03 January 2020 22:49
A Question of Sport: 50 Not Out (BBC1, 7.30pm) SUE Barker hosts a special edition celebrating 50 years of the quiz. She and regular team captains Phil Tufnell and Matt Dawson take a trip down memory lane as they are joined by three distinguished past guests in four-time major-winning golfer Laura Davies, the most prolific try-scorer in English rugby league history Martin Offiah, and triple world champion gymnast Beth Tweddle, as well as former Rangers and Scotland striker Ally McCoist. Secret Scotland with Susan Calman (C5, 8pm) SUSAN Calman returns to uncover more untold tales behind Scotland's most historic locations. She begins by exploring the beautiful wilds of the Cairngorms and Balmoral Castle. Next, Susan travels to the home of the Braemar Highland Games, where she is taught the techniques of hammer-throwing by a three-time champion.
She also visits a special shortbread factory to do some taste-testing, drives the world's oldest steam wagon, and tries to learn to love Scotland's most famous export – whisky. Her journey ends as she gets up close to Britain's rarest mammal, the wildcat. Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast (C4, 8pm) FOOD writer Mary Berry joins Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty in their cafe on Southend Pier, where she enjoys a nostalgic seafood feast inspired by her happy family holidays in the West Country. The wander down memory lane features a stuffed whole trout, potted shrimp and a retro crab cocktail, plus bread from Mary's favourite bakery. Plus, Jimmy rustles up a gorgeously gooey mozzarella and pesto bread.
Susan, who presented the BBC's Hogmanay coverage earlier this week, is shown by experts how to dance the perfect Gay Gordons. On her visit, Susan also gets an exclusive behind the scenes look at one of the Royal Family's grandest homes, with particular insight into Queen Victoria's time there during extended visits following the death of husband Prince Albert. Elsewhere in episode one, Susan explores the area's most iconic sights to discover hidden riches and surprising secrets for an exclusive flavour of the Highlands. She travels to the home of The Braemar Highland Games, where she is taught the techniques of a good hammer throw by a three-time champion, and visits a special shortbread factory to do some taste testing. In an action-packed episode, Susan also drives the world's oldest steam wagon and visits a castle that is pretty in pink. She designs her own street tag with a surprising group of street artists and tries to learn to love Scotland's most famous export, whisky. She ends her journey getting up close to an animal thought to be Britain's rarest mammal, now only found in the Scottish Highlands – the Wildcat. Susan will explore five further areas in the series, which was recommissioned after a successful first outing last year. Susan said: "I was delighted with the response to the first series and I am so excited to get back on the road to show Channel 5 viewers what else this beautiful country has to offer." Secret Scotland with Susan Calman, tonight, 8pm on Channel 5 Some of Scotland's greatest locations are being brought to national TV screens from tonight. Comedian Susan Calman uncovers the untold tales behind some of the country's most iconic locations, in a second series of Secret Scotland with Susan Calman on Channel 5, starting tonight. In the first episode of the second series, she heads to Britain's largest national park, the stunning Cairngorms, and pays an exclusive visit to Balmoral Castle, the retreat of the Queen. After trying her hand at a spot of hammer-throwing at the site of the Braemar Highland Games, Susan then samples shortbread and whisky before ending her journey getting up close to an animal that's only found in the Scottish Highlands – the wildcat. With five cats of her own at home, it's a real treat for the presenter. The new series airs at 8pm on Friday 3 January, on Channel 5. The first series saw Susan pull back the curtain on some of Scotland's most iconic destinations. From Loch Ness to Edinburgh Castle and Rosslyn Chapel to Skara Brae, she discovered the untold tales and secret stories behind a host of world-famous locations. It took an in-depth look at the history, characters and treasures hidden throughout the country. Viewers were guided throughout by Susan, who adopted a hands-on approach to the adventure, taking tips from experts across a range of Scotland's traditions, with everything from Highland Dancing in a medieval castle to Golf in its spiritual home of St Andrews. Along the way, she got under the skin of world-famous castles, crags and cathedrals and met the dedicated people who bring these places and pastimes to life. The first series aired last year, with Susan visiting Loch Ness, Edinburgh, Stirling, Orkney and the Borders. It can be seen HERE.