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New TV drama Gunpowder starts tonight

The BBC's hottest new period drama hits our screens tonight.

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REMEMBER, REMEMBER: Kit Harington as Robert Catesby, one of the men behind historys first attempt at political terrorism. PIC: Robert Viglaski

TV preview: Gunpowder

Gunpowder gets off to an explosive start tonight on BBC One, starring Game Of Thrones actor Kit Harington, alongside Liv Tyler and Mark Gatiss and the production relied heavily upon Yorkshire locations to provide historic accuracy.

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Photo issued by Channel 4 of Rachel Riley on Countdown with the word 'gobshite', after it was suggested by the daytime quiz show's lexicographer Susie Dent.

Is this the rudest word to ever appear on Countdown?

Countdown viewers were left tittering in front of their TVs when a swear word cropped up during the show.

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Jack Whitehall stars in Bounty Hunters

Big Preview AND TRAILER: Bounty Hunters - Jack Whitehall interview

Funnyman Jack Whitehall and Rosie Perez star in this Sky Original Production – a new comedy thriller he has penned with the help of fellow Bad Education co-writer Freddy Syborn.

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Get spooked with Sky Cinema and Ouija: Origin Of Evil.

TV Choice: What to download or stream this week

The choice cuts from those new fangled services. . .
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Robot Wars

TV Choice: Five of the best shows this week

What to watch or record from the schedules this week. . .
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TRAGIC: The memorial service for Ann Maguire, who was murdered by a pupil in April 2014.

Sister of tragic Leeds teacher Ann Maguire tells story

The sister of murdered Leeds teacher Ann Maguire will speak about her ordeal as part of an upcoming television documentary series examining some of Britain’s most shocking crimes.

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MEMORIES: Malandra Burrows (Kathy Glover) and Frazer Hines (Joe Sugden) celebrate Emmerdale's 45th anniversary.  PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Stars return to mark 45 years of Emmerdale

TWO of the most popular characters ever to down a pint at The Woolpack were back in the tap room in Leeds yesterday to celebrate Emmerdale’s 45th anniversary.

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YORKSHIRE'S FINEST: (L-R) Rosie Summers, Leeds Young Persons Film Festival; Dave 0, Studio 12; Jez Colborne, Mind the Gap; Summer Knight, Location Runner for Victoria; Shay Moradi, Running the Halls; Maariah Hussain, Ackley Bridge; Moshin Ahmad, True North; Miles Watts, One&Other; Richard Orillo;  Oliver Semple, Monster Island Films; Hugh Mann Adamson, Let There Be Light Productions; Suman Hanif, Documentary Maker; Sarah Broadbent, Orillo.

YEP Says: Why Channel 4 would find a good home in our Leeds

LEEDS is a media city and has been for many years.

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YORKSHIRE'S FINEST: (L-R) Rosie Summers, Leeds Young Persons Film Festival; Dave 0, Studio 12; Jez Colborne, Mind the Gap; Summer Knight, Location Runner for Victoria; Shay Moradi, Running the Halls; Maariah Hussain, Ackley Bridge; Moshin Ahmad, True North; Miles Watts, One&Other; Richard Orillo;  Oliver Semple, Monster Island Films; Hugh Mann Adamson, Let There Be Light Productions; Suman Hanif, Documentary Maker; Sarah Broadbent, Orillo.

‘Bringing Channel 4 to Leeds will spark a creative revolution’ - young Yorkshire stars back campaign

A new campaign has today been launched to persuade Channel 4 to move to Leeds - with a pledge that it will spark a revolution in the creative and screen industries in Yorkshire and across the North.

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Malandra Burrows (Kathy Glover) and Frazer Hines (Joe Sugden) celebrate Emmerdale's 45th anniversary.  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Emmerdale is 45 today... and look who’s back in the Woolpack

IN THE world of television, it was an event of such little significance that even TV Times devoted only three paragraphs to it.

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The 2018 series of "Thomas and Friends: Big World! Big Adventures!" Formerly six boys and one girl, the new team will have three girls and four boys. Picture: Mattel, Inc. via AP

Thomas the Tank Engine set for politically-correct overhaul

The new series of Thomas the Tank Engine will see a significant overhaul as two male engines make way for female trains.

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Liz Dawn, gone but not forgotten

'You don't know how much I loved you': The final words of Liz Dawn

The husband of Liz Dawn has revealed her final words before her death.
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FROM MOUNTAIN TO SEA: Sue Perkins at the source of the Ganges, high up in the Himalayas, in the first episode of a new three-part series which follows her epic journey along the length of the river.

TV preview: The Ganges With Sue Perkins

The Ganges is like no other river on Earth. It brings life to hundreds of millions of people across India.

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The Deuce is on Sky Atlantic.

TV Review: The Deuce

It’s filthy, frequently funny and has a fantastically funky soundtrack - what am I talking about? Why, The Deuce, of course, Sky Atlantic’s grubby new drama which roots around the highways and byways of the New York prostitute and porn business back in the early 70s.
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The Tenderloins present Impractical Jokers at First Direct Arena, Leeds. Picture: Lizzy McEllan

Show review: Impractical Jokers with The Tenderloins at First Direct Arena, Leeds

NEW YORK comedy troupe The Tenderloins are no strangers to a challenge. Their hit TV show, Impractical Jokers, sees the group attempting ever riskier pranks and forfeits.

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Gunpowder

Gunpowder: Kit Harington drama filmed in Yorkshire to air soon

A BBC drama shot in Yorkshire which tells the inside story of the Gunpowder Plot will hit our screens this month.
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Louis Theroux.

Louis Theroux’s addiction documentary was ‘harrowing but brilliant’, says viewers

Louis Theroux reduced viewers to tears with his “harrowing” new programme about drug addiction.

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FROM WEATHERFIELD TO BATTLEFIELD: Former Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan returns as Lance Corporal Georgie Lane in Our Girl.

TV preview: Our Girl

Michelle Keegan is back for the third series of BBC One drama Our Girl, which sees her playing Lance Corporal Georgie Lane – and she’s not shy to reveal there is a part of portraying an army medic that she gets really nervous about.

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Corrie stars past and present say ta-ra to Leeds’s own Liz Dawn

Stars of Coronation Street have gathered for the funeral of much-loved soap actress Liz Dawn.

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