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WEEK 47

MasterChef The Professionals

MasterChef: The Professionals S14, Episode 9 of 22

TX: Monday 22nd November, 7:35pm on BBC One

 

The BAFTA 2020-nominated hit MasterChef: The Professionals returns to BBC One for 2021.

 

As the hospitality industry faces another year of unprecedented challenges, MasterChef: The Professionals showcases the range of culinary talent across the next generation of chefs in the UK. The 14th series sees judges, Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing, renowned chef Monica Galetti, and celebrated MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace, preside over the UK’s premier cooking competition.

 

Over six weeks, 32 professional chefs will be put through their paces, with a series of demanding culinary challenges designed to test skill, knowledge, and creativity. With every round, contestants must flourish and demonstrate impressive cooking talent as they strive to convince the judges they are worthy of the highly esteemed title of MasterChef: The Professionals Champion 2021.

 

In tonight’s heat, four professional chefs arrive to make their mark in the MasterChef kitchen and to stake their claim to the coveted title. With their reputations on the line, their knowledge and experience are tested as they face the infamous Skills Test under the watchful eye of all three judges. It’s the first time they cook for the judges and first impressions are everything as their culinary expertise is put on trial. 

 

The first test is set by Marcus. The two chefs must apply classical preparation skills with attention to detail to deliver Poussin Cooked and Served on the Bone, with Braised Endive and a Pear and Hazelnut Salad. With 20 minutes given, time is of the essence to produce an error-free dish. 

 

The two remaining chefs will take on the last Skills Test set by Monica of making Chickpea Panisses with an Aubergine Dip. It’s all in the detail when creating the right texture and consistency of the crispy chip. Can the chefs complete the task and emulate a flawless dish in 20 minutes? 

 

 

MasterChef: The Professionals S14, Episode 10 of 22

TX: Monday 22nd November, 8:30pm on BBC One

 

The BAFTA 2020-nominated hit MasterChef: The Professionals returns to BBC One for 2021.

 

As the hospitality industry faces another year of unprecedented challenges, MasterChef: The Professionals showcases the range of culinary talent across the next generation of chefs in the UK. The 14th series sees judges, Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing, renowned chef Monica Galetti, and celebrated MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace, preside over the UK’s premier cooking competition.

 

Over six weeks, 32 professional chefs will be put through their paces, with a series of demanding culinary challenges designed to test skill, knowledge, and creativity. With every round, contestants must flourish and demonstrate impressive cooking talent as they strive to convince the judges they are worthy of the highly esteemed title of MasterChef: The Professionals Champion 2021.

 

Tonight, the four professional chefs from the previous Skills Test round return to the MasterChef kitchen and face a second challenge where it’s all about the chefs showcasing their very own two-course Signature Dishes. They have one hour and 30 minutes to cook a main and a dessert which demonstrates skill, creativity, and individuality. Can the ambitious professional chefs pull out all the stops and stand out and get noticed? This is the chef’s chance to really cement their place within the competition and the judges will choose who will be sent home, and who make it through to the Quarter Final round.

 

 

MasterChef: The Professionals S14, Episode 11 of 22 

TX: Thursday 25th November, 9pm on BBC One

 

The BAFTA 2020-nominated hit MasterChef: The Professionals returns to BBC One for 2021.

 

As the hospitality industry faces another year of unprecedented challenges, MasterChef: The Professionals showcases the range of culinary talent across the next generation of chefs in the UK. The 14th series sees judges, Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing, renowned chef Monica Galetti, and celebrated MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace, preside over the UK’s premier cooking competition.

 

Over six weeks, 32 professional chefs will be put through their paces, with a series of demanding culinary challenges designed to test skill, knowledge, and creativity. With every round, contestants must flourish and demonstrate impressive cooking talent as they strive to convince the judges they are worthy of the highly esteemed title of MasterChef: The Professionals Champion 2021.

 

In tonight’s heat, four more professional chefs from around the country attempt to make their mark in the MasterChef kitchen and stake their claim to the coveted trophy. With their reputations on the line, their skills are tested as they face two intense challenges in a bid to impress the judges – at the end of which, two chefs are sent home and the strongest go through to this week’s quarter final. 

 

The infamous Skills Test returns as the first challenge the chefs come up against, under the watchful eyes of all three judges. It’s the first time they cook for Monica, Marcus and Gregg and first impressions are everything as their culinary expertise and experience are put on trial. 

 

Tonight’s first test is set by Marcus. The two professional chefs need to bring both classical technique and sharp fish preparation skills when asked to prepare and cook Sea Bream served with a Cous Cous and a Red Pepper Mayonnaise. Can they fillet and cook the fish with as much care as Marcus?    

 

The remaining two chefs take on Monica’s test. They need to prepare and make Crepes served with a Chocolate Hazelnut Spread, Berries and Chantilly. In 20 minutes, they need to work quickly to achieve perfect pancakes but under the watchful eyes of the judges, will they stumble and fall at the first hurdle?  

 

In the final challenge of the day, the four chefs to return to the kitchen when they cook their own two-course Signature Dishes. They have one hour and 30 minutes to cook a main and a dessert and balance technical ability alongside ambition.  This is their chance to rectify mistakes from the first round and showcase great skill and delicious flavours before the judges decide who will be sent home, and who will make it through to the Quarter Final round. 

 

 

MasterChef: The Professionals S14, Episode 12 of 22

TX: Friday 26th November, 8:30pm on BBC One

 

The BAFTA 2020-nominated hit MasterChef: The Professionals returns to BBC One for 2021.

 

Tonight’s Quarter Final sees the strongest four chefs from the first two Heats return to face two more demanding challenges. 

 

First, our chefs are to face an Invention Test where they are set the taxing task of creating a standout dish centered around colour. With an abundance of colourful vegetables, meat and fish to choose from, they have 10 minutes to select their ingredients and 60 minutes to prepare and serve a dish. Will the contestants be bold and creative enough to stand out from the pack and shine?  

 

Next up, the chefs face the challenge of cooking for three of the UK’s toughest Restaurant Critics. They will need to win over the approval of Grace Dent, Jay Rayner and Tom Parker Bowles. With one opportunity to impress, they have one hour and 15 minutes to deliver a perfectly executed and memorable two-course menu. Will they play it too safe, or can they thrill and excite the palates of the critics and MasterChef judges? Only the most talented hopefuls will go through to the Semi Finals and continue their quest to hold the MasterChef: The Professionals title. 


  • Monday 22nd November, 7:30pm
    Monday 22nd November, 8pm
    Thursday 25th November, 9pm
    Friday 26th November, 8:30pm

  • BBC One

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    11 of 22
    12 of 22

  • Cecile@plankpr.com

Freddie Mercury: In His Own Words

A remarkable biography of Queen’s flamboyant frontman, featuring interviews with the people who knew him.   

This film tells the amazing story of Freddie’s life and career, from the early days of the band to their show-stopping performance at Live Aid and dominance of the music charts around the world.  From Killer Queen and Bohemian Rhapsody, through to The Show Must Go On, we uncover the stories behind the songs through archive interviews with Freddie himself.


  • Sunday 21st November, 9pm

  • Channel 5

  • 1 of 1

  • Kay@plankpr.com

Secret Life of the Forest

It's Summertime in Kielder Forest, with orchids and wildflowers coming into full bloom, the sound of buzzing insects filling the air and all wildlife facing a race to make the most of the sunshine.

We meet an array of fascinating flora and fauna, from the carnivorous sundew plants that once obsessed Charles Darwin to the feral goats that have roamed the area for centuries. 

Across the forest are some of British wildlife's most famous sights, such as the dive of the majestic Kingfishers and the incredible home building of the wood ant.

For conservationists it's also a key time to reintroduce one of Britain's fastest declining mammals, the water vole.


  • Tuesday 23rd November, 7pm

  • Channel 5

  • 2 of 4

  • Kay@plankpr.com

Mary Berry Love to Cook

In this episode, Mary meets those who get great pleasure out of cooking for a crowd. 

 

On a visit to Liverpool, Mary joins the remarkable team from Homebaked Bakery, a goal kick away from Liverpool FC’s stadium, who take on the job of feeding the hordes on match day. Ten years ago, the century old bakery risked being demolished, but the incredible community rose to the challenge and saved it, and it is now co-owned and supported by an army of volunteers.

 

On a smaller but still impressive scale Mary meets Andrew, whose passion to feed has led to him building a smokehouse in his suburban garden. Describing it as a ‘hobby gone wrong’, Andrew can smoke up to 200kg of meat a night - including the kosher friendly lamb bacon he dubs ‘lacon’.

 

Between these tales, Mary cooks up her own fantastic crowd-pleasing delights, including quick and easy, melt in the mouth Cheese Biscuits, a fragrant Lamb Rogan Curry, a sumptuous platter of Sticky Soy & Ginger Pork and deliciously crispy yet creamy Chocolate Profiteroles, the perfect pud for a party. 

 

Mary also shares her best tips on how to cope with more people at the table with clever ways for dealing with the washing up and how to keep large platters fresh and ready to go!


  • Thursday 25th November, 8pm

  • BBC Two

  • 3 of 6

  • Bev@plankpr.com

In My Skin

Bethan (Gabrielle Creevy) is taken aback when her mother suddenly announces that she’s planning to leave Dilwyn (Rhodri Meillir) and is concerned about the danger Trina (Jo Hartley) will be in when her dad finds out about the affair.  Meanwhile Bethan’s relationship with Cam (Rebekah Murrell) reaches a new level.


  • Friday 26th November, 11:25pm

  • BBC One

  • 3 of 5

  • Kate@plankpr.com

Food Unwrapped

Food Unwrapped continues to bring you the surprising facts about our most popular grub. Ever wondered how sticky rice gets its name? This week Jimmy Doherty is in Thailand getting to grips with the grain. Kate Quilton works out how cream crackers could, remarkably, help with weight management. And fact or fiction? Amanda Byram tests how cabbages could be a saviour for breastfeeding mums.


  • Monday 22nd November, 8pm

  • Channel 4

  • 2 of 3

  • Annabel@plankpr.com

Casualty 24/7: Every Second Counts

Nursing staff have called in sick at Barnsley Hospital and the team is under pressure as patient numbers are rising.

 

Registrar Doctor Chris Carson is on his way to help with the staff shortages when he’s stopped in his tracks. He spots a man in extreme pain stumbling down a corridor towards him, Doctor Carson explains ‘you can just spot someone who looks incredibly sick. The fact that he has staggered into A & E and couldn’t make it to reception already is a red flag to me.’ The patient, 52-year-old Paul, needs immediate treatment.

 

Doctor Carson’s case-load also includes Wayne, who was found with head injuries at the bottom of a flight of stairs, and 4-year-old Pippa who’s been brought in with severe sickness.

 

In the hub, Junior Doctor Tariq Khan needs to urgently assess Nigel who has a 13cm long laceration on his thigh from a DIY accident with an angle grinder. The wound is so deep he may have severed vital nerves. Doctor Khan says ‘my focus was not on how bad it looks, my focus was on making sure we do the right thing as quickly as we can.’ 

 

Doctor Khan’s other patient is 25-year-old Alisha who was thrown from a horse while attempting a jump. Doctor Khan calls for a second opinion as he’s concerned she may have spinal injuries.

 

And Consultant Doctor Sue Mason attempts to locate the bottom of 93-year-old Walt’s missing hearing aid - deep in his ear canal. Doctor Mason relishes the task, ‘those are fun things to try and deal with and sort out.’


  • Monday 22nd November, 9pm

  • Channel 5

  • 7 of 10

  • Kay@plankpr.com

Walking Victorian Britain

This brand new series sees historian Dr Onyeka Nubia getting to grips with the story of Victorian Britain, visiting a different area in every episode. From great engineering to global supremacy, the years of Victoria’s reign are often seen as a highpoint in British history but the truth is so much more complex and fascinating. From megalomaniac industrialists to workers fighting for the vote, Onyeka unearths a society riddled with inequality and injustice. But from London to Liverpool and Edinburgh, he discovers a world expanding and changing like never before, filled with cutting edge medicine, technological advancement and no shortage of intriguing characters.

 

This episode sees Onyeka in London – arguably the heart of Victorian Britain. From its masses of railways, to its famous landmarks, so much of what we see in London today is Victorian.

 

Onyeka explores how Victorian Londoners spent their spare time, and discovers what these activities tell us about Victorian Britain, and how the Victorians liked to see themselves. 

 

From Hyde Park – and the ultimate 19th century day out, Onyeka heads south to see where leisure time and paleontology crossed paths, before uncovering the darker activities that took place behind the closed doors of the Victorian pub. As Onyeka reveals, the Victorians upheld a tradition of blood sports going back centuries, along with another disturbing interest that we would find deeply uncomfortable today.

 

Onyeka delves into the world of Victorian attractions that came to be known as ‘curiosities’, before finishing his journey with a trip out west, in one of London’s most desirable and upmarket areas, and one of the great legacies of the Victorian era. 


  • Tuesday 23rd November, 9pm

  • 5Select

  • 5 of 6

  • Lana@plankpr.com

Rhod Gilbert's Growing Pains

In tonight’s Growing Pains, Jim Moir, Lorraine Kelly and Kae Kurd share their embarrassing teenage lives with host Rhod Gilbert. Who will take home the coveted Most Embarrassing Teenager trophy – will it be Lorraine and her erotic fantasies about Star Trek’s Mr Spock, Jim’s admission of a long forgotten teenage crime or Kae’s love of Neighbours? In a bid to get themselves into Rhod’s Memory Box of Shame the guests reveal the most outlandish Urban Myths they have ever heard - and they all share with us their ‘Mixtapes from Hell’ - the music, TV and films that confused and embarrassed them as teenagers and that if they end up going to hell would be the videos playing on a loop in the welcome lounge. During a quick fire quiz about their teenage selves Rhod drops some mortifying morsels gleaned from friends and family they would probably rather he hadn’t got hold of. And finally, with the benefit of hindsight, what advice would they give to their teenage selves?


  • Wednesday 24th November, 9pm

  • Comedy Central

  • 3 of 6

  • Victoria@plankpr.com

Gogglebox

Britain's sharpest armchair critics share their insightful and passionate takes on the week's biggest and best shows. From entertainment juggernauts and the week's biggest news stories, to hard-hitting documentary series and gritty drama, Gogglebox offers sharp, hilarious and often emotional critiques of popular and topical TV shows. 


  • Friday 26th November, 9pm

  • Channel 4

  • 11 of 13

  • Victoria@plankpr.com

The Big Nastie Show

Big Narstie and Mo Gilligan are back for a brand-new series of their BAFTA award winning late-night chat, comedy and music show. With huge celebrity guests, live music performances, hilarious sketches and more anarchic interviews - expect the unexpected from the chat show that breaks every rule in the book. 


  • Friday 26th November, 11:05pm

  • Channel 4

  • 4 of 6

  • Kate@plankpr.com

The Repair Shop

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  • Monday 22nd November, 4:30pm
    Tuesday 23rd November, 4:30pm
    Wednesday 24th November, 4:30pm
    Thursday 25th November, 4:30pm
    Friday 26th November, 4:30pm

  • BBC One

  • 36 of 40
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  • Annabel@plankpr.com

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