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WEEK 9

**NEW** The Hangover Games

Brand new series: Matt Richardson hosts this fresh comedy-gameshow combo with fellow comedian Ken Cheng. Five friends from the Cotswolds take part in what they think is a documentary series that morphs into an outrageous gameshow, in which they compete for cash prizes in mock games such as 'Banging Headache'; a stomach churning version of spin the bottle; and a hangover hell game involving a head shave. Exec Prod: Kate Maddigan; Prod Co: Little Gem

**NEW** Around The World By Train with Tony Robinson

With his film crew in tow, Tony boards the 7.01AM train from St Pancras, London to Paris – the first leg of a journey that will take him tens of thousands of miles around the globe.

Tony takes in Paris’ famous sights but quickly find himself frustrated by the hordes of tourists. To better understand what makes Parisians tick he meets up with a local French friend who takes him for a terrifying drive in her open-top 2CV to a café where she explains the finer points of French social etiquette. Then Tony heads to an unusual local French bistro where a local foodie explains just what’s behind Paris’ obsession with food before racing back to the station to keep heading east through Europe.

As he hurtles through German he stops quickly at Stuttgart to visit the Mercedes Benz headquarters and manages to go for a gentle spin in a replica of the first automobile and an exhilarating blast in latest Formula 1 pace car. Then the high speed German Intercity Express rockets Tony into Munich where he pulls pints in one of German’s most famous pubs before he’s exposed to Germany’s liberal attitude to nudity in one of the cities’ main public parks.

7 hours on the train races him form Bavaria to Budapest – a vibrant, modern city very different from how it looked 30 years ago under communist rule. A local historian takes Tony aboard a Soviet T55 tank to let him experience just how imposing they would have looking roaming the streets of Budapest and he learns the surprising ways locals learnt to defeat the tanks armed with nothing more than old frying pans.

Finally Tony clambers aboard the sleeper train and, after a restless night and a few changes he finally arrives in Istanbul on the edge of Europe. As the call to prayer rings out over the city he finds himself plunged into the middle of the madness of the spice markets and discovers how this famous trading port has been the crossroads of the world for millennia. As evidence of this he visits the main train station where, during recent renovations, they uncovered the remains of an ancient town and ruins dating back to 400BC.

Finally Tony board a boat to cross the Bosporus from the European side to the Asian side, where his round the world rail journey will continue.

Production credits Producer/Director: Michael Massey, Executive Producer (Motion Content Group): Abigail Adams, Executive Producers (Rumpus Media): Fintan Maguire and Chris Parkin, Production Company: Rumpus Media & Motion Content Group Ltd.


  • Monday 25th February, 9pm

  • Channel 5

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Rich Kids Go Skint

Rich Kids Go Skint is back for a third series, with 8 new rich kids being hosted by 8 more struggling UK families. Incredibly privileged kids; who spend their lives shopping, staying in 5 star hotels, or flying on private jets to exclusive destinations, swap their extravagant lives of luxury to live with families on the breadline. They’ll experience life below the poverty line for a few days and experience shocking truths. They’ll shop, feed, work and clean for families who struggle to make ends meet. 

Fatima is a 19-year old University student from Buckinghamshire and the daughter of a successful property developer. Fatima has an obsession with designer fashion and spends an incredible £1500 –£2000 per week on chic labels like Valentino and Gucci.

Fatima will also dress up to attend exclusive balls, where she’s so keen to make the right impression that she prepares for these high-class events by taking ‘social etiquette’ lessons.

Fatima will be going to meet Nicky and her daughter Imogen in Maidstone. Nicky is a full -time youth worker but, as a single mum, struggles to support herself and her daughter on a small income.

Fatima soon realises how different her life is to Nicky’s when they compare budgets, especially how much Fatima spends on food in comparison to Nicky. A visit to the dance class that Nicky scrimps to send Imogen to leads to a frank conversation about her fears for Imogen’s future. Nicky hopes that it won’t be anything like her own turbulent past which saw her become homeless while 36-weeks pregnant. This confession makes Fatima cry and she begins to understand how difficult Nicky’s life has been.

Fatima embarks on a series of chores she would never ordinarily do, but soon proves herself very capable of doing.  A challenge to buy Nicky an outfit for under £10 is a tricky task for Fatima, but the end result, found in a charity shop, is a success and Nicky loves Fatima’s find.

After gifting Nicky and Imogen with a trip to the theatre, Fatima leaves feeling that she should appreciate her luxurious lifestyle more and not take for granted her privileged place in the world.

MasterChef

Episode 7

Out of the thousands who applied, this series’ amateur cooks have made it through to compete over four weeks of Heats, ready to produce some of the most inspiring exceptional and unusual food ever seen on the series.

It’s the third week of Heats and seven more hopefuls need to pull out all the stops to prove to judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace that they have the potential to rise above the rest to become MasterChef 2019 Champion.

This year sees the return of the MasterChef Market, stocked full of the best quality produce from across the world including meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, nuts, pulses, grains and dairy. The challenge is to invent and then cook one dish using anything from the Market. This time, the featured ingredients include sea bream, cod fillets, clams, duck breast and chicken thighs. They have an hour and 10 minutes to dazzle the judges and prove they are good enough to stay in the competition. The stakes are high in this round and it’s important to choose wisely because after tasting all seven dishes, John and Gregg will decide which four cooks are good enough to stay, while three cooks will be sent straight home.

The four remaining cooks now have one more challenge standing between them and a Quarter Final place. They must cook two courses that will excite not just John and Gregg, but also some very special guests. Some of MasterChef’s most inspiring winners and finalists return to judge the food of this year’s new contenders to the throne.

In tonight’s Heat, the contestants must attempt to impress 2016’s MasterChef Finalists –Jack Layer and Billy Wright and 2011 contestant Elizabeth Haigh who went on to win a Michelin star.

After the four hopefuls have cooked, John and Gregg will decide which three contestants deserve to take the next step in the competition and go through to Friday’s Quarter Final.

In a competition where only the food matters, these amateurs will need to be good to survive - taking their first step towards being crowned MasterChef Champion 2019.

Judge        John Torode

Judge        Gregg Wallace

Episode 8

In this episode, seven more amateurs try to prove to judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace that they have the potential to be the 2019 MasterChef Champion.

This year sees the return of the MasterChef Market, stocked full of the best quality produce from across the world including meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, nuts, pulses, grains and dairy. The challenge is to invent and then cook one dish using anything from the Market. This time, the featured ingredients include smoked haddock, lemon sole, fresh crab, calves liver and turkey breast. They have an hour and 10 minutes to dazzle the judges and prove they are good enough to stay in the competition. The stakes are high in this round and it’s important to choose wisely because after tasting all seven dishes, John and Gregg will decide which four cooks are good enough to stay, while three cooks will be sent straight home.

The four remaining cooks now have one more challenge standing between them and a Quarter Final place. They must cook an impressive menu that will excite not just John and Gregg, but also some very special guests. In this second Heat, the contestants must attempt to impress the MasterChef Champion Jane Devonshire (2016), and finalists Jack Lucas (2014) and Larkin Cen (2013).

After the four hopefuls have cooked, John and Gregg will decide who has what it takes to go through to Friday’s Quarter Final. In a competition where only the food matters, these amateurs will need to be good to survive - taking their first step towards being crowned MasterChef Champion 2019.

Judge        John Torode

Judge        Gregg Wallace

Episode 9

Tonight, it’s the Quarter Final and the six talented Heat winners have no time to rest on their laurels as they continue to fight for their place in the competition.

In the Critic’s Test, the week’s best amateurs will be put through the mill with a seriously daunting test set by one of the country’s toughest food critics. Tonight’s brief has been set by Jay Rayner.

His challenge for the amateur cooks is to make a fresh pasta dish. It can be sweet or savoury but the contestants must make their own pasta.

After cooking their dish based on this brief, the contestants stand before Jay Rayner and judges John and Gregg, to hear, face-to-face, what they think of their dish and whether they’ve managed to rise to the challenge and fulfil the expectations.

At the end of this Quarter Final, the best cooks will go through to Knockout Week, taking another step closer to being crowned MasterChef Champion 2019.

Judge              John Torode

Judge              Gregg Wallace

Guest Judge   Jay Rayner

The Big Narstie Show

Big Narstie and Mo Gilligan are back for a brand new series of their late-night anarchic chat, comedy and music show. Featuring huge celebrity guests, live music performances, and unlikely collaborations, the award-winning show continues to break every chat show rule in the book so expect the unexpected. Executive Producer: Ben Wicks, Obi Kevin Akudike & Nathan Brown; Series Producer: Aoife Bower; Prod Co: Expectation Entertainment & Dice Entertainment Prods.


  • Friday 1st March, 11.05pm

  • Channel 4

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