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An actor learns his line

When the young Ian McKellen showed an interest in becoming a performer, his mother, Margery, was more supportive than most parents might be of such an unpredictable profession.

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The 2016 Hunted contestants, including Leeds pair Anna May and Elizabeth Garnett (left)

Could you be Hunted? TV show seeks new contestants

Producers of a TV show are looking for daring contestants to 'go to ground' in a bid to evade capture in 21st-century Britain.

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Miranda Hart’s ‘short notice’ departure led to Call The Midwife rewrite

The new series of Call The Midwife had to be rewritten after Miranda Hart pulled out, its creator has said.

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Curtis Johns on Let It Shine

Leeds singing star Curtis wows on Let It Shine

A young Leeds businessman has dazzled audiences on Gary Barlow's new TV talent show.
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Michelle Keegan and Lorne MacFadyen as Tina and Bobby Moore.

Tina And Bobby: The warts and all story about football’s 1960s golden couple

When England won the World Cup in July 1966 Bobby Moore became a national hero. Swept up by the media frenzy and the nation’s adoration, he and wife Tina were the original ‘golden’ couple.

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Call The Midwife: The Casebook on BBC One.

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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TV preview - Call the Midwife: The Casebook

TV preview - Call the Midwife: The Casebook

Stephen McGann, better known to Call the Midwife viewers as Dr. Patrick Turner, takes us on a powerful, personal journey as he travels the country to meet midwives, nuns and doctors who experienced the joys and dangers of childbirth in the 1950s and 1960s.

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UNFURL THOSE FEET: Choreographer Steve Elias in York with performers from the first episode of Our Dancing Town which focuses on Barnsley.

TV preview: Our Dancing Town

Choreographer Steve Elias has a dream to bring dance to the streets of four Yorkshire towns, in a series of spectacles inspired by the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony.

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Try not to get your letters mixed up.

Can you spell better than a nine-year-old? Put yourself to the test

You might be able to spell Mississippi, but can you keep up with the brightest young spelling talent in the UK?

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TV preview: Death in Paradise

DI Humphrey Goodman returns for the sixth series of the popular drama and the first episode opens true to form when the team is left stumped when volcanologist Stephen Langham is found dead half way up a live volcano, after failing to return from a night shift.

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TV preview - Yellowstone: The Wildest Winter

Yellowstone is one of the most remarkable places on the planet.

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TV preview: The Halcyon

We’ve had Mr Selfridge, we’ve had Downton, now comes The Halcyon.

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Julia Bradbury.

TV preview: Britain’s Best Walks With Julia Bradbury

Julia Bradbury takes us on an insightful, watchable guide to the best of walking Britain.

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HOLMES COMFORTS: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman lead a star cast when Sherlock returns to our screens on New Years Day.

TV preview: Sherlock

Toby Jones joins Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman when Sherlock returns to our screens this week.

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Gemma Godfrey, the quantum physicist who has ended up on Celebrity Apprentice USA.

How a quantum physicist from Leeds University became Arnold Schwarzenegger’s sidekick

She is a quantum physicist from Leeds University, so how did Gemma Godfrey end up on the US version of The Apprentice alongside Arnie? Sarah Freeman reports.

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TV preview: Ethel and Ernest

TV preview: Ethel and Ernest

Based on the award-winning graphic novel by Raymond Briggs, this heart-warming animated feature tells the story of his own parents, Ethel and Ernest, two ordinary Londoners living through a period of extraordinary events and immense social change.

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TV preview - James May: The Christmas Reassembler

James May returns for another series, once again slowly building everyday items from their component parts and discovering what it takes to actually get them to work.

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TV preview: The Entire Universe

The Entire Universe is a unique collaboration between Eric Idle and Brian Cox, alongside the creators of the hit Monty Python musical Spamalot.

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GUILTY PLEASURE: The Witness for the Prosecution features an outstanding cast in a new adaptation of Agatha Christies mystery.

TV preview: The Witness for the Prosecution

The Witness for the Prosecution is the major new Agatha Christie adaptation by Sarah Phelps.

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TV preview: Outnumbered

After nearly a three-year gap, Outnumbered returns for a special festive edition.

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