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Five minutes with... Johnny Vegas

Johnny Vegas is back for the ninth series of Benidorm. The dad-of-one reveals whether his character, the Oracle, has finally grown up, how he deals with fans at desperate times and why he wound up singing songs from The Sound Of Music

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(left to right) Jon Bentley, Craig Charles, Georgie Barrat and Ortis Deley

Red Dwarf star Craig Charles named The Gadget Show's new host

Red Dwarf star Craig Charles has been announced as the new host of consumer technology programme The Gadget Show.

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Natalie Brown (SAN BROOKE), Julie Bushby (SHERIDAN SMITH), Karen Matthews (GEMMA WHELAN), the three women at the centre of BBC drama The Moorside

The Moorside - A brave attempt to redress the balance

We have often been told that there’s nothing such as society, and that we no longer have a sense of community.
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June Brown as Dot Cotton in Eastenders

Nasty Nick, the monologue and cannabis tea - Dot Cotton's Eastenders highlights

Chain-smoking, Bible-bashing Dot Cotton has been an EastEnders fixture since 1985, and has appeared in some of the soap's most dramatic - and sometimes funniest - scenes.

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Pru Leith with Oliver Peyton and Matthew Fort in the Great British Menu

Prue Leith tipped to replace Mary Berry as Bake Off judge

Television cook Prue Leith is set to replace Mary Berry as a judge on The Great British Bake Off, according to reports.

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George Barmby was the man in focus in Confessions of the Paparazzi

Confessions of the Paparazzi - Truth and lies through a lens

Journalists, ironically, rarely get a good press these days. As a trade, we usually come bottom of those ‘most trustworthy profession’ polls, sharing the wooden spoon with estate agents.

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Frances de la Tour

Peter Capaldi tips the next Dr Who

Peter Capaldi has tipped Frances de la Tour to be the next Doctor Who star.

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The Silent Witness team. From left, Jack Hodgson [DAVID CAVES], Nikki Alexander [EMILIA FOX], Thomas Chamberlain (RICHARD LINTERN), and Clarissa Mullery [LIZ CARR]

Silent Witness is flogging a dead horse

Is there a better way of beating the January blues than settling down in front of the TV and enjoying a good mystery drama, cup of cocoa in one hand, pack of digestive biscuits in the other?
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Undated Film Still Handout from Sing. Photo: PA Photo/Universal.

Sing: Achingly predictable

Creatures great and small pursue glittering dreams of musical stardom in Garth Jennings and Christophe Lourdelet's colour-saturated comedy.

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Ewen Bremner as Daniel 'Spud' Murphy, Ewan McGregor as Mark 'Rent Boy' Renton, Jonny Lee Miller as Simon 'Sick Boy' Williamson and Robert Carlyle as Francis 'Franco' Begbie

T2 Trainspotting: Choose T2 Trainspotting, with reservation

Choose life with nae regrets.

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Who will be king or queen of the judges?

TV's best judge? Departing Len Goodman and Mary Berry in running for award

Len Goodman and Mary Berry will compete to be named best TV judge at the National Television Awards today after departing from their respective shows.

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Andrew Garfield as Desmond T. Doss

Hacksaw Ridge: A brutal, uncompromising assault on the senses

Director Mel Gibson returns, all guns blazing, with a riveting wartime drama based on the true story of Desmond Doss, who served with valour during the Second World War without having to fire a single bullet.

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Gorden Kaye.

'Allo 'Allo! actor Gorden Kaye dies aged 75

Actor Gorden Kaye, best known for his role in the long-running sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!, has died aged 75.
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T2 Trainspotting is set in the present day with the main characters

Choose mildly positive reviews: Trainspotting sequel wins over critics

Trainspotting's long-awaited sequel has won over most critics - although all agree it can never leave the same legacy as the original.
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Lancashire couples invited to apply for Don’t Tell the Bride

Lancashire couples invited to apply for Don’t Tell the Bride

Couples wanting to tie the knot this year are being invited to apply for a new series of Don’t Tell the Bride.

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Artist's impression of how Burnley Reel Cinema will look after the refurb (s)

Work begins on cinema's Burger King extension

Work has started on building a drive-thru Burger King at Burnley’s Reel Cinema.
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Hit '90s TV show Crystal Maze, famously hosted by Richard O'Brien, is coming back

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze set to return to our screens

Big news in the TV world this morning as Channel 4 has announced that hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is coming back to our screens.
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Casey Affleck as Lee Chandler

Film review: Manchester By The Sea

Anguished silences between members of a fractured Massachusetts family speak volumes about the loss of a son in writer-director Kenneth Lonergan’s elegiac drama.

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Ryan Gosling as Sebastian Wilder and Emma Stone as Mia Dolan

Film review: La La Land

The frenzied expectation surrounding writer-director Damien Chazelle’s musical love story was deafening before La La Land won a record seven Golden Globe awards earlier this week.

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Dominic Littlewoods and Denise Lewis will present the third series of 'Right on the Money'.

BBC show looking for North West participants

BBC One's 'Right on the Money' show is looking for new families, couples, and individuals from the North West to take part in the third series of the financial advice show, offering the chance to get a "money makeover" from the experts.

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