Also it’s Festival Week on The Great British Bake Off and Fred Siriex asks an expert chef to recreate pickled onion Monster Munch
Tuesday, 8th October 2019, 06:00 am
PICK OF THE DAY
If Ben Chanan’s concluding deep-fake thriller is based on anything near reality, then we might as well give up now and submit to the surveillance state. Chanan keeps the suspense going until the final minute, as Callum Turner’s ex-squaddie Shaun Emery is reeled in by the simple expedient of kidnapping his daughter, while her superiors try to convince Rachel Carey of the rightness of their cause. “Correction is not fake evidence,” explains one. “It’s truth re-enacted.” Famke Janssen is a late entry to the cast, playing a mysterious emissary from the executive bearing unimpeachable credentials. Or should that read “impeachable”?
The Great British Bake Off
Henry tells Paul Hollywood to “shut up” – shock, horror! Except that Henry means it as an expression of disbelief as he receives the Hollywood handshake, Steph also on the other end of the judge’s much-coveted sign of approval. It’s Festival Week (religious, not the Glastonbury variety) and the sextet are mostly creating hot cross buns as Noel Fielding shows restraint by waiting a whole 30 minutes before cracking the inevitable “nice buns” joke.
Love In The Countryside
Sara Cox delivers a collection of love letters to George, a 24-year-old vet in Hay-on-Wye who has not had a relationship in more than two years. She helps him to arrange a speed dating evening with the writers of his favourites – but meeting them face to face proves nerve-racking. Elsewhere, dairy farmer David invites three potential partners to stay with him in Cumbria.
Spotlight On The Troubles: A Secret History
In the latest episode of this essential history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, Mandy McAuley investigates the launch of a renewed campaign of loyalist violence in 1985, particularly in the wake of the Anglo-Irish Agreement, which granted the Republic of Ireland political influence in the North. It explores how loyalist groups used intelligence leaks from soldiers and police, and uncovers new evidence of MI5 agents operating inside the Ulster Defence Association.
“It sounds like one from the Starship Enterprise,” says chef Tristan Welch, reading off a mysterious-sounding ingredient from a packet of pickled onion-flavoured Monster Munch. Welch is up against fellow chef Matt Worswick, while presenter Fred Sirieix, who claims to have never eaten a crisp until a student-exchange in England at the age of 15, tries his first Monster Munch and emphasises the Anglo-French culinary gap by declaring: “Put it in your mouth and it’s gone, just like the leg of a quail.” Elsewhere and valiantly trying to be even more enthusiastic than Inside The Factory’s Gregg Wallace, comedian and “snack guru” Jayde Adams visit the home of Monster Munch in Skelmersdale.
Defending The Guilty
In the latest visit to the comedy barristers, an unusual series of incidents occur on the London Underground, and Will and Caroline find themselves lumbered with representing a man involved. As they delve deeper into the case, they struggle to decide if he is just a harmless eccentric, or something much creepier.