The Monkees 50 years on

It's nearly 50 years to the day since The Monkees TV show premiered!

Lead singer Micky Dolenz joins us to talk about the huge phenomenon that was on TV for just two years but launched the band. They were the first band to be 'cast' and The Monkees were originally formed in order to play a band on the show, but ended up riding to fame and lasted for longer than the show itself.

Meet the Great British bakers

It's that time of year where phrases like 'soggy bottom' and 'slack custard' become part of our every day vocabulary. That's right, make way for the return of The Great British Bake Off. With Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood driving the good ship Bake Off, the duo have created 30 new baking challenges guaranteed to make the amateur bakers sweat.

So who are the 12 bakers looking to take the title at this year's Bake Off.

Would you swap your day job for the thin blue line?

Would you give up your job to walk the thin blue line? Seven ordinary people - from a dance teacher to a phlebotomist - are about to make a life changing decision...they're taking on the frontline and becoming police officers.

ITV has exclusive access to Surrey Police, revealing what it is like to be on the front line without any experience. They come face to face with violent criminals and learn to deal with abusive members of the public who do not respect the police.

PC Ryan Soper quit his job in IT to become a police office. Talking about facing people twice the size of you, it's daunting and you need to be both mentally and physically prepared. 'Your body's dumped with adrenaline and after a while you get used to the adrenaline and learn to channel it,' adding 'it's about learning how to play people, so that they can play to your advantage.' He says officers are proud to patrol unarmed.

Jenna Coleman on becoming Queen Victoria

Actress Jenna Coleman joined Ben and Kate in the studio to talk about her new leading role in the new ITV period drama, Victoria. Jenna credits Queen Victoria's diaries as an invaluable resource that helped her understand the monarch's psyche. She also confessed to trying to learn Beethoven on the piano and learnt to ride sidesaddle for the role.

At the end of the interview Kate cheekily asked Jenna about her about the rumours that she and Prince Harry have been dating. Jenna denies any relationship, saying that they are just friends.

Victoria premieres on ITV on Sunday 28 August at 9pm (BST)

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