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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Comedy World Cup

    Comedy World Cup

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    Hosted by David Tennant, Comedy World Cup is a seven part panel show on Channel 4. A fierce competition to see which British comedians have the largest wealth of funny knowledge. The teams consists of three comedians. A team captain in their 30s or 40s, a 50+ legend, and a fresh faced comedian in their 20s. Alan Carr, Andy Parsons, Phill Jupitus, Omid Djalili, Johnny Vegas and Micky Flanagan are all featured on the show. Their goal, to win the ultimate prize, the Comedy World Cup.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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