John Thomson nominated for animation award

Brenda Blethyn, John Thomson and the singing cakes from the Great British Bake Off advert are all in the running for the British Animation Awards.
Ant McPartlin (left to right), Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, Simon Cowell, David Walliams and Declan Donnelly attending the Britain's Got Talent Photocall at the Opera House, Church Street, Blackpool

Britain's Got Talent’s new series goes live in Blackpool

TV fans and variety acts flocked to Blackpool Opera House for the launch of Britain’s Got Talent’s live auditions - in front of celebrity judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams.
The judges

Britain's Got Talent stars hitch a tram ride into Blackpool for auditions launch

Britain's Got Talent's celebrity judges and presenters hopped on board a tram to launch the new series of the show in Blackpool.

William Bamber, from Longridge, recently starred in a national advert for Ribby Hall Village.

Stardom awaits for five-year-old William after starring in a national television advert for Ribby Hall Village

A future in television could very well be the destination for one young Longridge lad after starring in a national television advert for one of Lancashire’s top holiday attractions.

There's plenty to look forward to in 2018

BLUE MONDAY: Reasons to be cheerful in Lancashire

Blue Monday is supposedly the most depressing day of the year - but hey, it’s only one day. And besides, there’s plenty to look forward to Lancashire in the year ahead.
Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams rides into Blackpool for the 2017 live auditions at the Opera House

Grab your seats for Britain's Got Talent's Blackpool auditions - see Simon Cowell and co on show's resort return

The best of British variety will be at the Opera House this week - as hit TV show Britain's Got Talent launches its new series in the resort.
Sarah Lancashire excelled in Channel 4's new drama, Kiri

Kiri is a drama that could kickstart your year

It’s January. Christmas has been lost in a belch-ridden mist of over-indulgence, and the new year stretches out ahead of you, filled with unnameable terrors and 12 months of who-knows-what.

Inside No. 9

TV Choice: Five of the best shows this week

Schedules scoured - here's the pick of what to watch or record from Saturday, January 13...
Johnny Depp is back in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge

TV Choice: What to download or stream this week

Off the schedule but on your telly, or phone, or laptop - here's what's hot to watch from January 13...
David Morrissey and Kelly Reilly in Britannia.

TV Highlight AND TRAILER:Britannia coming to Sky Atlantic soon

Britannia, Thursday, January 18, 9pm, Sky Atlantic & NOW TV

The ultimate game of love is back

Love Island 2018 - applications now open

Love Island, the hit ITV2 show is back for 2018 and is looking for singles from Preston to apply.

Her Majesty The Queen.

Big Preview and TRAILER: The Coronation - Sunday, BBC One

BBC One has announced The Coronation, an hour-long film revealing to new generations the compelling story of the Crown Jewels and the ancient ceremony for which they are used

Dan Whiston

Ice show rakes in viewers

The first episode of Dancing On Ice pulled in over half a million more viewers than the show’s last launch episode in 2014.

Blue Peter

Blue Peter is crowned the best children's show of all time

Blue Peter, Grange Hill and Newsround have been named the best children's TV shows of all time.

Stars of ITV's Dancing On Ice 2018

Blades of glory! Dancing on Ice glides back on to screens with ratings success

The first episode of Dancing On Ice pulled in over half a million more viewers than the show's last launch episode in 2014.

Bear Grylls (left) and Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough hits out at Bear Grylls over animal killings on TV shows

Sir David Attenborough has criticised Bear Grylls over the killing of animals on his TV shows.

Get Out on Sky Cinema.

TV Choice: What to download or stream this week

The pick of the crop from the gizmos plugged into the telly from Saturday January 6.
Attenborough And The Sea Dragon.

TV Choice: Five of the best shows this week

The best from the regular schedules from Saturday January 6 to Friday January 12.
Renko (Agyness Deyn) and  Hicks (Jim Sturgess) in Hard Sun.

TV Highlight AND TRAILER: Hard Sun coming to BBC One this Saturday

Hard Sun, Saturday, 9.35pm, BBC One

David Walliams arrives at Britains Got Talent auditions at Blackpool Opera House in January 2017 pulled by a donkey

Last chance for first step to Britain’s Got Talent TV fame

There’s a last minute opportunity for Blackpool’s would-be stars to secure an audition in front of the nation’s favourite talent judges.

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