Francesca and Ed keep those Home Fires burning

ITV's six-part series Home Fires took us to the heart of a rural Cheshire community, following a group of inspirational women who were forced to band together whilst living in the shadow of World War II.

Despite the series having just come to an end, the good news is that it has been announced the show will return for a second series!

Francesca Annis and Ed Stoppard are here to talk about their characters Joyce Cameron and Doctor Will Campbell.

The DVD & iTunes release of the series is out now.

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Phillip and Amanda alongside Francesca Annis and Ed Stoppard

The rise of the redhead

With Chris Evans confirmed as the new host of Top Gear, rumours spreading like wild fire that Damien Lewis could be the next James Bond, and a campaign for a red head emoji gathering pace – it seems that red heads are hot right now!

Leo Bancroft transforms lucky viewer Jodie Wolrich who has always wanted red hair but has never had the courage to try.

Is lack of sleep killing you?

The World Health Organization report that a lack of sleep could be as detrimental to your health as smoking ! vastly increasing the chances of a stroke or heart attack.

For for many getting to sleep and staying asleep can be a huge problem. So today Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, energy and sleep consultant at Nightingale Hospital, London, is here with some incredible advice that means you'll never struggle to sleep again!

She's also joined by sleep deprived viewer Rachel who tried out these sleeping methods just last night and will be revealing the results.

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Phillip pranks Christine Bleakley!

I'm outside Clarence House with a film crew. Where are you?

– Phillip Schofield causes Christine to panic!

Poor Christine Bleakley came out in a big sweat after getting pranked by Phillip on Radio 1 this morning!

Phillip was taking part in the Call Or Delete segment of Nick Grimshaw's breakfast show and Christine - who often co-hosts This Morning - was the unlucky victim.

Catch up here if you missed it. It's a good 'un!

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Will waterproof make-up stand up to a splash?

Summer is finally just around the corner, and whether you're jetting off abroad or enjoying the British weather, one thing's for sure - you're going to want your make-up to stay put.

Bryony is here with the best waterproof make-up on the market, and some brave viewers who have agreed to test it!

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Are all washing machines built to last?

Alice Beer is here with an exclusive preview of a Which? report which reveals some washing machines may not be built to last.

Also, if you're buying a washing machine, Alice has everything you need to know along with her top-tips on making your current machine last longer.

And as Lonely Planet reveals its best places to visit in Europe, we look at the top five places for families to visit this summer- No 1 is a lot closer to home than you might expect!

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