Couples Come Dine with Me
4 Series, 95 Episodes
Howard the hairdresser from Hale is desperate to prove to his guests he's as good as any top chef, and he pulls out all the stops in an attempt to win the prize
Hard-nosed businesswoman Jan Burrows hopes to win over her fellow diners with a three-course meal of all her favourite foods and she's also got a trick up her sleeve
Posh vet Edward Davies believes in buying his food as locally as possible. He picks up the lamb from a nearby farmer and catches the trout for his main course at a local fish farm.
Eccentric pensioner Katie Noden lives in a bungalow with her husband and son. Katie is no stranger to dinner parties: she's been playing host for over 50 years.
Party girl Nicola loves to socialise and has decided that the best way to win over her guests is to keep them entertained and ply them with alcohol
It's the final meal of the culinary competition from Manchester and Stuart Burke is hoping to win the top prize with an inspired, modern British menu
Hostess Karen Oulton plans to pull out all the stops to impress the other diners with her cooking skills. But will her flashy hosting be her downfall?
It's the turn of 'Off the wall' performance artist and vegetarian Dan Cumberland who is hoping that his majestic bean curry feast will bag him the top prize
Housing officer Susan Brickell aims to smooth over the rough edges and serve a holiday-inspired Greek meal, but nerves get the better of her when her timings go up the spout
The meals are from Manchester, where interior designer Carlos Buller is first to host, and his apartment amazes his guests
Nature lover Sarah Pickering is putting on a good old-fashioned spread. For the first time, haggis is on the menu for this group of diners.
It's Lizzy McCubbin's turn to show off her culinary skills. She's pulling out all the stops with stilton and walnut pate and individual fish pies, but will it be enough for her to win?
Host Forbes Robertson, the only man in the group, is Ayr's answer to Donald Trump, and his menu plan includes pigs' trotters, which don't appeal to his guests
College lecturer Elaine Munro is hoping her no-nonsense approach to dining will score highly. She's serving spicy tomato and lentil soup, followed by Scottish salmon wrapped in Parma ham.
White witch Maureen McKissock is the first host for some competitive cooking in Ayr. She's got plenty of supernatural surprises in store for her guests, including a magical curry.
It's the climax of the week in Kent and super-confident Steven believes his menu of local Kentish foods will give him overall victory
Zoe hopes her menu, influenced by her global travels, will be sufficiently tasty to prompt fussy Tanya to clear her plate for the first time
It's meal three in Kent and Alan's turn to impress. His laid-back exterior conceals a vast mass of skills in cuisine cookery - and he has chosen a menu of his favourite restaurant dishes.
It's meal two of the competition in Kent and former punk Trevor wakes with a hangover following the previous evening's Sri Lankan feast. He soon realises he's going to need some help with his cooking.
This culinary competition takes place in Kent, where Tanya, who is more used to shopping for shoes than food, prepares an ambitious 17-dish spice-laden menu
It's the final meal in Cambridge and the turn of ex-nightclub singer-turned-market researcher Carolyn Tycer, who's concentrating more on the entertainment than the food
It's the fourth meal of the competition and German-born domestic goddess Simone Breneis is planning to pull out all the stops to make sure she wins
It's the turn of house husband and home-grown produce fan Phil Webb, who's hoping to impress his guests with a menu of pork straight from his own little piggies
It's meal two in Cambridge and the turn of flash estate agent Gael Norris to show her skills. Gael is a perfectionist who goes to extraordinary lengths to get the presentation right.
The chefs hail from Cambridge and first to take the culinary challenge is mum of three Rachel Tooher-Rudd. It doesn't take long for the gregarious host to rope in some help.
The last host in Derby is hip, trendy, half-French web designer Danny, who leaves his bewildered guests stunned with his menu written in French. But will his Gallic charm win the day?
The host is erotic dance teacher Michele Cooper but everyone is getting fed up with Patsy's picky eating habits: she hasn't eaten a dessert all week
Patsy Sewell-Mwamba is confident her feast of spicy dishes will tickle her guests' taste buds, but some of her Derby diners aren't great fans of exotic food
Postman Graham Fox is hoping to deliver a winning menu, but it's not just about the food; he also has to keep his guests sweet, and that could be a tricky task after last night's party
The culinary competition heads to Derby, where the first host is single mother-of-five Julia Knight, who is planning to bring some colour to her evening with a Mexican theme
Etiquette queen and royalist Margaret Twemlow hosts the final night of the culinary stand-off in Liverpool
Customer service manager Ian Cook tries to grab the top prize by planning his cooking as a military operation
It's Nikki O'Leary's turn to compete for the prize, but it's not going to be easy because she's planning to serve a three-course vegan meal to four meat-loving food connoisseurs
Super-competitive host Dan Redfern, a fishmonger, tries to impress his guests by spending £200 on alcohol to accompany an ambitious four-course meal
The culinary competition kicks off in Liverpool, where 71-year-old Terry White hopes to win over his guests with his classic Cordon Bleu menu. But is his dessert meant to be that colour!?
It's the final round of competitive dining in Edinburgh. If lady-of-leisure Jennifer Crosbie is going to bag the £1000 prize, she'll have to win over four rather jaded guests.
Barman-turned-catering-manager James Gammie has been boasting about his cooking and cocktail skills all week. Now he has to prove to his sceptical guests that he's not all talk.
Texan born-again Christian Tanya Williams is hoping to wow her guests with no fewer than six courses of good old southern American cuisine
The second meal in Edinburgh is hosted by 67-year-old vegetarian and wine critic Paul Dwyer. Paul is planning a meat-free Tuscan meal.
The first host in the dining competition in Edinburgh is mum-of-three Tracy Dobbie. Tracy is cooking for four people she's never met and has a plan: booze and plenty of it.
It's the final meal of the culinary competition and it's the turn of chocoholic super-mum Heather Skipper to wow her guests, but will it be enough to win the prize?
It's the turn of 42-year flight attendant Karen Perry, who is hoping that her stylish salmon bake with chilli, lime and ginger will see her fly off with the prize
Host Sue Thomas has a real challenge on her hands. Can she win over her meat-loving guests with a complete vegetarian menu?
It's the turn of 57-year-old golfing fanatic Ernest Lemonheigh, who is hoping that his traditional Welsh fare of cockles, bacon and laver bread will be enough to bag him the prize.
This competition comes from Swansea, and first up is social worker David Murray who is hoping to wow his guests with his formal approach.
It's the Birmingham grand finale, and sporty sophisticate Suzie hopes to make a late bid for the £1000 prize. But will her alcohol miscalculation cost her dear?
Marketing businessman Wayne plans to wow his guests with an extravagant menu and top-class hospitality. But is he trying just a little bit too hard?
The host for the third part of the culinary competition in Birmingham is garage owner Amanda, who hopes to do a better job than her rivals at feeding her guests on time.
Recruitment consultant Ian organises his menu so that he can prepare the dishes in advance and spend as much time as possible with his guests. But then his plans start to unravel...
Tidiness-obsessed host Nicola's dinner party in Birmingham looks doomed from the start, as she seems to use all her time cleaning her house and shopping for place mats instead of cooking.
It's the last day of the competition and Aggie Mackenzie's turn to dazzle her guests with her culinary skills, but will it be enough for her to walk away with the £1,000 charity prize?
The boot is on the other foot when restaurant critic Toby Young's culinary skills are under scrutiny. Toby freely admits he's better at reviewing than cooking.
Anneka Rice is more used to being wined and dined than getting her hands dirty. She still opts for an adventurous menu full of Mediterranean flavour, but is this a challenge too far?
Birds of a Feather star Linda Robson takes centre stage in the battle of the celebrity chefs. But Linda has never cooked for a dinner party before...
Anneka Rice, Linda Robson, Aggie MacKenzie, Rowland Rivron and Toby Young each throw a dinner party. Rowland Rivron is a first-time chef - will his main course of chicken save the day?
Welsh patriot Jane Lloyd hopes to wow her guests by serving a local speciality: Coes cig oen rhost (roast lamb). But as she serves up, yet another argument breaks out around the table.
It's the penultimate dinner party in Cardiff; the host, socialist postman Charlie Balch, hopes that his organic food and maverick attitude will win him that £1,000 cash prize.
It's the halfway point of the cook-off in Cardiff, and it's the turn of ex-merchant navy seaman Jim Blythe to try and steady the ship after a rocky first two meals.
The host is bed and breakfast owner Annette Howard. The previous night, Annette fell out with postie Charlie, so she needs all the help she can get to win her guests over.
First to take on the challenge of cooking for four complete strangers is mum and business woman Suzanne Green from Caerphilly.
It's the last meal of the competition. Can architect, surveyor and property developer Richard Whitaker walk away with the £1000 prize?
It's Italian estate agent John Santamaria's turn to host the dinner party. He's cocky, confident and convinced that his Italian menu has all the winning ingredients.
It's the turn of 70-year-old opera singer Patricia Varley who's hoping to impress her guests with a retro menu of dinner party hits straight out of the 70s
It's meal two in London and fishmonger Jonathan Norris is the host. He's passionate about all things fishy, but will his menu see him swimming into the top spot?
Cooking for four complete strangers in London is anthropologist Linda Shanson, starting off the five-dinner challenge with 16 dishes from around the world