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WEEK 9

Dream Kitchens and Bathrooms with Mark Millar

Mark Millar (DIY SOS) is back helping more homeowners transform the most important rooms in the house, and proves that not even a global pandemic, rising material costs and a shortage of available tradesmen can come between Brits and our beloved home makeovers. Kitchens and bathrooms cost the most money and add the most value, but they can be the trickiest rooms to get right. Mark brings 30 years of experience to help design-loving homeowners achieve their dreams with amazing transformations and tells the rest of us all what we need to know so we can create our own dream kitchens and bathrooms, on any budget. Prepare to be amazed.

 

Mark Millar helps create a dream big family open-plan kitchen for a budget of £25k in Rotherham, complete with all the latest technology, and a bright colourful old-meets-new bathroom for £8 grand in a Victorian home in Southend.

 

In Rotherham, Darren and Michelle moved house after craving more space and to create their dream open-plan big family kitchen. They’ve knocked down internal walls and added an extension on the back to create a huge 50 square metre family kitchen, dining and living space to enjoy with theirtwo young sons. They want on-trend dark blue cabinets and herringbone flooring. Tech-lover Darren is also planning the latest voice activated lighting, sound system and heating – he wants a kitchen full of the latest appliances, gadgets and smart tech. Mark Millar’s big worry is their planned layout will mean they don’t make the most of the new space they have gone to such trouble creating. He suggests a major rethink, but will they take his advice?  Mark also gets stuck in and lends an expert hand laying a new wooden floor. Can they get the look, with all the tech they want, without busting the budget? And can Mark help them create a space that is family friendly as well as gadget-fantastic?

 

In Southend in Essex, creative 28-year-olds Rosie and Luke have spent the last three years decorating their first flat together in increasingly bold and colourful schemes.  The last room they are tackling is the bathroom – and they want it to be the jewel in their crown – and to be as bright and colourful as they dare.  But they also want to respect the Victorian period character of their home. Mark rolls his sleeves up and helps restore a wall of exposed brickwork – as well as giving tips to people who love exposed brick but aren’t lucky enough to have a home made of brick. Will they manage to combine Victoriana like their slipper bath with modern like their walk in shower – or exposed old brickwork with bright modern colours and tiles? Will their ambitious colour-filled scheme come off? They also want to make it a chrome free zone – but what other taps and fittings are out there?  

  

Mark Millar is a master builder and carpenter with 30 years’ experience. He brings his skills and expert advice to help the families achieve their dreams. In this episode, Mark gives viewers his golden rules for restoring exposed brickwork, including how to fake it, his do’s and don’ts for kitchen layouts, ways to make a feature of your kitchen ceiling, and he takes viewers on tours inside other peoples’ amazing and inspiring kitchens and bathrooms.


  • Tuesday 1st March, 7pm

  • Channel 5

  • 1 of 8

  • Lana@plankpr.com

Naked Attraction

Naked Attraction, the dating show that dares to bare all is back, more bronzed, bulked and buffed than ever!  

 

In a time when serial swipers are at stalemate, we’re here to help sassy singletons avoid the pitfalls of fake profiles and fancy filters by choosing their perfect partner based solely on the power of Naked Attraction. 

  

Episode One

First into the studio is 27-year-old sex toy tester Hayley from Plymouth. Hayley has cerebral palsy and has only ever dated friends.  She hopes Naked Attraction can find her the perfect partner to push all her buttons and really get her buzzing. 

 

Next is 25-year-old tree surgeon Dmitri from Nottingham.  Dmitri spends his life up trees with his big chopper and hopes that Naked Attraction can find him the perfect partner.  But once he picks his date he’s in for a big shock, proving that the path to true love did never run smoothly


  • Wednesday 2nd March, 10pm

  • Channel 4

  • Episode 1

  • Victoria@plankpr.com

Bad Love: Why Did Fri Kill Kyle?

In the early hours of 21st November 2014, 21-year-old Fri Martin killed her childhood sweetheart, and the father of her children, Kyle Farrell following an argument in her kitchen in Toxteth, Liverpool. 

 

At her trial six months later, Fri claimed she was acting in self-defence after Kyle had attempted to strangle her, before she picked up a kitchen knife and stabbed him in the heart. But the jury unanimously convicted Fri of murder and she was sentenced to life in prison, with a minimum term of 13 years. Fri’s family felt she shouldn’t have been convicted of murder, but Kyle’s family felt justice had been served. 

 

Now, Fri is appealing her conviction on the basis of fresh evidence pointing to abuse in the couple’s relationship and the impact it may have had on Fri’s mental state at the time of the killing. 

 

With privileged access to family and friends of Fri and Kyle, this intimate film follows both sides in the tense run up to the appeal. The stakes are high: Kyle’s family want Fri to stay behind bars, while Fri’s family are desperately fighting for her freedom, believing she had no intention of killing Kyle.

 

Charting this remarkable case as it unfolds from the inside, this multi-perspective film explores what really went on in Fri and Kyle’s relationship through those that knew them best. Tackling important questions about domestic abuse and guilt, it asks: Could Fri be a victim as well as a killer? Or were her actions indefensible?


  • Monday 28th February, 9pm

  • BBC Three

  • 1 of 1

  • Kay@plankpr.com

The Chelsea Detective

A CHELSEA EDUCATION

A teacher at a prestigious international school is found murdered in his own home shortly before moving to Japan. Scratch the surface and it turns out there’s no shortage of suspects, ranging from feuding colleagues to disgruntled parents, in the murder of this apparently well-liked man.


  • Monday 28th February, 10pm

  • ACORN TV

  • 4 of 4

  • Kate@plankpr.com

Moors Murders

MOORS MURDERS tells the story of Britain's most infamous child murders – by 1960s serial killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley. This 3-part series is built around never-before-seen prison letters from Brady and Hindley to the same source, written in the 5 decades after their capture. Expert analysis of these letters provides new insight into their backgrounds, thinking and motivation. The series asks why both killers – especially Hindley - remain our most notorious icons of evil.

 

Following the arrest of Brady for a single murder, police discovered a tape-recording of a ten-year-old girl being tortured. They now realised they were investigating a string of child murders – and that Hindley was implicated. Eyewitness Clive Entwistle describes the first police search of the moors above Manchester. He was present when the remains of the girl on the tape were found. He explains how police next used photographs of the serial-killing couple posing on the moors to locate the body of the third known victim, a twelve-year-old boy.

 

Janie Jones conducted a 40-year-long correspondence with both Hindley and Brady. Our exclusive access to her letters provides a wealth of new material on Brady's Glasgow childhood – his macabre obsession with graveyards later manifested itself in the secret cemetery he and Hindley created on the moors.

 

This film also covers why, 20 years later, Brady and Hindley confessed to 2 further murders, leading to the discovery in 1987 of the remains of their first victim - and the fruitless search for the last undiscovered child.


  • Monday 28th February, 10pm

  • Channel 4

  • 2 of 3

  • Kay@plankpr.com

Police: Night Shift 999

When a woman is robbed of her car at knife point, Gloucestershire police force mobilise a large-scale man hunt to track the vehicle and suspect. After the vehicle is picked up on automatic number plate recognition cameras 15 miles away, a huge number of officers descend upon the area. The Firearms team, 8 response cars, dog units and a police helicopter are deployed in a race against time to find the suspect and make the arrest. 

 

Elsewhere in the county, a man arrested for drunk and disorderly, puts up a fight as the officers try to transport him to custody. They must take quick action when he threatens to hurt himself. In The custody suite officers are forced to pin the suspect to the ground to perform a search. They find what they suspect is class A drugs. Could this be a clue to his behaviour? 

 

A woman who has failed to appear for a drug driving hearing has a warrant to bring her before the courts. To get to her, officers must break down her door and to make the arrest. It takes officers a number of attempts to smash the door down, but will the suspect be there once they gain entry?

 

In Gloucester city centre, a man decides to do a runner from police while being questioned. Two officers must pursue on foot. When they split up to encircle the man, one officer is left alone to apprehend the suspect.

Great British Menu

Scotland – Episode 1, Tuesday, 8pm, (13 of 29)

Great British Menu continues with top talent from Scotland competing. Presenter Andi Oliver welcomes them to the kitchen where the theme for this year’s competition is celebrating ‘100 years of British Broadcasting’. 

 

This week’s four chefs are a mix of exciting new talent and strong returners to the competition. Last year’s runner up Stuart Ralston, who is chef patron of fine dining restaurant Aizle and Noto in Edinburgh, is determined to go one step further as is Dundee born Adam Handling, the youngest apprentice of Gleneagles and an award-winning restaurateur of The Frog in Covent Garden, The Loch and Tyne in Windsor and Ugly Butterfly in Cornwall, who is dedicated to a zero waste ethos in his cookery.

 

First of the newcomers is Isle of Skye born and bred Calum Montgomery, who is chef patron of Edinbane Lodge, a 16th Century hunting lodge with 3 rosette restaurant that he runs on the Isle of Skye. Finally, there’s Fraser Smith, Head Chef at Angles with Bagpipes on Edinburgh’s most iconic street, The Royal Mile, who brings his creative, seasonal style to the competition. 

 

One of the four must leave the competition at the end of the episode and this will be decided by this week’s veteran judge, a previous GBM winner. The identity remains a surprise to the chefs until the moment they walk into the kitchen to taste their first course – the canapes.   

 

The veteran this week will taste and rank the canapes in order of preference. These will only be bought into play in the event of a tie break. The first scored dish will be the starter.  

 

The starter dishes are creative interpretations of the brief. Stuart pays homage to Scottish drama Monarch of the Glen in an earthy autumnal dish while Calum is inspired by Hogmanay Live and the Scottish New Year’s tradition of first footing. Adam is celebrating Scottish gardening show Beechcroft Grove in a potato centred dish where every scrap of the humble potato plays a part, and Fraser is bringing children’s show Down on the Farm in a visually impactful dish using rabbit. The question is which will the veteran score the highest?

 

One chef leaves the competition after the fish and the pressure is on to impress the veteran. What will they think of Stuart’s ode to Coast and the finest of Scotland’s seafood larder, Adam’s celebration of iconic Scottish children’s show Balamory, Calum’s playful take on Ready Steady Cook, and a monochrome dish celebrating the first live transmission of the Epsom Derby. Which chef will be sent home?

 

Scotland – Episode 2, Wednesday, 9pm, (14 of 29)

The three chefs from Scotland are halfway through their heat and the pressure is mounting. Once again, they each serve their unique interpretations of the brief celebrating ‘100 years of British Broadcasting’. For mains, one chef is taking inspiration from Game of Thrones in a medieval style feast, another is paying homage to Scottish tennis player Andy Murray winning Wimbledon, and lastly, there’s a dish celebrating the first radio broadcast from a coal mine in Lanarkshire. 

 

After the tension of the main course scoring, presenter Andi Oliver asks the chefs to prepare a pre-dessert or palate cleanser. The veteran must blind taste and rank them as they will be used in the event of a tie to decide who goes home.  There’s a police themed blueberry and Swiss meringue pre dessert inspired by Scottish comedy series Scot Squad, a chocolate teacake filled with tarragon parfait to celebrate Scottish comedy Still Game and a homage to Scottish gardening series Beechgrove Garden in the form of a  blackcurrant leaf gin granita.  

 

After a glimpse of their pudding skills, it’s on to dessert where there’s a celebration of iconic Scottish comedian Sir Billy Connolly and his banana boots, a memorable ode to the Crystal Maze complete with interactive game and meadowsweet crystal parfait, and a playful two pints of malt barley mousse inspired by Scottish comedy Still Game. Which chef will get the plaudits and who will go home?

 

Only two will proceed to cook for the judges and compete for a chance to represent Scotland at the regional finals.

 

Scotland – Episode 3, Thursday, 8pm, (15 of 29)

 

Today the two highest scoring chefs from Scotland go head-to-head and cook their six-course menus again. Will they take on board their veteran’s advice as they serve to the new panel of esteemed judges?

 

The chefs need to impress two Michelin Starred Chef Tom Kerridge, Chef and Restaurateur Nisha Katona, and comedian and host of a popular food podcast, Ed Gamble. In addition they’ll have to win over a guest judge – today it’s Scottish satirist, impressionist and comedian, Rory Bremner who will be expecting them to hit the high notes.  How will he judge dishes celebrating 100 years of British Broadcasting?

 

Only one of the chefs will triumph and go through to the National Finals to represent Scotland.


  • Tuesday 1st March, 8pm
    Wednesday 2nd March, 9pm
    Thursday 3rd March, 8pm

  • BBC Two

  • 13 of 29
    14 of 29
    15 of 29

  • Lana@plankpr.com

Unforgivable

This week, Mel and her dishonourable assistant Lou Sanders are joined by the hilarious Rob Beckett, Scarlett Moffatt, and Paul Chowdhry. Rob dishes the dirt about a date that went wrong, Scarlett reveals what happens when you take her on a girls holiday and Paul tells us why gigging isn’t always a laugh. 


  • Tuesday 1st March, 10pm

  • Dave

  • 4 of 8

  • Kate@plankpr.com

Ty Am ddim / The Great House Giveaway

Mae’r Gwarchodlu Diogelwch Gethin a’r athrawes wyddoniaeth Olivia wedi cael tŷ bach yn nhref Prifysgol Bangor yng Ngogledd Cymru. Gyda therasau yn y rhan hon o’r byd yn gwerthu am bremiwm, bydd gwaith dod â dau ben llinyn ynghyd ar gyllideb brin o £7000. Mae’r cyflwynydd Simon O’Brien yn cymryd rhan trwy adeiladu cegin allanol iddyn nhw allan o bethau mae o’n dod o hyd iddyn nhw mewn iard achub. Dyma ddosbarth meistr ar sut y gall hyd yn oed y tai lleiaf gymryd drosodd eich bywyd!

 

Security Guard Gethin and science teacher Olivia have been given a tiny little house in the University town of Bangor in North Wales. With terraces in this part of the world selling at a premium, they’ve certainly got their work cut out making ends meet on a meagre £7000 budget. Presenter Simon O’Brien gets involved by constructing them an outside kitchen out of stuff he finds in a salvage yard. It’s a masterclass on how even the smallest of houses can take over your life.


  • Wednesday 2nd March, 9pm

  • S4C

  • 4 of 8

  • Kate@plankpr.com

Dragons' Den

NEW Dragons’ Den is back and the youngest-ever Dragon, Steven Bartlett, is making his mark alongside Den stalwarts Peter Jones, Sara Davies, Deborah Meaden and Touker Suleyman.


  • Thursday 3rd March, 8pm

  • BBC One

  • 9 of 14

  • Bev@plankpr.com

Trucking Hell

The action-packed series that follows men and women working in the heavy recovery business, tackling jack-knifed lorries, crashed HGVs and roadside breakdowns. Every episode is packed with thrills, spills and high drama as rescue operators from two of the country’s leading recovery companies clear up the carnage on our roads. Keeping Britain’s truckers safe is not a job for the faint-hearted and the tough professionals who star in the series have the character and kit for the job, driving some of the most super heavyweight machines in the world.

Gogglebox

Britain's sharpest armchair critics return for a new series to share more of their insightful and passionate takes on the week's biggest and best shows.


  • Friday 4th March, 9pm

  • Channel 4

  • Episode 3

  • Victoria@plankpr.com

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