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Dozens of problems to face

When hardworking TV producer Becky Fuller is fired from a local news programme, her career begins to look as bleak as her hapless love life.

Stumbling into a job at Daybreak, the last-place national morning show, Becky decides to revitalise the show by bringing on legendary TV anchor Mike Pomeroy. Unfortunately, Mike refuses to cover morning show staples like celebrity gossip, weather, fashion and crafts, let along work with his new co-host — Colleen Peck, a former beauty queen and longtime morning show personality who is more than happy covering morning ‘news’.

When Mile and Colleen clash — first behind the scenes and then on air — Becky’s love affair with a fellow producer begins to unravel. And soon, Becky is struggling to save her relationship, her reputation, her job and ultimately, the show itself. Catch ‘Morning Glory’ on June 19 at 9 pm on HBO.

Prepared to tackle the worst

Based on the best-selling series of books by the same name, ‘Worst Case Scenario’ features survival expert Bear Grylls as he portrays potentially life-threatening situations to demonstrate how to survive in the worst-case scenario.

Topics include being caught in a car under a downed power line, in a trapped elevator and in a building during an earthquake, as well as being attacked by wild dogs, having your bar breaks fail and more. Tune in to ‘Worst Case Scenario’ on Discovery Channel at 7.30 pm on June 29 to prepare for the worst.

A nostalgic tribute

Catch ‘Indian Idol’ on June 29 at 8.30 pm on Sony Entertainment Television. In tonight’s episode, contestants will pay a tribute to music maestro of yesteryears, the late R D Burman — they will sing a few of his best compositions.

Asha Bhosle gets visibly emotional and sheds a few tears remembering the days she spend with the vergreen music composer. Tune in to the show for a delightful dose of music and nostalgia.

Taking Australia by storm

Masterchef Australia’ remains a prime time favourite amongst many and fans of the show now have a new reason to rejoice — Dalvinder Dhami, an Indian contestant, has managed to snag a place in the top 24 cooking finalists.

Considering that millions of hopefuls apply each year to the show, this is no mean feat.
And the fact that Dalvinder has created a niche for herself solely through fresh, flavourful Indian cuisine just makes viewers at home even prouder.

Apparently, Dalvinder didn’t start to cook until she got married.

She is a housewife and says that her parents were the ones who influenced her style of cooking the most. “I learnt how to cook over the phone. My first meal was chapatis with cauliflower and potato curry,” she shares.

She’s managed to impress the Masterchef judges quite a bit as well. In fact, George Calombaris even said that Dalvinder’s cashew nut lamb curry is the best Indian food he’s ever tasted in his life.

Dalvinder admits to admiring Julie Goodwin, who won the Masterchef title in 2009.
She believes she can relate to the fact that Julie too is a housewife and mother and feels their styles of cooking are quite similar.

Dalvinder’s strength is clearly Indian cuisine, with her signature dish being tender lamb curry. In the kitchen, her style of operation is very calm and relaxed.

“I like putting ingredients together; I don’t like following recipes,” she states, sharing her personal mantra for success.

Watch ‘Masterchef Australia’ on June 29 at 9 pm on Star World.

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