In tonight’s show James Purefoy and Matthew Goode find themselves in stunning Burgundy on the hunt to each find a wine to match the main course in their epic six-course lunch. With Coq aux Vin on the menu, it’s the only place to be. They visit the historic Chateau du Clos de Vougeot and the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin – the knights of the Order of Winetasters. They learn about the history of the chateau and Burgundy but before they can choose a wine, have to sit an exam. Can they learn their wines as well as their lines? With their wines chosen they had back to their villa for the judgement of Jancis Robinson, the world’s most influential wine critic. Meanwhile Joe Fattorini is competing in the Medoc Marathon with Jamie Ramsay, adventure runner. This is a full marathon where every mile there is a chateau offering a sample of their latest vintage to all the competitors. With the mercury hitting 30 degrees Celsius and Joe in fancy dress, things don’t work out quiet as Joe hoped. Also, Amelia Singer joins Joe in Canada, to find out if their wines can really hold their own against more established wine regions. And back in London, Matthew Rhys is back at Berry Brothers & Rudd in London St James’s looking at historic and modern gadgets.
Today three inspirational farming families with real ingenuity and determination are up against each other for this year’s Diversification of the Year Award at The Farmers Weekly Awards.
This week gym buddies Lucy and Sue want to get bikini ready for a Spa day in two weeks, best friends Fi and Sarah shape up for Sarah’s birthday party in six weeks’ time and part time actors Bharat and Atul purge the pounds for their part in a dance routine for a Bollywood film in four months’ time.
Xand also road tests the latest diet gadgets and finds out if our gut microbiome may hold the key to weight loss.
What really pulls a fire crew together is their worst nightmare, people trapped in a burning building. So, when Firefighters from Highgate Red Watch are mobilised and sent to a blazing house with a 3-year-old reportedly trapped inside, they know they have to act swiftly - a young life is at stake. While still recovering from their exertions in the house fire, Joe and George of Highgate Red give up some off-duty time to hone their car crash rescue skills, as this week a team of firefighters from across the West Mid’s 38 stations are taking part in a national competition to put their road rescue expertise to the test. While training as part of the team, Highgate Red Crew Commander Joe Poynton faces a heart stopping moment when his sister is caught up in an actual RTC – Road Traffic Collision – when her car is flipped onto its roof. Unable to help, as he is off duty, Joe watches from the side-lines as firefighters from Wallsall Green Watch seek to save his sister. And Finally - Sheldon White Watch take an unusual approach to the classic animal conundrum – A cat in a tree!
The parlour is open for business and the Tattoo Fixers are tooled up and ready for action. This week Sketch washes away Shane’s shampoo slogan, Glen devours Harri’s fast food foul up, and Alice tries to untangle Susan’s webbed toe. Elsewhere, boxer Russell’s tat is knocked clean out of the ring, Jay's bodged up badger is finally culled and Oliver gives the hoof to his mischievous goat tattoo.
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.