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Byline: Jade Wright

POOR Gail - she''s had four husbands, and three of them have left Weatherfield in a wooden box.

But, while soap fans know that''s purely down to bad luck and questionable taste in men, it seems Tina is starting to wonder if the widow McIntyre is as innocent as she would have everyone believe.

As the day of Joe''s funeral finally arrives in Coronation Street (ITV1, 7.30pm), his grieving daughter finds the pressure hard to bear - and it''s the sight of her stepmother getting up to say a few words that finally causes her to snap.. In case you didn''t know it, Raymond Blanc is acknowledged as one of the finest chefs in the world; his cooking has received tributes from every national and international guide to culinary excellence.

So who better to present a cooking series for those of us who are sorely lacking in kitchen-based inspiration? This week, in Raymond Blanc: Kitchen Secrets (BBC2, 8.30pm) he focuses on winter vegetables, preparing steamed beetroot with balsamic dressing, smoked salmon and horseradish creme fraiche.

Raymond also prepares a celeriac puree with roast wild duck, and pumpkin salad with wild mushrooms and a red wine reduction. …