Supernatural comedy Zapped sees the return of James Buckley (The Inbetweeners) as unassuming office worker Brian who is transported to a fantastical land named Munty, where magic is real but restricted by a police state. Here he meets wizard Howell (Paul Kaye) and a whole host of magical beings, the third series picks up from the a cliff-hanger ending, with Brian and Howell in dire straits.
The three-part UKTV Original series will focus on the pressure felt by many women to look perfect and the impossibility of modern beauty standards. Over three hours, Healey will examine both her own and other women’s fixations with their bodies and what they perceive as negative attributes.
Healey is best known for her work on light-hearted documentaries for BBC Three, often with a focus on issues to do with health and body image, such as Cherry Healey: Old Before My Time and Cherry Has A Baby.
The series is set in the competitive and celebrity-driven world of public relations.
Flack follows Robyn (Paquin), a witty American publicity maven living in London, as she tackles the complexities of the digital age where scandals can go viral in an instant.
“My character exists in a world where there are no moral absolutes and humour is used as a sharply executed defence mechanism to maintain the illusion of perpetual control,” says Paquin
The ‘unlikely jazz/comedy hybrid’ will feature guest performances from some of the biggest names in comedy and music.
The two hour show will be recorded live at The London Palladium later this year.
Alex Horne said, “I’m pretty sure no-one’s ever tried combining music with comedy before, let alone filming the whole thing and putting it on TV, so we’re pretty excited to see how Twitter will cope with jazz and jokes for two hours.”
UKTV has announced plans to build on the successes of 2017, which saw record viewing figures across its channels and soaring ratings for Gold’s Murder on the Blackpool Express. The broadcaster intends to increase its total number of commissioned hours from indies by nearly a third, and will push into commissioned drama.
The programme, which has been a hit with UKTV audiences and earned nominations for RTS, Bafta and Emmy awards, began life on stage in Edinburgh, explained its creator, Alex Horne, at a sold-out event at the London Transport Museum.
Every month for a year, in the run-up to the 2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Horne asked a bunch of fellow comics to complete a daft task. “The first task I sent them was, ‘Deposit some money in my bank account – most money wins.’ Mark Watson put nearly £200 in; no one else got over a pound – and that funded the project.”
Former MMA fighter Michael ‘Venom’ Page opened proceedings, dancing his way around his opponent and mocking his rival’s woozy stumbling by pretending to stagger. The headline fight, which saw Olympian Joe Joyce face off against south London rival Ian Lewison, was similarly memorable as Joyce maintained a strong defense against his aggressive rival before mounting an offensive against his tiring opponent. Dave's inaugural Fight Night proved one thing: big personalities define Haye’s stable of fighters.
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Cocaine use is spiraling ot of control in the UK, says Gordon Ramsey, and the celebrity chef is on a mission to de-glamourise the drug. The UK now consumes more cocaine than anywhere else in Europe, he finds.
The White Princess is a sequel to Emmy-nominated series The White Queen, and stars Jodie Comer (Doctor Foster), Suki Waterhouse (The Bad Batch) and Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones).
The eight-part historical epic picks up as the War of the Roses comes to an end and a fragile peace has been established. The victor, Henry Tudor – soon to be Henry VII - is promised the hand of Elizabeth (Comer) to cement the future of the country.