A starry week just gone and must-watch shows coming up!


Green Room SNGI hope all’s well with everyone as we approach the ‘Holiday Season’ as they say in the States – and I hope you’ve been enjoying our Gifting shows, particularly Saturday Night Gifts with Debbie or yours truly!

The show takes a huge amount of effort from many departments at The Q, particularly Broadcasting. Mainly because it’s such a complex live show to produce.

For me every show is memorable for one reason or another, but last week I had a particularly star-studded guest list – how’s this for a green room?!

RusselNDaleWe had the multi-talented John Barrowman, with his men’s skincare range HIM; singing star Russell ‘the voice’ Watson, singing two moving songs live from his new album ‘Only One Man‘; Andi Peters; Kate Jenkins with Gower Cottage Brownies; and the wonderful dancing talents of Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone .

We also managed a five minute excerpt from my interview with Singing Superstar Céline Dion. Click here to watch both parts of the interview.

This weekend there’s some Biiiiiggg Brands on offer at The Q – on Saturday we have the fabulous Apple iPad Mini 16GB – Today’s Special Value which has some great added value, (including a choice of colour covers). Oh, and there’s also 4 Easy Pays!!

iPad mini TSVI’ll be launching it this Friday night with the effervescent Lee Hohbein, in what I’m sure will be a very busy show also featuring the Apple iPhone 4S and Apple 13″ MacBook Pro Retina!

Click here to go to QGossip to see Lee chat to Will I.T about the brilliant TSV! 

Also, on this week’s Saturday Night Gifts, we will be giving you the opportunity of securing this year’s Elemis Christmas TSV three hours before its official launch at midnight!!

I know many thousands of you look forward to the Elemis Christmas TSV each year as it is the perfect “What Do I Buy Them?” solution at an incredible price.

This isn’t just a teaser of what’s to come but an OPPORTUNITY to order – so, as I often say, “fill yer boots” in Saturday Night Gifts!!

Dyson fanOn Sunday into Monday I’ll be giving you the opportunity of buying the stunning AM05 Hot and Cool Fan from DYSON. It’s an amazing price and we’ll be introducing a gorgeous new colour – Nickel.

Then later on Monday, at 7pm, you can join Andi Peters and I for the penultimate show of the Andi’s Kitchen series. There’s a healthy mix of facts and banter (not necessarily in that order) and we feature many of the great items and foods from QVC’s wonderful selection.

This week we’ve got Kate Gower (she just keeps coming back to the show!) and TV chef Phil Vickery, with his book ‘Pork’, joining Andi and I. It’s a fascinating insight into one of the country’s favourite meats with some amazing recipes.

I usually like to mention in my blog, a few things that have happened to me off air as well but, to be honest, apart from watching my son Jack play rugby on Sunday and picking up my Ali from dancing, I’ve been pretty much absorbed by the goings on at The Q!

Oh, Toby ripped another claw today, his claws have been pretty good recently but a mix of fallen acorns and pine cones did the damage – he’ll be fine with a bit of TLC (which he gets in bucket loads) – I’ve been asked for more Toby pictures, so I’ll make sure I include one next week.


Just4FunThis week’s “just for fun” photo competition is self explanatory – a shot taken by Sarah from our Interactive dept during this week’s Andi’s Kitchen – simply enter any suggestions in the comments section below – as always keep it clean ;)

If you are on TWITTER follow me @dalefranklinTV and we can discuss more.


‘Til Next week, stay safe and warm and smiling !

Dale x


  1. Karen elliott November 17, 2013 at 6:10 pm -  Reply

    Dale have to say I never miss the double act that is you and Andi and just thought now that we’re heading to the party season how fabulous would it be if you and Andi performed the old Morecambe and Wise kitchen routine where they made breakfast to The Stripper music ! Have to say you’re fab together – essential Monday night viewing for my husband and I – sometimes we even have the time to place an order –
    Karen and Bryan from Lisburn

  2. Diane gilbank November 19, 2013 at 4:44 pm -  Reply

    I just wanted to say what a fab show with andi peters last night. I was in stitches, it was such good fun!! So hope the powers that be take note and maybe andi can be back for another series very soon.
    Thanks for your friendly presentation dale, you are always a pleasure to watch. Kind regards Diane x

  3. Dale Franklin November 19, 2013 at 6:03 pm -  Reply

    Thank you Karen and Bryan – Ive had such a lot of fun with Andi and Guests – I’ll have to put your idea to Andi first ! It would be hilarious or disasterous ! Hope you can join us for the final show on Monday the 25th x

  4. Marian Bolton November 24, 2013 at 12:35 pm -  Reply

    L O D! Hope you’re feeling better by the time you read this.
    Sorry but I didn’t watch last Saturday night as we had planned to go out. And I felt I couldn’t really say “I don’t want to go out darling cos I want to watch QVC” …. hubby would smell a rat you see …. or in this case a fox!!
    J4F then ….. you’re pinning a name badge on AP and he’s thinking:
    ‘What a kid! He knows my name’s not Andy Perspirant. He’s just trying to get his own back cos I got him and Debbie Flynn mixed up”!!

  5. Dale Franklin November 28, 2013 at 11:51 am -  Reply

    Ha Ha Marian – Andi Perspirant ! Love it – He’ll certainly need that in Australia ! I’m on this week with Saturday Night Gifts if you are staying in ! x

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