Sara Pascoe, alongside team captains Alan Davies & Darren Harriott with able assistant John Kearns, welcome presenter Clare Balding and comedians Jason Manford, Russell Kane and Dane Baptiste into the Comedy Central loft to play an array of guessing games.
This week's games range from the absurd to the ridiculous, with Jason Manford becoming Eminem in ‘What am I?’, Russell Kane offering the finest gorilla impersonation of recent times in ‘Worst Impressions’ and Clare Balding proving that whilst she’s a great presenter, she’s a truly dreadful artist in ‘Quick Draw’. All this humiliation, in an attempt to get clues and guess what celebrity is hidden in John Kearns' Mystery Box.
Don’t have cash for a deposit to buy your own home? Spending all your money on rent? Look no further. With the help of Simon O’Brien, we will buy two strangers a house at auction, and give them a renovation budget to flip a house and sell on. They must work together and work hard to turn the property around. If the house makes a profit, they get to keep it to help them make that all important first step onto the property ladder!
Episode One: Bradford
Private investigator Vikki and Electrician Emily meet for the first time as they step into the auction room to buy a house together in West Yorkshire. With the help of Simon O’Brien, they’ve been given a budget and six months to renovate and sell their property. Can they work together and prove that hard work really does pay off?
Episode Two: Gorton
Beautician Rachael and Maintenance manager Aeron meet for the first time as they step into the auction room to buy a house together in the Northern Powerhouse Manchester. With the help of Simon O’Brien, they’ve been given a budget and six months to renovate and sell this property. With clashing visions and tensions running high, will Rachael get her four-piece bathroom, and will they turn it around in time to sell?
Episode Three: Leicester
Mike and Manaswi meet first the first time as they step into the auction room to buy a property in Leicester. With the help of Simon O’Brien, a renovation budget and 6 months, can they get past restoring this old Victorian property and actually renovate it?
Episode Four: Rugby
Electrician Sam and estate agent Eva meet just hours before buying a property together in Rugby. Simon O’Brien lends a hand by giving them a renovation budget and just 6 months to turn this place around and sell it on. Can Sam and Eva set their differences aside and make this a success?
Episode Five: Valley
NHS workers Ceri and Danni buy a dormer bungalow on the Isle of Anglesey with the help of Simon O’Brien. Will these first-time renovators get stuck in or will it all prove too much?
buy a dormer bungalow on the Isle of Anglesey with the help of Simon O’Brien.
IRL with Team Charlene is a new show that aims to break down and explain major issues for children. In this special, ITV News Presenter Charlene White is joined by her team of celebrity friends, experts and young people from across the UK. They'll talk about everything from what racism is and the Black Lives Matter movement to why we have different skin colours. Through a mix of animation, musical performances and personal stories the team takes an engaging and accessible approach to serious events.
This week at the Blue Cross in Grimsby Labrador Scooby is in to have some lumps removed from around his eye and scaredy cat Wotsit finally makes it in for his jabs. Receptionist Hannah has overcome a major hurdle in starting her Vet Nurse training and today she is helping in the kennels. Vet Alison is in theatre with an unusually tiny patient – Squeaky the rat has a growth in his stomach that needs removing – and the vets reveal some of the more unusual animals they have been called upon to treat.
In this episode, Mary heads to the dramatic Yorkshire coastline to explore the ancient seaport of Whitby and sample some classic, coastal, comfort food - fish and chips and ice cream. Mary also visits a small smoke house that has been run by the same family for five generations where she helps to smoke herring to make their world-renowned kippers.
As the climax to her time in Yorkshire, Mary helps a local community with their unique bonfire for Guy Fawkes Night.
Inspired by all she sees; Mary makes a Rustic Smoked Trout Pate followed by a One Pot Haddock & Shrimp Feast.
She also makes some of her favourite warming bonfire food – Smoky Firecracker Drumsticks, Posh Jacket Potatoes and her glorious Granny’s Sticky Ginger Cake as the sky comes alive during an epic sea-side, firework display.
23-year-old rich kid Jack from Staffordshire has no comprehension, and would never dream of, holidaying in the UK. Jack, along with his dad to pick up the bill, has ticked off an enviable array of destinations, from Botswana, South Africa and Australia to the US and most of Europe. Money is no object for drama student Jack, unlike the Robinson family from Leyland, Lancashire. Dian is a full -time mum to her children Michaela and Baily, but also looks after her disabled elderly mother. The Robinsons scrape to get by on benefits, so obviously expensive holidays are off limits for them
A budget caravan park in Skegness is as far as the Robinsons’ funds stretch. So, in the absence of the cash to go out to fancy restaurants, how will Jack, who’s used to cruise liners and fine dining, cope with basic homemade grub?
He gets off to a bad start when he gives Michaela and Baily some extra coins for the arcade, but afterwards Dian takes him aside after to explain that there is no endless stream of cash in their world.
After the arcade debacle, Jack throws himself into free fun on the beach with the kids, but when challenged with entertaining and cooking for the family on a meagre budget of £30 for the day, a Punch and Judy show and cold microwave meals fall way short of Dian’s expectations. Jack turns things around though, and when confronted with babysitting duties while Dian and her mum go to play bingo, Jack wins big by entertaining the kids with their own game of Bingo.
On the final day of the holiday, Jack surprises the kids with an all-action water adventure, something that the family would never be able to afford. There are plenty of cheers and tears over the course of the holiday, but will this budget break teach Jack the true value of money?
Steph McGovern presents a bold, fresh and exciting daily show broadcast live from Leeds. Steph's Packed Lunch features celebrity guests, fantastic food, intriguing real-life features and the best entertainment, lifestyle and consumer stories making the headlines. Well-known faces reveal what has got the viewers at home talking each day. In the kitchen, chefs Jack Stein and Dr Rupy Aujla rustle up delicious lunchtime treats. And there's a sideways look at the daily news in One O'Clock Views. Dr Helen Lawal and Dr Javid Abdelmoneim are the show's resident medical experts.