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Legendary director Sir Ridley Scott praises his old college as he is awarded Bafta fellowship

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Sir Ridley Scott is to be honoured with a fellowship at the Bafta Awards tonight.

Sir Ridley Scott set to receive highest accolade at Baftas

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Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand performing at the O2 Academy in Newcastle. Pic: Gary Welford.

Review: Franz Ferdinand, O2 Academy, Newcastle

Music
Michel Roux Jnr holding a skrei cod.

Food and drink: Fishing for wild skrei cod in chilly Norwegian waters with chef Michael Roux Jr

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Album review: Franz Ferdinand - Always Ascending

Music

Do you have what it takes to perform at this year’s Evolution Emerging festival?

Music

TV Choice: What to download or stream this week

TV and Film

TV Choice: Five of the best shows this week

TV and Film
Anna Friel is Marcella.

TV Highlight AND TRAILER: Anna Friel returns as Marcella

TV and Film
Wendy (Rosie Cavaliero), Sandra (Joanna Scanlan), Phil (John Cleese), Edith (Alison Steadman), Roger (Jason Watkins), Mrs Gale (Anne Reid) - (C) 
BBC Photographer: Adam Lawrence

Big Preview AND TRAILER: John Cleese on new sitcom Hold The Sunset

TV and Film

Review: Franz Ferdinand, O2 Academy, Newcastle

Music
Franz Ferdinand  Always Ascending (Domino Records).

Album review: Franz Ferdinand - Always Ascending

Music
The Lake Poets has previously performed at Evolution Emerging

Do you have what it takes to perform at this year’s Evolution Emerging festival?

Music
Rapper Kendrick Lamar, who has been confirmed as one of the headliners for this year's Reading and Leeds festivals. Pic: PA.

Kendrick Lamar, Fall Out Boy and Kings of Leon announced as Reading and Leeds headliners

Music

Bronté Barbé on bringing Carole King musical Beautiful to Sunderland

Theatre and Comedy
From left, Rosalind Seal as Hobby,  Jake Addley as Salty and Nicole Black as Gail in Teechers., Picture by Alex Harvey-Brown

Comedy classic school play coming to South Shields

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David John Hopper as Arbuthnot and Ray Spencer as Dame Bella.

More than 8,000 tickets already sold for this year's South Shields panto

News

Elmer the Elephant to follow in Great North Snowdogs’ paw prints

Arts
Kian and Kharis Fairest looking at the Phoenix at Durham's Fire and Ice Festival last year.

Gandalf and The Gruffalo to feature in ice sculpture trail in Durham

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Giovanni Pernice alongside his dance partner, Luba Mushtuk.

Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice bringing show to South Shields

News

In pictures: your photos of the Super Blue Blood Moon

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Sir Ridley Scott and wife Giannina Facio attending the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London. Picture by Press Association.

Legendary director Sir Ridley Scott praises his old college as he is awarded Bafta fellowship

News
Sir Ridley Scott is to be honoured with a fellowship at the Bafta Awards tonight.

Sir Ridley Scott set to receive highest accolade at Baftas

News
Brendan Gleeson in Calvary on BBC iPlayer

TV Choice: What to download or stream this week

TV and Film
Michel Roux Jnr holding a skrei cod.

Food and drink: Fishing for wild skrei cod in chilly Norwegian waters with chef Michael Roux Jr

News
A recipe from The Pancake Kitchen in Seaham for Shrove Tuesday. Picture: The Pancake Kitchen.

How to make the perfect pancake for Shrove Tuesday

Offbeat

Making a Sunday dinner? These reader recipes promise great Yorkshire puddings

Offbeat