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.

UKTV Play reveals major mobile app update to build on user experience

Britain's biggest multichannel broadcaster, UKTV, today rolls out the first major revamp of its fast-growing TV on demand app for mobile devices, UKTV Play.

The significantly updated product, which is available free on iOS and Android, has been designed to make viewers' experience more enjoyable and personalised.

ITV commissions The Family Chase

ITV Studios’ production label, Potato, has been commissioned by ITV to produce The Family Chase, a Saturday tea-time version of the international hit game show which is now made in more than 10 countries.
The six-episode run will begin on ITV later this year, with each show featuring a different family trying to stay one step ahead of the chaser for the opportunity to win a cash pot worth thousands. The four contestants will each answer a series of general knowledge questions as they attempt to get their tactics right and make it into the final chase, where they will then face the chaser once again for the chance to walk away with the prize.