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UKTV announces cast of Dad’s Army remake

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Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes will recreate three episodes of the classic sitcom Dad’s Army that were lost from the archive.

The series will celebrate 50 years since the first broadcast of the original episodes, written by David Croft and Jimmy Perry, who devised the idea for Dad’s Army back in the 1960s.

In the original series, which ran from 1968 until 1977, Arthur Lowe played Captain Mainwaring, the pompous bank manager-turned-leader of the local group of Home Guards during the Second World War.

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.

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.