Mondays, on Channel 5
The Restaurant Inspector is a documentary series where a restauranteur goes undercover to sample a venue, food and service before revealing his identity and offering advice.
Fernando Peire offers advice to a couple whose decade-old Italian restaurant has been struggling for the past three years. In the early days, diners came from far and wide, but now the 100-seat south London venue is proving difficult to fill. As the Ivy boss observes, the chairs are uncomfortable, the salmon pink decor is gaudy and the menu is too complicated - to say nothing of the food itself, which leaves a lot to be desired. But while one of the owners is inspired by Fernando's ideas, the other proves resistant to change. Last in the series.
Fernando visits a sleepy hamlet near Eastbourne. He drops in on the only restaurant in the village - yet it is failing to get anywhere near enough customers through its doors. The owner converted her front room to open the up-market fish restaurant a decade ago. In the early days, business was booming and people queued around the block for a table.