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Coronation Street fan Vic Reeves 'made up' over landing role in his favourite soap

Comic Vic Reeves will be making his life "complete" with a starring role in Coronation Street.

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The Cranberries are at The Sage Gateshead on Wednesday night.

7 must-see North East gigs for the next 7 days

As ever there's something for everyone in this week's list of must-see gigs.

Music
Paul Weller - A Kind Revolution (Parlophone Records).

Album review: Paul Weller - A Kind Revolution

This album is the 13th solo effort from the man known as the Modfather, and it's another worthy addition to his ever-growing legacy.

Music
The reformed Skids will play at the O2 Academy in Newcastle on 23 June.

Skids set for North East show as they celebrate 40th anniversary

One of the best groups to emerge from the punk explosion are preparing for their first North East gig in 38 years

Music
Royal Blood are on their way to their arena circuit after selling out the O2 Academy.

Review: Royal Blood, O2 Academy, Newcastle

Less is definitely more in the case of alternative rock duo Royal Blood.

Music
This drink will take just seconds to make.

Healthy recipe of the week: Espresso peanut butter smoothie

This one’s for the coffee lovers. Try this espresso peanut butter smoothie to start your day.

Opinion
Charlie Hunnam IS King Arthur.

Cinema AND TRAILER: An old legend gets a new spin but it’s all about the ‘rhythm’...

After much hype, Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur is set for release. The director, and leading man Charlie Hunnam, talk to Susan Griffin about rules, rebelling and finding one’s rhythm
TV and Film
Reg Smythe, creator of Andy Capp.

Town tips its Capp to man behind cartoon character

The life and work of the man behind the Andy Capp character will be put on show in his home town next month.

News
The late Tim Piggott-Smith stars in King Charles III

TV Choice: What to download or stream this week

Stuart Chandler finds the best of the streams, catch-ups and downloads for you this week.
TV and Film
Missy makes a return in Doctor Who.

TV Choice: Five of the best shows to watch this week

TV editor Stuart Chandler has been leafing through the schedules to bring you five essential watches for the week.
TV and Film
Pringles cans are a recycler's worst nightmare due to its different components.

Why Pringles' 'idiotic' packaging is a recycling nightmare

Pringles, one of the nation's favourite snacks, has been singled out by an environmental expert as an example of how NOT to make recyclable packing.

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Sean Bean stars in Broken.

TV Choice AND VIDEO PREVIEW: Sean takes his holy orders in gritty drama

Broken, Tuesday, 9pm, BBC One

TV and Film
Big Preview AND TRAILER: Every returning Twin Peaks character – and how we left them

Big Preview AND TRAILER: Every returning Twin Peaks character – and how we left them

Much like a “damn good coffee” from the Double R Diner, anticipation is brewing ahead of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks revival, starting this week on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV. Nick Mitchell gives a rundown of who’s back
TV and Film
The Auf Wiedersehen, Pet cast in a promo shot outside "Thornley Manor", which they worked on while staying at The Barley Mow pub

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet fans bid to save country pub which featured in series

Fans of 1980s television show Auf Wiedersehen, Pet have received a welcome boost in their bid to save a country pub which featured prominently in the second series of the comedy drama.

TV and Film
Win: Family ticket to Disney On Ice

Win: Family ticket to Disney On Ice

Beloved Disney characters will be getting their skates on for an icy spectacular this autumn - and you could be there for free.

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Vic Reeves Big Night Out returns to TV for bizarre BBC2 special

Vic and Bob are returning to their roots to bring back surreal stage show Vic Reeves Big Night Out.

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Sarah Emmott, the star of Declaration.

Review: Declaration, Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre

With its in-the-round production, audience interaction and challenging, in-your-face performance, Declaration is no ordinary theatre experience.

Theatre and Comedy
Yorkshire Museum/PA Wire

Museum uses virtual reality mask to bring viking camp back to life

The sights and sounds of a Viking army camp have been brought to life through state-of-the-art virtual reality.
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The Sisterhood

Rod Stewart to be supported by daughter at Durham gig

Rod Stewart will be supported by his daughter when he performs at Durham County Cricket club next month.

Music
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TV show looking for real-life Romeo and Juliets

A new TV series is looking to talk to couples whose love goes against their parents or families wishes.
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