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WEEK 46

**NEW** Britain’s Forgotten Army

This film reveals the untold story of a secret army of 140,000 Chinese workers who travelled to Europe in 1917 to form the backbone of the Allied war effort.  These unsung heroes risked their lives building vital trench systems, maintaining tanks and dismantling unexploded bombs. But their contribution was literally painted out of history in more ways than one.  Now, armed with a treasure trove of recently discovered letters, diaries and documents their British descendants go on an emotional journey to discover how their forefathers helped win the war.  The  ‘Panthéon de la Guerre’ was the biggest painting ever commissioned and depicted all the Allies, with one glaring omission: the Chinese Labour Corps. Through forensic analysis of what remains of the painting today the film also examines how and why these heroes were erased from history. With over 60,000 WW1 memorials in the UK and none dedicated to the Chinese Labour Corps, the film follows the campaign, championed by many including the late Sir David Tang, Gemma Chan, Joanna Lumley, and the Ensuring We Remember campaign, to get the first ever public memorial erected in Britain.


  • Sunday 12th November, 7pm

  • Channel 4

  • 1 of 1

  • Cecile@plankpr.com

**NEW** Swipe Right For Murder

This brand-new and exclusive series lifts the lid on the terrifying side of online dating.

Swipe Right For Murder reveals the growing danger of online love matches. These days singletons think nothing of arranging to meet a stranger for a date or opening doors to someone they have purchased something from online. 

But in the last year, the number of serious crimes linked to dating apps has increased by over 10 times, and the police believe that it's one of the biggest threats facing the public. To make it worse, there's not a lot the police can do in a world where daters invite strangers into their lives with no idea about who they really are. A staggering 10 per cent of all known sex offenders use online dating apps as their very own private hunting ground. 

With access to the victims' families and the police (like Colin Sutton, pictured) who worked tirelessly to bring the perpetrators to justice, Swipe Right For Murder is a very modern true crime series for very modern times.

Trust no one.


  • Thursday 16th November, 10pm

  • Really

  • 1 of 8

  • annabel@plankpr.com

Helicopter ER

The team race to the rescue after a high-speed crash leaves a mother and child trapped in their wrecked car and paramedics Paul and James call in a Coastguard chopper to help save a climber critically injured on Yorkshire’s biggest natural landmark.
 


  • Monday 13th November, 9pm

  • Really

  • 11 of 15

  • annabel@plankpr.com

Dr Christian Will See You Now

Dr Christian Jessen and his team of top in-house specialists open the doors to their state of the art clinic, in a bid to get peoples’ lives and relationships back on track.

The first patient of the day is Darren, who comes to the clinic with his partner Lisa to find a treatment for his snoring problem. Darren’s condition might sound straightforward, but it’s having a serious impact on his relationship.

Darren and Lisa have been together for five years, but they don’t live in the same house and rarely sleep in the same bed because of his issue. It’s got to the point where the couple are beginning to question their relationship and are thinking about going their separate ways.

Next through the doors are Kirsty and her boyfriend Nathan. Kirsty suffers from trichotillomania, a condition that compels her to pull her hair out. Nathan is supportive, but the condition is leaving Kristy feeling extremely low and she also suffers from anxiety as a result.

Dr Christian is on hand to help and refers Kirsty to a psychiatrist, in a bid to find out if there is an underlying issue behind her disorder.

John comes to the clinic on his own, because his problem is stopping him from finding a partner. John has a relatively rare condition that sees his tongue turn black from time to time. His confidence has taken a knock and he is no longer going on dates. Can Dr Christian find out what’s causing this embarrassing ailment and get back on the dating scene?

Last through the doors are Steve and Elen. Steve has been suffering from headaches for 14 years caused by a large muscle spasm in his neck. He’s been with Elen for two years, but he’s refusing to buy a house and start a family with her until his medical problems are behind him. He’s tried everything and sees his consultation with Dr Christian as his last chance.

MasterChef: The Professionals

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MasterChef: The Professionals S10, Episode 4 of 21

The BAFTA-winning hit MasterChef: The Professionals is back for its tenth series. Celebrated MasterChef presenter Gregg Wallace, chef Monica Galetti and two Michelin-starred Marcus Wareing are together once again in their search for the UK’s finest cooking talent. 

In this heat, six professional chefs from across the UK put their reputations on the line, competing for the chance to become MasterChef: The Professionals winner 2017. Under the scrutiny of the three judges, the chefs must face two of their toughest challenges, firstly a test of their basic skills, followed by a chance to cook their own unique Signature Dish for the judges. At the end of this heat, three chefs will be sent home and the strongest three will go through to this week’s quarter final.

The first challenge they face is the Skills Test, set tonight by Monica. The chefs have 20 minutes to prepare a dish using cod’s cheeks and an accompanying sauce or garnish. The test will showcase the chef’s culinary skills. They must remove the cod’s flesh from the head simply and cleanly with no waste, cook it to perfection and create a beautifully balanced accompaniment. Whilst Monica, Marcus and Gregg look on, will the chefs fade under the pressure of this test, or manage to impress with a beautifully prepared, seasoned and cooked fish dish?

Next, the six chefs must cook their own Signature Dish for the three judges. They have an hour and 15 minutes, to create a dish of their own design which will display the level of their culinary skills; their ability to balance flavour and to present the resulting dish with creative flair. It is their final chance to impress the judges before three of them are sent home. The remaining chefs will progress to the quarter finals, moving another step closer to being crowned MasterChef: The Professionals Champion 2017.

Judge:  Marcus Wareing

Judge: Monica Galetti

Judge: Gregg Wallace

MasterChef: The Professionals S10, Episode 5 of 21

The BAFTA-winning hit MasterChef: The Professionals is back for its tenth series. Celebrated MasterChef presenter Gregg Wallace, chef Monica Galetti and two Michelin-starred Marcus Wareing are together once again in their search for the UK’s finest cooking talent. 

In the second heat of the week, six of the UK’s most determined chefs make the journey to the MasterChef kitchen ready to fight for the coveted title. Ahead of them are two challenges designed to challenge their ability in the kitchen - from taste and technical flair, to creativity and ability to work under pressure. These chefs’ every move will be watched over by Monica, Marcus and Gregg. At the end of the heat, only the three best chefs will go through to the quarter final.

First up is the terrifying Skills Test – one of the competition’s hardest rounds. Marcus sets the six chefs the task of preparing and cooking a fresh pasta dish with tiger prawns – first demonstrating his own dish. Can they think beyond classic and simple to push the boat out for the judges and cook their own version to perfection?  Any chef should have the skills and know-how to achieve a great pasta dish but in the heat of the competition will their pasta dishes match expectations?

In the second challenge all six chefs put the Skills Test behind them and wow the judges with dishes they are more comfortable and familiar with. In the Signature Dish round, the chefs pour their hearts onto the plate and showcase their palate, presentation and personal style. The resulting dishes will enable the judges to decide who is worthy of a place in the quarter final.

After this round, three chefs will leave the competition and the strongest three will continue through to the quarter final, one step closer to being crowned MasterChef: The Professionals Champion 2017

Judge: Marcus Wareing

Judge: Monica Galetti

Judge: Gregg Wallace

MasterChef: The Professionals S10, Episode 6 of 21

The BAFTA-winning hit MasterChef: The Professionals is back for its tenth series. Celebrated MasterChef presenter Gregg Wallace, chef Monica Galetti and two Michelin-starred Marcus Wareing are together once again in their search for the UK’s finest cooking talent. 

It’s the Quarter Final and the six best chefs from the week’s heats return to the MasterChef kitchen to continue their fight for the MasterChef: The Professional’s title. Tonight, they must face two further challenges designed to test even the most experienced chef.

First up is Monica’s super tough Invention Test. She challenges all six chefs to create a unique sweet or savoury dish using fresh herbs. Whatever the chefs choose to cook to impress the judges, they must show they have the skill and know-how to serve up a beautifully balanced, creative dish with the flavour of herbs running through it. The four chefs whose dishes most impress Monica and Marcus will survive to go through to cook for the critics in the next round, but for two chefs it will be their final challenge, as they leave the competition.

The four remaining chefs are now faced with their toughest challenge yet; to cook for some of the most exacting food critics in the country; Wlliam Sitwell, Tom Parker Bowles and Tracey MacLeod. With just one hour and 15 minutes they must create a menu consisting of an outstanding main course and dessert to wow the critics. In the hardest challenge they have faced in the competition so far, the chefs race against the clock to give the critics a taste of their own personal style and passion on a plate. For one chef it will be their final challenge as whoever impresses the least must leave the competition tonight. The three chefs considered to be the most brave and original, will go through to Knockout Week, continuing their quest for the title of MasterChef: The Professionals winner 2017.

Critics:

William Sitwell

Tom Parker Bowles

Tracey MacLeod

Judge: Marcus Wareing

Judge: Monica Galetti

Judge: Gregg Wallace


  • Tuesday 14th – Thursday 16th November, 8pm

  • BBC Two

  • 4-6 of 21

  • cecile@plankpr.com

Tattoo Fixers

The Tattoo Fixers are back and this week in the pop up parlour, Jay banishes Ant’s backside buddy, Alice helps Chelsea get over the shock of her life and Glen checks out Erika’s checklist meanwhile Sketch sorts out Jason’s Sambuca stunt scar. Also popping into the studio is wind loving Cheryl whose farting devil gets blown away and entertainer Liam whose branding on his booty is no longer to his taste.

Most Haunted

The Judges Lodgings Pt 1: Yvette heads to Presteigne, Mid Wales and the famous Judges Lodgings, were courts were held, people imprisoned and Judges stayed, but it also holds many a secret. The team are put through their paces by an unseen spirit that is desperate to split them up and strange occurrences happen as soon as they arrive.


  • Friday 17th November, 10pm

  • Really

  • 8 of 9

  • annabel@plankpr.com

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