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Space Cadets (2005)Space Cadets (2005)

Channel 4 is blasting a group of adventurers, ordinary members of the public, off into space to spend five days orbiting the earth. It's thrilling, it's exciting, and it's totally bogus. In fact, the cadets will be on a disused military base in Suffolk. Our group of thrill seekers will experience two weeks of intensive astronaut training believing they are in Star City, near Moscow, and labouring under the illusion that they are part of a real space mission. After all, who would go to the trouble of dressing Suffolk, up as Russia, and faking a space launch? To fuel the illusion, the base has been painstakingly decked out in Russian products, down to the very last plug socket. Their physical training is under the supervision of a genuine former KGB agent. Hollywood visual effects specialists, Wonderworks, whose credits include The Day After Tomorrow and Apollo 13, have created the space shuttle itself from a NASA blueprint. Sound effects have been created to simulate the incredible noise generated by blasting off from the earth. Hydraulics and 'air biscuits' will pull, jolt, and vibrate the craft around for authenticity. When the cadets look out of the cockpit window, they'll see a distant earth, thanks to meticulous visual effects. Who wouldn't believe?

Reality TripReality Trip

A documentary series which takes five young Kiwi consumers to three different countries to see where the products they buy come from – computers, bananas, costume jewellery, clothes, and tea. They're products most New Zealanders buy without thinking about their origins and who makes them.

Robs Grote TuinverbouwingRobs Grote Tuinverbouwing

Rob Verlinden and his team redecorate gardens.

Style By JuryStyle By Jury

With every new year comes a need for transformations, and new series STYLE BY JURY is helping TLC make over Friday nights. The show features fashion felons accused of committing some of the most terrible "style crimes" as they are put on trial. The fashion suspects will be secretly critiqued behind a two-way mirror by a jury of their peers, and confronted with what kind of first impression their physical appearance is making to the outside world.

MasterChef LatinoMasterChef Latino
Telemundo, 2018 | Reality
Rating: 1/5

MasterChef Latino sets out to find the best amateur cook whose talent and passion could transform his/her life. Many aspiring chefs will audition before the MasterChef Latino judges, but only a few will make it to boot-camp. There, their culinary skills will be pushed to the limit as only half will be awarded a place in the MasterChef Latino Kitchen, where the competition really heats up. The amateurs are whittled down as they face their toughest challenges yet. It's a life-changing journey for many, but only one will be crowned MasterChef. Produced by Endemol Shine Latino, a division of Endemol Shine North America, MasterChef is the most successful food format of all time, has been adapted in 51 territories worldwide and has been a primetime hit for over a decade.

The Rebel BillionaireThe Rebel Billionaire
FOX, 2004 | Reality

Richard Branson, the thrill-seeking founder of the Virgin Group of Companies (including airline, publishing, music and hotel empires), whisks 16 lucky Americans to a variety of international destinations to undertake elimination challenges - physical and daredevil-type stunts as well as "Apprentice"-style business tasks. The last contestant left standing wins $1 million and a stint as president of one of Branson's companies.

Curb AppealCurb Appeal

Each week the show takes a home that may not look great from the outside and using professional designers and landscapers, transforms the house to have more appeal as people pass by. Homeowners help with the work and each step in the process is shown and explained as well as tips offered that could help other home owners improve their own "curb appeal".


Every week, the presenter dives into various current themes and goes on a report. For example, Genemans travels to Turkey, where buttock augmentation operations are popular, and he goes on a report in a juvenile detention center. "Every week I dive into a world that is unknown to many people, but is also important to show. For example, I discover that the buttock augmentation in Turkey is becoming increasingly popular among young girls and that it can be risky," says Genemans about his new job.

The DengineersThe Dengineers

Mark and Lauren get the help of experts to design dream dens for children.

Our First HomeOur First Home

The show sees three Kiwi families putting everything on the line to help their children onto the property ladder.