BBC to host a season of films on mental health, across TV, Radio and online

This spring, the BBC will host a season of films on mental health, across TV, Radio and online.

The season includes a two part programme on BBC One following a group of 10 runners affected by mental health issues as they prepare to run the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon, to a Horizon Special on BBC Two looking at schizophrenia and advancements in the treatment of psychoses; a documentary on stress for BBC One and a documentary from mental health campaigner Jack Rooke for BBC Three.

Channel 4 Announces Fake News Week

Channel 4 will examine ‘Fake News’ in a week-long season of programming this February that gives an insight into the post-truth world. From the fakers peddling fiction as fact to professional blaggers stealing the headlines – it’s never been easier to make or make up the news. In a world where truth is compromised by popularity, determined by clicks, likes and shares, is anyone telling it like it is?

After investigating last year the burgeoning cottage industry producing fake online news, Channel 4 News will explore where fake news comes from and its implications in a number of reports, interviews and discussions, working with its award-winning Fact Check team. The team, founded in 2005, has broadened its remit from checking the claims of those in power to also debunk false claims widely disseminated via social media. It will be hosting an interactive Q&A on the subject on Facebook Live during Fake News Week.

Wife Swap returns for C4 Brexit special

RDF Television is set to bring back its multi-award winning format Wife Swap for a one-off special for Channel 4. The show that allowed families to experience different lifestyles and perspectives on the world, returns for an intimate look at the nation's biggest talking point - Brexit.

Wife Swap: Brexit Special w/t (1 x 60) was commissioned by Emily Jones for Channel 4, and will see couples from either side of the Brexit debate swap households for one week and live with a family with very different views.

E4 Commissions Tattoo Artist Of The Year Competition

E4 has commissioned Studio Lambert to search the country to find the nation’s best all-round professional tattooist in E4’s Tattoo Artist of the Year, it was announced today.

Following on from the smash hit Tattoo Fixers franchise, E4’s Tattoo Artist of the Year will see professional tattoo artists from across the country compete in different challenges designed to push the artists to their tattooing limits and test of range of their tattooing skills. Judging their creative eye, ingenuity and talent are Jay Hutton and Rose Hardy, both accomplished and successful tattoo artists with very different styles.

Channel 4 follows paramedics in West Midlands for new daytime show

Channel 4 today announces a 10x60 commission from Curve Media of Trauma Hour.

Trauma Hour follows incredible paramedics based in the West Midlands, who care for a population of over 5.5 million people spread over 5 thousand square miles, as they respond to medical emergencies across the region. Each episode follows incidents that take place in the same hour across the region.