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Meet the queens of Canada’s Drag Race

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The ten-part series will introduce viewers to the drag scenes across Canada, with plenty of shade being thrown between the Montreal and Quebec queens.

Each week, RuPaul will deliver challenges by Rumail and the competing queens will need to prove they have what it takes to deliver showstopping looks and stay in the competition.

If the queens want to hear the words “shantay you stay”, they will need to be able to sing, dance, act, improv, sew, beat, throw shade, death drop and lip sync, all with their own unique spin.

BBC Three to air Reggie Yates drama Make Me Famous

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The consequences of being pushed into the spotlight so suddenly is the main focus of the drama and tells the story of Billy (Tom Brittney), a young man who gets a shot at fame when he impresses the producers of a fictional reality show.

Billy is excited for his life to change, but a year after the show has aired he is struggling to balance his newfound fame, social media pressures and tabloid kiss and tells.

With his other co-stars enjoying thriving careers, Billy has to deal with strangers making assumptions about him and deeply buried insecurities coming to the surface.

BBC announces month of programming to mark Mental Health Awareness Week

The curation includes several brand new productions and a range of documentaries from the last two years all chosen to provide support to those struggling.

Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBC, said: “Mental health is important - and during this pandemic more important than ever. Many people may be struggling alone, they may be worried about maintaining their own well-being or want to better equip themselves to help loved ones.

“That’s why bringing mental health issues out into the open is so important. Our programmes aim to do just that.”

BBC Three and BBC England launch Factual Development Scheme for Northern England

BBC Three and BBC England have collaborated to form a new Factual Development Scheme for the North of England called Northern Voices.

The partnership is offering commissions to local independent production companies for new ideas for documentaries that reflect the experiences of young people in the region.

A new documentary talent must be attached to the pitch with a view to nurture them throughout production, as the partnership aims to improve both the production supply and talent pool from the region.

BBC Three commissions Michelle Visage show How’s Your Head, Hun?

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Filmed from her home in LA, where she is currently locked down with her family, Visage will be hosting a weekly house party to lift everyone’s spirits.

Along with her husband David, teenage daughter Lola, Lola’s relatively new boyfriend and a menagerie of pets, Visage will take viewers on her high jinks lockdown adventure.

From baking her first banana bread to reorganising her extensive wardrobe and investing in glamorous loungewear, How’s Your Head, Hun? will show Visage like never before.

BBC Three announces premiere date for Normal People with new trailer

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All 12 episodes of the upcoming drama will be available to watch on BBC Three from Sunday 26th April.

Daisy Edgar-Jones (War Of The Worlds) and newcomer Paul Mescal star as Marianne and Connell, two young lovers who have a complicated on-off relationship spanning across their teenage years in a small town west of Ireland through their student years at Trinity College, Dublin.

Dating show Eating With My Ex will return for a third series

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The series sees ex-couples come together over a make or break meal to answer some awkward questions about their relationship in a bid to find out where it all went wrong.

The new ten-part series, made by Thames (part of Fremantle), will also feature four celebrity specials, where famous faces will reunite with their exes.

At the end of the meal, the exes will decide if they want to give things another go, or part ways for good.

BBC commissions adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Conversations With Friends

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The new series follows the adaptation of her second novel, Normal People, which airs this spring.

The series will be produced by Element Pictures, directed by Lenny Abrahamson and Hettie McDonald, with several episodes written by Alice Birch.

Conversations With Friends follows two college students who make an unexpected and life changing connection with a married couple.