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UKTV announces new crime drama Frankie Drake Mysteries

Set in 1920s Toronto, the drama follows female-only private detective agency Drake Private Detectives which takes on cases the police do not want. 

Private Investigator Frankie Drake (Lauren Lee Smith - The L Word), alongside her associate Trudy (Chantel Riley - Race), takes on cases from gospel church choirs to the elite private parties in Toronto.

British actor Laurence Fox (Inspector Lewis) is set to star in the series as Drake’s confidante, Greg Miller.

David Haye weighs in on his new boxing deal with Dave

With over 30 fights and 28 wins under his belt, former world heavyweight and cruiserweight champion David Haye is looking for the next challenge. He’s paired up with leading boxing promoter Richard Schaefer to launch the careers of four future boxing champions.

Over the next three years, UKTV channel Dave will be showing off the pair’s new signings in a series of boxing fight nights.

W commissions second dose of Dr Christian series

Dr Christian returns to his clinic with a team of medical professionals, to help patients with pressing medical issues.

The matters Dr Christian will be tackling range from complex psychological concerns to fertility problems and body image issues.

The series is filmed using an extensive network of fixed-rig cameras, allowing viewers to be a fly on the wall in Dr Christian's clinic.

Over three million people tuned in to the first series.

Comedian Nick Helm hunts down the finest food in Europe

In UKTV’s new commission Eat Your Heart Out with Nick Helm, the comedian will be hitting the road on a ‘highly personal culinary journey’.

The sitcom-slash-food programme, which will air on Dave, takes Helm on his culinary journey from Essex to Leeds to Soho and on to Berlin, Paris, Glasgow and Brighton.

When Nick’s girlfriend dumps him at the start of the series, he needs to take advantage of not just the great food, but also his newfound single status. Maybe, if he eats enough he'll start to feel better... 

UKTV sends Masterchef's John Torode to Asia

John Torode’s Asia sees the TV chef embark on an incredible culinary adventure across the continent. In each of the locations, Torode seeks out local culinary experts and explores the tasty offerings of each of the regions. Along the way he visits the largest free kitchen in the world, learns what goes into cooking a Peking Duck, and spends time with a traditional Maldivian family.

Unspun with Matt Forde gets bumper run during UK election

In the run up to the general election in June, there will be two episodes of Unspun with Matt Forde each week.

Unspun will get up-to-date information and analysis on all you need to know about politics, as well as interviews and discussions with leading political figures in the run up to Britain's snap election.

The second series included high profile guests such as former Prime Minister Tony Blair, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron and Harriet Harman MP, former deputy leader of the Labour party.

Ore Oduba to host Dave's tennis coverage

Strictly Come Dancing winner Ore Oduba will host the live show on Dave.

Tie Break Tens is a short format of tennis where only tie-breaks are played. Each match is a first-to-ten point tie break. Every tournament awards a winner-take-all cheque after a four-hour session of high pressure tennis. 

A total of 16 players will compete in 14 tie-break matches, with two tournaments running side by side, over the course of the evening.

New hospital sitcom Porters for Dave

Porters follows deluded Simon Porter, played by Ed Easton (Inside No. 9), who dreams of passing his medical exam, but he sees his way of making it as a doctor by starting at the bottom as a porter in a hospital and working his way up.

Porter joins the cynical Frankie (Susan Wokoma - Chewing Gum), a self-proclaimed 'Queen of the Porters', and naive nurse Lucy played by Claudia Jessie (Line of Duty).

Writer Dan Sefton (Delicious, The Good Karma Hospital) based Porters on his own experiences working in a hospital.

Davina McCall to host new talk show on W

The eight-part series will explore a different contemporary issue each week, drawn from viewpoints of real people and their experiences.

Host Davina McCall will debate some of modern life's biggest dilemmas in an hour-long conversation with a small group of individuals and experts. 

The talk show, produced by Twenty Twenty (First Dates), will focus on emerging social trends and behaviours, with guests able to share their own experiences of these new social norms in the current climate in a lively discussion.