Previews for Penelope Keith: At Her Majesty’s Service


Pretty much a clean sweep of Pick of the Day for the launch programme of Penelope Keith At Her Majesty’s Service on 5th June. Comments for the show included the Daily Mail “An eye-opening exploration of history” and the Sunday Telegraph “Classic Sunday evening viewing”.

The series continues for the next three Sundays concluding on Sunday 26th June with the Wales episode. 

Penelope Keith: At Her Majesty's Service - A new commission from Channel 4


Penelope meets the people who uphold extraordinary royal titles and appointments, from the Royal Falconer to the Washer of the Sovereign’s hands. It’s a world Penelope knows something about, having been at Her Majesty’s service herself, when she took up the position of High Sheriff for Surrey in 2002. Across the series Penelope heads to four corners of the union:

In England, she visits Windsor Castle, meets the Royal Herb Strewer and travels in style along the Thames, in the Royal row barge with the Queen’s Bargemaster by her side. In Scotland, Penelope drops in on The Palace of Holyroodhouse and meets the Duke of Argyll, at his family seat, Inveraray Castle. A trip to Wales sees Penelope retrace Prince Charles’ investiture at Caernarfon Castle and meet The Prince of Wales’ royal harpist. And finally, at Her Majesty’s official residence in Northern Ireland, Hillsborough Castle, Penelope celebrates the Queen’s 90th birthday with a royal gun salute.

Series Producer: Zoe Dobson

Paul Hollywood: City Bakes Premieres on Food Network UK


Paul Hollywood is off on his travels on Food Network UK, starting tonight, 18th April, at 9pm. The series of 10 episodes kicks off with back to back shows from Paris and New York and continues the run with visits to see the baking delights of cities including St Petersburg, Miami and Naples. 

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is returns


Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is returns to BBC1 this week for a 13th series. Airing every weekday at 4.30pm, the four-week run kicks off with five episodes featuring Mark 'The Maverick' Stacey and Christina 'The Magpie' Trevanion, starting today at a car boot sale in West Sussex. Other dealers battling it out this series are: Danny 'Delboy' Sebastian, who's taking on veteran expert Eric 'The Knowledge' Knowles next week; 'Devilish' David Harper gives Phil 'The Fox' Serrell a run for his money the week after; and we end the run with James 'Bingo' Braxton and Kate 'Absolute' Bliss.