TV Tutor

PUBLISHED : Friday, 19 May, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 19 May, 2006, 12:00am

Friday, May 19, 8.30-9.30pm

Luxury Unveiled: Chanel

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Luxury Unveiled is a globally broadcast TV series on luxury goods. Each episode explores one particular luxury brand's story.

The focus of the series is on TV broadcasts in emerging markets (e.g. China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, India, Russia) where luxury brands have the most potential for growth.

The series kicks off with an episode focusing on luxury brand Chanel, a pioneer in the use of film/TV as a communication medium. How you like to pierce through the secrets of the woman who invented style? Coco Chanel is recognised as the designer who created 20th-century women's fashion.

Five women from Beijing, Mumbai, Moscow, London and Lausanne are invited to Paris and handed them the keys to the Chanel empire.

Saturday, May 20, 8.30-9.35pm

Project Runway: Inspiration

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Eager to give aspiring designers a chance to break into the difficult-to-crack fashion world, supermodel Heidi Klum will once again head a panel of industry luminaries, including top women's and men's wear designer Michael Kors and Elle Magazine fashion director Nina Garcia. They will serve as judges and mentors.

The designers of this episode are invited to the showroom of Fashion Designer Michael Kors. He talks about the importance of inspiration, hands them digital cameras and tells them to hit the streets of Manhattan to take pictures of the things that inspire them. Later, they must choose one of their pictures as the inspiration for a garment.

Sunday, May 21, 8-8.30pm

Everybody Hates Chris

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1982 was the year that Chris turned 13. Filled with dreams that being a teenager would be really cool, Chris's entry into adolescence is turning out to be less than idyllic.

Having moved from the projects to the tough neighborhood of Brooklyn, Chris is still stuck in his older brother role.

While all the other kids at school are exchanging Valentine's Day cards, Chris receives a series of 'I hate you' cards from the school bully, but love is in the air as he develops a on Tangee (guest star Raven Goodwin), a girl he regularly sees on his daily route.

Meanwhile, Julius and Rochelle must deal with the unexpected romantic attention Drew and Tonya are getting.

Monday, May 22, 8-8.30pm

Designing Asia: Adrian McCarroll/Amanda Loke

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Adrian McCarroll always designs something surprising, yet it will be embraced by the public.

McCarroll plays an important part in the team at Original Vision. He has led teams in leisure (spa & resort) design and architecture throughout Southeast Asia.

Known as a pioneer in his industry, he has been recognised with various awards, including the Asia Pacific Interior Award and Home Journal Readers Award.

Amanda Loke (left) established her own label Amandarling, which has become popular in Europe and Asia. The brand specialises in designing and producing cruise, resort and beachwear. Loke's products have made the covers of various international fashion magazines including Elle, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Glamour.

Tuesday, May 23, 8.30-9pm

Rick Stein's French Odyssey

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Stein is having a deliciously lazy time aboard the 100-year-old converted barge Rosa on a two-week journey from the Vendee to Toulouse.

His biggest worry is getting into the kitchen, territory jealously guarded by the barge's chef, Bernard.

But as they travel from Begles to Castetsen-Dorthe, an American food writer welcomes him into her kitchen, set in a picturesque lock-keeper's house and garden.

At the restaurant Le Grilladin des mers at Isle d'Oleron, Stein enjoys clams in white garlic sauce. He meets eel trapper Jean Louis and savours freshly caught eels cooked in garlic butter and parsley.

Wednesday, May 24, 4.40-5.05pm

Danny Phantom

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Danny Phantom is the animated action/comedy story of 14-year old Danny Fenton, who used his wit and amazing superpowers to transform into a teen superhero.

He juggles two worlds as a shy freshman at Casper High and a heroic phantom-fighter.

With his best friends, techno-geek Tucker and free-thinking Sam, he thwarts the misdeeds of menacing ghosts and stumbles through daily hurdles.

The son of zealous ghost hunters Jack and Maddie - who are clueless their teen is half-ghost - Danny got his powers when his folks' explosive experiment in their hi-tech lab merged his DNA with ghostly goo, while releasing dangerous ghost villains into the world.

Now he is determined to stop evil forces on the loose in his hometown Amity.

Thursday, May 25, 8.05-9.05pm

Raccoon Dogs Alien Invasion

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They look like raccoons, but they are, in fact, little foxes. These amazing dogs can hibernate, play dead and have a unique family structure - they are made to invade! From the wilds of Central Asia the little dogs have great plans.

They invaded Japan, conquering not only the land, but becoming embedded in the culture.

There is something very appealing about this cheeky dog, and the Japanese embraced it. They have even become mythical superheroes and television stars.

Now thanks to human intervention raccoon dogs have a foothold in Europe. To follow their advances we join the raccoon dog front line, a pioneer family, one of the first to set up home in Germany.