If you’re bored of Bargain Hunt or had enough of Homes under the Hammer, then the BBC’s new slate of daytime TV shows should be welcome news. Five new daytime shows have been commissioned, all to air in 2017.
The first newly-commissioned show is Holding Back The Years. Set to air on BBC One at 9.15am, it will look at how growing older in Britain has changed over the years. Every episode, an over 60-year old celebrity will talk about the experience of aging, and talk about the issues that affect them, including relationships, health, pensions and money.
Celebrities lined up in include Maureen Lipman, Arlene Philips, Ainsley Harriot, Bill Turnbull and Angela Rippon.
Also on in the morning, Getting the Builders In is a new series that pits the nation's best and brightest builders competing to win jobs and make homeowners' designs a reality. Rather than the usual daytime fare of dodgy dealers and cowboys, this series pointedly looks at builders who are good at their jobs.
The A1 Highwaymen is another morning show. It looks at the men and women who work on Britain's longest road, including police, traffic officers, and emergency responders. It will also feature stories about some of the people who use the road on a regular basis, including truckers and farmers.
The BBC's newly-commissioned afternoon programme is The Boss - a brand new quiz show hosted by comedian Susan Calman. In each episode, one player is chose to be the Boss, and has to decide which players answer questions, leveraging their strengths and weaknesses to build the prize fund. But at set points, the Boss can be challenged by another contestant, with the losing player facing elimination.
The final new show is The Repair Shop. Set to air on BBC Two at 6.30pm, it features a large cast of crafters and artisans, who will fix items that the public bring into their workshop. They'll learn the stories of each object, and restore them to life.
All shows will air on BBC One or BBC Two this year, so keep your eyes open if you're at home.