No one is safe in chilling Coronation Street trailer for next week’s episodes
A new trailer for Coronation Street has teased terrifying events to come.
A week of deadly drama hits the cobbles from October 18, with the promo warning to “Watch your back” and that “No one is safe”.
In first look scenes from the upcoming episodes, drug lord Harvey escapes an overturned prison van in a devastating storm. Elsewhere, Abi attempts revenge on Corey in a spooky house of horrors, before the pair end up trapped together in a drain shaft.
The storm proves relentless, with further scenes depicting the ground opening up beneath Jenny – as well as a terrified and costumed Leanne face to face with the murderous Harvey.
The episodes form part of ITV’s Super Soap Week, with at least one character confirmed to perish in a shock twist.
Speaking about the episodes, Coronation Street producer Iain McLeod said: “We set out to make a week of breathless, brilliant drama – and boy, have our outstanding cast, crew, design team and writers delivered!
The week is jammed packed with twists and turns, and astonishing visual spectacle. It also has heart, heroism and humour in the most unexpected places.”
Coronation Street airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm and 8.30pm.
RECAP: Gordon Ramsay’s Uncharted – How the celebrity chef created those stunning Texan dishes
Series three of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted kicked off last night (Wednesday 15th September), showcasing sensational Texan landscapes, flavours and food. The series sees Gordon Ramsay travel to international food… read more
RECAP: Gordon Ramsay’s Uncharted – How the celebrity chef created those stunning Texan dishes
Series three of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted kicked off last night (Wednesday 15th September), showcasing sensational Texan landscapes, flavours and food.
The series sees Gordon Ramsay travel to international food hotspots to discover new ingredients and do battle with local chefs. In the first episode, Gordon challenges award-winning Texan chef Justin Yu to a cook off, before travelling across the state to source unique ideas, ingredients and flavours.
His first stop is meeting Justin, who quickly puts Gordon to work harvesting mesquite wood. Mesquite is a native tree to the dryer American states, which is commonly used for smoking meats in Texas.
Next, Gordon is off to find the “best beef anywhere in Texas”. His efforts lead him to Markham, where he meets rancher Clint Radley, as well as Clint’s daughters Maddie and Meredith. It becomes clear pretty quickly that wrangling cattle is not Gordon’s forte, and neither is riding a horse. Nonetheless, Gordon secures rib eye steak for his feast.
Gordon goes exotic with his next stop, meeting survival expert Bob Hansler in Runge to hunt rattlesnakes. This proves a more proactive task than Gordon expects, as Hansler is legally blind. With some difficulty, Gordon does catch a snake and the pair grill it over a fire. Apparently, the texture is like chicken. It won’t ever be a dining staple, but it is a pretty interesting local ingredient.
Next up is meeting Hansler’s daughter Bree, who teaches Gordon what ingredients can be foraged from the forest. These include wild pecans, which are sweeter and smaller than standard pecans, prickly pear cactus fruit (called tuna and not to be confused with the fish) and sweet wild onions.
For his next big dish, Gordon recruits local hunter Ric Rosser to help him acquire local pork. Wild feral hogs are a pest in Texas, as they love to tear up crops and land. They’re also very difficult to catch, as Gordon goes home empty-handed even after dousing himself in a special homebrew designed to make him more appealing to the hogs. Nonetheless, Ric agrees to help get Gordon the meat for the dish.
Finally, Gordon seeks to incorporate some Tex Mex flavours into his feast. He meets local chef Emmanuel Chavez, who explains how to make tortillas from blue corn. He also picks some pequin peppers to add a bit of spice to the proceedings.
As Gordon and Justin prepare to face off, Gordon heightens the stakes. If Justin wins, Gordon will don a cowboy hat. If Gordon wins, Justin will wear a Scottish kilt. Both promise not to lose.
All of the efforts made in the episode come to fruition with a selection of delicious dishes. Both chefs prepare three dishes. Gordon makes pork ribs, smoked and grilled with barbecue sauce and topped with toasted pecans. Then there’s grilled ribeye steak with coffee ancho rub, which he serves with chimmichurri. And finally, there’s the rattlesnake, which Gordon rolls in cornmeal and grills before serving it in a hog bone broth soup with sweet onions on top.
Justin prepares his signature dish, chilli, but with wild boar instead of his usual venison. He also chooses beef for his second dish, combining grilled hanger steaks with baked potatoes loaded with the boar liver and heart and marinaded in whisky. And his final dish, after a bit of bargaining with Gordon, is tostadas – made with the same blue corn tortillas that Gordon sought out for himself.
The final result is absolutely mouthwatering, and one wishes they could have a place on a judging panel made of the same Texans Gordon met along the journey. The next episode looks set to be just as delicious, as Gordon visits Portugal to challenge local chef, Kiko Martins, to create the perfect feast for the Mayor of Nazaré. We can’t wait to see what Gordon comes up with next.
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted season three airs Wednesdays at 9pm, only on National Geographic.
REVIEW: Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted returns for a bigger, bolder, tastier Texan adventure
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is famous for his Michelin Star-winning food, his formidable television presence and liberal use of expletives. This Wednesday on National Geographic at 9pm, he’s back… read more
REVIEW: Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted returns for a bigger, bolder, tastier Texan adventure
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is famous for his Michelin Star-winning food, his formidable television presence and liberal use of expletives. This Wednesday on National Geographic at 9pm, he’s back for a new series of cooking expedition series Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, which shows the chef out of his element like you’ve never seen him before.
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted is part travelogue, part survival series and part cooking show. It celebrates the landscape, history and culture of the places it visits, while also offering up spectacular culinary experiences. Season three picks up in Texas, where Gordon makes a bet with James Beard Award-winning chef Justin Yu that one of them can cook a meal to impress the locals.
The first episode sees Gordon embark on a several adventures to source local ingredients, including herding cows while riding an uncooperative horse, tackling an angry rattlesnake and hunting down feral hogs in the black of night. He’s taught to forage in the forest like a local and even grind down blue corn to make an authentic tortilla. It’s not quite the controlled, authoritative presence that we’ve become accustomed to from Gordon – and that’s really entertaining. Those who want the trademark bleeping, worry not, there’s still a lot of that.
Through food, Gordon creates a wonderful tribute to Texas, posing the question of what it means to be Texan. The episode celebrates the use of local ingredients while highlighting techniques and flavours that might be new to the audience. It also celebrates the hardy nature of Texans, who pride themselves on being “bigger, bolder and tougher” – just like their flavours. They’re also not afraid to let their opinions be known, making them the perfect judges for the ultimate cooking showdown in the Lone Star State.
There’s much more to come from the series, which is fully global with visits to Portugal, Croatia, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Iceland also on the itinerary. If the passion with which the show has explored Texan cuisine is anything to go by, it’s going to be a thrilling and mouth-watering adventure.
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted season three starts Wednesday, September 15 on National Geographic at 9pm.
Coastline crimes are coming in new Murder by the Sea season six
True crime aficionados are in for a treat tonight, as CBS Reality’s Murder by the Sea returns for a sixth season.
There’s something strange about the British seaside… it seems to be the setting of an awful lot of murders. This is the premise of documentary series Murder by the Sea, which explores murders committed amidst the sun, sand and candy floss. Presented by crime historian and author Dr Nell Darby, this true crime series exlores the shocking stories that might make British holidaymakers think twice.
The sixth series sees Dr Nell re-visiting high-profile murder investigations such as the murder of Margaret Whitcombe by her jealous ex-husband Philip Manning, which sparked a national manhunt in 1994.
She’ll also examine the 1995 murder of Margaret Wilson, which took over three years to solve after the well-liked 66-year-old was targeted in a seemingly random attack.
Television dramas have long used the concept of a murder taking place alongside the crashing waves upon the shore of the British coastline. Murder by the Sea reveals the horrible truth – that such murders are common on the British shoreline – and asks the question of why that may be. Complete with reconstructions, witness reports and expert analysis, Murder by the Sea is unique take on the true crime genre.
Murder by the Sea season six begins tonight (September 7) on CBS Reality at 10pm.
Review – NCIS: New Orleans is back with a timely season six premiere
NCIS: New Orleans returns to form with a timely season six premiere.
It seems like there’s no stopping NCIS, the second longest-running scripted live action series on American TV. Seventeen series and three spin-offs speak for themselves in their success. Watching NCIS: New Orleans‘ season six premiere ‘Judgement Call’, it’s not hard to see why.
Just like the ease at which the characters throw new information, realisations and analysis at one another in their hunt for a suspect, NCIS: New Orleans is a well oiled machine. It’s a format that works, mixing impressive action scenes with jaw-dropping plot twists while still maintaining a handle on the emotional stories of its characters.
‘Judgement Call’ is a perfect example of all this at work, contrasting the emotional journeys of Pride and Khoury, through the story of finding a former serviceman on a revenge mission. There is drama (the episode literally opens in the midst of a huge secret service operation), there are fast decisions and mistakes, and there are consequences.
By contrasting Pride, the team’s supervising agent, who is older, white and male, with the actions of Khoury, a younger woman of colour – we can see clearly the barriers that the latter faces. Both face reviews for their behaviour, but while Pride is commended, Khoury is punished. The ordeal reaches a tipping point that finds Khoury with almost no agency on the future of her career, while Pride gains the ability to pull strings in matters that barely involve him.
It’s a smart, and very topical way of examine the difficulties women, and particularly women of colour, face in the workplace – even in the NCIS.
NCIS: New Orleans‘ season six premiere ‘Judgement Call’ premieres Friday 17th July at 9pm on FOX.
REVIEW: Emergence on FOX is an intriguing new mystery that leaves us wanting more
FOX’s suspenseful new mystery Emergence is the latest import from across the pond, and it’s a doozy.
Starring Fargo‘s Allison Tolman in the lead role of police chief Jo Evans, Emergence starts with a plane crash and the discovery of a mysterious young girl (Alexa Swinton) at the scene. As Jo races to put together the pieces and uncover the real identity of ‘Piper’, she realises she may have stumbled across a dangerous conspiracy.
Emergence has the mystery format perfectly right. After finishing the first episode, I have so many questions that have me itching for the next part, and probably the one after that. The first episode is fast-paced, revealing just enough information to pique one’s curiosity and leave one wanting more. It starts with an incident that sounds simple enough, and a little girl who seems perfectly healthy, but by the end of the pilot has spiralled into something much more.
Part of what’s so good about the series is its focal character, police chief Jo Evans. In just one episode, Allison Tolman delivers multiple facets of Jo Evans. At work, she’s a fierce and respected police chief. At home, she’s a maternal, caring parent, still reeling from a break up with ex husband Alex (Donald Faison). She’s a shrewd investigator with what seems to be a decent judge of character. This handling of a character’s personal and professional balance draws one in to the story, and makes her curiosity and anxiety our own.
The handling of the science fiction elements of the show is also well done. It fits slickly into the modern setting of Long Island’s Peconic Bay. Whatever Piper’s secret is, we’re not discovering it in a hurry. There’s lots to talk about from a short 43 minute episode. What is the truth behind that plane crash? Who is Piper? Why is she wanted, and who by? Who is the investigative journalist Benny Gallagher (Owain Yeoman)? How much of all this is Piper aware of, but not telling?
It’s a promising first episode, filled with intriguing questions and a fascinating lead character, with a hook that will leave one wanting more.
Emergence starts today (Monday, April 20) on FOX at 9pm.
The hit Netflix high school drama is back this week for another series of awkward teenage moments, friendships and sexual misadventures.
We’ve compiled everything you need to know about Sex Education‘s upcoming second series.
What happened in series one?
Series one of Sex Education introduced us to socially awkward sixthformer Otis (Asa Butterfield) and his sex therapist mother Dr Jean F. Milburn (Gillian Anderson). After Otis accidentally counsels a school bully with performance anxiety, his entrepreneurial classmate Maeve (Emma Mackey) hatches a business plan: a school sexual health clinic.
When will series 2 be released on Netflix?
The second series of Sex Education hits Netflix this Friday, January 17.
Who is in the cast?
All the series mains will return, alongside three new guest stars.
Newcomers Sami Outalbali, George Robinson and Chinenye Ezeudu will join Sex Education for series two.
Outalbali plays a new French student at Moordale Secondary, while Robinson will become Maeve’s new neighbour at the caravan park, Isaac. Ezeudu plays Viv, an academically brilliant student who struggles in the love department.
What happens in Sex Education series 2?
Here’s what we know so far:
After Otis and Ola got together at the end of series one, Otis’s relationship with business partner Maeve is strained. There’s no shortage of work to do, however, as the school is in the midst of a mass chlamydia outbreak.
School bully Adam is now at military school, but remains conflicted over his hook up with Eric last season. Eric, however, has a new sense of self-confidence.
How can I watch series 2 of Sex Education?
You’ll need a Netflix subscription to watch the new series of Sex Education, which offers options to watch the show on mobile, tablet, laptop and Smart TV. Subscriptions start at £5.99, with one month trials for new customers.
NOW TV subscribers will be thrilled to learn that Netflix is now available via their NOW TV Smart Stick, NOW TV Smart Box and NOW TV Box (black). Just sign into the app on a NOW TV device to watch Sex Education on the big screen.
Here’s how you can watch Premier League games for free on Amazon Prime Video
For the first time, football fans can watch Premier League games live on Amazon Prime Video this December.
The streaming giant has picked up exclusive rights to air twenty Premier League games in December, as part of a deal to continue for three seasons. In 2019, Amazon Prime Video will provide exclusive coverage of all games on December 3-5 and December 26-27. That includes major match ups such as the Liverpool derby and Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur.
As was the case with Amazon’s live US Open coverage, Prime Video will offer separate live streams for each and every match during these period. This means when multiple games play at the same time, fans can switch between the streams at will – making the lives of Fantasy Football managers a lot easier.
Amazon will also be hosting an exclusive Premier League highlights show called The Goals Show, featuring all of the above games.
That’s not all. On Thursday, Amazon announced a star-studded punditry line up for the games, including big names such as Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer, Alex Scott, Peter Crouch and Harry Redknapp. Gabby Logan, Eilidh Barbour, Jim Rosenthal and Steve Bower are amongst the names to present.
The best part of all this? Football fans can watch all of Amazon’s Premier League offerings for free with a 30-day trial of Amazon Prime. All one needs to do is sign up before kick off on December 3 and continue to enjoy all the footballing action through December.
REVIEW: Dave Gorman’s Terms and Conditions Apply is quirky, smart and a lot of fun
Dave Gorman’s latest comedy series combines the best of both worlds: powerpoint presentations and big-name comedy guests.
It’s hard to know what to expect from a comedy show that hopes to “make sense of the modern world”, but Dave Gorman: Terms and Conditions Apply somehow does exactly that. The nerdy subject matter adds its own spin on Dave channel’s winning formula for original comedy content. The result is a smart new series that will have its audiences in genuine fits of laughter.
The rounds are quirky and unexpectedly hilarious. One asks comedians to predict the outcome of extreme informercials, while another pokes fun of BBC series Money For Nothing‘s fondness of lamps. My personal favourite, however, is a round dedicated to the frequently asked questions pages on big name company websites.
A lot of research has been put into Dave Gorman: Terms and Conditions Apply and it shows. I dread to think of how much time was spent reading corporate FAQs in hopes of finding the smallest instances of humour. Based on this first episode, I’m very excited for whatever else Gorman and his team have come up for the rest of the series.
Gorman is the perfect host for this concept, with his attention to detail and geeky charm. He brings back his trademark powerpoint presentations and thrives as a host, giving the show a heart that brings everything together. There’s a warm energy between him and his guests, which brings out the best in the witty one-liners that come thick and fast throughout the episode.
The first episode features a comedy line up including Sara Barron, Phil Wang and Richard Osman alongside Gorman. There’s a lot here for the guests to do, with some zinger one-liners delivered. It’s all about quick wit, and a look at the line-up of future episodes indicates that this is not something Terms and Conditions is likely to be short of.
Dave Gorman: Terms and Conditions Apply is the rare new addition to the world of comedy panel shows that treads new ground. With Gorman at the helm, it’s an awful lot of fun.
Dave Gorman: Terms and Conditions Apply premieres on Dave on Monday October 21 at 10pm.
REVIEW: CBS Reality’s The Real Prime Suspect revisits chilling case of Donald Neilson
The former Metropolitan police force veteran who inspired hit drama Prime Suspect’s DCI Jane Tennison, Jackie Malton, returns to detective work in new CBS Reality series The Real Prime Suspect.
The Real Prime Suspect is a real life documentary series re-investigating some of Britain’s most notorious crimes with Malton at the helm. Malton’s extensive contact list means she gains access to the detectives, journalists and witnesses who were at the scene of the crime – helping her provide new insight on how and why some of the country’s most devastating crimes were committed.
The first in the ten part series, which starts tonight at 10pm, features the case of robber, kidnapper and murderer Donald Neilson. The former serviceman, known as the “Black Panther” for his dark clothing, committed more than 400 burglaries. After taking to robbing post offices, he murdered three postmasters during a reign of terror in the early 1970s. In 1975, he kidnapped teenage heiress Leslie Whittle, demanding a £50,000 ransom for her safe return.
The Real Prime Suspect takes its audience to the same park where Whittle was held, imprisoned in a tunnel system far below those searching for her. Malton holds exclusive interviews with the individuals who worked on the investigation, including the police officer who discovered Whittle’s body and one of the journalists who broke the story. Malton listens to the ransom tapes Neilson forced Whittle to record, and the police recordings of Neilson’s interviews in custody. She paints the chilling story of a remorseless narcissist.
Malton, on her first time presenting a television series, is a breath of fresh air. Her knowledge and expertise gives audience a genuine insight into working on a high-profile case, while her continuing empathy for the victims reminds one exactly what was at stake. In one scene, Malton becomes visibly emotional as she explains how some cases “just get you” as an investigator. In another, she relays a terrifying trick played on her by a prisoner that she remembers to this day. These are insights and responses from somebody who has lived the life of a detective – and make for excellent television. It makes for stark contrast with the psychopathic subject of this first episode.
The Real Prime Suspect starts tonight (September 3) on CBS Reality at 10pm.