Working in television was never on the cards for Angela Jain, whose parents wanted her to become a doctor. Now Managing Director at ITV Studios Entertainment, she reflects on how her have-a-go approached resulted in a unique CV.
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“As a second generation British-born Indian no one in my family had ever worked in the media before. Of my siblings two are lawyers and one is an environmental scientist.
“Ideally my folks would have liked me to be a good Asian doctor but I’m afraid I wasn’t bright enough. I was quite musical but my parents didn’t want me to do anything that was to do with the creative businesses.
The UK version of the show, which was presented by Dale Winton, ran for seven series between 1993 and 2001 on ITV, before being revived for a one off-series in 2007.
The supermarket-based show sees teams answering questions and puzzles based on the products and merchandise of supermarkets around the world. It culminates in an all-or-nothing trolley dash through the aisles, as the finalists hunt down items hidden among the supermarket shelves to win a big cash prize.
The three-day Convention featured keynotes from James Murdoch, Ofcom chief Sharon White and the Secretary of State Karen Bradley MP, as well as some lively panel discussions.
Watch highlights from the event below, or scroll down to watch the sessions in full. You can read more about this year's RTS Cambridge in the October issue of Television magazine.
Food: Jamie's Quick and Easy Food
Channel 4, 8pm
Jamie Oliver is back with a feast of quick and easy recipes that contain just five ingredients for those in a hurry to fit into their busy schedules.
His new flash dishes range from rib-eye steak, to egg and mango chutney flatbreads, to a delicious plate of scallops with black pudding, mashed potatoes and peas.
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Eden: Paradise Lost
Monday: Channel 4, 10pm
The reality show Eden returns to Channel 4 for five hour-long episodes documenting the remaining months the 23 men and women spent off the grid in a remote part of the British Isles.
Dictators and Despots: a Timewatch Guide
Tuesday, 9pm, BBC Four
Historian David Olusoga examines 50 years of BBC documentary archives to look at the appeal of dictators, and find out how they gain power.
Phil Edgar Jones, Sky’s Head of Entertainment, promised that the shows would “make Sky 1 even bigger, bolder and better by bringing… three epic entertainment shows to the channel. There’s something to get everyone either on the edge of their seats or dancing around the living room.”