Last year's dessert winner Marcus Wareing faces stiff competition from Mark Broadbent as they continue to battle it out for the chance to represent the North. Both chefs are preparing turbot for the fish course, but while Marcus keeps things simple by poaching his fillet in red wine, Mark decides to serve his white-wine poached turbot with cockles and a brown shrimp butter. <s)
7/12. The candidates are given one day to buy ten items from a list for the least money possible and get back to the boardroom by 6pm. This is one of Sir Alan's favourite tasks and he has slipped in an exceptionally tricky item this year to stretch the project managers. Shown last Wednesday on BBCI
The Land of My Mother. Streets running with celebrants' blood and frantic dances warding off the tarantula are among the mysterious and forbidding scenes that greet Francesco da Mosto when he visits the South during Easter celebrations. The home of his mother and her family for over 500 years,
Francesco sees this as a second homecoming. On
Sicily he's terrified by the brooding majesty of Mount Etna, but finds beauty and art in the Villa Bagheria. Director Andrea Illescas ; Seres producer Jonty Oaypote ;
The statistics are grim - eight out of every ten married women in Britain will become widows, and almost all of them will feel as if they're going through the experience alone. In this emotional documentary, six widows from very different backgrounds speak with extraordinary candour about the deaths of their husbands and the harrowing effect it had on their lives. With contributions from comedian Joan Rivers , who contemplated suicide after her husband took his own life; Alex Best , who was married to George for ten years; and Jayne Zito , whose husband was stabbed by a schizophrenic on the London Underground.
Director/Producer Stuart Prebble
How to Have a Good Death is at 11.20pm The Inside Story: page 84
Revealing the results of a recent poll that explores the British public's view of death, and discovers how families and individuals cope with terminal illnesses. Cancer patient Stanley talks candidly about his vow to make the most of his short life, while a man with lung disease explains his determination to take each day as it comes. Plus an investigation into what makes for a good death, and a look at new ideas for end-of-life medical care. With Esther Rantzen.
Producer Elizabeth Mclntyre ; Executive producer Sara Ramsden
The British Way of Death is on Thursday at 11.20pm
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