Leeds singer lets it shine in talent show success

A Leeds lad had his first day in a new job yesterday – rehearsing to play a boy band member in a new touring musical based on Take That.

Kay Mellor.

Leeds’s Kay Mellor hopes to register another big hit with new BBC drama series

Leeds writer Kay Mellor has never been shy about using her own experiences as an inspiration for her stories.

PROBLEMS BUILDING: Ellen (Morven Christie) and Paula (Vicky McClure) star in The Replacement, a three-part psychological thriller focusing on a Glasgow architects practice.

TV preview: The Replacement

This three-part psychological thriller set in Glasgow follows the paranoia of a woman who sees her identity being dismantled and can’t work out whether the cause is another woman or her own baby.

Yorkshire actor Sam Riley takes on the lead role of Detective Superintendent Douglas Archer in the BBC drama SS-GB.

Sam Riley: The Yorkshire actor taking centre stage in new BBC war-time drama SS-GB

AS the new face of BBC prime-time Sunday nights, Yorkshire actor Sam Riley is enjoying the jump from big screen to our living rooms.

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Oops - Johnny Nelson comes adrift

TV exposure! The awkward moment Sheffield boxing hero Johnny Nelson’s pants burst

Johnny Nelson is a big guy.

Prime Suspect 1973.

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If you watch nothing else this week, give these shows a go...
The Replacement stars Vicky McClure and Morven Christie.

TV Preview: The Replacement - psychological thriller tapping into some of our deepest fears...

Ellen gets unexpectedly pregnant just after landing a big contract for her architects’ practice.

Broadchurch returns to ITV.

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.
Wetherby's Tonicha Lawrence as Steph Sims in BBC One's Casualty. Credit: BBC Pictures

TV’s a family affair for Leeds mum and daughter actresses

Small screen stardom is a family affair for mum and daughter actresses Tonicha Lawrence and Sydney Wade as they both appear on TV shows from this weekend.

CUPID: Nile, left, with Paddy McGuinness, TOWIEs Arg and KISS Breakfast host Melvin Odoom.

Leeds’s own Nile is on the hunt for his golden girl

He’s one of Leeds’ Olympic heroes – but gymnast Nile Wilson is hoping to fall head over heels in a different way when he appears on Take Me Out.

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New challenges in old haunts for Kay

After 30 years in the business, with some of television’s best loved shows among her credentials and being responsible for launching the careers of James Corden and Jude Law from her Leeds living room. writer Kay Mellor is taking herself out of her comfort zone.

GOING UNDERGROUND: Detective Superintendent Douglas Archer (Sam Riley) looks for clues in new Sunday night drama series GB-SS, which is adapted from Len Deightons 1978 novel.

TV preview: SS-GB

Adapted from Len Deighton’s 1978 alternative history novel, and starring Sam Riley and Kate Bosworth, SS-GB premieres tomorrow night.

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Evil or vulnerable and easily led? Readers give their views on Karen Matthews

Evil or vulnerable and easily led? Readers give their views on Karen Matthews

Last night's concluding episode of The Moorside left its audience divided. Here are readers' views on the drama.

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Naked Attraction presenter Anna Richardson

Saucy dating show Naked Attraction to hold Leeds auditions

One of the most controversial dating shows on TV is looking for participants from Leeds.

Stand-up: Jack Whitehall is doing shows in Leeds and Sheffield this month.

Jack Whitehall: How I almost didn’t make it out of Leeds alive

Jack Whitehall is one of the country’s most recognisable comedians. He talks to Chris Bond about stand-up, Harry Potter and finding his ‘voice’.

TUT-TUT MEETS TUKTUK: From left, Amanda Barrie, Paul Nicholas, Bill Oddie, Lionel Blair, Dr Miriam Stoppard, Rustie Lee, Dennis Taylor and Sheila Ferguson in the new series of The Real Marigold Hotel.

TV preview: The Real Marigold Hotel

The travel series The Real Marigold Hotel returns for a brand new Indian adventure.

Sheridan Smith impressed viewers with her performance

POLL: How did you rate the first episode of The Moorside?

More than seven million viewers tuned in to the first episode of true-life drama The Moorside last night.

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Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown. PA Photo/Alex Bailey/Netflix.

The Crown creator Peter Morgan on why it’s the Queen’s flaws which make her human

From Tony Blair to Brian Clough and the Queen, screenwriter Peter Morgan tells Sarah Freeman how he has turned the lives of a succession of famous faces into award-winning drama.

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Blind Date returns - but who will host it?

Blind Date returns - but who will host it?

Mystery surrounds the identity of the new presenter of revived TV hit Blind Date.

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Zak Dingle played by Steve Haliwell who is paying his respects during the funeral service for his estranged wife Joanie Wright, as Kerry Wyatt (left) played by Laura Norton tearfully rants at him for letting down Joanie both in life and death, during an episode of Emmerdale. PIC: PA

Tears and tirades as Emmerdale says farewell to Joanie Wright

Emmerdale fans will watch emotional scenes tonight as the villagers say their final farewells to Joanie Wright.

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