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Good morning, welcome. It is Sunday Good morning, welcome. It is Sunday
Good morning, welcome. It is Sunday morning, and it's Something For The
morning, and it's Something For The morning, and it's Something For The
Weekend. We are live and joined today by everyone's favourite
student turned folk punk rocker on tour, it's Adrian Edmondson.
Filling the studio with a little bit of chaos and song, it's The
Satudays. They are all here to chat, to cook, to gadget and to take
a look at next week's telly. this is Something For The Weekend.
Something For The Weekend. Only three Saturdays, split. Three
Saturdays? Yeah. Oh, I thought you said only three Saturdays, I'm like,
what, this year? I was as well. "Until" I thought you were going
say. Only three Saturdays, split, that's what I am thinking. Two of
them are joining Sugababes apparently. No, the transfer window
closed last week, Simon. Not allowed. Loan deal. Loaning out to
the Sugababes? Talking of the Sugababes actually, the Mobo
nominations came out. Have you done them? I think so, yes. I have been
to many MOBO Awards over the years. Did you play at any awards?
Brits. As the Supremes. Yes, know where you are going. Is
harder to play in front peers? Something like the Brits,
there's a huge amount of because you are there because you
are meant to be one of the best bands in the UK, sort of thing, or
wherever. Do you get more nervous doing that than doing normal -
absolutely, yes. They are not screaming your name where your
punters are. The Mobos, this is for Simon, not for you. Adele -
are ten people nominated. That's a lot. Katy B, Chasing Status, I like
them, I walked into a field at Glastonbury and
the time and the whole field were going like this. Absolutely
brilliant. They were one of my favourites at Glastonbury. Tiny
Tempah, N-Dubz, and the rest who are we going for? Chasing Status.
will go Adele. This is right down your street, right down your alley
you know all these artists or not? Tiny Tempah? No him. Giggs?
him. Don't lie! Fergie is him time off.
him time off. Wretch 32, Wily and Kicks. I'm not sure of all of them.
Wiley is the only one I know so I will go with him. Best album:
Adele, tiny Tempah, and the others. I will go Adele on that one. Great
album. Pop group Saturdays are with us today. Three of them are
here. The other two have gone, left the band. He is just spreading
rumours. They are going to be talking about gossip, splits, tours,
the boyfriends, they will talk about it all here. Everything which goes
along with being Britain's biggest girl band, we will discuss in a few
minutes. We are Adrian Edmondson, who not only
changed comedy for a generation in The Young Ones but is
also famous for his Bottom. He is now on tour with The Bad Shepherds.
Yes, a good band, they are, they play punk songs done in a folk way.
Folk versions of punk songs. Yes. If you have a burning question for
him and his new career, or The Saturdays, then email us via
website. Or tweet us. Tell us your name, please. I helped choose
Mollie's shoes this morning. Did you? She trusted you? I was in the
building and she asked you? didn't actually ask me, she was
asking everyone else. And you just butted in? I am as good a judge as
anyone, I went "Those ones", and those are the ones she is wearing.
I chatted bags and shoes with her as well. She had a love of the same
brand of bag. Really? You've gone very girlie on me. You don't discuss
bags and shoes with me. Yes, we do. We did do tassels. This has been a
terrible start to the show. Shall we go onto food, do you think? We
are doing military jackets as well, maybe an aviator. Anyway, let's talk
about food. Let's talk about you really know about, Simon, food.
Allegedly. We will start with a savoury figure tart, some Carmelised
onions, thyme, a little balsamic vinegar.Ium. Then
butter beans for the main. You could use cod or haddock. Then
butter beans, peas, creme fraiche, onions, nice. Dessert is
and tahini cake. Tahini of course being - I don't like that plate. Not
aesthetically pleasing. I know we are colour-blocking at the moment
but that is ridiculous. I it was so now because
colour-blocking is so in, just breaking up shapes, the round and
square. I thought that's what we were doing. It's because there is a
break in the football season. You've all gone stir crazy. Yes,
we've read Gossip magazine all week instead. Finally, we re-visit a
classic, my Mum's lasagne. There's your surprise for this morning,
Of course it's one of the most standard - the most downloaded
recipes ever on the website, it uses cottage cheese, not the white
Brilliant. You can find all recipes on the website. Here is
If the groom chooses the dress then If the groom chooses the dress then
If the groom chooses the dress then Don't Tell The Bride. She is going
Don't Tell The Bride. She is going Don't Tell The Bride. She is going
If the groom to go off her nut if I've picked a
The The Twins Of The Twin Towers is The The Twins Of The Twin Towers is
the untold story of 9/11. Said "I love you", and he says "I love you
to, bro". And fluffy cuteness Nature's Miracle Babies. Here, they
like to give Mother Nature a little bit of extra help.
Right, it will be a top show and Right, it will be a top show and
even better with Wayne here, but Wayne are you feeling a little bit
blue? I am. Today we are doing the love or hate of cocktail
ingredients, blue Curacao. What are famous blue cocktails then?
Probably the Moss famous is - most famous is the blue lagoon, but
going make the first ever fashionable blue drink from the
1950s, called Bluebird. fans will be happy. Right, we are
going to - what are we doing? Looking at me like I know. We are
going to cook some food. We are. We are going to do a figure tart, so
ready rolled puff pastry, some butter, onions, garlic, some feta
cheese, balsamic vinegar, thyme, demerara sugar and figures.
demerara sugar and demerara sugar andfigure figures. -
figs. My favourite time of year. Mine is spring and autumn, when the
seasons change. I love summer fashions. Always smarter in the
winter. You can layer as well. I actually look forward to the
changes, I like going into season. Yes, although I am
stretching out my kind of wearing shorts for rehearsals as long as I
possibly can. We noticed today. just us. The whole - everyone
saying. I'm keeping it going until such time as my legs are blue. OK,
let's cook. Tim, cut that in half and then slice nice and fine. We
will caramelise the onions to start with and this will be the base of
our fig tart. Is the key with caramelising onions to have
temperature low and leave them quite a long time? Hello! No, that is
right, isn't it? Yeah! LAUGHTER. Woo!
No, just go with that. Carry on. No, just go with that. Carry on.
You are absolutely right, that's exactly what to do. Our pan is too
hot. How many do you want? I think when you caramelise onions, it's one
of the rare occasions when you put things into a cold pan, so put them
into a cold pan with the oil, bring it up to heat nice and gently to
bring that sweetness out. I am blown away by that. Fantastic knowledge.
It's great knowledge. Once they done, Tim, chuck those into the
and I was at Liverpool food and drink Festival yesterday
brilliant by the way, really good fun, and a good friend of mine,
Brian who was doing demos at the start of it, he said never forget
when you are cooking that you are always in control. This has been one
of those great instances where the pan is too hot and we are all
reluctant to think - there's still so much heat in that pan, there's
nothing wrong with taking that pan off the heat. You control it so let
it cool down a little bit, you don't have to react so quickly, which is
always a good thing to keep in your head. That's the thing, it's all
timing, isn't it? Yes, we all make mistakes, now I have my pan too hot,
it's off the heat and give a swirl around. We are going to cheat.
Traditionally we would have long heat, cook long and slow, 40 minutes
or so, so natural sweetness breaks down. Important that
is low. You are dead right. But if you want to cheat a little bit,
simply add some demerara sugar and that will give added sweetness and
the sugar will caramelise. I thought there was something special
about demerara sugar but it's actually dyed white sugar. Really?
I thought it was more natural. That's disappointing because I think
if I'm giving the kids demerara sugar, I'm doing the best for them.
No dinner. A spoonful, here we go. That will keep calories up. Jamie,
you've got a bowl. Lou, cut those into quarters. Figs are weird
things. I love a fig. The thing I feel with them is they can
be a little disappointing. You always want them to be
juicy. But with other ingredients they always work, don't they? Can
eat this one? Please feel free. They always look nice on a salad. If
you are having people round they always finish a dish off. Yes. I
think you need to caramelise them or bake or roast them because
is all right but not magnificent. How was Jamie's trip to Bulgaria?
Any good? Yes. You know what going to say - I don't really know,
but yeah. I didn't ask, but we that was good. We did win. Your
knowledge is tremendous this morning, Lou, because normally we
talk to you about the football and you kind of go "I haven't got a
clue". So those we cook nice and slow. Add a wee bit of balsamic
vinegar to get that nice end up with these lovely
onions with that little bit of bitterness and the thyme in there as
well. Always cut the figs into quarters. Tim, because we are going
to make unconstructed tarts with these, you want a piece about
big and cut in half. Can I use an onion knife? You can, that's fine.
Then cut in half that way. Here? Is that a half or more two
fifths/three fifths? I used to do it like that when I was a kid. Pop it
in there and prick with a fork. Press it in first of all, then you
can actually roll the against itself, so what you do
basically is you would - what on Earth are you talking about? If you
want to stop the puff pastry rising up, basically fold it in half like
that and roll it, so all the layers that make it rise, you break those
down and then roll did out, fold again and roll it out. You will
crush the puff pastry so it will still rise by its nature but in a
slightly more controlled manner. we are going to let them rise.
Prick, the same with the other one as well, Tim. I'm humouring
the moment. No idea what he is talking about. We are just making
sure that these - scrunch that up a bit as well - Yes, let's make
look exciting and arty. more fashionable, big collars, that
sort of thing. What am I doing? All over really. Just stops them
rising a little. Am I putting in? Yes, a big dollop, then figs on
top so you have an attractive arrangement. I actually think, if
you have time on your hands, just caramelise a big load of onions,
stick them in a jar in and it's great to have - Just
hanging about. Yes, to put into beef sandwich, into pasta.
Caramelise my onions, put them the fridge. Yes, and with the point
facing upwards as if you have opened up the fig, put in there, then
crumble feta cheese on top of that. Whichever of you fancies doing it.
Is three enough? Then we drizzle - three is fine. Drizzle a little
olive oil and then bake them - very straightforward, Simon. It looks
pretty and when they come we end up with - It's the sort of
thing I would like to do for the girls if they were coming round my
house for lunch. Great idea. What, The Saturdays? Or just - they
come round my house for lunch. we have the baked forget at that
which again is quite a caramelise, deep flavour and then we add
little more fresh feta and the now will be
have all of that lovely flavour there. We are going to serve this
a simple little bit of tomato rocket salad and these just lift
These just lift out, like that. These just lift out, like that.
There we go. All done. But equally with this, if you don't have
tart cases, it will still work by holding itself together. You can
always just put them on a board scrunch them round and put the
filling in. What you get now is lovely sweetness of the caramelise
onions, the balsamic comes through, you get the fig, the forget at
onions, the balsamic comes through, you get the
onions, the balsamic comes through, you get the fig,
onions, the balsamic comes through, you get the fig, the
you get the fig, the feta, and the onions make it, I think. I like
that. I really like that. For main? Smoked coley with butter
You can get details of all of You can get details of all of
today's recipes on the website. you haven't caught this show before
the premise is that a groom is given the budget and complete control to
organise his poor bride's dream wedding. Like the cake
surely end up in tears. This is a new series of Don't Tell The Bride.
Whacky John is not wasting any time Whacky John is not wasting any time
in finding his dress. He has even picked up the perfect model. Tada!
Is that had a you want? Oh, - (LAUGHING) . HOW
(LAUGHING) . HOWhow am I supposed to look at her in that? I will just see
you. Could be worse. If she is not up for it, I might be! Cameron
might look strangely alluring, but what about the dress? Detail-wise I
When it's on, it doesn't look too When it's on, it doesn't look too
blingy, just the pattern, I think it's lovely but it's totally up to
you. I can only wear it for you. can only present it to you as my
body lets me. How has he got boobies? I like it. John is
tempted to buy the first dress he tries on. But even he knows that's
risky strategy. She will go off nut if she knows I chose it within
ten minutes. But you've looked at the whole rack. If you went and
started again at another store I think you would just be back to
square one. I know. Yes, it's only the most important dress of Jacqui's
life, you don't want to confuse yourself by thinking about it.
That's the dress. I've nailed it. One, two, one -
And you can see if the wedding goes And you can see if the wedding goes
without a hitch in Don't Tell The without a hitch in Don't Tell The
And you can Bride on Tuesday at 9.00 on BBC
Three. Our first guests are of the UK's biggest girl band, with
the Reality viz and Facebook followers, they have had
nine top ten singles in the UK, including these hits.
# Then you know, just a bit too slow # Then you know, just a bit too slow
# Then you know, just a bit too slow # You know you want to pretend that
# You know you want to pretend that # You know you want to pretend that
# Then you you are a superstar
# And now you want us to end # What has taken you this far?
# Don't tell me you are done as far as we go
# You need to have a sitdown with your ego #
#on the dance floor, dance floor #on the dance floor, dance floor
# I'm the gangster on the floor
They are good friends of Something They are good friends of Something
They are good friends of Something For The Weekend, welcome back
For The Weekend, welcome back For The Weekend, welcome back
They are good Frankie, Una and Mollie. How
you? Good, good. So the big question is, have you split as a
band? Where is Vanessa and Rochelle? Vanessa has not been very well so
we've sent Rochelle to go and look after her. But Vanessa didn't turn
up for your gig yesterday, did she? No, she is so ill. Where is it?
Tamworth. You make it sound as if she just didn't bother. No, she is
ill. That's good about being in the band though, you can just carry on.
Yes, the formations do change but have to sing her parts as well. We
would rather still turn up than pull the gig altogether. That's
lovely thing about being able to cover for each other, if one is
we will step in and cover. When did you know she wasn't playing
yesterday? Yesterday morning basically. How long did you have to
rehearse? About five really. I
really. I suppose you familiar with your vocal parts,
can just slot in, you know so what each other is meant to be
doing. Yes. It is funny though, when it goes from five down to four
you don't think it would make a huge difference but all of a sudden it
does feel so different. It's not the same. Someone gets stuck with
the big lead vocal in a song they've never done the lead on before, you
think ah! So are there arguments is it all happy camp? Happy, happy,
happy in the nappy. How many have you been together? About four
now. So another four, a lot to come. Believe you me, I know.
does start getting pressured though, does it? I think the older you get,
because the more individual your lives become and you have
and stuff like that, so yes. Definitely. Do you argue over the
outfits and things? No. No? We all have different tastes. And
different body shapes, so say something that would suit
who has boobs and a bum, are never going to suit me because I don't
have those. I definitely have to say I envy Frankie's toned
envy her in her belly tops but I don't think I want to wear it, I
wish I had that tummy, you know? Nice shoes by the way Mollie. I
helped choose them this morning. I was slightly offended you went to
Tim and not myself. Just butted in. I wasn't asking for an opinion.
Thanks, Tim. How are you finding life now? Obviously
have gone up a notch, paparazzi is everywhere, you all have famous
boyfriends, apart from Vanessa. the pressure really on now? Are you
feeling the pressure? No, I we've grown as a band as well and
everything has happened not too quickly. We weren't an
success, we didn't come off a reality show so everything happened
gradually for us. We've done two headline tours and now we have our
arena tour, which we are still so excited about. Whenever anything
happens, today our single is is out and we are watching it grow on
iTunes and everything is so fresh and we are really enjoying it.
the dressing room, obviously because the other two aren't here, we are
texting: where is it now on iTunes? People often underestimate the
amount of work that goes into music career and how much you
will have to give up to be successful. There's no sort of going
on holidays when you want. Oh no, definitely not. Meeting boyfriends
whenever suits you. Talking about your boyfriends, you don't have to
go out with normal fellas anymore, you've got yourself a footballer,
man in a band, a supermodel you've got a rugby player, it's like
the modern day village people. Who is the best boyfriend? Who kind of
turns up on time, doesn't cancel dates? Which one, the footballer,
the model, the band? Is there one that's better? Wayne has come to
lot of shows recently. He has at most of our shows recently.
I don't know if that's because he is nicest or just has the most time.
Don't mention that. Una, you are going out with Ben Foden, rugby
player, and I read on my notes that the way you met was that his agent
contacted your agent. Obviously were all shocked by that. What has
rugby player got an agent for? dating agent, you know, on the side.
Is that the way it happened? he is really good friends with his
agent and was just chatting about girls and he was asked: do you fancy
anyone? Has anyone caught your eye, you have been single for a while
now. We were starting out, it three years ago and he had seen me
on some interview, Something For The Weekend, and he
just said that girl, really fancied me or something and said I
like to go out on a date with her. He didn't think it was for real but
the agent said he would see what he could do and he got my number. We
were all on the internet, looking this guy up. Quite cute and he has
played for England out in New Zealand - you won't be able to get
out there to see him will you? don't think so, no. Do you know,
Duran Duran got one of the model companies when they became
successful - do you know this for fact, before you say it? They got
sent all the model thing and they picked their models, Simon picked
Yasmin out of there and they a date. Really? Right, music, new
single, a bit of a change in image and style? There's a change in
sound definitely. With it's the most Dancy record that
we've ever done and the video kind of more - I would say
more - a lot of ours have had stories, ego, Notorious, we were
secretaries, going to the club, this one is more just graphicky and
posing around, I guess. We can have a look.
# Put my head to the speakers # Singing blow my
# Blow my mind # I feel alive
# All fired up, I feel alive # I feel alive, I feel alive
# All fired up, I feel alive # All fired up, I feel alive
that's out today. Yes. Then going that's out today. Yes. Then going
on an arena tour, is that the best bit still, the touring? Definitely.
Definitely. I kind of don't believe it yet. I think until we
there it's just a bit unbelievable - it sounds so cheesy - but it is
dream come true. When you are an artist, an arena tour is just huge
and can't wait. Lots of lots of dancing. Costume changes.
Yes, you can really go for it whereas we've done theatre tours and
taken it as far as we can, but an arena tour there's no limits
really. Got the good stage set-up, I suppose you have choreographers
coming in. Yes, the everything. Dancers auditioning
actually was fun. We made them take their tops off. We need to see you
all with your tops off. It's of the costume. Exactly! Is there
a downside to any of this life you've got at the moment?
we can see at the minute, no. No. No, just early mornings. Not a lot
of breaks, you were saying you only had a week off this year;
right? I think when you do get a day or two off you think what am I
going to do? I love having one day occasionally where you can
watch TV all day and not leave the house. I love that. With our
situation, obviously we need a day off like everyone else does, but
everything is a possibility to get the single out there, or - you know,
it's always - there's always somebody around. Yes. Definitely.
All right, The Saturdays, three of them, are sticking around to do some
cooking and look at some gadgets, and, yes, that's it. They are coming
round, so keep your questions for them or Adrian Edmondson coming in.
Right, I'm definitely going to get Right, I'm definitely going to get
this right this week, apparently, but can you just name the year when
these headlines hit the news, and this song was number 1 for what felt
like about six months in Deja View. It was, wasn't it, more than that.
# I know I love you, I always will # I know I love you, I always will
# My mind's made up by the way that I feel
After numerous delays, the Channel After numerous delays, the Channel
tunnel has been formerly opened. Accompanied by Prime Ministers and
hundreds of other guests, they celebrated the project
elaborate ceremony in Calais. The sale of Rover to BMW by British
Aerospace took businessmen and stock markets totally by surprise.
The Queen has given her approval exploratory drilling for oil in the
grounds of Windsor Castle. It is believed there could be
barrels of oil there. The Mayor of Windsor said the Queen was making a
# It's written in the wind # It's written in the wind
# It's everywhere I go # Yeah, ooh, yeah #
I thought I saw that particular gown I thought I saw that particular gown
in a shop in Kensington, just this morning. No, it couldn't have
Oh yes, it had exactly the same collar. So distinctive. It's
nice actually. I mean, one doesn't buy ready to wear
Wet Wet Wet and Marti Pellow. House Wet Wet Wet and Marti Pellow. House
of Elliott was on - what year that? I haven't got a clue.
have I. I don't even know which decade to go for. Late 1980s or
early 1990s. 1990s, I think. I would go 1991. He had
hair. Better with long hair. I liked him with short hair and a
cheeky smile! I don't know, 1992. We've no idea, have we?
my ear are going "No!" It happens every week, doesn't it. How far
away am I on that? Everyone at home laughing at us, pathetic middle-aged
men with no idea of what has gone in their life. They should
we would have it nailed. OK, time for photos of last week's recipes
Gary and Lou Andrews made the extra Gary and Lou Andrews made the extra
spicy wings. Rugby World Cup starting next week. Who will win?
New Zealand, Australia? No idea. New Zealand I'm going to
You are going to support? No, support England, of course. Moving
We've got Andy from Bovington in We've got Andy from Bovington in
Dorset - is it Bove-ington? No idea. Love the lighting on this one. If
that has just come out of the he has hands of steel there, holding
that thing there. It's absolutely straight out of the oven. This
Maisie and Steve from Stoke-on-Trent, they made the lemon
meringue roulade and said it was very tasty. Not the only ones
make it? Yes, my daughters made it. Our ridiculous pieces of fruit and
veg that look like something next. This is good, the pepper. The
Scream. We are turning into That's Life. I know this, who made this, -
it's you. Yes, apparently it's me. It's one of those things you look
at. The magic eye. Yes, stair intently at it through the whole of
this item. If you are going to have a go at any of our recipes, send it
via the website, or tweet. That's my favourite thing, when you spot
celebrities in food. That's what we really want to see on the
That's what the public want to That will get the ratings up. Yeah.
OK, what are we making? Fish? That smells delicious. As soon as fish is
smoked it smells great, right? Beautiful. Smoked coley. It needs a
poached egg on it. Anything smoked with a poached egg is good. Coley is
a cheap fish from the cod family, pretty sustainable these days. Not
always available so you can use smoked haddock, smoked cod, still
with sustainable sources on course. Beautifully smoked, that's
lovely. We have some butter beans out of the tin,
out of the tin, creme fraiche, onions.
We are going to be wasteful because We are going to be wasteful because
we are a television show but out this, all of this is edible so you
can cut that, that, that. I what we are going to do, we will
have a little cut there and there. Just this one here? Beautiful. That
piece is the piece that we are going to poach. OK. Lovely. Then, in here
we've got milk and bay leaf which brought up to a simmer to poach it
in. They originally smoked fish to preserve it. Absolutely, yes. How
does that happen? It dries out moisture because it's moisture
starts to deteriorate. That's pretty moist. It is, but you think
how wet a piece of fish that's unsmoked is, then the reason that
they smoke it - the more you smoke it, the drier it becomes and
therefore the longer it will stay. Slide that into our milk and
for about six minutes or so. In here, we've got some bacon we fried
off. Why milk? Does it taste better? It takes away a little of
the smokiness but keeps that lovely smoky flavour in there. You
have to do it that way. You can just bake it. Coming back to the moisture
thing, because we are poaching we are putting a little extra
back in it. Rehydrated to a certain extent. Half of that onion, you can
finely chop or slice, but we are doing this in realtime so it
to be that we can eat it in realtime. The other day I was
banging on about cruise ships because I became fascinated by
I managed to get some stats on cruise ships because I have
obsessed with the size of these things. Someone sent me a picture of
one the other day and the Fir thing that came into my mind was: how many
eggs must they go through on that? have some facts here. Do you know,
this is according to Princess Cruises on their Coral Princess
ship, a capacity of just under 2,000 passengers, they use 2,400 eggs per
day. Per day? Per day. Madness. That is unbelievable, isn't it? I
like it though. Any other facts, what's the most surprising one?
That's the most surprising. They have 680,000 paperer towels.
that toilet tissue? No, that will be in the restaurant, so hand towels.
They have 300lbs of French fries, 600 pounds of ice cream, 850 pounds
of beetroot. How much beetroot? Is that on their list? They don't have
that, no. Falling behind. pounds of freshly baked bread. So
much fruit. It's like a floating city. Are you going to go
cruise then? No, but I'm fascinated by them. They are huge.
to all the human waste and the - everything? It's just like - I
know, they are the things you want to think about on a cruise.
we've our onion, bacon and fish. Now, Tim, I need you to zest the
lemon into the pan there. into the pan? Straight in,
will get a little zestiness in there and lemon juice as well can go in.
In the real world we would cook this quite gently, cook the bacon,
it out of the pan, cook the onion in the bacon fat. But now we add a
little white wine. Then squeeze probably the juice of half of that
We are building up flavours so we We are building up flavours so we
have the lovely smokiness of the fish, then the saltiness and
smokiness of the bacon. Then the onion and a little garlic. Now
cut through that with some delicious lemon which will bring great
into that. That smells lovely. There's something quite interesting
about lemon and bacon. The two things seem to conflict. We need
something to bring the two flavours together. Yes, lemon and bacon
doesn't work, does it? What will come together is creme fraiche. You
could use cream but creme fraiche again because we have acidity
really well with it. We will that together like that. A
Now you've got the creme fraiche in Now you've got the creme fraiche in
there, suddenly the flavour and smell starts to work a bit better.
OK. Then, as this starts to soften we simply chuck in our beans and
peas. I am using broad beans and peas. If you open up your cupboard
at home and have a tin of mixed beans, use that. If you are using
tinned beans, rinse them first. Why? Because they are stored in
brine so there's that flavour behind them.
them off so they are clean and fresh, that's what we need to do.
OK. Then finally a quick chop parsley. We are going to talk
tennis, Tim? I played my first competitive tennis match,
been taking tennis up if don't know, and I'm really enjoying
it. I lost the first 6-2, then 6-3, then won the third 7-5 and we ran
out of time but I absolutely loved it. Exhausting. The bit I
interesting about it is you around, do a rally, and then you've
got to do a serve and you exhausted to do that.
played tennis ever? I used to loads when I was younger but I
haven't played for years. Let's get a game! Come on, let's do it.
like Borg-McEnroe. I will be the moody one. You will be on the
baseline and I will be throwing stuff around.
I used to play it. The fish needs I used to play it. The fish needs
another minute. How is your Achilles? Has that healed? It's
good, yes. So we can get our game. You, who have been coached
for the last four months, let's a game of tennis, and me who hasn't
played for 20 years. Can't who will win. But if you do win,
what a hero you would be. You would never hear the end of it.
about the rewards at the end. on, let's do it. We spoon that
there. What about this? We add that, did we? Yes, a splash of
wine went in after the bacon and vinegar. Looking good. Then we
spoon. There we go, ladies, go for it. Help yourselves. Careful, the
middle is not quite cooked so take from the edges. Half a job. Come on
Frankie. Right, Frankie and Una are the dream teem cooking the pudding
with us later so what are we for pudding? Weird, lemon
bacon. It is, but it works. We are doing a chocolate and tahini pud.
Like the sound of that girls? Mm-hm. All our recipes will be on
the website. You can email questions from there to our guests or tweet
us, not forgetting to send your name, please.
OK, ten years on, this is a OK, ten years on, this is a
documentary about 46 people who lost their twins in the 9/11 attack
the World Trade Center. This is the hard breaking story of the
They had closed the Brooklyn Bridge They had closed the Brooklyn Bridge
down, so nobody can get across it. And I said: look, my fire house
on the other side, I need to get there. He is like: go ahead. I got
there and I saw his rig going in through the battery tunnel.
Zac's twin brother Andre worked for Zac's twin brother Andre worked for
Zac's twin brother Andre worked for a special rescue unit based on
a special rescue unit based on a special rescue unit based on
Zac's twin brother Staten Island. He arrived at the
Phoned him on his radio and I said: Phoned him on his radio and I said:
Andre, I know the way you guys operate. Don't do anything stupid.
said I love you. He says: I love you too, bro. And the weird thing about
it is: why did I say "I love you"? I really told my brother I loved him.
I mean, 'cos we knew it. It was just something you knew.
Towers on Tuesday at 10.35 Prime Minister on BBC1. That's 11.25pm
Scotland and 10.45pm on Wednesday in Wales. Our second guest has had a
hugely successful career, comic, actor, director and most recently a
folk punk musician. brilliant. Who is he? He is not
bad. We probably know him playing Vyvyan in The Young Ones.
I was here first. You got any I was here first. You got any
witnesses? Look, I don't need any witnesses, just get off my property.
Look, this must be my bedroom, all Look, this must be my bedroom, all
my clothes are here. LAUGHTER. No, they are not, Vyvyan.
All right then, have the bedroom. All right then, have the bedroom.
don't want it. It's not mine. Yes, it is. No it isn't. You said it
was yours just now. So did you. I didn't. Did. Didn't. Did.
Didn't, didn't, didn't, didn't, didn't!
It's a long time since I've seen It's a long time since I've seen
Neil, your bedroom that, it actually looks quite funny.
Adrian Edmondson, I have badgering you all morning because
I'm a huge fan. You must have a tiny boy when you were watching
The Young Ones. Just barely born, yes. How old were you? At school,
probably 11 or something. audience. Yes, because we
saying earlier there was no such thing as big PR machines, was there?
My brother just said: get down and watch this, it's mental. It
really badly when it first went and grew because of people like you
in school playgrounds. It school. You don't need PR machines,
you need playgrounds. It was that weird thing where you were at school
going "Have you seen it", and if missed it, you missed it. It was
advent of the video machine. you go. A strange time back then,
but what was interesting about it was it didn't get commissioned
comedy show, did it? No, at that time there were two ways of getting
comedy on at the BBC, one was through the Comedy Commissioner
one was through the Variety Commissioner and we weren't funny
enough to be commissioned by the comedy man so we had to have
music to fulfil the variety criteria. You would be halfway
through the whole sketch, the scenario of the sitcom and then
Madness would come on or Dexy's Midnight Runners. We had madness
twice. The Damned. Twice, yes. you had a lion tamer to satisfy the
BBC's variety criteria. remember that. Was he funny?
before the show we watched it on YouTube and Mike basically goes: I
can't go up to my bedroom because there's a lion tamer up there. Then
you cut to it and he is just for, like, a minute. There were
some really bad bits, some surreal bits that never quite worked. That's
why I don't remember it. Who wrote it? Mostly Ben, with a
it? Mostly Ben, with a bit of Rik and a bit of his girlfriend.
Indulge us and take us back to birth of alternative comedy.
at the time comedy was kind of catered for by a show called The
Comedians, a panel show - Davidson and all those.
shirts and big dinner suits. It was vaguely racist, vaguely sexist
of - some very funny jokes, but kind of set in its ways and there
nowhere for us to do our stuff so we just started doing it in the corner
of the room. You know, literally. Then moved into the pub, then
came to London and started the Comedy Store, then started
Strip. There was no circuit in those days. We invented it. What was
Edinburgh like back then? Edinburgh was a student festival. It was
cracking. The difference today is extraordinary. My daughter is a
comedienne, in a sketch group, goes to Edinburgh every year
they are fighting against all these established names and I always
thought Edinburgh should be for people on the way up, not people on
the way down. Yes, because people who do Edinburgh - how does
then fit into your whole - you obviously a musician, you play
of instruments, yeah? Yes. You know when you get to the end of school
and people suggest you should go to university and you look around for
the the dossiest course to do, I chose
drama because of that. Had there been a doss music course, I would
have done that. So you would rather do music than comedy then?
Absolutely, yes. Wouldn't everyone? Come on, everyone wants to get
there and sing. Yes, I'm with you. I understand that. You do too, Tim,
I can see it in your little face. I would like to do operatic stuff. You
know what, you are looking more and more like Tin Tin. Why is that?
French? No, he is Belgian. You've got a little quiff going on. Just
hanging on to my hair. I'm going to be like you soon. So your band is
folk music mixed with punk? We are a folk band because I love folk
instruments, so we play mandolin fiddle and I don't really like folk
songs because they don't to me. I like the music but not the
lyrics, so we choose songs that are more relevant so we choose songs
from the late 70s, early 80s, Sex Pistols, Strangelers. It works.
They are protest songs, big ballads like Down at the Tube Station at
Midnight by the Jam. Perfect to have a look at it.
Anyone like songs by The Damned? Anyone like songs by The Damned?
That's a shame, we don't do any those.
# I could be wrong # I could be wrong
# I could be right # I could be wrong
# I could be right #
# Now don't look to us # London calling
# So we ain't got no swing # Apart from the ring of that
That's brilliant. Where are you That's brilliant. Where are you
playing that then? Where can people come and see it? We are on
from the end of October, through November, all over Britain. Look
The Bad Shepherds on the website, you will find out where we are. And
there's an album? We have two albums out, yes, we've done two
albums. How are you selecting the songs then, just going through your
old record collection? I just choose my favourites. That must be
brilliant. We will play this one! can't believe it how I've luckily
fallen into this. I bought the mandolin by accident, those little
parties you have before Christmas with your mates and you go out down
Denmark Street where the music shops are and you accidentally buy a
mandolin - Did you just see it in a window or go in and browse? I
collect instruments anyway but woke up with a mandolin on the table and
started playing songs I like, like London Calling and realised
immediately it was something I really get hold of and it was great
to suddenly find that because I have been messing about with music for
years, you know, Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Bad News and stuff like that,
just to find something I could really do and make the sound
different. You sound excited and enthusiastic about it, so see him on
tour. Adrian will be showing off cooking skills later, but in
meantime get your questions in him. Tweet at us - tweet asate?
Right, here is what you have to forward to today.
Science meets conservation in Science meets conservation in
Science meets conservation in nature's Nature's Miracle Babies.
nature's Nature's Miracle Babies. nature's Nature's Miracle Babies.
Science meets conservation has actually taken them years to get
It's a classic, it's Simon's Mum's And there's a new Apprentice on
And there's a new Apprentice on Would I Lie To You. Lord Sugar's
Would I Lie To You. Lord Sugar's Would I Lie To You. Lord Sugar's
It's a classic, boardroom is plenty big enough
Right, lots still to come and our Right, lots still to come and our
regular expert Lucy Hedges is also here with some gadgets including a
vibrating watch, USB toothbrush and a brand new wearable gaming. USB
toothbrush? Mmm, sounds interesting, doesn't it? It does,
yes. But before all of that we are joined in the kitchen by Frankie and
Una from The Saturdays. Cooking, girls, dare I ask? Good, not good?
girls, dare I ask? Good, not g Clive Goodman for me, yes. Love it.
for me. Microwave. Toast. I'm really good at toast and Marmite. You are
new now, this new regime of caramelise onions. It's all change.
You were very confident competent when we came on and the
rest of you weren't really. Me Rochelle would be the two that
the most really. Yes, I give it go, try and make cakes and stuff.
Perfect. Great words spoken many we are going to make chocolate and
tahini pots so we have chocolate and tahini melting in there. We
milk chocolate, eggs, soft light brown sugar, flour, a pinch of salt
to bring out the flavour of the chocolate and that is tahini, ground
Sesame paste, and it gives nuttiness into the flavour of this. Does it
taste a bit like sesame seeds? Sorry. Are you not keen on that?
Kind of. Just have a taste of that. When it comes into the choccy pud.
Then you won't taste it. It has a slight nuttiness. Like peanut
buttery. Imagine that with chocolate. It gives a bit of
background. We've melted chocolate with butter over barely
water. Crack those three eggs into there.
Guys, you know when you are touring Guys, you know when you are touring
and stuff, obviously there will be lots of dance routines, lots of
energy stuff, is acoustics you would be into, where you go to
an acoustic set? I've played the guitar since I was young so often
when we do live performances I the guitar out and do acoustic, on
both our tours we did, on our tour myself and Mollie who plays
bit of guitar as well, we teamed up and had these two guitars - mine was
red and she had a - we called it the red head and the blonde guitar. Una,
we are going to whisk away on that one. I've done it slightly the wrong
way. Drop it into the bowl already, before you turn it on. Otherwise it
will splash. Yes, then go for it. How long does the tour last for?
it months, weeks? We've got dates at the moment but they are
quite spread out. I think it starts on the 2nd and finishes around the
20th so we are going to have to squeeze in Christmas shopping
somewhere in between. am for a tour though because
are up for going out, enjoying themselves. That's what we said,
it's party season. There always seem to be one big arena tour around
Christmas time. It was JLS last year, massive big spectacle. When
you start preparing for it? Now? Normally you only get a
that's the month before but we've got our new album coming out in
November so we are kind of starting in October to fit it all in. Yes,
it's going to be amazing. Really get it going. Go for it. I'm going
to step back a bit. It smells delicious. We've added to that,
we've got the butter, chocolate, tahini, the eggs and then a little
pinch of salt so all of that is coming together. Equally, you can
whisk the eggs and sugar together, maim them voluminous, but we will do
it in one pot which makes life easier for us. Beautiful. Then -
don't do anything on this so pop it down and then tip the flour into
there and just gently mix it in. What we are going to do now is just
combine the flour. Rather than overwork it, just combine it. When
it's just about together, it's a folding in - I see you've let
Frankie off a little bit over there. I'm noticing that. Una, you do
that. Frankie, crack the eggs. So what we've there is lovely flavours.
You know those soft centred chocolate puddings, it's that
feeling, but rather than have the worry - basically, you make them and
take the mould off, if they are not cooked properly it all falls. Where
going to cook and eat them out of the pots so they can be squidgy in
the middle and you don't have to worry about it being perfect. I
just wanted to know who you guys thought would be the first to get
married. I know it says today about you in the paper. Apparently it's
me. It moves around in circles. had the rumour six months ago. The
rumours go round. But if you guys had to put your money on someone?
It's up to the boys, isn't it? don't know. It's really
embarrassing. I've just done that awful thing. Don't answer me, don't
answer me! But for some reason everyone is trying to marry us
at the moment. And that's is first to start a solo career? I
remember us doing that, I think Frankie will be the first to get
married and, like - yes, I will get married, then quit and have a
career. I love your story because you went to the royal wedding, the
Zara Phillips wedding and bought them a bin? It was on their
You know when you get the list of gifts online, it was the most
expensive and best one left on the list, it was quite expensive
they wanted it. Frankie, you need to half fill those tubs there. Perfect.
See, I would be happy with the practicality of that, someone
getting me a bin, something you can actually use. You definitely will,
a good bin and it was a really top of the range bin as well. That's
great. Things you don't spoil yourself with. You would have had
jet wash on yours. Yes, absolutely, I love anything practical.
I know they won't get two bins because there was only one on the
list. Once we've done that, then stick those two little cubes
chocolate in the middle and then right up to the top. So now we've
got this lovely cakey mix then some chocolate in the middle so as it
cooks the chocolate begins to melt. Straight on there, and then top
up. So that will be gooey on inside? Yes, and that's the joy of
it. If you were going to turn you have to get the timing right but
this way we are just going to the top. If it's really squidgy it's
fine, or overcooked is still Something like this, cook for 6 to 8
minutes. The slightly bigger one will cook for 10 to 12 minutes. So
quick, isn't it, really? We end up with these delicious little fellas.
We've changed the plate for the presentation on this because Tim
didn't like that one. He didn't like the yellow plate.
it didn't really work for him and obviously that is our main stay
these days, Lou, as you know. Yes, all about the fashion. What's that?
Clotted cream. You do make it look lovely. There's more there. Dig in.
Ed, dig in. That's yours. right into it, you get all the
squidginess inside. Everyone has gone for the pud. OK, what's our
final dish, Simon? Mmm, that is absolutely disgusting. Lovely. Who
mixed it? It's beautifully mixed. Simon, what are you making for
last meal? My Mum's lasagne. I like lasagne. Wayne is getting us
into the cocktails soon, but not before a classic drama: we just
# I know I love you # I know I love you
# I always will # My mind's made up by the way that
After six years of construction and After six years of construction and
After six years of construction and numerous delays, the Channel Tunnel
numerous delays, the Channel Tunnel numerous delays, the Channel Tunnel
After six years has been formally opened by the
Queen and President Mitterand. Had he celebrated the �10 billion
project at an elaborate ceremony Calais.
The sale of Rover to BMW by its parent company British Aerospace
took businessmen and stock markets totally by surprise.
The Queen has given her approval for exploratory drilling for oil in the
grounds of Windsor Castle. An oil company believes there could be
million barrels of oil there but the Mayor of Windsor said the Queen was
# It's written in the wind # It's written in the wind
# Oh, it's everywhere I go # Yeah, ooh, yeah #
I was just looking at this dress in I was just looking at this dress in
the window. Would madam care to try it on? No, I don't think so. It's
just I wondered who designed it. It's not a Paris copy, is it? It's
not a copy at all, madam. not a copy at all, madam. It's a
That was Wet Wet Wet's Love Is All That was Wet Wet Wet's Love Is All
Around, it was number 1 for 15 weeks in this year, but which year? That
bloke from The Troggs was involved in crop circles. Was he? I went
for 1992. Am I miles away? I have an inkling it was between 1993 and
1995 because I was living in the States at the time and it wasn't as
big a hit there as it was here. What were you doing there? You were
like Tom Cruise. Bigger than that. Look at you. I didn't know that.
Newport Beach, California. Did you break a lot of ladies'
there? I had my moments. It was blue drinks. You what?
Right, and what were you making Right, and what were you making
then, blue drinks? Yes, the love or hate of cocktail ingredients.
talk about the blue ones, will be big again? Everyone thinks of
blue lagoon, blue Hawaiians, and in Montmartre they used to drink the
Blue Bird which was based on the White Lady with sweetened orgeat
syrup. I have lemon juice, measure - You see a blue drink and
just think that has got to be really bad for you.
Yes, a few people tweeted and asked Yes, a few people tweeted and asked
how is it blue? Has it blue orange oils or something like that? But it
is artificial colouring, put in Curacao. The island of Curacao is
down in the Caribbean. We don't associate blue with being a good
colour, do we? When they put things in toilets they make them blue
because we associate that with clean and chemicals. The interesting thing
is, do you know why it's kind of blue? Curacao comes from the
of Curacao, bitter orange is similar to oranges from Seville and Dutch
sailors used to go there and the name Curacao is from the cure that
they found in those oranges, and they made it blue because of the
island's colour. Everyone associates it with the disco era. Kind of
cool. There's this ice cream you can get, and it's really weird
because it doesn't look like it should taste. It's right up Heston
Blumenthal's street. My kids' mouths are literally blue for three
days. What does it taste like in. I don't know, I never tried it.
When you go to the cinema they have those blue slush puppies. Can't be
good. Your tongue goes blue, that's the downside. Would that happen
with this? No. I could get away with drinking as many of them as I
wanted. No one would know. It's really nice though. Yes, it's
sour. Actually a very similar drink to that is called a Chelsea Side
Car. Blue is the colour, Tim. Citrus vodka. It tastes a lot fresher.
This is big in the far east, this one is China Blue. Citrus vodka,
Curacao, golden grapefruit juice some lychee juice. Chill it down
over ice. A nice combination. The bitterness of the grapefruit
think it's a lovely colour. Works in nightclubs with strobe lights.
Just chill it down quickly to get a Just chill it down quickly to get a
bit of dilution. Pour it over ice. So nice and long. This is a nice,
refreshing summer style Adrian Edmondson is here as well. Do
you want to come in? I've never touched alcohol before but I'm
prepared to do it for you. Try both of them. They are blue. And the
orange and lychee, that really exotic combination. That's sweeter,
lovely. I always think blue things are for old people. You know,
rinse, blue cocktail. Try that one. That's another blue one.
in that one. And lychee. You can taste the lychee in that. Martini
is the thing for me. Can you make me one? It's just weird drinking E
numbers. What's the point in drinking something that's a load of
dye? I don't understand. It is OK, thanks, Wayne, both those are
on the website. Transport yourself to Chengdu, China, this is the
breeding centre where using they are trying to help panda bears
back from the brink of extinction. All very cute. It's Nature's Miracle
So why are they going to the trouble So why are they going to the trouble
of separating Mum from her baby? Now, mother's care is best, of
course, and this is an excellent mum, but here in Chengdu they like
to give Mother Nature a little bit of extra help in the panda nursery.
All the baby pandas here spend most All the baby pandas here spend most
of the time with Mum but at least once a day they come in here, to the
nursery, and it's a sort insurance policy. They can
them and give them a full health check and make sure they are
thriving, 100% OK. Of course, gives Mum a bit of a well-deserved
If they find that the baby is maybe If they find that the baby is maybe
not putting on as much weight they would like or there are any
problems, they can give it a supplementary feed and bulk it up a
It has actually taken them years to It has actually taken them years to
get these incubators right because they've got to mimic mum exactly and
that's quite tricky. The temperature, for instance, changes
as the cub gets bigger and bigger. It needs a different temperature, so
that has to be monitored all the time. Then there's the humidity too.
Imagine the cubs held in tight to mum's fur and it's very humid down
there and they have to get that exactly right. It's this sort of
attention to the fine detail has made Chengdu such an
success. Babies tonight on BBC1 at 8.30. Lucy
Hedges is here helping out Saturdays who are over there,
check out the latest gadgets. the latest news? I have been in a
massive Berlin electronic trade show. All the latest tech has been
shown off so tablets from Samsung, this awesome device called the
Samsung Galaxy Note. It's a mini tablet slash massive superphone but
it has these controls to make user experience more fun. For example,
you lay your hand over the it pauses video. Turn it over, the
same. You can screen grab it and it's called a Galaxy Note because
you can doodle all over it with a special pen, share with your
friends. Sony also came out couple of tablets as well. It's
automatic tablets now - it's all tablets now. Yes, it's all about
the tablets. Mollie, you are modelling the first gadget.
What do you think of the aesthetic What do you think of the aesthetic
look of it to start with? Do you like it? To be honest I think it
looks like I'm going to the swimming baths. I think it looks modern
funky. It's called the Mutewatch. Minimummism at its finist.
functions, so you have alarm, time and a timer. If I could borrow your
wrist for a second, we pull the time up. Ooh, it's the other way around.
It has to be the other way around for the camera. Shall I
this? Good modelling. You will get yourself a contract. If you
basically hold two hands, did you feel a little vibration? You
change the time by tapping the top or bottom of the screen, and so on.
It vibrates again to let you know you've set the time. What you can't
see at home is it vibrates as you do things. We can set an
well. So set an alarm and the little lightning strike appears in the
middle. If you want to get the alarm and are thinking I don't
want that anymore, turn it back on, you simply squeeze the screen.
you want to do that for me, give a little pinch, which gets rid of
the alarm. Pinch. There we go. really clever watch. It's �250,
pretty expensive. You are joking! pretty expensive. You are joking!
Come on. Do you know what, it's for boys. Like, my friend Lee would love
this. He loves fancy things like this but for girls, this is killing
Ha ha! It is quite chunky. It's Ha ha! It is quite chunky. It's
meant to be minimal, you said, well. It comes in
colours, right? Yes, it's going come out in red or white. OK,
OK, moving on to the next gadget, OK, moving on to the next gadget,
prepare to have your minds blown. is only an electronic toothbrush.
like cleaning my teeth. I do. Do you like flossing? I'm not a
flosser, I like brushing though. So do I. Electronic toothbrush
or manual? This, very similar to this. I use manual but I'm willing
to change. Oh, you should. Well, this is the the Philips Sonicare
What's really clever is it uses What's really clever is it uses
conductive technology to charge it so when you plug it into the
standard socket it charges it. When you are on the move, you can bring
this, a cute travel case which you can charge by USB. Just what can it
in there. So a normal toothbrush but the charging is different.
soon as you put it in there, it charges for you. That's a good idea.
It uses sonic technology which basically means it's going to give
you a more cleaning experience than your standard oscillating
toothbrush. Where is the USB? We haven't got it. But it goes into
this case. I like it. You are not going to want to put that in your
suitcase. How much is that? �250, just like the watch. Pretty
expensive. Worth it for the people who eat a bit of cake and can't stop
thinking of what they are doing to their teeth. Ladies, let's wander
over to the final gadget with Frankie. This is an application for
a range of augmented reality T-shirts.
We saw with the app blaster a few We saw with the app blaster a few
weeks ago which superimposed aliens into the studio, when you hold up
the camera to the T-shirt, it brings it to life. Press to play. It's not
alive. Destroy the enemy. So basically all these
are going to come to life and you need to - there we go, it's working
now. They should roll onto the screen any minute now. Take time.
Any minute. What does Frankie to do? Basically to tap the
spaceships and blast them. There's a range of about 20 T-shirts, they
came out in Vegas last year. don't get it. Who is wearing the
T-shirt? It's for everyone but mainly designed for kids. So what's
your friend doing? Does, like, Dad have to wear the T-shirt? Dad!
Sorry, to keep the kids entertained. Thanks, we are not getting invited
back. I liked you. Frankie, were my favourite and now you
not anymore. I was trying express your point though. But you
are a dad. Yes, I am, but not your dad. Probably old enough to be
dad. But you know what I mean. No, no, so who is wearing that? You
your mate to wear a T-shirt? Yes, get your mate to wear it, kids are
having a laugh on a Saturday afternoon. I think with adults the
novelty would wear off very quickly. My arms are aching up here.
Whatever. It's cool for kids, right? Thanks to The Saturdays and their
gadget knowledge and of course Lucy. For more information on all of
those, email us. There's a series of Would I Lie To You back on
When filming is over for the day, When filming is over for the day,
Lord Sugar and I sometimes wind down by playing ping pong on the
boardroom table. LAUGHTER. That's hell of a story. True. David,
do you think? Have a minute just to let it sink in. You don't play
proper table tennis table, just on the boardroom table? No, you can
buy - it's underneath actually, the boardroom, it's rolled up and
you unroll it and clamp it on the boardroom table,
kind of thing, and you are in business. So is it just a net? Not
the lines. We don't have lines. The table is slightly bigger than
regulation size. Right. Is it not also curved? Curved? I thought it
was curved. You are thinking of Loose Women. Ah. It's difficult
tell, watching on television but how much room is there at the
the table? Oh, plenty. I will believe you. Ample. So you have to
back off quite a way when playing table tennis properly, I happen to
know. Can we stamp on this immediately? Lord Sugar's boardroom
is plenty big enough for almost everything. LAUGHTER. Yet you
I love that show and Would I Lie To I love that show and Would I Lie To
You kicks off again on Friday, at 9.30 on BBC1 and BBC1 HD. We should
get Lee Mack on here. Yes, very funny. Adrian Edmondson is in the
kitchen. Any good at cooking? Quite good, yes. I've always thought
myself as a good cook. What sort of things? Pretty adventurous, I will
get the cook books out when people are coming round and cook something
I've never cooked before. Really? Yes, I am that kind of guy. One of
the dishes you should do is Mum's lasagne. Which isn't
of the books. We've done the show before and it's one of the
most popular things on the website. Continually and my Mum is pestered
by people now. And the is this, right? Cottage cheese.
Sounds weird. So rather than having a creamy, gloopy white
have that lovely acidity. Parsley, thyme, oregano, we have tomatoes and
puree. We have Cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, mushrooms, onions.
Why dry instead of fresh pasta? Italians use dry rather than fresh.
I've never understood why to use fresh. The only thing is ravioli
would be used fresh, but - it's never al dente. And
floury as well, I would say. Firstly a bit of mushroom, onion and
pepper chopping. What kind of size? Whatever you would think as a
lasagne sized chop. The difference between here and home is these
knives are sharp. I took the top of my finger off once.
You used to have a farm? I still You used to have a farm? I still
have it but have rented it out. When you had it, did you work it?
Yes, I had about ten sheep and ten cows and we used to slaughter
eat them. That was the whole point, was to educate my kids to show them
that's where food comes from. I did that the other day with the kids
when they caught a crab in Norway, they caught it and ate it and
thought that was a good thing. I had never seen food die before. Were
your kids traumatised? No, fine. did have a couple of pet rams who we
reared at home and we didn't them. But they eventually went the
way of all flesh. We just didn't them ourselves. Did you enjoy
working on or owning a part-time? The great thing about farming and
the reason everyone should do it you get to play with enormous toys.
You can buy a tractor for real, can buy toppers, a massive
helicopter blade in a tin box. the power of it, you would love it!
One of the nicest things we discovered was when Seasick
was on the show, he bought a tractor with one of his first contracts. He
wanted a special tractor special name. Can anyone help
out? John Deere? Yes, that's it. We have Massey Ferguson. That's
of British. I love all of that, I like whatever professional -
whatever industry you are talking to there's always that rivalry of
brands. Photographers will about brands of camera, farmers,
will be brands of tractor, chefs, brands of knife. I love all that
stuff. So we fried the minutes off and we are going to rattle through
this - fried the mince off. How would this take to cook in
the whole thing? For me, I would want to cook the sauce for a
hour before putting into the lasagne so all of the soft juicy
combine. If you want to race it, you could do it in 15
The longer you leave it the better. Also it's nice to make the
day in advance and then construct the lasagne because that will give
more depth of flavour. In go all the herbs. Back goes in the mince that
we've browned off already and we give that a bit of a stir around. We
are really chasing through. Tomato puree, your cook tip is to cook it
out before you do anything else with it. I didn't know that. Your life
will change. But you are putting it in late. We still will cook it out.
Make sure everything is coated with it and then cook it out for six or
seven minutes. If you have a mouthful of it, it's bitter, but as
you cook it, it sweetens. I'm going to write a book about that.
assume you've done that, chuck in the tomatoes, cook, cook, cook, 20,
30, 40 minutes, an hour, however long. Then we end up with this
sauce. That's the glorious bit nice bit of sauce. This is the nice
bit, isn't it, when you can eat it without the other stuff. Yeah. With
just the meat, yes. Yes. Then - little sauce on the bottom so the
lasagne won't stick to it. That's plenty. Then layer up lasagne, the
next layer. That way round? Doesn't really matter. Bit more?
Another good dollop of that. know the musicians in your band?
Yes. Are they punk musicians folk musicians? Folk. Andy is the
twice all Ireland fiddle champion. Also the all Ireland banjo champion.
So you thought to do it that round? Yes, Troy plays a kind of
Half of that on there. Take some Half of that on there. Take some
out? No, that will do. We've got to finish this. You are looking to have
a few dollops of it - my mum never spreads it. Sorry Mum. Sorry
Simon's mum. Sorry, Mum. This? Yes, then another layer. In
you cover the whole base so it all holds together and then you can
a massive big load on there. Massive big load on now. We have to
ask you a question whilst we've you on and it's not about you but
about your wife and Ab-Fab. I know a lot about her. Because I did that
horrible thing - not horrible but I was walking past and they were
outside Stella McCartney, filming Ab-Fab and I took my phone out,
started taking pictures. When is coming out? I think there's one
coming out around Christmas. are making three episodes. That's
exciting, isn't it? Yes, it They have the whole original team. I
know they have that woman from The Killing in it as well, the Danish
cop show. Big woolly jumpers. The rest of that, cottage cheese and
then - It's hard this, isn't it? Harder than being a farmer.
your own lamb? Yes, it is, but we are using beef. Special beef lamb.
Then the rest of the cheese goes on and we bake it for a good 40
minutes. This goes on? Yes, and that you can spread and sprinkle,
whatever you want. Then we bake and end up with - You can go top.
Beautifully done, sir. The basic difference is the cottage cheese?
It is. What is the difference? When you have a traditional lasagne
you have that gloopy sauce and taste of a white sauce. This, Adrian
saying before, the nice thing is eating the sauce without all of the
pasta and anything else with it, so you get loads and loads of meaty
flavour without having to have this horrible - not horrible, but having
a big gloopy sauce that swamps a of the flavour. Yeah. It's the
flouriness that gets in the way. Also it's quite sweet in lasagne,
whereas this, because the cottage cheese is quite acidic, that
our taste bids. Always that bit of acidity as contrast in any dish is
what we need. Simon is going to plate up his Mum's lasagne. Louise
has the answer to Deja View. when the Queen began to search for
oil at Windsor Castle to the sound of music was - Frankie has the
answer. 1994. Yes, that was my guess! You got it right. Well done.
Whilst you are trying that, I'm going to ask you a question
it's the one that everyone has been asking, it has been coming down all
morning, are you going to work with Rik Mayall again? We do have
to work together when we are a bit older, we have a plan for basically
Bottom in an old people's home we are hitting each other with
medical bags and - and Comic is back, is it? Yes, they made
and I think we are doing a Famous Five remake as well, Five Go to
Rehab is on the cards. That's to be good. Chloe says here for you
Mollie, you used to be a top skier, do you still ski. Used to be
skier? Yes, how good were you? We talked about this on the show
before, didn't we? We had Grahambell on the same show and he used to
teach you how to ski, didn't he? Yes, I was in the Great Britain
until I was 17. Wow, I'm impressed! Thank you. I don't get much time
now, and if I broke my leg or anything like that I think I would
probably be killed, but I went in February, so I miss it so much
though, but I prefer to do this. She went without telling
manager, didn't you? Yes. He was like: what's that boot bag you have
got with you? Yes, I'm going skiing tomorrow. Bye-bye! Did you give
before the band? I gave up the band just because I always
wanted to do this. It was quite risky because I was doing quite
with it so it was a big thing to give up but I always wanted to do
this. I was on the mountains, singing, do you know what I mean?
Sounds amazing. What's that like? Gorgeous, yes, it has a kind of
salty sourness to it which is nice. Kinds of cuts across it.
Live cooking, the best of the week's TV and celebrity chat. Tim Lovejoy, Louise Redknapp and chef Simon Rimmer are joined by funny man Adrian Edmondson and girl group The Saturdays.