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WEEK 16

**NEW** Top of the Shop with Tom Kerridge

Episode One: Preserves, Pickles and Spreads - Tuesday 17th

In this first heat, four food producers with fledgling businesses come to test out their products on the locals in Malhamdale, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.  They have two days in the shop, to promote and sell their wares.  This time it’s makers of preserves, pickles and spreads battling it out for one place in the final. 

Sara makes Apple and Chilli Jelly from her back garden in a West London street, using home grown apples.  But when she brings it to Yorkshire, will the locals like what they taste?

Louise from Brighton has a much-loved family recipe for Filipino Papaya Pickle.  Having given up her career as a lawyer, she hopes the Yorkshire customers can stand the heat and prove she’s got a future in food.

Couple Linzi and Jason from Dorset have lost 10 stone between them, largely down to changing their diet and eating more protein in the shape of peanut butter.  Now they make and sell their own, but will they be business savvy enough to make a success of it?

Finally, retired florist Pam and her daughter Emily make runner bean chutney from homegrown veg from their garden in Herefordshire.  However, whether they can make a virtue of their family run business and charm the shoppers remains to be seen.

Tom Kerridge will be meeting members of the community as they try the unusual preserves.  Meanwhile judges Alison Swan Parente and Nisha Katona visit the food producers at home to see how well their product is made, and decide how well they promote and sell their item to the Yorkshire locals in the shop.  The winner will be the fledgling business that is most viable, and deserving of the title best up and coming artisan.

Episode Two: Cheese - Wednesday 18th

In this second heat, four food producers with fledgling businesses come to test out their products on the locals in Malhamdale, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.  They have two days in the shop, to promote and sell their wares.  This time it’s cheese makers competing against each other for one place in the final. 

Gillian is a scientist from West Yorkshire, and is a goat’s cheese purist.  She makes unpasteurised goat’s cheese form her own herd, putting 40 hours a week into her small scale business alongside her day job.  But with goat’s cheese an acquired taste, will the Malhamdale locals think it’s worth it?

Pedro lives in Oxfordshire and keeps his beloved goat Rosie in his back garden.  With Rosie’s help, he makes flavoured goat’s cheese, but with such a small operation, does he have what it takes to become a viable business?

Alongside her day job and running her B+B, Jo makes cheddar cheese in the Welsh countryside.  She loves using milk from her local cows and is passionate about the cheesemaking process, but when it comes to selling in the shop, she must tone down the details and dial up the flavour if she’s going to succeed.

Finally, legal advisor Julie makes a homemade smoked cheese after her daughter fell in love with the flavours.  She does everything from a kitchen at home, and hasn’t sold commercially before, so whether she has what it takes remains to be seen.

Tom Kerridge will be meeting members of the community as they try the range of cheeses.  Meanwhile judges Alison Swan Parente and Nisha Katona visit the food producers at home to see how well their product is made, and decide how well they promote and sell their item to the Yorkshire locals in the shop.  The winner will be the fledgling business that is most viable, and deserving of the title best up and coming artisan.


  • Tuesday 17th April & Wednesday 18th April, 8pm

  • BBC Two

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  • victoria@plankpr.com

**NEW** My Year with the Tribe

Living in treehouses and using stone tools, the Korowai were only discovered living in the jungles of West Papua around 40 years ago. Since then they have had to adapt rapidly to the ways of the outside world. Writer and adventurer Will Millard is going to visit the Korowai 4 times over the course of a year, to see if he can get closer to them than is usually possible, to better understand the pressures they face, as they leave the forest behind, and transition into the modern world. He also wants to find out how much of their traditional hunter - gathering lifestyle still exists. What he finds shocks, surprises and confounds him, as he witnesses the last gasp of an ancient way of life which once defined us all.

Episode One

As he enters Korowai territory for the first time, Will Millard discovers that many of the Korowai who are still living “traditional” lives have become used to being visited by tourists and filmed for other TV documentaries. They have become skilled at selling a version of their culture to foreigners, delivering what THEY THINK people expect to see. But then Will hears about two old men, White Beard and his brother, who are apparently still living in a treehouse in the depths of the forest. Will can’t pass up this opportunity to find out if anything still remains of the traditional Korowai way of life.


  • Sunday 15th April, 9pm

  • BBC Two

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  • kay@plankpr.com

**NEW** Flipping Profit

The premise of Flipping Profit is simple - who has the skills, expertise and knowledge to make the most cash? Trendy upcyclers, wheeling dealing street traders or traditional antiques experts? In each standalone episode one of the UK’s best from each of these three fields of expertise meet up in a town in the UK where they have just one day to each track down and buy for a bargain any items they think they can flip for a hefty profit.  After the first day is done we follow them over the course of the next three weeks as they rush to upcycle, prepare and research their items before trying to sell them in a multitude of desperate attempts before the deadline is up.  Can they sell their goods in time?  How will they do it? And even if they do, how much profit can they make? Three weeks later, they meet up to discover which one of them made the least and which one made the biggest flipping profit.

Episode One - Monday 16th

Dunfermline

Cast: Roo Irvine, Melissa Downhill and Kevin Paxton

Flipping Profit; where an antiques expert, a market trader and an upcycler battle it out to make the most money for BBC Children in Need.

In today's episode, antiques expert Roo Irvine, trader Melissa Downhill and artisan blacksmith Kevin Paxton head to Dunfermline to find some bargains they can each flip for some cash.

Our three experts try to outdo each other by unearthing the best second hand or used items that Dunfermline has to offer. Rummaging through antique shops, scrap yards and flea markets they each hope to find those gems that will make them a huge profit. 

Then we follow them on their quests to sell their goods and make the most profit in their own individual styles. Will Roo be able to sell all those musical instruments at a soiree in her shop? Can Melissa employ all the tricks of the trade to find a buyer for her huge dresser before she begins to regret buying it? And just what does Kevin have planned for all that scrap metal?

It's a race against time as they only have three weeks before the deadline to sell their wares, and their profits are revealed. Will Kevin finish his masterpiece in time? Will Roo's party be a hit or a miss? Will Melissa's bomb crate make an explosion?

And at the end of it all, who will make the most flipping profit?

Episode Two - Tuesday 17th

Glastonbury

Cast: Charles Hanson, Linda Lambert and Zoe Pocock

Flipping Profit; where an antiques expert, a market trader and an upcycler battle it out to make the most money for BBC Children in Need.

In today's episode, antiques auctioneer Charles Hanson, top trader Linda Lambert and trendy upcycler Zoe Pocock head to Glastonbury to find some bargains they can turn into some flipping profit.

Our three experts will compete by unearthing the best that Glastonbury has to offer. Rummaging through antique shops, scrap yards and flea markets they only have one day to each find those hidden second hand or used gems that will make them a nice big wedge of cash.

Then we follow them as they try to turn these items into gold (or a profit at least).  Will Charles ever be able to sell that expensive wooden chest? Can Linda find a buyer for that confessional door? And after her plans go awry, what is Zoe going to do with all those dolls?

It's a race against time as they only have three weeks before their profits are revealed. And at the end of it all, who will make the most flipping profit?

Episode Three - Wednesday 18th

Durham

Cast: Gavin Claxton, Gary Barton and Stu Abbott

Flipping Profit; where an antiques expert, a market trader and an upcycler battle it out to make the most money for BBC Children in Need.

In today's episode, fine art dealer Gavin Claxton, market trader Gary Barton and aeronautical engineer slash part time upcycler Stu Abbott head to Durham to find some bargains they can turn into some flipping profit.

Our three experts will try to outdo each other by unearthing the best that Durham has to offer. Rummaging through antique shops, scrap yards and flea markets they have just one day to each find any items that will make them a huge profit.

We then follow them over the next three weeks in their quest to make the most amount of profit in their own individual styles - as Stu gets mechanical, making money from bits and parts of a Mini, Gavin goes to auction to try and sell his pricey painting and Gary uses all the Glasgow patter he can muster to sell his art deco bowls in Glasgow’s famous Barras market. At the end of it all, who will make the most flipping profit?

Episode Four - Thursday 19th

Monmouth

Cast: Kate Bliss, Linda Lambert and Anthony Devine

Flipping Profit; where an antiques expert, a market trader and an upcycler battle it out to make the most money for BBC Children in Need.

In today's episode, fine art expert Kate Bliss, top trader Linda Lambert and master upholsterer Anthony Devine head to Monmouth and compete by scouring its antique shops, scrap yards and flea markets to find any items that will make them a huge profit.

Then we follow them over the next three weeks in their quest to sell their items on for as much cash as they can.  Will Anthony upholster his crummy old couch in time or will he miss the deadline to turn his sofa into money? Will Kate's mysterious pendant prove to be the money making jewel she hopes it to be? And will Linda find anyone desperate to buy a church pew?  At the end of it all, who will make the most flipping profit?

Episode Five - Friday 20th

Buxton

Cast: Caroline Hawley, Danny Sebastian and Stu Abbott

Flipping Profit; where an antiques expert, a market trader and an upcycler battle it out to make the most money for BBC Children in Need.

In today's episode, antiques expert Caroline Hawley, trader Danny Sebastian and aeronautical engineer come upcycler Stu Abbott head to Buxton where they go head to head as they rummage through its antique shops, scrap yards and flea markets in the hope of finding any items that they can each turn into a healthy profit.

After the day is done, and they’ve got their items, they have just three weeks to turn them into cash.  Will Caroline's pretty parasol fetch a pretty price? Can Danny flog his assortment of curios? And what has Stu got planned for those radiators? When the time is up, who will have made the biggest flipping profit?


  • Weekdays 16 - 20 April, 3:45pm

  • BBC One

  • 1-5 - 20

  • kay@plankpr.com

**NEW** Buy It Now

“Buy It Now” is a brand new series hosted by Brian Conley in which inventors, creators and sellers of new products have just 90 seconds to demonstrate their item to an audience of real shoppers. If the seller makes at least one sale to the audience of shoppers, they can speak to a panel of national retailers who could supersize that sale with a life-changing order.

Episode One - Monday 16th

On today’s show...Simon from Loughborough has a nifty little solution to a very modern problem; two sisters and a friend reveal their gadget to help feed young children; and a Royal hairdresser has a product to tame our four-legged friends.

Episode Two - Tuesday 17th

On today’s show….Sam from Bristol showcases his money-saving, food-saving solution; Ella from Essex has an eye-popping ‘revolution’ in ladies lingerie; and Peter - a product designer from London - demonstrates an innovative and colourful multi-use product. 

Episode Three - Wednesday 18th

On today’s show...friends Amit, Ghazi and Imtyaz, demonstrate their invention to remove breakfast-time stress; Daniel from London has a solution to DIY disasters; and mum Cary demonstrates a product inspired whilst watching her three boys from the side-lines of the rugby pitch.

Episode Four - Thursday 19th

On today’s show...Dave from Surrey has searched the whole world to ensure his product is truly unique; inventor Elvis has flown in from Canada with a high-tech monitoring solution to keep the nation healthy; and hair salon colleagues Jo and Anders argue over which of them came up with their product!

Episode Five - Friday 20th

On today’s show...what will the shoppers think of Marni and Ali's solution for tackling the endless British rain? Can Oscar use his French charm to sell his new take on an established product? And will Sam from Essex light up the room with his invention? Most importantly, will those lights be green?


  • Weekdays 16 - 20 April, 5:30pm

  • Channel 4

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  • victoria@plankpr.com

**NEW** Nightmare Pets SOS

We’re opening the doors of a crisis centre for the nations cheekiest, naughtiest and most out of control Pets. This one-stop shop will help owners at the end of their tether learn how to live with their pets in perfect harmony. Staffed by leading behavioural experts Sarah Fisher and Chirag patel, Veterinary surgeon Jo Headley and renowned dog trainer Craig Ogilvie, They’ll use their specialist skills to not only get inside the animals heads but also halt the hapless habits of their owners. Can our experts have transform their behaviour?

On tonight’s episode; Retired couple Jo & Tony reveal how their beloved pet Archie has been terrorising them.  His biting is so bad it’s sent Jo to A&E.  Sarah meets Pupagano , an anxious dog who’s been running rings around his owners and Chirag helps to halt a pesky peeing problem that’s driving new mum Hannah mad!

**NEW** Building Giants

VENICE SEA WALL

Venice is hit by almost 100 floods each year, gradually destroying the fabric of this historic city, but now engineers are building a vast sea barrier that will protect the Venetian lagoon from high tides and prevent the most severe floods. Already 15 years in the making and costing almost 5 billion pounds this barrier, called ‘MOSE’, will be completely unique - a system of 78 steel gates built into the seabed that can be raised when the tide threatens the city.

We visit the shipyard in Croatia building the gates and meet the team who must precision cut and weld the giant sheets of steel that make up each 330 ton gate. Once complete, we see the gates loaded onto a barge that will be towed to Venice, but as each gate is rolled onto the floating platform it could capsize, so the team use an ingenious system of ballast tanks inside to balance the barge.


  • Monday 16th April, 9pm

  • More4

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  • kay@plankpr.com

**NEW** Rich Kids Go Skint

In this eye-opening new series, six rich kids ditch their fast cars, five-star hotels and endless shopping trips to share a home with families living on the breadline. During their stay, they’ll experience the shock of seeing what life is like below the poverty line, by helping to shop, feed, and babysit for families who are struggling to make ends meet. How will these privileged teens cope as they come face-to-face with a stark reality check?

Episode 1

Fergus is a rich kid from Chelsea who flaunts his wealth on social media for his thousands of followers. He’s spending a couple of days living with Anna and her family in Croydon, who are desperately struggling to make ends meet. Can he help with the running of Anna’s home away from his father’s support?

A trip to the shops, tasked with feeding Anna’s family for a week, reveals to self-proclaimed foodie Fergus the stresses and strains of managing the tiniest of budgets.

And there’s a real shock for Fergus when he’s subject to some hostility when Anna takes him to see the council estate she used to live on.


  • Wednesday 18th April, 9pm

  • 5Star

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  • lou@plankpr.com

**NEW** Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain


  • Friday 20th April, 9pm

  • Channel 5

  • 1 of 4

  • kay@plankpr.com

Ready or Not

Welcome to the quiz show… that comes to you! From the supermarket to the seaside, Blackpool Tower to Birmingham city centre, brand new comedy entertainment show Ready or Not brings a hilarious twist to the traditional gameshow. Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, our crack team of quiz show hosts won’t be far away, ready to surprise you with their crazy games.  The show features voiceover from much-loved star Paddy McGuinness, and a roving team of hosts ready to surprise members of the public across the nation – when they least expect it. This week London’s back with her death-defying quiz ride, something fruity’s happening at a market stall in Plymouth, Tom Allen’s making a scene in Birmingham, and visitors to a peaceful art gallery in Edinburgh get a little more than they bargained for. So if you want to win big, you’d better look out – because we’re coming for you… Ready or Not!


  • Saturday 14th April, 6pm

  • Channel 4

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  • kay@plankpr.com

The Secret Life of Owls

It’s early summer at an abandoned former  airfield in Essex - home to all five of Britain’s species of owl. Little owls Geronimo and Flo are recovering from recent events and are on the lookout for a new nest. But for Barn owls Missing Claw and Stipetail it’s an even more critical time. They now have three tiny chicks in their nest – Smokey, Willow and the youngest. Over the next 10 weeks these small bundles of fluff make the dramatic transformation into fully-fledged owls, capable of flight, and hunting prey. But the journey isn’t easy – on average around half of barn owl chicks don’t even make it out of the nest.

While the barn owl chicks grow up inside their parent’s nest, five orphaned tawny owls are preparing to arrive at the airfield from a very different home. Hand-reared at a local wildlife centre, they are now being introduced to a specially built aviary near the woods where they will be able to acclimatise to their new surroundings. 

Finally, as our barn owl chicks leave the safety of the nest, they must not only learn how to fly, but how to pounce and hunt too. Initially clumsy, they learn quickly, and before long they are ready for new lives out in the wild away from their parents. 

With amazing insight into the incredible  world of baby owls, this stunning documentary portrays the inner workings of the joys and tragedies of owl family life as never before.


  • Saturday 14th April, 7pm

  • Channel 5

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  • kay@plankpr.com

My Floating Home

Brand new and exclusive to More4: My Floating Home returns for series two as presenter Mark Evans charts the journeys of various families and couples as they give up living on land, and design and build unique homes that can float.

In episode 2, adventurous young professionals, Ani Ridley and Charles Anderson are taking on the project of a lifetime – they’ve bought a rusty old oil barge, ‘the Dutchess 1910’, that they want to turn into their rustic first home. Based on the Thames in Hampton, south west London, the couple have a tight budget which leaves them no option but to do nearly all the work themselves. With no experience, are they biting off more than they can chew? Can they make some big savings by trying to make the stove, interiors and wheelhouse themselves? Series Prod: Clare Fisher Prod/Dirs: Timothy Clarkson, Matt Fletcher. Exec Producer: Carlo Massarella.


  • Tuesday 17th April, 9pm

  • More4

  • 2 of 8

  • kay@plankpr.com

999 Rescue Squad

The landmark series offers exclusive access to the Yorkshire Ambulance Service’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), the first in the UK to allow cameras to follow its medics at work. It’s one of 16 specialist medical units set up after the 7/7 London bombings to treat badly injured patients in extreme environments.

Throughout the series, viewers will gain unprecedented access to the UK’s toughest medics as they race against time to rescue individuals in life-threatening situations. From drive-by shootings, to major chemical leaks and dangerous civil disturbances, HART face it all to ensure the safety of others.

Bad Tenants, Rogue Landlords

Landlords fall foul of two young YouTube stars who have stopped paying their rent and are refusing to leave. Chris Sharpe receives a shock when he tries to evict a group of squatters. Harrow Council’s housing enforcement team are on the hunt for the landlord of a dangerously overcrowded property. And landlord Paul Bloom has the fight of his life to get his violent and aggressive tenant out of his home.


  • Thursday 19th April, 8pm

  • Channel 5

  • 2 of 16

  • kay@plankpr.com

I Don’t Like Mondays

Imagine winning a year’s salary on TV, resigning from your job on air and spending the next 12 months doing whatever you wanted. I Don’t Like Mondays will see Alan Carr give one lucky member of the audience the chance not to have to go to work for a whole year via a series of big scale studio games and challenges.

The studio audience, made up of people from across the UK with a range of different salaries, will arrive armed with resignation letters and at the end of the show, one of them will resign there and then, walking away with a year’s salary.


  • Friday 20th April, 8pm

  • Channel 4

  • 3 of 3

  • lou@plankpr.com

Rob Beckett’s Playing For Time

Rachel Riley

Rob Beckett and a celebrity guest travel back in time to play the greatest video games of all time. In this episode Rob is joined on his time travel adventure by Rachel Riley, stopping off to play classics like California Games whilst taking in the news, TV, music and fashion of the time.


  • Friday 20th April, 11:15pm

  • Channel 4

  • 4 of 4

  • annabel@plankpr.com

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