Flying the flag for England

Are you flying the flag for England in the World Cup?

Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer go fishing in a new 'comedy' series on BBC2

Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - a comedy that's 10 out of tench

You can often tell how old a person is by the comedy catchphrases they repeat. “Ooh you are awful... but I like you” people are 55-plus, while anyone telling you “computer says nooo...” is around 30.

The Snowman is on Sky Cinema.

TV Choice: Streaming and downloading

Here's a great choice from the country's streaming platforms. From Saturday, June 23.
Celebrities on the NHS Frontline

TV Choice: Five of the best shows this week

Some shows worth catching in the schedules this week around the football. From Saturday June 23.
Warwick Davis and Bear Grylls

TV Highlight: Warwick Davis pushes himself to the limit

Bear’s Mission with Warwick Davis, ITV, Tuesday, 9pm

Joe Lycett

Joe Lycett to host new Saturday night game show on BBC One

Joe Lycett is creating a new BBC Saturday night game show based around the time it takes to complete silly tasks.

No aircraft allowed

Could you travel to The Far East without stepping on a single plane?

Studio Lambert, the award-winning television company behind Gogglebox, are seeking people with a keen sense of adventure to take part in a trans-global race for a cash prize.
Travel and Leisure
Gary Cahill, Jordan Pickford and skipper Harry Kane

Preston Guild Hall install giant 22-foot screen ready for England's first World Cup match

You may have had World in Motion and Three Lions on repeat for the last week. Your World Cup wall chart is now pride of place in the living room.

Sir Michael Parkinson

Broadcasting legend Sir Michael Parkinson to visit Preston

The broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson, chat show host, jazz enthusiast and all-round national treasure,  is to visit the city to share stories of his life and career.


Staff at Preston’s Sylhet Bangla are backing England’s World Cup squad with free food and beer

Staff at a curry restaurant are spicing up the World Cup . . . and flying the flag for England.

Owen (Sion Alun Davies) and Cadi John (Sian Reese-Williams) in Hidden, the new Welsh police drama on BBC4

Hidden - Cracking crime capers from Cymru

A few years ago, the big new trend on TV was Scandi-noir.

Careful now..

Insurance claims for broken TVs 'could jump as World Cup excitement takes hold

World Cup fever could coincide with a spike in insurance claims for broken TVs, figures suggest.
Victoria & Abdul on Sky Cinema.

TV Choice: Streaming and downloading

Get away from the World Cup and online with these great shows... From Saturday June 16.
England take on Tunisia

TV Choice: Five of the best shows this week

It's a packed week on the schedules - here's our pick from Saturday June 16.
Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters in Bulletproof on Sky One.

TV Highlight: Series Finale of blistering Bulletproof

Bulletproof, Sky One & NOW TV, Tuesday, 9pm

Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse

Big Preview: Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse on Gone Fishing

Two of the nation's favourite comedians tour some of the UK's finest riverbanks in their new show, Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing. As they are old friends, the result is candid chats, personal revelations - and plenty of laughs - as Georgia Humphreys discovers.

Nicola Thorp as Nicola Rubenstein

Nicola says her goodbyes to Weatherfield

Blackpool Coronation Street star Nicola Thorp has bid a fond farewell to the cobbles as she exits the show.

Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field

Are Robbie Williams and his wife about to join the X Factor as judges?

Robbie Williams and his American actress wife will join The X Factor as judges, according to reports.
Bring It North from Britain's Got Talent join the Lytham Festival line-up

Bring It North boys to open Lytham ‘proms’

Young Britain’s Got Talent stars Bring It North will open the show for global stars Il Divo at Lytham Festival next month.

Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer

Mortimer and Whitehouse thrilled to shrug off comic personas for new series

Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer said they enjoyed just being themselves and not having to adopt their usual comic personas for their new TV series.

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