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Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled returns to Dave for a fifth series

Alan Davies' critically-acclaimed chat show will return to Dave with new guests including Melanie C, Sanjeev Baskhar and Dave Johns, to talk all things comedy and entertainment.

The show has had its share of high-profile guests such as Stephen Fry and Sandi Toksvig, but it has also shone a light on new comedians and up-and-coming talent such as Lou Sanders, James Acaster and Romesh Ranganathan. They have all shared stories from their personal life experiences as well as discussing topics such as royalty and bizarre anecdotes.

Jonathan Creek returns to Daemons' Roost

Alan Davies stars as Jonathan Creek (Credit: UKTV)

Legend has it that in the 19th century, sorcerer and former owner of Daemons’ Roost, Jacob Surtees would summon the powers of Hell to his home to terrorise and subjugate his victims.

A hundred and fifty years later, the house is occupied by Nathan Clore, a veteran horror film director with secrets of his own.

With his health failing, Clore summons his stepdaughter Alison to Daemons’ Roost to share with her the chilling truth of what happened to her family there.

Jo Brand pens social worker sitcom for Channel 4

Commissioned by Channel 4 and produced by What Larks Productions, Damned was previously piloted for Sky two years ago with filming of the latest production to start next month.

The show comes soon after Brand's recent return as nurse Kim Wilde in BBC's Going Forward and is her first major Channel 4 project for ten years.

UKTV earnings reach double digits

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The network took their revenue over the £300million mark for the first time last year, which left them with £82million in earnings before other costs, it was announced on 12 April.  

Executives claim they have capitalised on the strong television advertising market. They also say a 20% increase in investment in original content helped boost viewing figures.

Upcoming original UKTV shows include a brand new series of cult hit Red Dwarf, an original chat show John Bishop: In Conversation With..., and the continuation of Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled.