February Favourites 2015 (TV Special!)

This month has been spectacular for both the beginning of new shows and the return of some of my favourites.

TV: Mary Portas: Secret Shopper – Tuesdays 8pm Channel 4

Series 1 was all the way back in 2011, but I’m glad to see it’s been renewed for another series.

TV: The Great Comic Relief Bake Off – Wednesdays 8.30pm BBC 1

Hilarity ensured as 16 celebrities braved the Bake Off tent to be crowned Star Baker in aid of Comic Relief (13th March!!). Raw cake, coffee granules mistaken for cocoa powder, a showstopper Ab-Fab cake…and that was just week one! I’m not sure Jonathan Ross’s ‘Yorkshire Pudding’ profiteroles will be attempted again, though…

TV: The Great British Sewing Bee – Thursdays 8pm BBC 2

The Sewing Bee is back for series 3! May and Patrick return to see 10 more amateur sewers fret over complicated patterns and drown in miles of trimmings and embellishments during the alteration challenges. Highlights so far include Paul’s 3D elephant fancy dress costume, Neil’s perfectly matched-up spotty summer dress and Lorna’s adorable child’s dress made from combining a basic t-shirt and patterned frock.

TV: Indian Summers – Sundays 9pm Channel 4

Despite feeling like the episode was over in the blink of an eye, I thought the length for this was a bit odd at 1hr 40 instead of the usual 1 hour slot. However, it’s so gripping that you’re compelled to tune in next week to see what happens. Judi Dench is wonderful in her role and I think it gives a fantastic portrayal of pre-war India wanting to break free from Britain’s hold over them.

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