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ITV Election Coverage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITV is to stage a live head-to-head debate on Tuesday 19 November between Conservative leader Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. 

Julie Etchingham will moderate the debate. 

Later that same evening ITV will broadcast a live interview based programme in which other party leaders will be able to comment on the head-to-head debate and set out their own electoral offer. 

ITV plans to hold another debate later in the campaign at which the Liberal Democrats, the SNP, the Brexit Party, the Greens, Plaid Cymru as well as Labour and the Conservative Party will all have the opportunity to be represented by their leader or another senior figure. 

There will additionally be separate live prime time debates in Northern Ireland and Wales. STV plan to hold a debate in Scotland. 

ITV’s Tonight programme plans profiles and interviews with the leaders of the main political parties in Britain in the lead up to 12 December vote. ITV's Peston programme will provide its own look into the latest developments each week. And Good Morning Britain as well as other ITV Daytime shows will offer their focus on the campaign.  

More details on all ITV’s comprehensive General Election coverage, in national and regional programming, including live overnight coverage of the results will be announced next week. 

2 November 2019


Great British Menu

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Returning to BBC Two in Spring 2020 for its 15th series, the Great British Menu not only has new presenter Susan Calman but also a new format with more chefs and more dishes.

From Willy Wonka’s Three-Course Dinner Gum to Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, children’s literature is packed full of imaginative foods to inspire the talented professional chefs coming from all corners of the UK to compete in this year’s Great British Menu. The question is: which chefs will come up with the most creative menu to earn a place at the final banquet celebrating children’s literature?

It is 150 years since the death of Charles Dickens, author of Oliver Twist, the first book in English to feature a child in the titular role and as protagonist. Since then, British writers and illustrators have written a wide variety of novels and picture books aimed at children and young people, many of which devote pages to a love of food.

It is not just up to the three judges to decide who gets through each week, as a guest will be joining to help select the best dishes from each region in the Friday regional final. Representing the breadth of children’s literature, guest judges include comedian and children’s author David Baddiel, teen novelists Malorie Blackman and Jacqueline Wilson, and award-winning writer of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson.

The programme has an additional chef competing for each region. Of the four chefs competing each week, the lowest scoring chef will leave after the starters and fish course in the first episode of the weekly heats and will not get the chance to cook their whole menu for the veteran chef scoring the first stages of the contest. This makes the competition more intense  and any mistakes could lead to an early exit for even the best of chefs.

2 November 2019

 


 

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