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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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    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 Restoration Man

    The Restoration Man

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    Unique, run-down buildings are transformed by TV presenter and architect George Clarke.
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    Coppers

    Coppers

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    Coppers is a Channel 4 series that follows the police as they do their day jobs. The show is meant to give viewers a good representation of what it's like to be a police officer today in Britain.moreless
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    Big Brother's Little Brother

    Big Brother's Little Brother

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    The show included all the latest Big Brother news and exclusive clips from housemates before they entered the house. It was the longest running spin-off of the main show.

    The series had alot of recurring items that appeared in different formats, series by series. A recap of the days happenings opened each episode and aired under the title of BBLB News (previously BBLB Hot News & Weather, BBLB News 25) and at the end of each episode until the last series, the host(s) often sat with the episodes guests and looks over the coverage in the press in BBLB Review, this was previously called Call BBLB, were live calls and emails would be asked to that episodes guests and the BBLB Forum which worked in the same way, however took place only over the internet were viewers would pose their questions in a moderated forum and was also known as Little Brother's Big Answer, were a direct behind the scenes question would be answered on behalf of a viewer.

    The show was represented in the media by a eye, which is different for each series, often trying to incorporate a theme for the series. These were often released before the show actually begins and are also used in the opening titles of the show. The theme tune by Paul Oakenfold and Andy Gray is released under 'Big Brother Theme' by Element Four - tweaks were made to the theme used throughout each series. The set also changed from series to series.

    The show was previously hosted by Dermot O'Leary, for the first twelve series (who was also a Assistant Producer by the time he left the show). Natalie Casey also co-hosted for the first week of the first series.

    When Dermot left, rumours circulated about who would be taking his place on the show, it was eventually announced that George Lamb and Zezi Ifore would be co-presenters on the next series. Zezi wasn't popular at all with the viewers and the show became criticised heavily over her poor presenting skills. She was gradually demoted to a roving reporter role, until she was completely axed in between Big Brother 9 and Celebrity Big Brother 6. Throughout the series in which George and Zezi presented, certain episodes starting airing for an hour instead of the half an hour they were billed for, these extended episodes continued in Series 14 and 15, however the episodes were publicised as airing for an hour. Throughout series 14, ex-celebrity housemate Michael Barrymore took on the role of roving reporter. Whilst in the shows last two series, series 17 and 18, Emma Willis co-hosted alongside George.

    The show itself has not only ran through the main Big Brother series (from series two onwards), but also the Celebrity and Celebrity Hijack series as well as the final Ultimate series. (With the exception of the first 'Celebrity' series due to it been simulcast on the BBC.) The show's title is often abbreviated to BBLB. Or throughout the Celebrity Big Brother series, CBBLB.

    After an eviction, the housemate(s) evicted from the Big Brother house, traditionally spent their first week out of the house as a guest on Big Brother's Little Brother. This changed from series 13, as the housemate tended to only appear once or twice throughout the week. The show also boasted celebrity guests and experts who come in to discuss and analyse the events occuring in the Big Brother house. Other ex-housemates from previous series often returned in recurring features, series by series as well.

    When the show first began it aired on weeknights on Channel 4 from 6pm it has also had brief stints in the 6.30pm and 5.30pm timeslots. It was also rebranded as Big Brother's Little Breakfast (Alongside Celebrity Big Brother 4-Series 8), were it moved to 8am. It moved to 7.30pm on E4 in series 9 until 4th July 2008, were it remained in the 6.00pm slot, until the main shows cancellation in 2010.moreless
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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