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Live At The Apollo gets a new home on BBC Two

BAFTA-nominated Live At The Apollo is moving to BBC Two this November for its 11th series, cementing BBC Two’s reputation as the home of the best stand-up comedy.

The new series will feature a star line-up including Alan Carr, Dara O Briain, Noel Fielding, Romesh Ranganathan, Katherine Ryan and Russell Kane, who are all confirmed as guest hosts.

They will be joined by a mix of established comics and some brilliant up-and-coming stand-ups as they get to showcase some of their best and most cutting-edge material.

Kim Shillinglaw, Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four, says:

Jason Manford opens Money Pit

Jason Manford plays ringmaster in Money Pit, a new and exclusive show to Dave. Dozens of amateur investors - with anything from £100 to £20,000 to invest – have to decide which entrepreneurs, inventors, local tradespeople, artisans and tech creators to back. In return, they'll get a share of the company or a special reward.

Fast-paced and funny, it's the power of the crowd - as entrepreneurs compete for investors' cash in Money Pit. There's everything to play for - because investors can change their minds right up to the end of each episode, when there will be frantic, last minute movements of money as the crowd flocks to one entrepreneur and abandon another.

Forty total strangers put their own money on the line in the quest to invest in fledgling businesses that could make their fortunes. But they'll have to club together to raise enough money to get the businesses to their target - and that's when tempers flare and the gameplaying begins.

One of the most iconic and influential children’s series returns



Teletubbies, one of the most iconic and influential children’s series of the last twenty years, is sure to delight a whole new generation of children and their families when the brand new series featuring the loveable antics of Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po, bounces back onto CBeebies.

The new series will feature the same well-loved characters and styling as the original but will be visually enhanced, bringing a refreshed, colourful and contemporary look and feel to one of the world’s best-loved pre-school properties. A wonderful cast of British acting talent will be joining in the Tubby fun with Jim Broadbent (Harry Potter, Bridget Jones’s Diary), Jane Horrocks (Absolutely Fabulous, Little Voice), Daniel Rigby (Eric and Ernie), Fearne Cotton (Radio 1, Celebrity Juice), and Antonia Thomas (Misfits, Sunshine on Leith) providing distinctive voices and narration to the series.

Staying true to the original series Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po retain their loveable, huggable distinctive features but have been subtly updated to cater for today’s pre-schoolers. The Teletubbies now have 21st century Touch Screen Tummies, which will broadcast beautiful live action films, shot from a child’s perspective.  Some familiar characters will be back, including the Teletubbies’ hoover-like companion Noo-noo, and the series will feature many exciting new elements too: The Teletubbies’ new gadget, the Tubby Phone (voiced by Jane Horrocks), will bring the Teletubbies bang up to date with technology, and a twirling, whirling Tubby Custard Ride will provide the characters with endless custardy chaos and fun.

BBC Three commissions one-off doc Rise Of The Superstar Vloggers

BBC Three has commissioned one-off documentary Rise Of The Superstar Vloggers for Little Dot Studios - the studio's first television commission.

Told for the first time from the perspective of vloggers themselves, Rise Of The Superstar Vloggers (w/t) is a documentary that sees Jim Chapman meet the biggest and best vloggers from across the globe, including Tyler Oakley, Joe Sugg, Alfie Deyes and Ingrid Nilsen, to hear first-hand how this 21st century phenomenon has changed their lives.

As YouTube celebrates its 10th birthday, vloggers now dominate Most Influential lists across the globe, sell out stadiums and have the kind of fanbases boy bands would kill for. Even your mum has seen Zoella on Bake Off. Between them, Jim’s interviewees have generated more than six billion views of their content on YouTube.

Jim will look at the amazing highs vlogging has brought - from fame and international travel to product lines and red carpets - but also the difficulties, including waving goodbye to privacy. Collectively they’ll reveal what it’s like to grow up and go through everything the BBC Three audience is going through, under the spotlight of literally millions of fans sharing their every move.

Jim also meets those vlogging with a social purpose, including sex education, mental health and sexuality, and investigates the impact on viewers.

Gino’s Italian Escape: Islands In The Sun

Gino travels round two of Italy’s biggest islands in the sun for his Italian summer, to meet the people, experience the culture and of course taste the food of his beautiful home country.

He will take viewers on a magical journey through stunning locations which are largely undiscovered. The brooding yet beautiful island of Sardinia, and the bustling, energetic and evocative island of Sicily.

Across six episodes, Gino encounters wonderful characters, experiences authentic Italian island traditions and sources the finest local ingredients – while cooking his own dishes along the way...