Friday night, the 21st September, sees Gok Wan grace our screens with the new dating game show called Baggage. It starts at 8pm and last for an hour, and is the perfect way to start your weekend with a little bit of cringy, cheesy TV. The game starts with singletons, both male and female, choosing a partner to go on an all-expenses paid trip abroad. They have to slowly reveal their secrets and habits throughout the game, which become more and more weird and wonderful.
Episode one of eight sees Gok giggle his way through a whole host of bizarre secrets that the contestants have. The first woman is a celebrity stalker and the guy favours wearing lady’s pyjamas. The odd new show is a little bit like Blind Date but with more laughs and is just good old fun TV. It’s the perfect way to end your hectic week and get set for the weekend’s TV.
The next new series that is hitting our screens this week is called Being Liverpool. It starts at 9pm on Channel 5 and lasts one hour. It is straight after Baggage and is a little different but if your partner coaxes you into watching Baggage then you can repay the favour by watching this program that’s all geared around Liverpool Football Club. It looks at the early days when Liverpool were a force to be reckoned with, and how managers have been sacked time and time again due to the super-high expectations of the club’s owners and chairmen. This program looks at the seasons that Brendan Rogers was the boss, as well as Chelsea’s FA Cup win over the Reds. We see Kenny Dalglish get the sack, and not for the first time, as well as the pre-season tour of the USA.
Even if you’re not a Reds fan it’s a pretty good watch and the perfect way to set yourself up for Saturday’s football.
As TV seems to be all about cakes, baking and foody programs, why not add another to your list of things to watch. Sunday sees The Home of Fabulous Cakes hit our screens at 3:35pm on ITV1. It is a new series that will run for 10 episodes and follows Fiona Cairns, a Leicestershire-based baker. She is ‘building’ an 8-tiered cake for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and she lets the viewers in on a few home-cooked secrets.
You also find out what the best treats are for tea parties as well as how to make lavender sugar, vanilla shortbreads and a white chocolate and lemon Madeira cake in the shape of a teapot.
Sunday is also the start of a new series from the ever-faithful Kevin McCloud and his homeowner/building show. The Grand Designs star builds his very own mobile cabin from scratch and works with a team of people that rely totally on recycled materials to live by and build with. Kevin tries to get out of London’s rat-race and heads to the country in Somerset to see if he can escape the noise and bustle of the city centre. The shows starts at 8pm on Channel 4 and lasts for an hour. It’s the perfect end to your weekend and if you love your design, building and renovation type programs then you’ll love Kevin’s new show.