New on TV today: Monday 18 December

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 18 Dec 2023
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Rachel Allen: All Things Sweet Christmas Special

Channel: BBC UKTV (DStv 134)
TX Time: 17h30
Genre: Food, Special

Rachel Allen: All Things Sweet Christmas Special

This festive edition of Rachel Allen: All Things Sweet has the cook and broadcaster showcasing delicious recipes as well as passing on tips to help you create these treats yourselves.

Rachel shakes up the traditional dessert menu and serves up something a little different for the holiday season, with some exciting flavours and aromas to help you create a memorable Christmas.

Dishes include festive fruity steamed pudding, mulled port pears with port jelly, and spiced plum tarte tatin.

In Tricks of the Trade she creates a delicious, warming mulled wine, perfect for entertaining on long, tinsel-strewn nights.

Rachel also visits Paul Kelly, executive pastry chef at a top Dublin hotel, who demonstrates his edible interpretations of a Christmas tree, a cracker and a festive snow globe.

Will Smith: The Prince of Hollywood

Channel: SABC1
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Documentary

Will Smith: The Prince of Hollywood

Fans of Will Smith are reassured when they see him on screen that they will always be entertained.

Follow the journey of this actor, producer, husband, father, who has the WILL to win.

Nigel Slater's 12 Tastes of Christmas

Channel: BBC UKTV (DStv 134)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: Food, Special

Nigel Slater's 12 Tastes of Christmas

Nigel Slater shares his favourite festive treats that make Christmas a truly tasty time of year, with tips on cooking a feast for many, or some simple self-indulgence to get the festive juices flowing.

As we tick off the days and open our advent calendars, Nigel shows us how to cook for both entertaining and self- indulgence; filling our kitchens with tastes and smells to get us in the spirit of the season and serving up food designed to bring comfort and joy.

Nigel also makes a culinary trip to Norway and goes in search of a very special Christmas tree.

Nigel shows us how to spoil ourselves on Christmas day and beyond with recipes for sumptuous centrepieces, sweet treats and luxurious leftovers and he continues his journey in snowy Scandinavia to find out how Norwegians make the most of festive flavours.

Down Home Fab

Channel: TLC Entertainment (DStv 135)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality Makeover, Home Improvement, Reality

Down Home Fab

Chelsea and Cole DeBoer of Teen Mom 2 fame will begin the next chapter of their on-screen careers as the dream team in Down Home Fab.

The six hour-long episodes will spotlight the couple's burgeoning renovation business in their hometown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Chelsea's bold vision will punch up each design plan, while Cole will serve as the hands-on project manager and jack-of-all-trades.

Throughout the series, we will get a glimpse of their busy family life raising four children on a beautiful Midwestern farm with sweeping views and lots of animals.

In the series premiere, "Ranch Glam": Chelsea and Cole will brainstorm ideas for an eye-catching ranch glam renovation for their wedding planner's family home.

Chelsea's out-of-the-box modern design touches will include a sunken sitting room with an antelope-inspired carpet, a large copper-wrapped kitchen island and an airy refresh of the den's stone fireplace.

Back home on the farm, Cole will reveal a playhouse for their kids that he built to resemble their own family farmhouse.


Actors in this post: Rachel Allen, Nigel Slater, Will Smith

Channels in this post: BBC UKTV, TLC Entertainment, SABC1


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