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Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes dies aged 83

Former Blue Peter host John Noakes has died aged 83, a family friend has announced.
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A Jawa, left, makes an appearance at a Star Wars convention.

How much rare Star Wars toy went for at North-East auction is Jawa-dropping

A rare Star Wars toy has fetched a five-figure sum at a North-East auction on the 40th anniversary of the film franchise's debut release.
The Handmaid's Tale on Channel 4 on Sunday.

TV Choice: What to download and stream this week

TV guru Stuart Chandler has been trawling the highways and byways of the televisual spectrum to find you what to watch...

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TV Choice: Five of the best shows this week

TV editor Stuart Chandler finds five great shows for you to watch this week.
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Paul Hollywood is going continental.

Big Preview and TRAILER: ‘Good company, good cars and good roads’ is the Hollywood way

In Paul Hollywood’s Big Continental Road Trip, the Great British Bake Off star sets out on three separate road trips - he talks about the series and his love of all things with wheels to Finlay Grieg

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Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer star in The Wizard Of Lies.

TV Choice and VIDEO PREVIEW: A glimpse behind the curtain of true crime

The Wizard of Lies Thursday, 9pm, Sky Atlantic and NOW TV

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The villainous Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem) faces Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush).

Cinema and TRAILER: Mucking about on the high seas is nothing to complain about

Despite early-morning call times and lengthy make-up stints, you’re unlikely to catch actor Javier Bardem moaning on set. He tells Gemma Dunn that being grounded is all about surrounding yourself with the right people

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James Bond star Sir Roger Moore dies in Switzerland after cancer battle

Former James Bond star Sir Roger Moore has died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer, his family has announced.
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Vic Reeves. Picture from PA

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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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
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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.

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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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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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Martin Shaw who plays Gently, as Inspector George Gently. Picture by Jonathan Brady

Inspector George Gently 'to end with a flourish' after filming completes in North East

Inspector George Gently fans are set to see a satisfying ending for the series' characters when it bows out after a decade on screen, cast and crew have promised.
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You will soon need a login and password to use the BBC iPlayer.

BBC announces password will be needed to access iPlayer content within weeks

Users of the iPlayer will need to enter a password to access the online catch-up service within the next few weeks, the BBC has announced.
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Shirley Ballas has been confirmed as the new head judge on Strictly Come Dancing. Picture: PA.

'Queen of Latin' Shirley Ballas gets Strictly Come Dancing head judge role

Shirley Ballas has been confirmed as the new head judge on Strictly Come Dancing.

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Ali and Grace wowed the BGT judges, and progressed to the next round.

Hartlepool dancer Ali Rasul praised by Britain’s Got Talent judges

Hartlepool dancer Ali Rasul was praised by Britain’s Got Talent judges after appearing on the show with partner Grace Durkin.

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Poldark producers to make War Of The Worlds into BBC drama

HG Wells' alien invasion novel The War Of The Worlds is being turned into a British TV drama.
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(L-R) Danny McBride, Ridley Scott, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Michael Fassbender and Demian Bichir

Alien director Sir Ridley Scott reveals secret of his success - fun

North East movie director Sir Ridley Scott has told how working with a 'fun' cast is his top priority when it comes to picking out his biggest projects.
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Ed Sheeran to sing in next series of Game of Thrones

Ed Sheeran has revealed he will sing in his forthcoming cameo appearance in hit TV series Game Of Thrones.

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