The roaring 40s return to Winter Gardens

Blackpool Winter Gardens will be transported back to the 1940s for an event to celebrate the range, versatility and power of black actors on film and TV.

Caroline Aherne

£15m boost for cancer charities

Fund-raisers across the country helped generate more than £15m after an evening of television in aid of cancer research.

Fionn Whitehead stars as the nameless Him in the new ITV drama of the same name, which started this week

HIM review - Carrie for the millennials leaves me unconvinced

It can be tough being a teenager – raging hormones, acne, exams, the pressures of social media, nosebleeds, telekinesis...

Katherine Kelly and Peter Capaldi star in Class.

From the universe of Doctor Who and BBC Three comes Class

Coal Hill School has been a part of the Doctor Who Universe since the very beginning, but that has come at a price. All the time-travelling over the years has caused the very walls of space and time to become thin.

Simon Cowell

Police in 999 hoax warning

To misquote Simon Cowell: “I don’t like it . . . I loathe it.”

File photo dated 21/04/02 of former Coronation Street actress Jean Alexander, who was once voted Britain's greatest soap star, has died three days after turning 90. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday October 15, 2016. Alexander, who played the much-loved character Hilda Ogden between 1964 and 1987, passed away in hospital on Friday. See PA story SHOWBIZ Alexander. Photo credit should read: William Conran/PA Wire

Tributes paid to Corrie legend who has died three days after turning 90

Former Coronation Street actress Jean Alexander, who was once voted Britain’s greatest soap star, has died three days after turning 90.

Sam Webster (David Morrissey), Gemma Webster (Keeley Hawes), Alice Webster (Abigail Hardingham), and Julien Baptiste (Tcheky Karyo) are at the centre of a mystery in The Missing

The Missing - An intricate jigsaw puzzle of a thriller

My wife recently undertook an ambitious project – completing a 1,000-piece jigsaw of a marina near Marseille.

Ed Matthews-Gentle of Creative Lancashire

Film first for Lancashire

A new initiative to develop Lancashire’s film industries is being launched in Preston tonight.

The X Factor live shows start on Saturday

X Factor live shows begin tonight

The X Factor is finally entering the live stage of the competition – who will you be rooting for this evening?

Anne Robinson (left) with Tiggi, Anni Jones, Jamie, Gianni, Shaune, Alfie, in the first episode of Robinsons new show, which looks at different aspects of British life

The Apprentice berk-athon is back... I blame the parents

Philip Larkin famously wrote that your parents – however unintentionally –make a mess of your life by the way they bring you up.
18 wallies do Bargain Hunt

The Apprentice, first episode: 18 wallies do ‘Bargain Hunt’

Thirty six seconds. That’s how long it took before someone made a ludicrous claim about their own abilities in this, the 12th series of The Apprentice.

DCI Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) and Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) in series three of The Fall

The Fall - chilling, remorseless and glacially stylish

According to an online dictionary I consulted –purely for the purposes of this first paragraph – the word ‘glacial’ can be defined in three ways.

Paraclimber Martin Heald, 25, from Preston

Amputee paraclimber to star in inspirational film

A PARACLIMBER, who took up sport after losing one of his legs to cancer nine years ago, is to star in the Lancashire Sport Partnership (LSP) video to raise awareness of inclusive sports across the county.

Annabel Pike (far right) with girl band Girl Next Door auditioning on the X Factor.

Teen’s X Factor fate is set to be revealed

A Leyland girl’s X Factor dream could be made or shattered this weekend as her group prepare for one of the biggest performances of their lives.

Robert Glenister as Bobby Day, Lesley Sharp as Lucy Cannonbury, Dino Fetscher as Alec Wayfield, and Indira Varma as Nina Suresh in ITVs drama Paranoid

They are paranoid, and I am out to get them

The coppers in the new crime drama Paranoid (ITV, Thursdays, 9pm) are a bit of a rum lot.

Mary Berry

Mary Berry quits Great British Bake Off

Mary Berry will step down as a judge on The Great British Bake Off when it moves to Channel 4.
Lucinda Chambers, the undoubted star of Absolutely Fashion: Inside British Vogue

A peek behind the skirts of the grand old lady of fashion

At one point in Absolutely Fashion – Inside British Vogue (BBC2, Thursdays, 9pm), the pony-tailed alien of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, airily waved a silver leather fingerless-gloved hand and said: “We are always thinking about today, not yesterday. There is no credit in the past.”
Annabel Pike (bottom right), from Leyland, with girl band Girl Next Door as they prepare for the X Factor.

Has singer Annabel 17, got the X Factor

Since its inception in 2004, X Factor has produced some of the biggest artists in the country and 17-year-old Annabel Pike hopes she’s the next.

Akinwale Ariobieke

BBC airs documentary on ‘Purple Aki’

For years many believed he was little more than an urban myth but a television documentary is set to expose the wider world to the bizarre world of Akinwale Arobieke, aka Purple Aki.

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Bake-Off's Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry

Before Bake-Off... Eight other shows BBC lost to rivals

The Great British Bake Off is not the first show to find a new home after success on the BBC.

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