Pick of the Week: Monday 12th January

January 12, 2009 by  
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Channel 4, Monday 12th January, 3:25pm  Alert me

Jeff Stelling and Rachel Riley are the brand spanking new faces of Countdown, the simple yet brilliant show with a clock, vowels, consonants and numbers. Dictionary Corner guest this week is Mr. Andrew Sachs- expect some chortles of the politest kind about a certain scruffy comedian and his lispy counterpart.

ITV1, Tuesday 13th January, 8:00pm  Alert me

Trinny and Susannah turn their attention to 11 country ladies – all pillars of their communities – including the town mayor, the local vicar, a Sunday school teacher and a bee keeper. Can they all be given a new look in time for the village fete?

Ch4, Wednesday 14th January, 10:00pm  Alert me

Fergus Henderson and Jeremy Lee have been mates for a long time. With Fergus running his celebrated restaurant St John and Jeremy’s position as head chef at top eatery Blueprint Café, the two friends are at the foodie frontline. Now Fergus and Jeremy are being sent on an epic culinary journey across Europe, Asia and Africa to truly test their own limitations.

BBC3, Thursday 15th January, 10:30pm  Alert me

Three bachelor princes from across the globe come to the UK in search of true love. However, to ensure that the people they meet will love them for themselves and not just their wealth and status they are going undercover, living and working as ordinary people for the first time in their lives. They set up home together in Brighton, whilst beginning jobs as a barman, a waiter and a hotel chambermaid.

OntheBox says:

Ouch Thanks for the heads up! All sorted now.

Amy says:

I really like the new presenters of Countdown. They seem fun and intelligent enough for the roles. Really glad it hasn’t finished.

One little note: I think you’ll find its on Channel 4 rather than BBC1 🙂