Two girls from very different worlds try to become friends in one of Britain’s most racially segregated towns. Dewsbury in West Yorkshire is home to a growing Asian Muslim community with parts of the town 98% Asian, whilst other parts remain totally white. Told with honesty and humour, we follow 16-year-old Siobhan and 17-year-old Farhana as they cross the racial divide and step into one another’s world for the very first time. What unfolds is a timely story that highlights the complexities of integration. As the girls face their differences they find themselves navigating both family and community concerns. Pushed beyond their comfort zone, how far can their friendship go?
#Game4Grenfell, part of an afternoon of special programming on Saturday 2 September, will see former football professionals, celebrities and special guests play a 90-minute match at QPR’s 18,000-capacity Loftus Road stadium in Shepherd’s Bush, the closest league ground to Grenfell Tower.
Sky will broadcast the game to millions at home on Sky 1 and Freeview channel Pick, with the event kicking-off with a special pre-match show featuring players and pundits, alongside those affected by the events in West London.
A number of well-known personalities are lining up to take part in the afternoon’s events including Olly Murs, Tinie Tempah, Jamie Dornan, Jarvis Cocker, Danny Jones, Les Ferdinand, David Seaman and Alan Shearer. Peter Crouch is confirmed to feature alongside his childhood friend Gregg Jules, a fire-fighter who was directly involved in the relief effort. Sky Sports’ Chris Kamara will match report on the day. Money raised from ticket sales will be passed directly to the London Community Foundation for allocation to the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund, distributing funds to survivors and the wider community affected by the fire. Viewers at home will also be encouraged to text in donations.
A car hits a bus queue, leaving a pensioner dead – the chopper team must fight to save the life of her 90 year old friend. In North Yorkshire there’s a tricky rescue after a biker is catapulted into a fence and newly-wed paramedic Lisa returns from honeymoon to deal with a bizarre accident.
The Tattoo Fixers continue to take the sunny Med by storm and carry on covering the nations holiday catastrophes. This week Glen helps Mandy rid herself of a couple of rampant rabbits, Jay gives superfan Rebecca a perfect portrait, Alice covers Helen’s cupcake and Sketch tackles Aaron’s very private tatt. Elsewhere, Kasper’s suffering with some substandard spiritual ink, and Stephen’s got a very puzzling problem on his knee.
In 1969, nine people are killed by a notorious cult leader with mostly female followers living in a commune. Among the brutally murdered is pregnant actress Sharon Tate. The two-night murder spree terrorizes Los Angeles and uncovers a bizarre revenge and connection to musical legend Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys and actress Doris Day’s son, Terry Melcher, a producer who failed to promote the musical ambitions of Charles Manson.
Interviews (in progress): Prosecutor Stephen Kay, Journalist Linda Deutsch.
Celebrity MasterChef returns for its twelfth series, with 20 familiar faces from the world of show business and music, all hoping to follow in the footsteps of last year’s champion Alexis Conran and take the 2017 title.
The hunt for a champion continues as we welcome the final five celebrities to the challenge in the last of the heats. Trying to impress judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace are Actor Brian Bovell, Popstar Jaymi Hensley, Singer and Actor Patti Boulaye, Comedian and Actor Abdullah Afzal and TV Personality Reverend Kate Bottley.
The first challenge for the five hopefuls is the Mystery Box, the infamous test of imagination and creativity. The contestants must use the ingredients in tonight’s box, which include chicken, chickpeas, puff pastry and pomegranate as well as a basic larder, to create just one dish – sweet or savoury. With nerves running high and just 50 minutes to create something from scratch, the celebrities must think on their feet to impress the judges.
With the first test over, there’s no let up as the celebrities face paying customers for the first time as they are sent to work during lunchtime service in two busy London restaurants.
Patti, Jaymi and Abdullah are sent to The Game Bird to work under Gordon Ramsay protégé James Durrant, while Brian and Reverend Kate must try to impress and master the dishes at contemporary Indian restaurant Jamavaar.
In the final test of culinary creativity, it’s back to the MasterChef headquarters, as the contestants are asked to prepare a two-course menu of their own design. The celebrities work furiously in a last attempt to prove themselves to the judges, because at the end of this test one of them will be going home.
Celebrity MasterChef returns for its eleventh series, with 20 familiar faces from the world of show business and music all hoping to take the 2017 title.
Tonight is the last of the heats and the battle for the last two places in the semi-finals reaches its climax.
Tonight’s first challenge is a Knowledge and Skills test, where the celebrities have the terrifying task of facing judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace one by one and demonstrate their ability to identify a tray of ingredients, peppers and shellfish before being asked to make tempura prawns, vegetables and a dipping sauce in just fifteen minutes.
The celebrities are then split into teams, and are sent out on their first mass catering challenge. Today they will have to make lunch at Kings College Dental Institute for 120 staff and students.
With an array of ingredients including mince, seabass and chicken breasts and a wide range of fruit and vegetables, the two teams must devise, prepare and serve the lunch catering for various tastes while creating meat based, vegetarian and dessert dishes in volume. In the heat of the kitchen the celebrities will have to rely on teamwork skills as well as their culinary ones to triumph.
Then it’s back to MasterChef headquarters as the battle for a semi-final place reaches its climax. The four celebrities must now cook a faultless two course meal that will not only be judged by John and Gregg, but also by past Celebrity MasterChef champions Sophie Thompson (2014) and Lisa Faulkner (2010), and previous finalist Andi Peters (2008), all former survivors of this landmark moment.
With their last chances to impress for a semi-final place, emotions in the kitchen are running high, and the pressure proves too much for some contestants. The celebrity judges deliver some frank and cutting responses to some of the dishes, but others fare much better.
This is the last chance for the contestants to earn themselves a semi-final place and come one step closer to winning the title of Celebrity MasterChef 2017. For those who don’t make the grade the journey ends here.
Nature is the theme of episode three’s challenges. The five remaining teams must complete an Unplanned Build where they must create as many miniature unique and identifiable insects, birds and wild animals as possible in surprise 15 minute intervals using no more than 15 bricks per creature, and the Planned Build sees comedian Bill Bailey and professional LEGO artist, Sean Kenney judge the creations made by the pairs as they populate a section of a nature walk with a rich cornucopia of plants, flowers, and characterful animals. Only three pairs will make it through to the final round.
This week at the pop-up clinic Danny’s under pressure to tame wildman Adam, while Doctor Esho gets his big lasers out to blast Adele’s severely scared legs after one of the most extreme reactions to mosquito bites the Doc has ever seen. Daniel and Alex team up to give transgender ballet dancer Sophie a feminine look that is on point. Meanwhile it’s another team effort to give tiny-toothed Raph a drastic overhaul to get him smiling for the ladies and April steps in with some much needed dating advice. Also in the pursuit of love and in dire need of Daniel’s help is 64 year old Rio, who wants to bag a new look and a new fella. And for the first time ever, the clinic takes on a complete twin transformation, identical Seph and Caitlin are desperate for radical overhauls in order to look different for the first time ever.
A daring dating series that starts where some good dates might end – naked.