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TV choice: 5 of the best shows to watch this week

If you watch nothing else this week, give these shows a go...
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AC 12 are back in Line of Duty.

TV highlight: Line of Duty - return of the cop show that beats all the others

When DCI Roz Huntley (Thandie Newton) captures a serial killer, Forensic Coordinator Tim Ifield (Jason Watkins) alerts AC-12 to a possible miscarriage of justice.

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Caters Get Rich.

TV choice: What to watch on TV and streaming this week

Check out our Weekend Magazine TV editor Stuart Chandler's picks for the coming week.
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Samantha Morton and  Lesley Manville face off.

TV interview: At the heart of this tale of the capital’s brothels is a family saga

London 1763, the capital of the world, the most cosmopolitan place on Earth. One in five women in London is making her living selling sex. In some areas brothels, run by indomitable Madams, are to be found on almost every street.

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The Throwdown finalists - Richard, Clover and Ryan

The Great Pottery Throwdown - The natural successor to Bake-Off's crown

It may have escaped your notice, but the BBC recently lost the jewel in its primetime crown – The Great British Bake-Off. The Beeb has been running auditions for “the next Bake-Off” for some time now – many with some arrangement of the words ‘Great’, ‘British’, ‘Challenge’ and ‘Off’ in the title.

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Tv presenter Angela Rippon (left) with Avenham Park manager Fiona Porter.

Preston park to part of new BBC show as presenter Angela Rippon takes time out to chat

Avenham Park is set to feature in a new BBC health show with television presenter Angela Rippon pictured earlier this week.

Preston
Some of the students behind the Fylde Film Showcase at The Regent Cinema. They are (from left) Marina Farag, 22, from Blackpool, Jake MacRae, 22, from Bispham, Sam Mason, 23, from South Shore and Christian Roberts

Students launch film festival to showcase talent

Blackpool and The Fylde College students are planning a film festival to help showcase new talent.

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Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) is on the warpath in The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom - political plotting amid the Brian Blessed bellowing

At a time when the United Kingdom seems intent on ripping itself apart, it’s a good time for a drama which shows how the kingdoms became united in the first place.

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Sandi Toksvig (left) and Noel Fielding who have been confirmed as presenters on Channel 4's The Great British Bake Off

Lunacy or genius? Great British Bake Off fans split on new hosts

The Great British Bake Off viewers are split over Channel 4's choice of hosts for the new series, questioning whether it is "lunacy or genius".

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Staff and volunteers at St John's Hospice preparing the wedding dress (l-r)  Karen Charlesworth, Pam Tomlinson, Dot Watt and Elaine Handy.

Coronation Street’s wedding dress gift to Lancaster hospice

A bride always wants her wedding day to be unique.

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The 10th series of the relaunched Doctor Who will be the last starring Capaldi as the Time Lord

Daleks to return alongside new enemies in latest series of Doctor Who

Emoji monsters, a giant sea creature and old enemies like Daleks and the Cybermen are among the hazards Doctor Who has in store in the new series of the hit show.
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Ant Middleton leads the crew in Channel 4s Mutiny

Mutiny - Captain Haddock versus Captain Wazzock

I blame Bear Grylls. Ever since he burst on to our TV screens around 10 years ago, eating locusts and drinking his own bodily fluids, there have been a whole raft of TV shows featuring man’s (and it usually is men) battle against the elements, nature and his own ego.
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Vanessa Ramsden sent in this photo with Chris Evans during filming for Top gear in Blackpool

New series of Top Gear returns to Lancashire

The new series of Top Gear is returning to Lancashire, it has been revealed.

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John Haydock and his team-mates on The Chase.

Brainy Morecambe man beats The Beast on The Chase

Fans of TV quiz show The Chase have praised a Morecambe man for toppling the UK’s most fearsome trivia mastermind.

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Olivia Colman and David Tennant are back on the beach in Broadchurch

Broadchurch - A promising return to form

So, here we are then, swooshing over the golden cliffs of Dorset on our way to Broadchurch (ITV, Mondays, 9pm), the restless sea surging on to the beach below. If this third series of the police drama had started anything like the second, then I might have been tempted to chuck myself off those cliffs.

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Hayley Eccles on The Voice

Talented Lancashire singer Hayley Eccles urges Lancashire public to ‘vote for me!’

​A talented Ribble Valley singer who is winning fans on The Voice has urged the Lancashire public: “Vote for me!”.

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Entertainer Ken Dodd receives knighthood

Blackpool favourite Sir Ken Dodd was lost for words – almost – when he was dubbed a knight by the Duke of Cambridge.

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'TV without all the hassle' apparently

YouTube to launch a monthly subscription TV service

American video-sharing website, YouTube, is about to take on its cable rivals by launching a new online television streaming service.

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Next Bond? Ryan Gosling in and earlier role as Sgt. Jerry Wooters in Gangster Squad

Ryan Gosling has James Bond odds slashed after keeping his cool amid Oscar chaos

La La Land star Ryan Gosling may have missed out on an Oscar but his composure amidst the chaos that surrounded the best picture prize has catapulted him into the running to be named the next James Bond.

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John Haydock.

Morecambe man’s date with TV quiz show The Chase

A Morecambe man is all set to take on one of TV’s most fearsome quiz brains.

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