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THE PRESSURE MOUNTS

Britain's Next Big Thing, 8pm, BBC2

THE rookie designers and suppliers are finding it hard going as the series nears its conclusion. Theo Paphitis (pictured) finds that while some of them are rising to the challenge of supplying some of the biggest names in British retail, others are struggling -- and the pressure is beginning to show.

HIDDEN GEM

The Country House Revealed, 9pm, BBC2

HISTORIAN Dan Cruickshank has been granted access to some of the finest manor houses that are not open to the public, and this week he visits Kinross House, 'one of the most beautiful classical buildings in Britain'. Architect Sir William Bruce designed this in the 17th century, and it is a picturesque example of early classical architecture, looking out onto Loch Leven.

A SECOND CHANCE

Home Is Where The Heart Is, 9pm, ITV1

THERE'S just one week left for the celebrities to turn around the lives of their homeless guests, and there is some good news -- Jim is on supervised detox and Danny is attending a support group. But with so little time to achieve so much, are the celebrities being more than a little naive in expecting so much? …