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Dave announces documentary series Cops on The Rock

Cops on The Rock takes an in-depth look at the work of the Royal Gibraltar Police, who tackle everything from the growing threat of terrorism, to investigating murders, burglaries and fraud. 

The series will also look at how the police patrol and protect Gibraltar’s international waters, airport, port and land border with Spain.

Produced by Rare TV, the series will go behind the scenes of a unique part of British policing and will allow viewers to join the Marine Unit safeguarding the coastline, the Border Force and police officers on the streets.

UKTV comedy Meet the Richardsons commissioned for second series

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The series follows the fictionalised life of comedian couple Jon Richardson (8 Out of 10 Cats) and Lucy Beaumount, offering a look into the frustrations and foibles that come with their married life in Yorkshire.

The second series of Meet the Richardsons, written by Lucy Beaumont and Tim Reid (Car Share), will explore with increasing hilarity the conflict between Jon and Lucy’s private life and their career, as well as offering a window into how they’ve been coping during lockdown.

Alibi acquires new drama The Diplomat

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Written by Ben Richards and produced by World Productions, The Diplomat sees Laura Simmonds team up with her colleague and friend at the Barcelona Consul Alba Ortiz, to help protect British nationals who get themselves into trouble in the city.

Simmonds and Ortiz take on the roles of lawyer, counsellor and cop as they try to handle the stream of problems they face.

Dave commissions new food and travel series Adam Richman: Supperman

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The 12-part series, produced by Whizz Kid Entertainment, features one famous face per episode in which they bring their favourite starter, main and dessert, plus the menu they would want for their last meal on earth.

Once Richman has tucked into their choices, he finds out why the dishes are so important to his guest, before going to find the best ingredients to transform their favourite dish into their ultimate last supper.

Emma Willis presents new series Emma Willis: Special Births

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The special – produced by Firecracker Films – follows on from last years series, Emma Willis: Delivering Babies, and will show never-before-seen footage of last year’s births at Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Willis meets both the babies and their parents six months after the initial filming and discovers how life has changed for them since leaving the maternity ward. 

UKTV's global ambition

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Marcus Arthur may be a BBC veteran, but the winds of change blowing through UKTV these past nine months or so have been like no other in his lengthy BBC career.

Last June, he succeeded Darren Childs as the outfit’s CEO. His appointment followed the end of the joint venture with Discovery, which finally gave BBC Studios full control of UKTV and its seven-channel portfolio (its three lifestyle channels were acquired by Discovery as part of the separation) and the online hub, UKTV Play.

Dave announces brand new panel show hosted by Mel Giedroyc

According to Ben Wicks, executive producer at Expectation, Geidroyc will be performing “a vital public service: deciding which of Britain’s funniest and most entertaining people are the biggest wrong uns.”

Each week Geidroyc will invite three celebrity sinners to a group confessional, to find out who’s committed the most ‘unforgivable’ sins. In other words, the worst behaviour wins.

Leading the proceedings, Geidroyc will share some of her own shameful secrets to ensure her guests don’t hold back when it comes to sharing theirs.