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Caroline Flack fronts new cosmetic surgery series

Caroline Flack at the RTS Programme Awards 2018 (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

The Surjury (w/t) follows a jury of 12 members from the public as they decide if people should go under the knife for the cosmetic surgery of their dreams.

The series will allow candidates to receive measured advice about the cosmetic procedures they desire and give them the freedom to explore their choices with more information.

Introduced by Flack, the candidates will need to gain a majority of the jury vote to secure the procedure they’ve requested.

If the surgery goes ahead, candidates are then invited back to demonstrate the results of their operation.

BBC orders new Rylan makeover show and more

Rylan Clark-Neal (Credit: BBC)

Rylan Clark-Neal will present a new BBC One fashion makeover show, You Are What You Wear, which gives people the chance to makeover their look with the help of professional stylists.

Also coming to BBC One is new series, Easy Ways To Live Well, in which Steph McGovern and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall team up to bring people tips on how to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Returning to BBC Two following the hit ratings for series one, is global travel series Race Across The World, which has been confirmed for two further series. 

Emma Willis: Delivering Babies returns to W for a second series

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The first series saw Willis train for three months as a Maternity Care Assistant (MCA) by working ten-hour shifts, cleaning beds and taking patients' blood pressure.

No longer a trainee, the presenter will return to the Princess Alexandra Hospital for the project’s second season, ready to help the NHS staff there bring new life into the world.

She will also visit some of the parents and babies she met during training for a one-off special, Emma Willis: Meet the Babies, and look back at last year’s births.

RTS Student Masterclasses 2018: from journalism to camerawork

Ruth Pitt, Pia Di Ciaula and Rick Barker (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

Journalism

Clive Myrie

Journalist and presenter, BBC News

In an era of widespread concern about fake news, trusted and experienced correspondents such as the BBC’s award-winning Clive Myrie are more important than ever.

RTS Student Masterclasses: Factual Entertainment with Nav Raman

Nav Raman (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

The secret of a successful TV format

“Simplicity is the key. When I was pitching, if I didn’t know what the idea was in two or three lines, I’d tell the producer to ask them to rethink it.

“As a commissioner I’d sometimes get a beautifully presented five-page document and get to the end of it and think ‘So what’s the show?’

“For me, the other big thing is purpose. As yourself "What’s the point?' Just because you can do it with TV cameras doesn’t mean it’s a TV show. You should be trying to answer a question.