Sky 1 to serve up David Walliams’ Ratburger at Christmas

Sky is bringing an adaptation of David Walliams’ wickedly funny children’s novel Ratburger to screens this Christmas.
Three-time Children’s Book of the Year winner Walliams will star in the gruesome comedy alongside BAFTA TV Award-winning actress Sheridan Smith (Cilla, Gavin & Stacey, Miss Biggs), Mark Benton (The Halcyon, Waterloo Road), Nigel Planer (The Young Ones) and Ben Bailey Smith (Law and Order: UK).

First Dates is looking for background daters

The Channel 4 reality dating show is looking for background couples to eat in the restaurant while filming takes place.

The show matches up individual applicants, based on their interests and invites them into the Paternoster Chop House in St Paul's to meet their date and enjoy a meal.

Cameras follow the couples through the date, from start to finish, and you could appear in the show, as a background dater.

You won't be the main feature but you may appear in an episode and experience where the magic happens.

GameFace gets going

Roisin Conaty’s self-penned sitcom GameFace for E4 from Objective Fiction has gone in to production with a stellar cast.

The new 6x30 comedy, due to air on E4 later in the year, sees Conaty play Marcella, an aspiring actress with a distinct world view who despite being ever optimistic can’t quite get her work, family or love life on track.

Alongside Conaty, Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless) plays Marcella's mum with Francis Magee (Witless, Game of Thrones, Rogue One) as her furious dad and Dylan Edwards (Wasted, Pramface) as wayward brother Billy.

TV to do The Full Monty for new show

Twenty years ago the Full Monty sent the nation into a frenzy with the story of a group of unemployed miners stripping off to beat the dole queue.
Now to mark the film’s anniversary six famous men will get their kit off to replicate the film’s iconic climax – and in doing so raise awareness about men’s cancers – for a brand new ITV show.
Produced by Spun Gold Television, The Real Full Monty [1x60] will see presenters Alexander Armstrong and Ashley Banjo embark on a mission to round up famous men and teach them how to expose their famous flesh to maximum effect, laying bare the full extent of their talent in front of a live audience at the London Palladium.

Stacey Dooley Investigates

Stacey Dooley, one of BBC Three’s most popular documentary-makers fronts two powerful, hard-hitting investigations: Young Sex For Sale In Japan and Canada’s Lost Girls.

In Japan, Stacey examines the serious problem of the sexualisation of children, from bars where men pay to meet schoolgirls to suggestive pictures of very young children.

In Canada, Stacey questions why thousands of woman and girls from the indigenous community have been tragically murdered or disappeared, with many not receiving justice.