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We have an Asian feel with many of our features in the magazine this week.

Alongside the article about Nadiya Hussain we have highlighted various programmes celebrating The Big British Asian Summer on the BBC including Lost Boys? What's Going Wrong For Asian Men on BBC TWO on Sunday, Bollywood: The World’s Biggest Film Industry on BBC TWO on Monday and Searching For Mum: Sri Lanka on BBC TWO on Thursday.

While the finale of Love Island is still making the headlines, another series of Celebrity Big Brother launches on Thursday on Channel5 to fill the gap. Emma Willis is back to host another round of fly-on-the-wall fun, revealing the fresh group of famous personalities who will have their every word and move recorded for the enjoyment of the viewing public over the last few weeks of the summer. Rylan Clark-Neal is also back to present the live spin-off show.

Dragons' Den returns on Sunday on BBC TWO with entrepreneurs Deborah Meaden, Peter Jones, Touker Suleyman, Tej Lalvani and Jenny Campbell assessing more unusual business ideas.

Jeremy Vine asks the questions when Celebrity Eggheads starts on Monday on BBC TWO for a new daily teatime series.

Extraordinary Rituals on Friday on BBC TWO is a new series looking at how the world's most spectacular and extreme rituals bind people together at the most important, dramatic and emotional moments in their lives.

Drama on offer comes from Ten Days in the Valley on Alibi on Monday and On The Edge on Channel4 on Tuesday and Wednesday. Walter Presents continues the foreign language strand with Code 37: Sex Crimes on more4 on Friday.

I hope everyone has been coping with the extreme heat of late. Take care in the sun.

 

Editor´s Pick

PHIL SPENCER'S STATELY HOMES on more4 on Monday at 10pm.

Phil Spencer returns for a second series and another grand tour of Britain's magnificent stately homes. This series includes trips to Blenheim Palace, Belvoir Castle, Houghton Hall, and Longleat House. Phil's first visit of this four part series is to Longleat House in Wiltshire, home to the Viscount of Weymouth and his wife Lady Emma. Phil learns how it has always been one of Britain's most innovative stately homes, and hears tales of lovesick ghosts and how the building was originally planned as an attempt to wow Queen Elizabeth I. Phil tots up the cost of two quarries of stone, the lavish interior decor, and some of the most excessive gardening in history, to reveal the staggering total cost in today's money. And in Longleat's safari park, Phil gets a surprise encounter with the king of the jungle.

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