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    You Are What You Eat

    You Are What You Eat

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    Channel 4
    Let holistic nutritionist Gillian McKeith rid you of your poor eating habits in this life-affirming cooking show. Gillian visits real-life people all over England and confronts them with their eating habits. She places all the food they've eaten for a week on a table before them and lets them stare in wonder. Gillian then dives into their other habits, nasty and naughty. Follow their journey through a healthy vegan diet for eight weeks. Each contestant is revisited after the program to see their success or failure in our own eyes.moreless
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    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares

    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares

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    Each week Gordon travels to a different restaurant in dire need of help. He often has to deal with chefs and waitresses stuck in their ways, ready-made meals and slow service, none of which he allows in any of his own restaurants. With a long history in the food industry, Gordon uses his wealth of knowledge to try to get them back on track and into financially viable businesses.moreless
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    Ramsay's Best Restaurant

    Ramsay's Best Restaurant

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    Gordon Ramsay visits restaurants from all over Britain--including John O'Groats and Land's End--with the aim of finding the best of the best in Ramsay's Best Restaurant.
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    Countdown

    Countdown

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    Countdown is a game show adapted from the French format "Des Chiffres Et Des Lettres". The show was originally broadcast on British regional TV channel Yorkshire Television, at 6.30pm following the local news programme "Calendar" (1968), and was originally called "Calendar Countdown". The show works on a winner-stays-on basis, with contestants retiring after eight wins. The top eight players return at the end of the series to compete in a knockout phase with the top prize being the complete (20 volume) Oxford English Dictionary, worth around 6000 UKP. Champion-of-Champions competitions are also held about once every two years, seeing who is the best of the best.

    Richard Whiteley had been a presenter on "Calendar" from 1968 until 1995. "Countdown" shortly thereafter moved to Channel 4 upon that channel's launch. Originally, Carol Vorderman only presented the numbers rounds of the game - the letters rounds were presented in the early series by other hostesse's (Kathy Hytner, Beverley Isherwood and Linda Barratt have all had this role, Hytner the longest, due to budget-cutting, the other 2 were axed in 1983) After Kathy Hytner Left in 1987, Karen Loughlin took over until the end of 1988. Throughout 1989 before Carol became the sole hostess, Lucy Summers took the role of presenting the Letter Rounds. The show has had many on-screen adjudicators, of whom the longest-serving and best-known is Susie Dent (January 1992 to present).

    Sadly Richard Whiteley passed away after contracting pneumonia in October 2005, their was rumours that the next series (series 54) would be presented by a different guest presenter every week, although a good idea auditions for a new host were held (Richard Digance,Noel Edmonds and Paul Merton all have being rumoured to have auditioned), Sport-Presenter Des Lynam won the role, and presented from October 2005, until the travelling distance got too much for him. He has being quoted on saying, that he is a natural Sports presenter, and even though Carol kept him sane, he would rather go back into the area he is more familiar with.

    The Newest series to broadcast, is to be hosted by All-Round Entertainer, Des O'Connor who will be joined by Carol Vorderman and Susie Dent.moreless
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    River Cottage Forever

    River Cottage Forever

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    Channel 4 (ended 2002)
    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has managed to break away from urban life and finally settle at River Cottage in Dorset. after two years at the cottage, he's asking himself the big question: should he stay forever?moreless
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    Return to River Cottage

    Return to River Cottage

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    Channel 4 (ended 2000)
    Following on from Escape to River Cottage, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall begins his second year as a smallholder in west Dorset. With a year of experience as a small holder behind him, Hugh adds cattle to the River Cottage livestock and launches the commercial venture: The River Cottage Glutton.moreless
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    Gordon Ramsay's Great Escape

    Gordon Ramsay's Great Escape

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    Gordon Ramsay's Great Escape is a three-part journey through the country side of India with the famed British chef. Ramsay, a classically trained chef with an impressive twelve Michelin Stars to his credit, is probably best known for his multiple television series and best-selling cookbooks. With his Great Escape, Ramsay takes you on a tour of India where he indulges his passion for his favorite cuisine, Indian food. Travel with Gordon as he spends a day cooking curry for 400 people on board the Mangala Express from New Dehli to Lucknow. Follow along as he travels throughout north-east India, with stops in various villages along the way, including hunting expeditions in Shiyong Village, Majuli Island and Guwahati. His journey through the north-east culminates with him trying to run a curry stand in a busy Calcutta marketplace. Wrapping up his culinary tour of India, Ramsay visits an Ashram and learns to embrace vegetarian dishes, a surprise for regular viewers of Ramsay's other programs where he has often derided the vegetarian lifestyle. A beautiful journey not to be missed, Gordon Ramsey is at his best in his Great Escape.moreless
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    Gordon Ramsay's F Word

    Gordon Ramsay's F Word

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    This UK series is all about food. Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay shows his softer side at his London restaurant, The F Word, from which the show has taken its name. In case you have been wandering the F stands for Food of course. Each season has its own theme.

    Season one is centred on Ramsay preparing a three-course meal at the F Word restaurant for 60 invited diners. He has adapted some of his restaurant recipes so that everything that he cooks on the show can be cooked by anyone. The Times' restaurant critic Giles Coren acts as a field correspondent. Food writer Rachel Cooke also provides several reports on healthy eating. Two (or three) commis "battle" each other in every episode to earn a position at one of Ramsay's restaurants. 12 commis chefs appeared in the series out of a thousand applicants. Furthermore this season has turkeys as the featured animal that Gordon raised in his back yard, for food, so that his children gained a better understanding of where their food came from.This season also features Gordon's "Get Women Back in the Kitchen" campaign, for the promotion of which he visited several English households to help women who wanted to improve their culinary skills. A pudding (dessert) challenge, usually between Ramsay and a celebrity guest is also featured, the winner of which had the honour of serving his or her pudding to the guests at the F-Word restaurant.

    From the second series onwards the restaurant sits 50 paying guests served by a different brigade. The brigades featured in season two are amateur brigades. If guests found any of their food unsatisfactory, they could choose not to pay for that item. Janet Street-Porter became the series' field correspondent instead of Giles Coren who only appeared as a guest star. Pigs are the seasons featured animals raised once again By Gordon and his family in his back yard. The recipe challenge in this season includes any kind of food instead of pudding only. This series empha on the importance of Sunday lunch. Due to a schedule change bad language is not beeped out from this season onward.

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    My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

    My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

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    Beginning as a one-off show about gypsy brides this popular series gives viewers an insight into the wedding preperations of traveller families. From the bold colours to the wedding dresses that leave scars.moreless
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    Distraction

    Distraction

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    Channel 4 (ended 2006)
    The game show is hosted by Jimmy Carr. In every episode there are four contestants that and there are also four rounds. They are asked to answer very simple questions, but with a catch. Well ofcourse as it is titled. They are going to be distracted. Some of these distractions might hurt, make you laugh or it might just be plain difficult. Either way it's hard to win. In the end the winning contestant will get a chance to win a brand new car. The contestants would have to answer questions though, and for each question the contestant answers wrong, one part of the car will be damaged.moreless
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    The Big Fat Quiz of the Year

    The Big Fat Quiz of the Year

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    Six stars and comedians in three teams of two battle it out on stage once a year on Channel 4 in this fun quiz show. Questions pertain to all kinds of events that occurred in the past year.moreless
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    Escape to River Cottage

    Escape to River Cottage

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    Channel 4 (ended 1999)
    Hugh has decided to quit the bustle of London and take on the life of a smallholder at River Cottage, a former gamekeeper's cottage in Dorset. The aim is self-sufficiency; to grow his own vegetables and raise his own animals for food.moreless
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    Derren Brown: The Events

    Derren Brown: The Events

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    Illusionist Derren Brown comes up with a new series of specials, showing how to predict the lottery number, control the nation with a piece of media, how to be a psychic spy by utilizing remote viewing or how to beat a casino.moreless
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    Beyond River Cottage

    Beyond River Cottage

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    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall moved from River Cottage to a farm in Dorset. The series follows him as he sets up his farm and learns new trades including bee-keeping, meat smoking and honey making.moreless
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    15 To 1

    15 To 1

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    Channel 4 (ended 2003)
    15 To 1 was a daytime quiz show in which 15 contestants were whittled down to one winner. The programme dispensed with the usual niceties of quiz shows, with host William G Stewart rarely indulging in banter with contestants. His hard-line approach is often cited as an influence on future "cruel" quiz hosts such as Jeremy Paxman on University Challenge and Anne Robinson on The Weakest Link, though in reality Stewart always took more of a "no-nonsense" approach, rather than being outright nasty. Contestants were eliminated by their inability to answer questions (three wrong answers - or two in the opeining round - and you're out); the last three standing took part in a head-to-head finale in which correct answers scored ten points each, the top 15 scorers in each series returned for a grand final with an historical artefact (usually from ancient Rome or Greece, sometimes older) as the series trophy. The series' top scorer also recieved an antique prize, usually decorated glassware. The show ended upon William G Stewart's retirement at the end of 2003. There is no editor for this show.moreless
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    Eden

    Eden

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    Channel 4 (ended 2002)
    Eden is an interactive reality game show in which members of the public (through internet and telephone voting) control what happens on the show. The show originally began with 6 people, all of them voted onto the show by the UK public into and sent to an undisclosed location in the Australian Outback. Irish beauty Clione was the show's winner and won a big cash prize as a reward.moreless
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    1001 Things You Should Know

    1001 Things You Should Know

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    Sandi Toksvig hosts 1001 Things You Should Know on BBC's Channel 4. A general knowledge quiz show, contestants have to answer questions that are common knowledge before moving on to harder fair. moreless
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    Christmas with Gordon

    Christmas with Gordon

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    Well-known British chef, Gordon Ramsay, takes you into his home and gives you cooking tips for this Christmas' culinary needs.
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    The Search

    The Search

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    The Search is a treasure hunt show where 10 contestants travel the world finding clues and solving puzzles in order to win a prize at the end.
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    The Mad Bad Ad Show

    The Mad Bad Ad Show

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    The Mad Bad Ad Show is the Channel 4 comedy panel series where host Mark Dolan is joined by two teams of comedians and advertising professionals to discuss the ad world. The team captains are Mark Watson and Micky Flanagan, and they go head-to-head in creating advertisements of their own for fictitious products, with the help of a comedian and advertising professional on each team.moreless
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