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TV Times 24-Oct-2020

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Published by TI Media Limited TV Times delivers unique and exclusive access to the UK's favourite TV personalities and shows. The magazine goes behind the scenes to bring you great features, exclusive photos, soap news and story updates. Includes a guide to the week's top films and seven days of easy-to-read TV listings plus two pages of TV highlights per day. ENGLAND edition.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
51 Issues

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1 min.
tv times my week

LIFESTYLE Morning Live MON-FRI / BBC1 NEW Described as an ‘entertaining mix of topical content and expert advice’, this brand-new daytime magazine series sounds the perfect way to kick-start my day. We chat to hosts Kym Marsh and Gethin Jones about what sets the show apart… See page 6 COOKERY The Great British Bake Off TUESDAY / C4 This delightful contest is a much-needed slice of escapism in these uncertain times. This week, our remaining bakers face their biggest challenges yet in the show’s first Japanese-themed episode. In our exclusive interview, judge Paul Hollywood explains how his TV trip to Japan provided the inspiration… See page 4 NATURE Autumnwatch TUESDAY-FRIDAY / BBC2 NEW I can’t wait to see all the exciting autumnal stories the team have unearthed as this perennial favourite returns. Presenter Chris Packham, who is back with Michaela Strachan,…

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“IT’S AS GOOD NOW AS IT EVER WAS” THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF TUESDAY / C4 / 8PM / EP 6 of 10 / COOKERY For obvious reasons, many of us are looking for something comforting and familiar from TV at the moment. But while we expected the return of The Great British Bake Off to be popular, audiences averaging around 10 million and a tidal wave of love for new host Matt Lucas have taken the C4 show to new heights. And this week, ever-exacting judge Paul Hollywood breaks more new ground when he brings delicious delicacies and unique flavours to the tent for Bake Off’s first Japanese-themed episode. Paul visited the Land of the Rising Sun for the first time while filming his recent culinary travelogue, Paul Hollywood Eats Japan, and he is…

5 min.
‘our show is a virtual hug!’

MORNING LIVE NEW MONDAY-FRIDAY / BBC1 / 9.15AM / LIFESTYLE Put the kettle on and settle back in your comfiest chair as morning television is about to get a whole lot livelier! From this Monday, Kym Marsh and Gethin Jones will be taking the helm of Morning Live, a new topical magazine series on BBC1. ‘I’m very much a morning person, to the point I can be quite annoying,’ grins Gethin, 42, a regular presenter on The One Show. ‘I’ve already warned Kym that I’ll try to channel my energy into the show and not annoy her!’ ‘I’ll cope, as I’m a morning person, too!’ smiles former Corrie favourite Kym, 44. Judging by the banter already flying between the pair, the show could prove a real ratings winner for the BBC Daytime team, airing every…

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‘autumn is dynamic!’

“I’VE BEEN FEEDING THE FOXES ALL SUMMER LONG” AUTUMNWATCH NEW TUE-FRI / BBC2 / 8PM / EPS 1-4 of 8 / NATURE Back in May, this year’s Springwatch had a very different feel. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, rather than being based at a single location, presenters Chris Packham, Gillian Burke and Iolo Williams reported from places around their home turf. Meanwhile, Michaela Strachan, who lives in South Africa, was unable to take on her usual hosting duties. Some restrictions are still in place, of course, but Autumnwatch hopes to resume something close to normal service on BBC2 over the coming fortnight. Chris will still be at home in the New Forest, but Michaela will be at Tentsmuir Forest in Fife, Iolo reports from the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales, and Gillian is…

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the animals that changed my life

BATTY THE BLACK MOUSE ‘I had a pet black mouse when I was about four or five. At the time, I was obsessed with bats, and in the 1960s, pet shops would sell fruit bats – I’m not advocating that we should go back there, but it was just the way things were. Anyway, I wanted a pet bat, but I couldn’t have one, so I got a black domestic mouse and called it Batty! It was the first animal I’d had to care for, and I found it exquisitely beautiful.’ KESTREL ‘Many years later, when I was 14, I got a kestrel, and I would feed it mice – so times change. But it was a predator and I was responsible for feeding it and making sure it had a proper diet.…

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pride of wales

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? MONDAY / BBC1 / 9PM / EP 3 of 4 / FACTUAL Ruth Jones is incredibly proud of her Welsh heritage. So the Gavin & Stacey star – who was born in Bridgend, South Wales, and raised in the nearby seaside town of Porthcawl – couldn’t wait to delve into her ancestry for BBC1’s Who Do You Think You Are? this week. And she was delighted to discover that she had Welsh heroes on both sides of her family tree, from her seafaring maternal ancestors to her grandfather, Henry Richard Jones, who worked for a precursor to the NHS. Here, Ruth, 54, tells us more… What did you want to learn about your family history? I knew a bit about my dad’s father Henry, because my dad [Richard] talked about…