Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Must-See Shows

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Must-See Shows

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- HALLOWEEN SPECIAL TONIGHT, BBC1, 6.50PM FOR Movie Week, the unsung heroes of Strictly's hair, make-up and wardrobe departments managed to transform Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton into a pair of jiving, bright yellow minions and got Graeme Swann to do the Charleston dressed as Spider-Man. So just imagine what they are planning for this year's Halloween special...

Inside No.9 Live TOMORROW, BBC2, 10PM OVER the years this series has given us some of the most chilling, clever and downright bizarre half-hour stories any fan of spooky tales could wish for.

And now Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith have penned Dead Line, a live show which, if we're lucky, will prove as captivating as that other live Hallowe'en classic, Ghostwatch from 1992.

It centres on Arthur Flitwick (Pemberton) who finds an old mobile phone in his local graveyard. It seems like a good idea to try and contact the owner, but Arthur is soon immersed in a nightmare of his own making.

Stephanie Cole guest stars.

FIRST DATES MONDAY, CHANNEL 4, 10PM MORE hopeful singletons visit Last call? Pemberton live with Inside the restaurant.Recruitment consultant Lee sits down for a meal with Abbi, who lives a more civilised lifestyle than he does.

Meanwhile, septuagenarian Deanna, who hasn't been on a date in 20 years, meets ex-car mechanic Alex, but he seems more interested in the waiter than in her.

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF: THE FINAL TUESDAY, CHANNEL 4, 8PM LAST year, Prue Leith managed to take some of the tension out of The Great British Bake Off final by inadvertently tweeting the name of the winner before the episode aired.

Luckily, that's unlikely to happen again this year, so as far as the viewers Steve goes No.9 are concerned, it really is anyone's game as Kim-Joy, Ruby Bhogal and Rahul Mandal prepare to battle it out for the title.

First up, they'll a doughnutbased signature challenge, which anyone who has been watching The Apprentice will know, is trickier than it sounds.

Then the contestants will be given a deceptively simple technical - but with the twist that they won't be baking it in the tent. …

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