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When good TV goes bad: why we’ve all had un oeuf of Saturday Kitchen

The departure of James Martin gave the show the chance to ditch the lamentable Omelette Challenge and add some fresh ingredients. Did it bother? N(egg)ative

It would be so very easy to pinpoint Saturday Kitchen’s elasmobranch-vaulting moment as the one when James Martin decided to up sticks, thus depriving the nation’s hungover of bi-hourly reminders that their host comes from Yorkshire. For sure, ever since he ecky-thumped a hole in the studio wall and made good his escape, the show has endured a torturous throw-a-load-of-chefs-at-the-wall-and-see-who-sticks search for a host who matches Martin’s chubby bonhomie, failing every time.

The problems are obvious and many: Michel Roux Jr, for example, has all the presentational warmth of a Gaboon viper, while John Torode attempting matey badinage comes across with all the sincerity of Theresa May recounting episodes of wheat field-related malfeasance from her childhood. Elsewhere, Angela Hartnett’s horrible,
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BBC faces ITV cook-off as James Martin preps Saturday Kitchen rival

Former star of BBC1’s brunch-time staple says ITV’s Saturday Morning with James Martin will take ‘unexpected turns’

Celebrity chef James Martin made his name as the presenter of BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen, offering famous guests their idea of “food heaven” or “food hell” for 10 years before hanging up his apron in 2016.

Now the chef will be serving the latter to his former employer every weekend, as he returns to screens to present a brunchtime ITV show to rival Saturday Kitchen.

Related: 'The journey' has ruined nearly all reality TV – apart from MasterChef

Related: Jamie Oliver to launch new show as part of deal with Channel 4

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James Martin's French Adventure – bienvenue to boozy, deluxe daytime TV

In his big TV comeback, the king of Saturday Kitchen pootles from chateau to chateau with a grin on his face and a glass of wine never far from his hand. The result is gorgeous, and surprisingly emotional

The problem with doing the same job for 10 years, especially on TV, is that it can be hard for people to imagine you doing anything else. So when James Martin jumped ship from Saturday Kitchen last year – after a decade refereeing breakneck omelette challenges and assiduously topping everyone’s glass up – it was unclear what his next move might be.

Could he vault from daytime to primetime, fronting some fashionably far-flung cookery travelogue? Or would he pursue something more suited to his unique presenting skillset – an inclusive, inquisitive, fourth-wall-breaking style refined over hundreds of hours of rambunctious live TV?

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Monday’s best TV: James Martin’s French Adventure, The Undateables

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The former Saturday Kitchen fixture recreates Keith Floyd’s classiv TV trip. Plus: the dating show recaps past participants

Shallots and lots going on in this new daily cooking show. James Martin idolises Keith Floyd to the extent that he bought the famed chef’s old Citroën 2Cv. Now he is driving it around France to re-create one of Floyd’s classic TV trips, as well as revisiting some of the kitchens where the former Saturday Kitchen fixture served his culinary apprenticeship in the 1980s. He begins in Saint‑Emilion, where both the banter and wine flow freely. Graeme Virtue

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Swap Shop and Saturday morning kids' TV 40 years on

Alex Westthorp Oct 3, 2016

It's 40 years since Multi-Coloured Swap Shop made its television debut and kick-started the Saturday morning kids' TV slot...

Imagine the excitement - it's just before 9.30am on Saturday 2nd October 1976. It's almost like Christmas has come early, such is the anticipation. The nation's kids, who hitherto got their kicks at the Saturday morning pictures, settle in front of their television screens and press the button marked 'BBC1'. Those who read their parents' Radio Times know a new show is about to start with Radio 1 Breakfast Show DJ Noel Edmonds at the helm. 28 year old Noel is cool and down with the kids. Tom Baker and Elisabeth Sladen - the Doctor and Sarah Jane from Doctor Who - are to be the first star guests, and you can actually speak to them live by telephone! The TV set warms up and the familiar blue and yellow BBC
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Saturday Kitchen's James Martin and Anita Rani to host ITV's This Morning

Former host of popular BBC1 show to front Friday editions, taking over from regular presenters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford

Former Saturday Kitchen host James Martin is to co-host ITV’s This Morning alongside Anita Rani on Fridays throughout the summer.

Martin, who earlier this year stepped down after a decade as host of BBC1’s popular Saturday Kitchen, guest-presented an edition of ITV’s flagship daytime show alongside Ruth Langsford in April.

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The week in TV: Sacrifice, The Living and the Dead; Inside Porton Down; All the Way

It was a week that made you want to scream. But that was Nigel Farage rather than the fictional attempts at horror

Sacrifice (C5) | My5

The Living and the Dead (BBC1) | iPlayer

Inside Porton Down (BBC4) | iPlayer

All the Way (Sky Atlantic)

There was just so much news last week that the bulletins couldn’t hope to contain it. It even spilled into Saturday Kitchen, where the lovely Michel Roux, possibly deliberately, misheard a romaine lettuce as “Remain?”, to much bitter laughter. Where do we go after such a week of news? Is it possible that all news has finally eaten its own fill and the remaining 26 weeks of the year will consist entirely, news-wise, of winsome footage of cats doing cute things (hilarious how the 55 million baby birds annually killed in the UK by our beloved moggies, oh my sides), and endless reruns of Marcus Willis (and how the
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4K helps Sydney-based distributor sell more than 65 hours of content

Angkor temples, Cambodia.

Increased interest in 4K documentaries has helped Sydney-based international distributor Flame secure more than 65 hours of sales after Miptv.

Flames 4K documentary Ancient angkor has been bought by Discovery Channel in Canada, while there was also strong interest in Jet Set and the The Luxury Travel Show, according to a company statement.

Flame has also continued its partnership with Prospero Productions, the Western Australian indie who brought the world Outback Truckers, by securing a sale to Discovery Asia of their new series, Railroad Australia..

Canadian series, Restoration Garage, from Pixcom Productions has been picked up by the Australian digital channel 7Mate, while Singapore.s public broadcaster, Mediacorp, has taken two titles hosted by successful New Zealand psychologist/scientist Nigel Latta produced by Razor Films - Nigel Latta Blows Stuff Up and Is Sugar the New Fat?

Australia.s Foxtel Lifestyle Food Channel has picked up a third
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James Martin serves up emotional farewell to Saturday Kitchen

Chef wells up during goodbye speech after 10 years on programme, which will now be presented by string of TV cooks

Saturday Kitchen host James Martin has hung up his apron for the very last time with a thank you to viewers and the BBC for supporting him throughout his 10 years at the helm.

The chef, who announced in February he was stepping down as host of the programme – a weekend institution in many households – welled up as he gave his farewell speech over the credits.

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Saturday's best TV: Being The Brontës; Follow The Money; Saturday Kitchen Live

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The lives of the literary sisters are explored, the Danish corruption thriller continues in stylish fashion, and James Martin signs off as host of Saturday Kitchen

9pm, BBC2

It is one of the most extraordinary backstories in all of literature – the concurrent authorship of three enduring novels by three sisters sharing the same Yorkshire home. This documentary sees Martha Kearney, Lucy Mangan and Helen Oyeyemi visiting Haworth and attempting to reimagine the period in the mid-1840s in which Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre and Agnes Grey were written. See also The Brontës At The BBC, on BBC4 at 8pm on Sunday, a new series reflecting on decades of BBC adaptations of Brontë novels. Andrew Mueller

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Gregg Wallace won't return to Saturday Kitchen

Gregg Wallace won't return to 'Saturday Kitchen'. The 51-year-old presenter fronted the first series of the cookery show in 2002, before being replaced by Antony Worrall Thompson just 12 months later, but he has admitted there's no way he'd slip back into his apron when current host James Martin steps down later this month. Asked if he'd return to the tummy-gurgling show, he exclusively told Bang Showbiz: ''No, because I think you have to give up every Saturday morning and I don't think I've got it to give. I would rather fulfill the work obligations I have got at the moment. I
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Great British Bake Off is not a cookery show, says James Martin

Saturday Kitchen host doesn’t watch baking programme as he ‘doesn’t learn anything from it’

Great British Bake Off may have smashed records to become the most watched TV show of the year, but one person who most certainly didn’t tune in was Saturday Kitchen host James Martin.

Related: The Great British Bake Off final gets biggest TV audience of the year

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Top Gear returning to BBC on May 8 2016

'Top Gear' is to return to the BBC next May. Chris Evans - who was announced as the new host after Jeremy Clarkson was sacked for punching a producer earlier this year - has revealed the new revamped series will begin on Sunday May 8, 2016 on BBC Two. The first episode will air a week after Chris and his team wrap filming on May 5. The BBC Radio 2 DJ added that they've ''already started making the films'' but refused to reveal the identities of his co-hosts. Speaking to James Martin on BBC One's 'Saturday Kitchen', he shared: ''We're going to America to
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EastEnders' Charlie Slater is to be killed off

'Top Gear' is to return to the BBC next May. Chris Evans - who was announced as the new host after Jeremy Clarkson was sacked for punching a producer earlier this year - has revealed the new revamped series will begin on Sunday May 8, 2016 on BBC Two. The first episode will air a week after Chris and his team wrap filming on May 5. The BBC Radio 2 DJ added that they've ''already started making the films'' but refused to reveal the identities of his co-hosts. Speaking to James Martin on BBC One's 'Saturday Kitchen', he shared: ''We're going to America to
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Gaby Roslin's The Saturday Show: another weekend cookery programme to make you sick

There was a time when Saturday morning telly was all about primary colours for kids. Now it’s about idiots called Jeremy phoning people like Gaby Roslin, wanting to know the best way to prepare grouse

If you’re part of the apparently gigantic demographic that bafflingly isn’t nauseated by the sight, smell or idea of food preparation at any moment before midday, you’re in luck. Channel 5 has just announced that it’s making a Saturday morning cookery show.

According to reports, The Saturday Show will air between 9.30am and 11.30am each week and consist of chatty panel discussions and “cooking elements”. Clearly, this will come as a breath of fresh air to any viewer who wanted a viable alternative to BBC One’s Saturday Kitchen or Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch or any of the dozens of identical weekend morning cookery and chat programmes that ITV has
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Gaby Roslin and Matt Barbet will host Channel 5's The Saturday Show

Channel 5 is launching a new Saturday morning show to rival the likes of BBC One's Saturday Kitchen Live.

Matt Barbet and Gaby Roslin will present the two-hour live show every Saturday from 9.30am to 11.30am.

It will include panel discussions with celebrity guests, as well as news round-ups and a weekly recap.

Roslin said: "It's going to be fun and Matt is a really nice guy. He's really very engaging and he has got a lovely twinkle in his eye and a lovely sense of humour."

Barbet added: "I remember watching Gaby doing The Big Breakfast, which was a huge show. She has got tonnes of experience and there is an awful lot she can teach me.

"I'm looking forward to sitting alongside her and hopefully making her laugh and enjoying what we're talking about but also learning a thing or two."

Roslin's recent TV experience includes guest-hosting Lorraine,
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Wednesday’s best TV: The Great British Bake Off: The Final, Doctor Foster, The Food Bank: Britain’s Hidden Hunger

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The final three bake a classic English cake, a dinner party for Suranne Jones’s wronged doc, and a look at the ever-growing need for food banks. Plus: searching for langoustines in Trawlerman Special: The Prawn Wars and spectral sitcom Marley’s Ghosts

The last hurrah for a series that has seen the intense/in tents cooking contest achieve record ratings while managing to avoid any big cake-in-bin incidents. Tonight the remaining three must fill a perfectly made iced bun, revisit a technical challenge that foxed them first time around and dazzle the judges with their best classic English cakes in the showstopper. Whatever the result, young Flora has future TV cook, regular guest spot on Saturday kitchen and three-book deal written all over her. Julia Raeside

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Richard Hastings Joins Shiver; ‘Downton Abbey’ Set For BAFTA Honor – Global Briefs

ITV Studios' Shiver has appointed Richard Hastings to the new role of Creative Director of Factual Entertainment, Formats and Daytime. The former BBC Entertainment exec created such programs as BBC One's Saturday Kitchen, BBC Two's The Hairy Bikers' Cook Off and BBC Three's Young Talent Of The Year. He will develop and producing new factual entertainment programming at Shiver, ranging from returning formats to factual-led entertainment for UK and international…
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The BBC is devoting a whole day to 2015 Fa Cup final coverage

If you're not that into football, you might want to avoid BBC channels on Saturday, May 30.

The BBC has announced plans to devote a whole day to Fa Cup final coverage, bringing back its tradition of dedicated programming for the football event.

Build-up to the big kick-off will include special editions of Pointless, Saturday Kitchen and TOTP2, as well as special content on Radio 5 Live and the BBC Sport website.

Arsenal will face off against Aston Villa on BBC One from 5.15pm, with live build-up from Gary Lineker on Match of the Day at 3.55pm.

Danny Cohen, the BBC's director of television, said: "The BBC has delivered so much unique Fa Cup programming to audiences since its return to BBC TV this season, it's only fitting to end the competition on such a high."

The full list of highlights is as follows:

BBC Breakfast (6.30am - 10am, BBC One)

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Saturday Kitchen Live Now on FilmOn

Saturday Kitchen Live Now on FilmOn
BBC One brings the talk show to the kitchen with “Saturday Kitchen Live,” which can be viewed on FilmOn’s BBC One online television channel. The program, hosted by James Martin, features Britain’s top stars and master chefs. Entertainment and foodie life collide in this show, similar to the American talk show “The Chew.” Here’s more about “Saturday Kitchen Live”: “James Martin presents the weekly live cooking show with guest chefs Nathan Outlaw and Ken Yamada. Call the Midwife star Laura Main faces her food heaven or food hell. Plus great moments from the BBC food archive, including clips from Rick Stein, Tom Kerridge, Gennaro Contaldo, Antonio Carluccio, Cyrus Todiwala and [ Read More ]

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