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WEEK 4

How to Lose Weight Well

On HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT WELL Dr Xand van Tulleken and dietician Hala El-Shafie ask ordinary Brits to road test some of the most popular and talked about diets out there and give viewers the lowdown on how these diets performed for them. Café cook Stacie Stewart helps the volunteers to turn their diets into delicious dishes.

This week supermarket employee Rebecca and charity worker Alisha from London who want to ditch their bikini bulges for a family holiday abroad, Gary and Connor want to look svelte for Gary’s upcoming graduation and Elaine and Sue from Essex want to trim down for a work reunion in four months’ time.

Xand also investigates electro muscle stimulation for weight loss and tries to get rid of dangerous visceral fat clinging onto his organs.


  • Monday 22nd January, 8pm

  • Channel 4

  • 3 of 5

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The Farmers’ Country Showdown

TX15 : GRANSDEN PIGS

Today pedigree pig farmers David and Linda from Essex, and Hayley Lake from Norfolk have their eyes on the prize when they enter the show ring at the Gransden Show in Cambridgeshire.

TX16 : PLOUGHING

Today farmers and traditional horsemen Paul from Bedfordshire and John from Hampshire show the skill and passion needed to do well in one of the country’s top ploughing competitions.

TX17 : AGRICULTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR

Five young farmers will battle it out at The British Farming Awards, all hoping to become ‘Agricultural Student of the Year'.

TX18 : APPLES AND PEARS

Today two fruit growing ‘apple entrepreneurs’ compete at the Malvern Autumn Show. Both want to give their exceptional fruit and farm produced juices a real boost and winning a rosette could mean selling out on their stalls.

TX19: SALT AND CRISPS

Today at The Speciality and Fine Food Fair in London, potato farmer Anthony Froggart hopes to attract interest in his premium crisp products made on his farm in Staffordshire while ‘farmers of the sea’ Alison and David Lea Wilson promote their salt harvested from their idyllic coastal spot in Anglesey, Wales.


  • week days from Monday 22nd January, 3:45pm

  • BBC One

  • 15 – 19 of 20

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Into the Fire

All West Midland fire crews work and train together as a team – constantly sharpening their rescue skills to combat fires and accidents on the road. But nothing can prepare Bloxwich firefighters when they’re called out to a fire on a notorious area of waste ground and find themselves in a tense stand-off with a gang burning copper cables. As the situation turns nasty, they capture everything on their helmet cameras.

Meanwhile, Coventry commuters have an early morning journey they’ll never forget – after their bus ploughs into the front of a house at a busy roundabout during rush hour. When the early morning 999 call comes in, Coventry White Watch reach the unusual collision in minutes to rescue the trapped driver.

Northfield Blue Watch are on a late-night call, mobilised to a crash site where two cars have been involved in a high-speed collision. The occupants of one car are still at the scene while the other party have fled. And, when a flat goes up in flames from some laundry that’s caught alight, Highgate Red Watch face the challenge of getting Arley the Staffie to safety.


  • Monday 22nd January, 10pm

  • Really

  • 3 of 8

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Tattoo Fixers

This week at the pop up parlour Sketch de-thrones Dan, the self-proclaimed king, Alice cooks up a treat for ex-chef Melody and Jay helps Az make a wise choice to help him move on from his problematic past. Meanwhile Britney spears super-fan Sam wants rid of her toxic tribute tattoo, Lexxie says tally hoe to her horrendous appendage and furry fan Edward gets a tattoo to honour his furry friend Ice who has helped him beat the bullies.

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.


  • Thursday 25th January, 10pm

  • BBC Two

  • 2 of 6

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The Wine Show

Tonight James Purefoy and Matthew Goode think they’re in for a fabulous lunch at the glamorous Palme D’Or restaurant in Cannes… Little do they know the chef has decided they need to work for their lunch. But they each find a wine to take back for Jancis Robinson to assess as a match to the fish course of Stéphane Reynaud’s epic six-course lunch. Meanwhile Joe Fattorini has been to the former Soviet republic of Georgia, to find out if it really can lay claim to being the cradle of wine. And Joe joins wine expert Amelia Singer in California to find out how one sheriff is helping a local wine maker find people to work in her vineyard at a time of historic labour shortages. Back in London, Matthew Rhys is back at Berry Brothers & Rudd in London St James’s looking at historic and modern gadgets.


  • Friday 26th January, 7pm

  • Channel 5

  • 3 of 7

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