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Dave launches mental health campaign

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Calm is an award-winning charity dedicating to tackling the rate of suicide among men and challenging a culture that prevents men from seeking help.

Titled ‘Be the mate you’d want’, the new campaign aims to highlight the significant power of small gestures towards friends going through a hard time.

During the campaign comedian James Acaster will voice positive mental health awareness promos, which will take over a four-minute commercial ad break. Next year the movement will also include a podcast and a commissioned comedy to support male friendship.

UKTV announces true crime series exploring notorious murder cases

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Detectives: My Killer Case explores some of Britain’s most notorious murder cases, following detectives as they recount their most haunting investigations.

The series reveals the stories of Britain’s most notorious female psychopath serial killers, as well as the case of the Suffolk Strangler.

Using police footage and expert evidence, the murder crime series offers an insight into how these infamous crimes were solved by the lead detectives.

UKTV announces new regional office in Leeds

UKTV has undergone a rapid expansion of the technology division and the video on demand service UKTV Play.

The broadcaster has announced that the new regional office will be a technology innovation hub and house an initial team of up to 10 specialists in content distribution, to provide support for UKTV's technology and operations department and grow the digital platforms. 

W announces new documentary exploring lives of female police officers

The new observational documentary, which will air on W, explores the demands and dangers facing British officers and the effects the role has on their private lives.

Following three exceptional women at various levels in the force, the new documentary will delve into what life is like for women both at senior positions and as officers on the frontline.

The number of female police officers in England and Wales has increased from 7% in 1977 to 29% in 2017, yet men still dominate senior positions by over 80%.

Cherry Healey talks Sex, Knives and Liposuction

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Her new series Sex, Knives and Liposuction deals with a subject close to Healey’s heart: body image, and more specifically, the increasing pressures put upon women to look and act a certain way. In the series Healey follows a group of women as they embark on a quest to gain the “perfect body” through a series of surgical procedures, including everything from breast reduction to bum lifts. All the while she examines her issues with her own body and decides whether to go under the knife herself.

Stacey Dooley sleeps on the job for new UKTV show

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Spending time with families of all shapes and sizes, from the unconventional to the morally ambiguous, Dooley hopes to present a cross section of modern society in Britain. The series will delve beneath the preconceived notions of families and relationships to show what life in modern Britain is actually like, from the point of view of little discussed family set-ups.