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UKTV announces new series Emma and AJ Get To Work

Emma Willis and AJ Odudu (Credit: UKTV)

The four-part series will follow Willis and Odudu as they help families all over the UK get their businesses on track after a tough year. 

The pair will offer a much-needed helping hand during some of these families’ darkest times. 

However, there is a twist, each family is facing their own unique challenge, which will require Willis and Odudu to learn new skills in order to help. 

These families are at a make-or-break point so will need the duo to bring their A-game, think quickly on their feet and immerse themselves in their new jobs. 

Myleene Klass to discuss miscarriage for new W channel documentary

Having experienced her own pregnancy losses, Mylene Klass will open up on her trauma to help break the taboo that often surrounds the subject.

Klass said: "I think I needed to make this because I needed to watch this. After my miscarriages I had to try and find some answers, some peace, some solidarity with people who've been through it too.

“You just don't want to feel alone because the defining feeling of miscarriage is feeling alone."

Dave announces five short form comedy shows for their social channels

Hyder, Big Zuu and Tubsey in Big Zuu’s Wrap Clash (Credit: UKTV)

The five short form shows will offer audiences unique and easily shareable comedy content and introduce upcoming talent. 

The two shorts for Dave’s YouTube channel include Big Zuu’s Wrap Clash, a new fun brand new food competition that will pit Big Zuu against social media stars to create the best wrap.


Amelia Dimoldenberg in Who Cares? (Credit: UKTV)

UKTV commissions Nurses Down Under

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Nurses Down Under shows viewers the realities of working on Sydney’s frontline, with exclusive access to nurses working across three of Sydney’s major hospitals.

From A&E disasters to major theatre operations, to newborn babies on maternity wards and time critical organ transplants, the series will show the world of medicine through the eyes of the nurses working in the major Australian city. 

Dave announces slate of new comedy entertainment series

Richard Ayoade, David Mitchell and Tom Allen are among the talent making their debuts for the channel.

In Outsiders, David Mitchell will challenge three pairs of comedians across six episodes to a series of outdoor challenges.

Ed Gamble, Jamali Maddix, Jessica Knappett, Kerry Godliman, Lou Sanders and Toussaint Douglass will take part in the first series.

Mitchell said: “Civilisation is clearly crumbling so it’s high time we worked out whether we can cope without it.

Gold confirms a second series of Sandylands

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The new series will see the return of Les Vegas (Sanjeev Bhaskar), Emily Verma (Natalie Dew), and will welcome new character Donna Vegas, Emily’s estranged mother, played by Tracy-Ann Oberman. 

Series one ended with Les running back to the sea, this time with daughter Emily in tow, as they try to evade the ruthless One Eyed Man (Hugh Bonneville).

Lucy Hale joined by Henry Lloyd-Hughes and Thalissa Teixeira for new thriller Ragdoll

Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Thalissa Teixeira and Lucy Hale (credit: UKTV)

Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Killing Eve) and Thalissa Teixeira (Trigonometry) will join Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) in the modern-day Faustian thriller following a trio of detectives attempting to solve a series of horrific murders.

Lloyd-Hughes stars as the newly reinstated DS Nathan Rose, with Teixeira playing his boss and best friend, DI Emily Baxter. Hale will play the unit’s newest recruit, DC Lake Edmunds.

How to cut TV’s carbon footprint

Each hour of television produced leaves a ­carbon footprint of 9.2 tonnes, which is the equivalent of two households’ annual consumption. This startling figure is the average across all genres – quadruple it for drama.

That was the top line given by Roser Canela Mas of Albert, the pan-industry body set up to help make television production sustainable, at an RTS panel discussion, “Producing sustainable TV – myth or reality?”.

UKTV announces Inside the Ambulance: Wonder Woman

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Inside the Ambulance: Wonder Woman will follow the extraordinary women who have appeared in the regular series Inside the Ambulance over the last five years, showing their bravery, compassion and camaraderie.

Exclusive interviews of the women off duty and at home will reveal the everyday lives of these women behind the green uniforms. 

Viewers will be reminded of some of the most heart-wrenching stories and heart-stopping rescues.