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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.

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.

Rick Edwards, Roisin Conaty and David Baddiel solve the public's problems

Celebrity Advice Bureau puts a star-studded cast to work as agony aunts and uncles, solving all their viewers’ problems.

Drawing on their personal experiences, the celebrity cast will solve problems ranging from the everyday to the downright bizarre.

From hiding killer hangovers, 3am nappy changes and taking vicious revenge on cheating exes, the celebrities will show themselves to be a flawed, frank and twisted as the rest of the viewing public.

Christine Lampard to host W's Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live

Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live will feature a new batch of celebrity guests checking in to 'Britain's spookiest hotel' every night from 27 October, until Halloween night when there will be a gripping finale.

“Five nights in the UK's spookiest hotel with some great celebrity guests over Halloween - what could possibly go wrong?!” said former The One Show presenter Lampard.

Entertainment channel Watch to relaunch as W

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The channel will feature a mixture of original commissions, US exclusives including Code Black and MasterChef USA, and “the very best of BBC content” including same-day repeats of EastEnders and its weekend omnibus.

“UKTV is known for peerlessly strong channel brands, which guide audiences to shows that are perfect for them,” said UKTV controller Emma Tennant. “W will be no different, a premium channel for smart women and men seeking high-quality escapism.”