Mathew Baynton on Ghosts, clowning and his inner Regency era poet

If only the director could see their Narrator Three now. The snub marked the beginning of Baynton’s steady rise to Brit-com stardom, from comic turns like the innocent but inane Deano in Gavin and Stacey (2008-2010), to creating and starring in several dearly beloved sitcoms, the most recent being BBC One’s Ghosts (2019-).

Amanda Holden and Alan Carr team up for The Italian Job

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Best friends Amanda Holden and Alan Carr are coming together to renovate an old and crumbling property in Italy to see if they can make a masterpiece. 

The eight-part series will see the duo join the ‘One Euro’ home buyers who are travelling to the sunny climes of Sicily to own a slice of heaven at a discounted price. 

The pair both love travel and interior design and will spend the summer settling into the Sicilian way of life, renovating a dilapidated house into a luxury holiday home. 

Here We Go announced for BBC One and BBC iPlayer

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Following on from the Comedy Playhouse which initially aired in December 2020, the series will follow the shenanigans of the Jessop family. 

The family faces everyday challenges, from changing careers, keeping the excitement alive within a marriage, kidnapping a dog, undergoing a healthy lifestyle change, wrecking a swimming pool and sabotaging a wedding. 

Stacey Solomon returns to for second series of Sort Your Life Out

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Stacey and her team will challenge another six families to clear out their homes, providing loads of useful hacks and tidying tips for viewers to use in their own lives. More than just a traditional home makeover show, Sort Your Life Out sees families lay out every single possession as they decide what stays and what can be discarded, recycled or sold.

First-look images released for Gentleman Jack series two

Suranne Jones as Anne Lister (credit: BBC/Lookout Point/HBO/Aimee Spinks)

The new series will see Suranne Jones return to her role as Anne Lister, with Sophie Rundle reprising her role as Anne Lister’s now wife, Ann Walker. Based on the real-life diaries of Anne Lister, some of which were written in code, Gentleman Jack’s second series will follow the couple as they set up their home together at Shibden Hall as wife and wife, in Yorkshire 1834.

Q&A with cast of BBC One's Chloe

Creator Alice Seabright, executive producer Tally Garner and stars Erin Doherty, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Billy Howle, Jack Farthing and Brandon Micheal Hall give an in depth behind the scenes look at the new BBC One drama Chloe and discuss what to expect from the new drama. The event was hosted by Rhianna Dhillon.

Romesh Ranganathan pens new comedy series Avoidance for BBC One

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Created alongside Benjamin Green (An Idiot Abroad), who also directs the series, Ranganathan leads Avoidance as Jonathan, a man with severe conflict avoidance issues whose life revolves around his nine-year-old son Spencer.

Having always deferred any decision, big or small, to his partner Claire (Jessica Knappett, Ghosts), Jonathan is finally forced to face conflict when Claire asks him to leave. With no home, no friends and no ambition, Jonathan has only one goal: to preserve his son’s happiness in the wake of his parents’ break-up.

The Apprentice Series 16: Meet the candidates

With a life-changing £250,000 investment in their business up for grabs, the stakes are high for the candidates, who must impress Lord Sugar week in, week out if they are to avoid the dreaded “you’re fired” finger point.

As always there are big characters in the boardroom of all ages, experiences and personalities, all united by a fiercely competitive streak and seemingly boundless confidence. We’ll just have to see who has the business acumen to back it up.