense heat and rainfall as global temperatures rise. The film also examines the impact of extreme weather on the ecosystem across the world and how it is affecting us now.

 

According to the recent UK State of the Climate report, we are already undergoing disruptive climate change with increased extreme weather patterns. Reporter Morland Sanders asks if the UK is prepared for it, is there anything we can do about it and is there worse to come?


  • Monday 23rd August, 9pm

  • Channel 4

  • 1 of 1

  • Lou@plankpr.com

Food Unwrapped

Food Unwrapped is on the road again on its mission to unearth the surprising secrets behind the food on our plates. Matt Tebbutt pops to Argentina to find out how they produce perfect popcorn. Andi Oliver gets stuck into the whiffy mystery of how they get mould inside blue cheese and Jimmy Doherty is in Germany where he's 'shocked' to see how electricity is being used in cutting edge crisp manufacturing. 


  • Monday 23rd August, 8pm

  • Channel 4

  • 1 of 4

  • Annabel@plankpr.com

Jay’s Yorkshire Workshop

Jay Blades opens the doors to his brand new workshop in Bradford.    

 

In each episode, members of the public nominate local heroes from across  Yorkshire to receive a bespoke, handmade piece of wooden furniture to recognise the work they do for their community, often going above and beyond.  Jay hears first-hand what makes each local hero special and why they are deserving of this thank you.  

 

Jay gives the task of making the items to one of his three experts in the workshop.  Ciaran, Isabelle and Saf are three of the country’s best fine furniture makers who create stunning designs each week.  

 

Making the items with the experts are six passionate woodworkers from the surrounding area who have all come to the workshop to learn from the experts they’re teamed with and working alongside.  Each has a personal reason to be here and the series explores their lives whilst following how they go about making each item and learning on the job.


  • Wednesday 25th August, 9pm

  • BBC Two

  • 2 of 6

  • Lou@plankpr.com

Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains

In tonight’s Growing Pains, Rob Delaney, Sara Pascoe and Yinka Bokinni share their embarrassing teenage lives with host Rhod Gilbert. Who will win the coveted title of Most Embarrassing Teenager – will it be Rob and his love for Dougie Howser, Sara and her infatuation with Robbie Williams or Yinka’s Harry Potter obsession? Sara reveals a teenage trauma when a public performance went very wrong – Rhod helps her to heal by recreating that moment in the studio with help from Rob and Yinka. In a bid to get themselves into Rhod’s Memory Box of Shame they all share with us their ‘Mixtapes from Hell’ - the music, TV and films  that  confused and embarrassd  them  as  teenagers and that if  they  end up going to hell would be the videos playing on a loop in the welcome lounge.  And in a surprise for the guests Rhod has spoken to friends and family who knew them as teenagers and shares some mortifying morsels they would probably rather he hadn’t got hold of. And finally, what advice would they give to a teenage them with the benefit of hindsight? And would the teenage them listen, or just reply ‘blah blah blah’? 


  • Wednesday 25th August, 9pm

  • Comedy Central

  • 2 of 6

  • Victoria@plankpr.com

Celebrity MasterChef

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This summer is set to get even hotter when the who’s who of comedy, drama, music, sport and show business will battle it out to become Celebrity MasterChef 2021, as the ever-popular series returns to BBC One. 
 

Across six weeks John Torode and Gregg Wallace will be putting their own taste buds through a sensory assault course, as they discover which celebrities have the palate and skill to chop, slice and sizzle their way to lifting the iconic Celebrity MasterChef trophy. 

 

In the third week of heats the celebrities up for the culinary challenge are TV personality and author Katie Price, ex-England footballer and TV Presenter Dion Dublin, actor and presenter Joe Swash, furniture restorer Will Kirk and actor Melissa Johns.  

 

The first challenge for the five hopefuls is the brand new Under The Cloche. In front of each celebrity is a cloche, underneath which is an ingredient. Each celebrity has a different ingredient and along with a larder, must create one dish showcasing that ingredient to demonstrate to the judges they have potential. With nerves running high and just over an hour to create their dish from scratch, the celebrities must think on their feet to impress the judges. 

 

Next it’s another brand new challenge – The Street Food Challenge. The celebrities are presented with a popular street food dish from Jamaica, Escovitch fish with festival dumplings, which they must taste and then try to identify the ingredients that are in it.  However, the challenge doesn’t end there! Following not a recipe but their instincts, the celebs are then tasked with having to cook this classic national dish for themselves. Will their attempts impress, or will they fall short of the mark? 

 

Then in the final test of culinary creativity, the contestants are asked to prepare their Dinner Party Dish – something they would cook to impress if someone was coming round to eat - in just one hour. The celebrities work furiously in a last attempt to prove themselves to the judges, because at the end of this test one of them will be going home. 

 

Who can handle the pressure and show the judges they have skills creativity and flair to progress further in the competition? 

 

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Celebrity MasterChef is back for its sixteenth series, with 20 familiar faces from the world of comedy, drama, sport, show business and music all hoping to take the 2021 title.  

 

This week’s Celebrity MasterChef heats continue with the four remaining celebrities facing three more culinary challenges, as they battle for a place in the quarter-final. 

 

Tonight’s first challenge is a Knowledge and Skills Test, where the celebrities have the terrifying task of facing judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace one by one. They will attempt to demonstrate their ability to identify four types of tropical fruit before being asked to make sweetcorn fritters, smashed avocado and a poached egg in just 20 minutes. 

 

At this point in the competition the celebrities would usually next be sent to work with and learn from a professional chef in their restaurant kitchen. But with this not possible, John and Gregg bring the chef to the celebrities. With a style that combines the eclectic flavours of her Punjabi heritage and British upbringing, along with her experiences with French and Italian cusine,  Sabrina Gidda, challenges each of the four celebrities to cook one of her favourite recipes.  

 

Then the celebrities must channel all they have learned from Sabrina into one dish inspired by their favourite restaurant delivery to stay in the competition. With just one hour to cook, the celebrities give it their all in a last attempt to prove themselves to the judges because at the end of this test one of them will be going home. 

 

TX9

 

Celebrity MasterChef is back for its sixteenth series, with 20 familiar faces from the world of comedy, drama, sport, show business and music all hoping to take the 2021 title. 

 

Tonight it’s the quarter-final and the battle for two semi-final places reaches its climax. The three remaining celebrities must cook a faultless two course meal that will not only be judged by John and Gregg, but also by three Celebrity MasterChef legends; actors Sophie Thompson (Champion 2014) and John Partridge (Champion 2018) and TV Personality Vicky Pattison (Finalist 2019).  

 

All three know what it takes to get through this competition and tonight they are in for a treat as the celebrities pull out all the stops to try secure their semi-final place. Only the best two contestants can come one step closer to winning the title of Celebrity MasterChef 2021. For the one who doesn’t cut the mustard, the journey ends here. 


  • Monday 23rd August, 9pm
    Tuesday 24th August, 9pm
    Friday 27th August, 9pm

  • BBC One

  • 7 of 18
    8 of 18
    9 of 18

  • Annabel@plankpr.com

Channel Hopping with Jon Richardson

In tonight’s episode Jon is joined by chat show legend Jonathan Ross and his regular sidekick Judi Love. Jon takes the opportunity of Jonathan’s presence to pick apart some truly shocking chat show moments from around the world. Meanwhile, this week’s deep dive sees Jon focus in on a remarkable nature show called Kings of Pain in which ‘scientists’ set out to be bitten and stung by some of the world’s most deadly creatures. They also look at some incredible kids’ TV shows including a cartoon from Denmark about a man and his very long and useful penis. Judi introduces us to Brazilian telenovela actress Lorena Comparato who demonstrates the best of extreme Brazilian telly while giving Judi a trans-continental lesson in slapping, telenovela style! At the end of the show Judi presides over a dramatic head to head quiz where Jon and Jonathan must prove who has learned the most about TV that week, culminating in a Kings of Pain style challenge in which Jonathan waxes his leg and Jon munches on some horrendously hot chillies.  


  • Monday 23rd August, 9pm

  • Comedy Central

  • 4 of 6

  • Kate@plankpr.com

Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back

Comedian Joe Lycett returns to fight for the consumer rights of the Great British public as he battles big brands, dodgy scammers and rogue traders in this brand new series.   With the help of his assistant Mark Silcox, a weekly studio guest and celebrity cameos, Joe campaigns on behalf of viewers who come up against red tape, get caught out by small print and bullied by big businesses.

Throughout the series Joe scores victories for consumers everywhere as he battles major international companies to make their packaging environmentally friendly, launches a massive campaign to back British wool, takes on dodgy puppy dealers, hits back against the nation’s worst bosses and takes up the fight against corporate giants. 

On top of all that, each week Joe gets behind the Customer Service desk as he tackles viewers’ consumer problems, no matter how big or small.


  • Thursday 26th August, 8pm

  • Channel 4

  • 2 of 8

  • Annabel@plankpr.com

Britain’s Deadliest kids

18-year-old Liam Gray was on the verge of starting a new life as a new dad. But on a celebratory night out on 1st August 2019, he was attacked and stabbed through the heart by 17-year-old Jonathan Treadgold. Treadgold was one of Liam’s best friends but had had a troubled upbringing. He claimed that Liam had been bullying him for years, but an intense police investigation uncovered the truth. Now for the first time in a TV interview, Liam’s mum and sisters speak out about the tragedy. 


  • Saturday 21st August, 10pm

  • Quest Red

  • 4 of 6

  • Kay@plankpr.com

Undercover Big Boss

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