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WEEK 47

**NEW** Fantasy Homes By The Sea

Michelle Ackerley whisks a pair of property buyers off to the seaside to help them realise their fantasy of moving to a home on the UK coast.   She takes them on a tour of four tantalising properties in their chosen hot spot, but does the reality match the fantasy?

In each location, Michelle indulges our dreams of living like a millionaire as she takes us around an incredible property worth in excess of a million pounds, which is surprisingly affordable for a short stay if the treat is shared with a group of friends.  And on the other side of the coin, she hunts down three fantasy properties on a shoestring budget that could also yield an income when rented out.

EPISODE 1 – MONDAY 19TH NOVEMBER

Award winning children’s author Sally Gardner is looking to swap the noise of city life for the peace of the sea, as she searches for her fantasy home in coastal creative hot spot, Hastings.  After selling her London flat, she’s currently renting in the area and the pressure is on to find her dream property.  With a budget of £300,000 she’s enlisted the help of friend and fellow author Jane who, after recently buying in the area herself, is the perfect house hunting partner.

EPISODE 2 – TUESDAY 20TH NOVEMBER

After a decade of living in Portugal, Gary and Janine decided to return to the UK in time for their son Jonty to start secondary school.   With a budget of up to £800,000 they want to replicate the coastal lifestyle they came to love in the Algarve on the dramatic North Devon coast.  Their current short-term living arrangements are too cramped for the family and Gary’s impressive collection of classic cars, so they can’t wait to find their fantasy home and garage by the sea.

EPISODE 3 – WEDNESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER

Aussie Craig grew up by the Ocean but moved to London for love after meeting his wife; Midwife Jo.  After years of busy city living he wants to hear the sound of the sea again, so the couple have decided to embark on a new venture in the UK's surf capital, North Cornwall.  With a budget of £750,000 they are looking for their fantasy home plus a business to fund this complete lifestyle change. They’ve got their sights set on a property with land, so they can set up a luxury glamping site by the sea.

EPISODE 4 – THURSDAY 22ND NOVEMBER

Today’s brand-new episode of Fantasy Home by the Sea comes from East Kent.  Yoga loving Lorraine grew up on the Costa Del Sol and has always yearned to return to the coast.  After living and working in London for the past 27 years she’s tired of the daily grind and has outgrown her cramped one bedroom flat.  Still loving the social buzz of city life, she’s hoping to find a better work life balance in trendy seaside town Margate.    With the help of friend Dave and a budget of £350,000 she’s looking for a property with potential studio space for her yoga teaching in her very own London-by-the-Sea.

EPISODE 5 – FRIDAY 23RD NOVEMBER

World Champion powerboat racer Daisy Coleman was born and raised on the Pembrokeshire coast.  After enlisting in the army straight from school she’s spent the past 14 years living away but is now ready to return to her roots and find her fantasy forever home by the sea.  She wants to be close to her boat and family but also wants to fulfil another lifelong dream of owning her own horse.  With £325,000 to spend she’s enlisted the help of friend and fellow horse lover to find a property with land for the horse and holiday let potential.

**NEW**The Outback Killer: Mia & Tom's Story

Backpack Killer: Mia and Tom’s Story, uses witness and family testimony to explore the heart breaking events, which led to the senseless deaths of 20 year old Mia Ayliffe-Chung and her would-be-hero, 30 year old Tom Jackson; at a working hostel in Queensland, Australia on August 23rd, 2016.

Like many backpackers, Mia and Tom were taking part in the Australian Government 88-day working visa scheme, which would allow them to extend their stay in Australia for a second year, when terror struck.

Unlike Tom, who had been at Home Hill Hostel for a number of months, and was coming to the end of his stay. Mia was at the start of her farming journey when she became the centre of the vicious attack.

On August 23rd, 2016, Smail Ayad – a 29-year-old French backpacker – is alleged to have grabbed a knife from the kitchen, before entering the dorm room he shared with Mia. He is then alleged to have dragged her from her bed onto the balcony, before stabbing her repeatedly in the dorm room doorway.

Witnesses, who were also staying at the hostel, have described the events that followed in shocking detail. The terror Ayad is purported to have inflicted on this night was wide reaching and traumatising. And as Mia fought for her life in an upstairs bathroom; witnesses found Ayad lying on the ground. Tom Jackson went to his aid, as he was made aware of the horror that had taken place. Changing course, he went to Mia’s aid, when moments later, his own life was put at risk as Ayad is reported to have continued his rampage. Finding Tom defending Mia a fresh attack began. 

Almost two years on, the heart breaking testimonies of family members and witnesses, show how a horrific incident can have devastating consequences.


  • Tuesday 20th November, 10pm

  • Channel 5

  • 1 of 1

  • annabel@plankpr.com

**NEW** Trans Kids: It's Time to Talk

Psychotherapist and author Stella O’Malley reflects on the huge rise in numbers of young people embarking on gender transition, through the prism of her own lived experience as a child with gender identity issues. As a child in the 70’s and 80’s, Stella was convinced she should be a boy, but is now a married woman with two children. She examines how the experiences and options open to transgender children today compare with her own childhood, and asks what person she might now be, had these choices been available to her.

There has been a 2,500% increase in the number of children and young people being referred to the NHS’s gender identity service over the last nine years. Stella meets some of these young people to understand their personal journeys, as well as academics and parents trying to support their children and navigate the system. In asking frank questions about the best way to support children who want to transition, Stella also discovers not everyone thinks it’s a topic for discussion.

Rich Kids Go Skint

Yasmine is a 19- year old ‘rich kid’ and university student.  She’s not an average struggling student though, as she lives a very lavish lifestyle, never having to give money a second thought and spending it on whatever she likes. Yasmine lives in London’s most expensive area, Chelsea, with her mum, who runs an interior design company. 

Almost every day Yasmine can be seen cruising around town in her convertible Mini, with her pampered pet dog Paulo by her side, heading for leisurely brunches or dinners at fashionable and exclusive restaurants. Yasmine’s father is currently living in the Middle East, but every summer they spend two months together, sailing around the Greek Islands on the family’s very own yacht.

Yasmine will be going to stay with Sheila and Miguel and their two daughters, who are both under 2- years old. Sheila and Miguel came to the UK from Mexico 9 -years ago as they felt Mexico was becoming unsafe. They live life on the breadline and rely on state benefits to get by.

Meeting this family will be a real eye-opener for Yasmine. She’s used to being able to go where she wants, when she wants, without a second thought about the expense, and her stay with the family soon makes her feel trapped. Sheila and Miguel spend much of their time indoors as they can’t afford a car and public transport is expensive. During her stay with the family Yasmine sees just how hard Sheila works looking after her young family, While she is there, Yasmine is encouraged to help out and is tasked with chores such as changing her very first nappy and also, to her surprise, using a washing machine for the first time in her life.  Although she struggles at first, Yasmine gets stuck in and proves she’s not just a pampered posh kid.

During a chat, Yasmine is shocked to learn about the harsh reality of Sheila’s life growing up in Mexico. The Mexico she learns about is violent and has high levels of crime, not the fun and sunny place people go to on holiday. It brings home just how much Sheila and Miguel understandably feared for their safety and how desperate they were to leave so they could bring up a family in the UK. This provides a stark contrast to Yasmine’s privileged upbringing of private schools and luxury holidays around the world. Her best friend Pixie is just as shocked as she is when they chat about it on FaceTime afterwards.

To give Sheila some respite from the daily hardships of bringing up two kids on a meagre budget, Yasmine takes her for a pamper session at a local beautician. They share a lovely time together and they use this time to properly bond.

Yasmine realises how much she relies on her parents, and the freedom and financial

support they provide her with. This experience will have been a real eye opener for Yasmine and now she’ll appreciate how lucky she is and not take her privilege for granted. And will she continue to use the washing machine back in Chelsea? Perhaps that will be pushing it…

Club Rep Wars

A brand new series that enters the sizzling world of summer jobs in the sun. Club Rep Wars follows two teams of wannabe club reps competing to win the chance to work a season in the Greek party paradise of Zante. The Pink and the Blue teams fiercely contest each other at a series of fun-packed events to prove who can triumph at running the best sun soaked parties.  

With Team Blue still failing to even up the numbers they decide to up their game and go all out to secure the latest new recruit, 25-year-old international model Alex. His first role is to work at one of Zante’s notorious paint parties with the Blues and he also successfully turns the head of at least one team member.  Meanwhile the Pinks try desperately to regroup after Millie’s ultimatum, and all seems to go well until Alex joins them working at a Greek Restaurant. Things fall apart in a big way and the team worry about what Alex will make of it.  However, they fail to remember that Big Boss BJ is watching, with disastrous consequences.

Tattoo Fixers: Extreme

Tattoo Fixers: Extreme is back to banish the grisly and the gruesome for good. Sketch gives Andy a hand with his disastrous digit, Alice gives popstar Michelle Heaton something just a little special, Pash rids Carly of her cracking calamity and Uzzi works on Ian’s booby blunder. Elsewhere Sketch turns off Oneica’s terrible tap tatt for good and Connor gets a much needed cover up for his indecent inking.

MasterChef: The Professionals

Episode 7, Tuesday 20th November, 8pm

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

In the first heat of the week, six more professional chefs from across the UK set out to prove they can become the culinary star of this year’s competition.  To begin their fight for the coveted title, the chefs face the infamous Skills Test. This is the chance for Monica, Marcus and Gregg to size up their skills and ability under pressure whilst the chefs have to hold their nerve and impress the judges.

First three chefs in will face a pasta test set by Monica. They have 20 minutes to roll, fill and shape a dish of Agnolotti Pasta filled with Bechamel Sauce.  Monica demonstrates the perfect way to cook, chill and pipe the creamy filling before producing a faultless plate of pasta. This dextrous task will reveal to the judges which chefs have the palate, skill and steel to take them further in the competition.

Marcus sets a task for the next three chefs that could catch them off guard – he would like them to make a Chicken, Bacon and Mayonnaise Sandwich. The simplicity of this dish belies the depth of skill that will be on display from the chefs. The judges will be keenly watching as they butcher and cook the chicken before making the best mayonnaise of their careers and assembling a sandwich worthy of the judges.  

All six chefs are invited back in to the MasterChef kitchen for the next round, in a bid to impress with their Signature Dish and stay in the competition. They have a chance to redeem any earlier mistakes and cook a tried and tested dish of their choice for Monica, Marcus and Gregg. In an hour and 15 minutes, they need to show off their culinary talent before the judges decide which three are sent home, and which three go through to this week’s quarter final, taking a step closer to the crown of MasterChef: The Professionals Champion of 2018.  

Judge: Monica Galetti

Judge: Gregg Wallace

Judge: Marcus Wareing

 

Episode 8, Wednesday 21st November, 8pm

The BAFTA-winning hit MasterChef: The Professionals is back. Celebrated MasterChef presenter Gregg Wallace, chef Monica Galetti and 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 more chefs convinced of their culinary artistry head into the MasterChef kitchen to show the judges they have what it takes to be this year’s champion.

To begin their fight for the coveted title, the chefs face the infamous Skills Test. Monica kicks off tonight’s Skills Test when three chefs face what could be the toughest 20 minutes of their careers.  Under the scrutiny of the three judges, the chefs will be relying on their creativity, cooking knowledge, and ingenuity, when Monica asks them to cook an elegant and tasty dish of Broccoli in three different ways. Can the chefs use their creativity to conjure up a plate from one head of broccoli that will catapult them into the judges’ good books? 

The next three chefs into the MasterChef Kitchen will have to keep calm and dig deep into their cookery skills when Marcus asks them to perfectly poach haddock for his dish of Poached Haddock on toast with a Polonaise Sauce topped with a Fried Egg.  The traditional boiled egg, parsley and crumb sauce may cause the chefs to falter but surely frying and turning out an immaculate egg will find them back in familiar territory?         

Next, the six chefs must complete the Signature Dish round. It’s their chance to showcase their cooking style and creativity using their very own recipes. Everything is riding on how they perform under the intense pressure of this round. The strength of their dish will either see them through to the next round or find them leaving the competition. The surviving three chefs move on to battle it out for another day in tomorrow’s Quarter Final.

Judge: Monica Galetti

Judge: Gregg Wallace

Judge: Marcus Wareing

 

Episode 9, Thursday 22nd November, 8pm

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

Tonight’s quarter final sees the six strongest chefs from this week’s heats attempt to impress Monica and Marcus in two high-stakes challenges. Only the three most talented chefs will go through to Knockout Week and continue their pursuit of the MasterChef: The Professionals title.

First up the chefs face the new challenge – the Judges’ Favourite Ingredient Test. The six chefs are asked to invent a dish centred around one key ingredient – this week Marcus has chosen vanilla.   With a whole range of ingredients to choose from the six chefs have the flexibility to wow the judges with their ingenuity and creativity, keeping the distinct flavour of vanilla key to the dish without overpowering everything else. With 10 minutes to select the ingredients and 70 minutes to cook, the chefs’ dishes need to really stand out - only four chefs will remain and have the chance to cook for the critics, for the other two it’s the end of the competition.

The four chefs that impressed now face a test that has seen even the best crumble under the pressure – The Critics Test. They cook their own two-course menu to be scrutinized by the judges and three of the UK’s most experienced food critics –Jay Rayner, Grace Dent and Tom Parker Bowles. They have just one hour and fifteen minutes to turn out eye catching dishes with faultless flavours. Get it wrong and it could spell disaster but get it right and the critics could note down a future star.

Judge: Marcus Wareing

Judge: Monica Galetti

Judge: Gregg Wallace

Naked Attraction

The world’s most daring dating show is back! Helping sassy singletons avoid the pitfalls of fake online profiles and fancy filters by choosing their perfect partner based solely on the power of Naked Attraction. When we are entirely unfiltered what do people really find sexually attractive?
This series, it’s bigger and bolder than ever, with Anna Richardson on hand to guide the contestants through the game of choosing a partner naked -whittling 6 people down to 1. Expect even more shocking and surprising events than ever before.
First into the studio is 20 year old Katie, an estate agent from Bristol. A self-confessed “walking dating disaster” she’s hoping Naked Attraction will turn her luck around by dating in reverse.
Next up is 22 year old James, a student from London. He describes himself as a ‘club kid ‘and has a penchant for heels and glitter but seems to be scaring off the guys. Will any of the men in the pods be open minded enough for James?


  • Thursday 22nd November, 10pm

  • Channel 4

  • 9 of 10

  • victoria@plankpr.com

The Mash Report

With robust reporting and up-to-the-minute analysis, Nish Kumar and a team of hilarious correspondents keep you up to date with everything that’s happened – or not happened – this week


  • Friday 23rd November, 10pm

  • BBC Two

  • 4 of 6

  • annabel@plankpr.com

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