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BBC launches new daytime series HealthCheck UK Live

TV presenter Michelle Ackerley, Dr Xand van Tulleken, broadcaster Angela Rippon, and fitness instructor Mr Motivator will be keeping their audience company, as well as offering their expertise on how to keep healthy and happy while homebound.

The list of topics so far includes how best to boost your immunity, how to beat boredom and stay active.

Dr Xand van Tullekan said: “During this uncertain period it is essential that viewers feel connected and positive.

Sue Perkins heads to the US-Mexico border for new BBC One series

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The two-part series will see Perkins embark on a 2000-mile journey from coast to coast across one of the most contentious borders in the world.  Starting in the Mexican city of Tijuana on the Pacific Coast, Perkins will travel across the continent, ending in Matamoros, a city on the north-eastern border.

On the Central American side, Perkins helps build a hostel with Honduran volunteers for refugees fleeing violence, while on the US side she shadows an Arizona sheriff to uncover the fight against Mexican criminal drug cartels.

Bradley Walsh and Holly Willoughby are back with BBC series Take Off

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Each week members of the studio audience will see their names appear on the Take Off departure board and compete against each other in a series of games in order to win seats on a plane, which will whisk them off on an extraordinary holiday.

Created by Hungry Bear Media, the show will include entertaining challenges, captivating stories, celebrity appearances and more.

MasterChef returns for 16th series

Another 60 contestants will battle it out with their utensils over the space of eight gruelling weeks, as judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace search for the UK’s best amateur cook.

The competition begins with five weeks of heats featuring two brand new challenges. The contestants will need to bring ingredients from home to cook their Signature Dish in the first round, with the best two heading straight through to the third.

Silent Witness renewed for further two series

The series 23 finale saw the shock departure of fan favourites Clarissa Mullery (Liz Carr) and Dr Thomas Chamberlain (Richard Lintern), with the latter giving his life to save his team in an explosive conclusion.

Liz Carr explained: "After eight years of getting to play the fabulous character Clarissa Mullery, I’ve decided it’s time to leave Silent Witness.

“To quote Clarissa, 'I just know, deep down - that it’s time for me to move on, to focus less on the dead and more on the living. On life.

The Syndicate returns to BBC One for a fourth series

Writer Kay Mellor has penned another six episodes of the drama, which will follow the fortunes of staff at a dog kennels in Leeds.

Facing potential redundancy after the owners announce a takeover by a larger company, the team turns to the weekly lottery as a last resort, and win.

But will the syndicate receive their rightful winnings? Set between Leeds and Las Vegas, the kennel workers will be forced to spend every last penny in pursuit of them.