Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

TV Choice

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

TV Choice

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THE MUSKETEERS BBC1, 9pm The king sends the swordsmen to talk to prophet Emilie of Duras, who is raising an army to march on Spain as a result of visions she claims to have received from God. It's clear she and her followers pose a danger, and as anti-Spanish riots begin, Aramis is chosen to return to her camp and discredit the woman - before she pushes France into an ill-timed war. Meanwhile, Rochefort continues to clash with Ambassador Perales, and resorts to blackmail and murder to resolve the problem.

THE BIG ALLOTMENT CHALLENGE BBC2, 9pm We're never ones to grumble when mother-hen Fern Britton's pretty face pops up on the box, although, granted, we were a bit surprised when it appeared alongside the titles of this horticultural effort last year. Still, she did a fantastic job then, and we're riveted by the second series now, but like all good things, it must come to an end, and tonight reaches the penultimate episode. The contestants have been whittled down and only five remain, as judge Jonathan Moseley asks them to use helichrysum to create eye-catching table swags, while Thane Prince tasks them with making pickles and chutneys. …

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