May & Corbyn face the public on Sky News and Channel 4

The special programme, to be broadcast on Monday 29th May, has been announced as part of Sky’s coverage of the upcoming General Election, and will feature the first leader interviews of the campaign in front of a live audience.  

In the 90-minute programme, Islam will begin with an audience Q&A before Paxman steps in to interview the respective party leader, before the process is repeated with the other party leader. .

ITV2 commissions spy spoof Action Team

Action Team is a spoof spy action series following the exploits of a top-secret team of special agents working for the British government and tasked with saving the world.

Written by Tom Davis (Murder in Successville, Plebs) and James De Frond, this new comedy will star Davis alongside Jim Howick (Broadchurch), Kayode Ewumi (#HoodDocumentary) and Laura Checkley (Bridget Jones’s Baby).

ITV announces Princess Diana documentary

The film will feature contributions from Prince William and Prince Harry, who both speak openly about their mother and how she has influenced their lives.

Their Royal Highnesses will also offer their perspective on Diana's contribution to public life, including her charitable and humanitarian work. Topics such as child bereavement, homelessness and HIV and AIDS will be explored.

The documentary was commissioned for ITV by Jo Clinton-Davis, Controller of Factual and Sue Murphy, Head of Factual Entertainment.

"Soap audiences are a sophisticated bunch", says Emmerdale's Iain MacLeod

After jumping ship from Hollyoaks to Emmerdale, MacLeod explains his excitement at bringing new ideas to the Yorkshire-based soap.

“I’m always looking for ways to do something differently or surprise the audience with something they haven’t thought of before,” he says.

And that he did. During a week-long storyline, which was ten months in the making, the small village turned to chaos when a multi-car pile up left viewers guessing who would exit the soap, with central characters at the heart of one of the biggest disasters in Emmerdale history.

Sean Bean returns for second series of The Frankenstein Chronicles

The Frankenstein Chronicles is a detective series set in 1830s London, where Inspector John Marlott investigates crimes that may have been committed by a scientist attempting to bring back the dead.

The first series saw him investigating a mutilated body washed up on the Thames, first thinking it was the body of a dead child. On further examination of the dead body he discovers it's not a child but an assembly of body parts arranged in parody of the human form.

Meet the nominees: ITV Calendar's Duncan Wood

“I’d been at my dad’s paper since I could walk,” ITV Calendar’s Duncan Wood recalls. “I was smelling the ink, seeing the presses rolling…”

It’s a nostalgic image, and one that drove Wood into journalism.

After flunking both his O-Levels and A-Levels, he got a job at his dad’s paper, the Sunderland Echo.

“My dad hated journalists,” he laughs. “He went from office boy to Managing Director. He hated them with a passion.”

Get into TV: Presenter Laura Jackson tells her story

It was while working the door at members club Shoreditch House, that Jackson, got the chance to tackle the telly industry.

“I got asked to go to an MTV audition through the friend of a friend” she recalls. “I didn’t get the job.”

However from that moment she was hooked. She managed to get herself a meeting with an agent, who offered her another audition for an online series. She went, she got the role and she was in!

How the Iron Lady waged TV war in Whitehall

In a classic sketch in the ITV satire Spitting Image, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was seen dining in a restaurant with her male Cabinet colleagues. Waitress: “Would you like to order, sir?” Thatcher: “Yes. I will have the steak.” Waitress: “How would you like it?” Thatcher: “Oh, raw, please.” Waitress: “And what about the vegetables?” Thatcher, gesturing at the Cabinet: “Oh, they’ll have the same as me.”