Check it Out: Summer

Check it Out: Summer

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Belfast, Havelock House




Transmission 18/05/1992


23min 28sec




1 inch



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In this summer-themed episode of Check it Out, the team are talking (fake) tans and al fresco dining!

Jacqui Berkeley and Eamonn Holmes look to the latest in fake tan options, explore new fashions in sunglasses, report on Disney trips for ill children and show the viewer how to make the perfect spread for the barbecue. 

With the public increasingly savvy to the dangers of natural and sunbed suntans, sales of fake tan products are very much on the up. Andrea Catherwood chats to Boots chemist, John Laughlin, on why these new products are more sophisticated than old school body make-up. However, which fake tan product should you choose? Jacqui chats to three women who have each tried a different brand of fake tan (on just their right leg). Comparing and contrasting the outcomes, the  conclusion is drawn that highest price doesn't necessarily equate to best results!

Next up, Check It Out Producer Jamie Delargy takes a swimming lesson with instructor Eddie Officer. Here, Eddie shows off a range of techniques that can help both the starter and average swimmer's confidence in the water.

With the summer season arriving, holidays are to the forefront of many people's minds. For some, going on holiday can mean more than simply a break in the sun. Check It Out catches up with Brian Mitchell, who organises holidays for children living with ill-health and their families. He explains his motivation in doing what he does and the satisfaction he gets from it.

Lastly, is there anything better than being able to eat outdoors? Chris Bendsen [US Vice-Consul] and Jenny Kaka, who runs a popular sandwich bar, share tips for preparing the perfect barbecue. Chris demonstrates the best way to prepare meat - hint, it's all in the sauce! - while Jenny shares some presentation advice.



A UTV Production

Director: Robert Lamrock

Producer: Jamie Delargy

Post-Production Editor: Paul Clark



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