Episode one – clips

Four best friends compete in a series of hilarious challenges in Impractical Jokers UK. Turning everyday situations into outrageously funny and embarrassing tests, the show sees them breaking all the rules of British politeness.

David, Matt, Lee and Paul take turns to be told what to do and what to say via a hidden earpiece. They have to put themselves through whatever torturous public pranks their friends can dream up, because if they refuse, they have to undergo an even more mortifying forfeit. In this merciless fight, there are no winners—only losers.

Here are some clips from the first episode of the show, which kicks off on Tuesday 2nd August at 10.30pm.

 

Episode 1 exclusive preview

Contains offensive language, adult themes and depictions of violence.

Channel 5’s critically acclaimed, innovative crime drama returns on Wednesday 3rd August at 10pm with a shock beginning and three new regular characters.

Charismatic DCI Daniel Drummond (James Murray, Cucumber, Defiance, Primeval), uncompromising DS Alisha Brooks (Lenora Crichlow, Being Human, A to Z) and the street-smart trainee DC Gary Roscoe (Perry Fitzpatrick, Alien Uprising, This Is England) join the regular team, consisting of DS Jack Weston (Damien Molony, Ripper Street, Being Human) and DS Charlie Steele (Clare-Hope Ashitey, Doctor Foster, The White King), to solve a series of gripping, fast-paced serious crimes.

The series opens with Jack receiving a phone call that makes his blood run cold. Detective Inspector Martha Bellamy has been shot dead in her bed. DCI Daniel Drummond heads the investigation, bringing in Roscoe and Brooks from Major Crimes to help. Drummond warns Charlie not to overstep the mark in their quest to find the killer, but the volatile Jack has no such qualms. Can Charlie keep him under control?

 

Bellator 158 Prelims

Watch the Bellator 158 prelim fights here from 11:30pm on Saturday 16 July.

Guidance: Sporting event containing real violence and blood.

Dom Clark Vs. Michael Shipman

Spencer Hewitt Vs. Pietro Menga

Dean Garnett Vs. Luiz Tosta

Jack Mason Vs. Jason Radcliffe

Nathanial Wood Vs. Chase Morton

Manuel Garcia Vs. Alex Reid

Danny Mitchell Vs. CJ Meeks

Neil Grove Vs. James Mulheron

Puppy Socialisation

For at least the first six weeks of a puppy’s life their mother plays a vital role in teaching them how to interact with and behave around other dogs. As an example, puppies can learn how to control how hard they bite through the interactions with their mother and littermates.

Removal from the mother before this time can affect their ability to learn not just from their mother but also their siblings and this could affect their behaviour later in life. If they are removed too early they can become fearful of other dogs and in some cases could become aggressive.

It’s also really important to expose young dogs to as many different environments and situations as possible as well as different people and animals.  In their first few months puppies learn how to interact and are more likely to grow up to be well socialised dogs.

Recipes – Saturday 9th July

Huevos Rancheros – (serves 4)

Ingredients

2tbsp Olive Oil

50g chorizo, diced

1 red pepper de seeded and diced

1 red onion sliced

2 garlic cloves finely minced

1/2 red chilli deseeded and finely chopped

400g can kidney bean, drained and rinsed

400g can borlotti beans, drained and rinsed

500ml Passata

2 teaspoons cajun seasoning

2 teaspoons paprika

bunch coriander

4 eggs

2 Avocadoes

juice of 1 lemon

crumbled feta

Heat the Olive oil in a sauce pan

add the garlic, and onions and fry over a medium heat for a couple of minutes

add the chorizo, pepper and chilli, and continue to fry over medium heat until soft

add the passata, cajun seasoning and paprika, as well as seasoning and the beans, and allow to bubble away for at least 20 minutes to allow the flavours to combine and richen.

 

Fry an egg for 3 minutes with a soft yolk

Smash 2 avoacadoes and add the juice of 1 lime.

To serve, place 2 pieces of toast (pref sour dough) on the plate, and then add the ‘chorizoey bean mix, place a fried egg on top, a dollop of smashed avocado, and a crumble of feta… delish!

 

 

Pulled Lamb Wraps with Baba Ghanoush, Tsatziki and Tomato Salad

 

for the lamb marinade

1 tbsp ground cumin

2 garlic cloves crushed

1 tbsp smoked paprika

1 tbsp curry powder

1/2 tbsp tumeric

1 tbsp coriander seeds, crushed

1 teaspoon tahini paste

1 tsp dried chilli flakes

2 tbsp dried oregano

100ml olive oil

salt and pepper

 

for the lamb- 4 onions- unpeeled and halved

2 red peppers cut in to chunks

2 garlic cloves

6 sprigs of thyme

3 sprigs of rosemary

 

Place all the ingredients in to a bowl for the marinade and mix well, then rub all over the lamb, wrap tightly in clingfilm, and leave it for at least 4 hours to marinade

 

When you’re ready to cook the lamb, place the onions and peppers into bottom of a roasting tray and unwrap the lamb and place on top of the veg, lightly score the top of the joint and then rub in the thyme, rosemary and garlic in the score lines.

 

Pour 700ml water in to a roasting tray and cover the lamb with baking parchment, then place the lid or foil on top.

 

In a perfect world, cook 120degrees for 13hrs.. alternatively, whack it up to 180degrees for about 4 hours should do the trick!

but the slower it cooks, the more time there is for the lovely flavours to develop and the fat to melt in to the meat.

 

Once cooked, shred it up with a fork

 

for the tsatziki

1 cucumber grated

1 bunch mint finely chopped

200g greek yoghurt

1 garlic clove,crushed

juice of 1 lemon

 

combine the whole lot and tsatziki bosh!

 

for the baba ghanoush

2 aubergines

juice of 1 lemon

1 tsp cumin

1/2 tesp smoked paprika

1 garlic clove

salt and pepper

seeds of half a pomegranate.

 

firstly we need to cha the aubergines, ideally over a bbq or a char grill or a naked flame hob

once charred on all sides, place on a baking tray for 20mins, and in the oven at 180.

Once that’s done, peel off the skins, add the remaining ingredients into a bowl, and blend… garnish with pomegranate seeds.

The Magicians – help and support

If you were affected by any of the issues covered in this week’s episode and would like some support, please visit one of the links below for guidance from dedicated charities and organisations.

Episode 11 – Remedial Battle Magic

The Samaritans

Maytree – a sanctuary for the suicidal 

NHS Choices – suicide

Turn2Me – e-mental health

Episode 13 – Have You Brought Me Little Cakes

Rape Crisis England and Wales

Victim Support

Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre

The Survivors Trust 

Assistance dogs

There are a number of accredited Assistance Dog organisations in the UK that help over 7000 disabled people with practical tasks as well as the emotional benefits and greater independence that such dogs bring.

They help with everything from safely crossing the road to getting clothes out of the washing machine. There are also dogs who can provide assistance for people with autism and those who need seizure alert, while Guide dogs help those who are blind or partially sighted and Hearing dogs help those with a hearing impairment.

Assistance dogs are trained to a very high standard. They need to behave well in public, have safe and reliable temperaments, have a clear health check, be fully toilet trained and wear a specific harness and coat.