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Doctor Who Christmas Special - what we know so far

The Doctor Who Christmas Specials are part of British telly tradition, but interest in this year's festive instalment ('Twice Upon a Time') is more feverish than ever.

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Are you a fan of Only Fools and Horses?

These are Britain's 20 favourite sitcoms

There's nothing better than settling down for the night with an episode of a much-loved TV programme.

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Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. Picture: Trevor Leighton.

Dancing on Ice tour skating back to the North East with four dates

Skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are bringing their spectacular Dancing on Ice show on tour.
Theatre and Comedy
The Union Choir. Photo by David Wala.

Band ready for debut album launch after pressing pause on recording

A band from South Tyneside is staging a launch to celebrate their first album - after returning to pick up where they left off four years ago.

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Val Stones, Paul Jagger, Beca Lyne-Pirkis and Selasi Gbormittah.

Will your favourite baker be back in the tent for GBBO festive specials?

Great British Bake Off favourites Selasi Gbormittah and Val Stones are returning to the tent.
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Will you be watching Top of the Pops this Christmas?

Who will appear on the Top of the Pops Christmas special?

The line up for the Top of the Pops Christmas Day special has been announced.
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Steven Lee Hamilton as the Brave and Bold Sir John (centre) with David John Hopper as Arbuthnot (left) and Ray Spencer as Dame Bella Ballcock (right).

Steven is jetting in for Customs House panto - oh yes he is!

Steven Lee Hamilton is flying in to save the day in this year’s Customs House panto - oh, yes he is!

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Durham City Lumiere Light Festival 2017.

240,000 flock to Durham’s Lumiere spectacular

Almost a quarter of a million people marvelled at this year’s Lumiere spectacular.

Arts
Demand to see Peter Kay's first live stand-up tour in eight years has been phenomenal.

Peter Kay announces FIVE extra North East dates due to phenomenal demand

Funnyman Peter Kay today announced FIVE extra North East dates after phenomenal demand for tickets.
Theatre and Comedy
James Arthur put on an emotional performance at the Metro Radio Arena.

Review: James Arthur, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Of the many X Factor production-line pop prodigies, James Arthur seemed to be the exception to the rule.
Music
Pupils from Hadrian Primary and Marine Park Primary Schools taking part in a poetry slam at South Shields Museum and Art Gallery, with Geoff Woodward, Arts Councils CEO Darren Henley, and the Mayor Coun Olive Punchion and Mayoress Mary French.

South Shields pupil put in knockout poetry performance to honour Muhammad Ali

School pupils put in a knockout performance in a poetry slam inspired by Muhammad Ali

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Billy Bragg preaching to the converted at Wylam Brewery. Pic: Gary Welford

Review: Billy Bragg, Wylam Brewery, Newcastle

For an artist of Billy Bragg's stature, it's not shifting albums or selling out gigs that concern him - though he's pretty good at both.
Music
South Shields singer Brooke Bentham.

South Shields singer Brooke Bentham set for homecoming show

Rising South Shields singer Brooke Bentham is coming home to the North east this weekend for a very special show.
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James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers at their last Newcastle show in August. Pic: Carl Chambers.

Manic Street Preachers announce new album and UK arena tour

Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers have announced a new album and tour for 2018 - including a big North East date.
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Cillian Murphy.

TV Interviews AND TRAILER: Peaky Blinders Series Four Overview

With series four kicking off just a few days ago we look closer at the 1920s Brummie gangster drama. Marcus Butler and Georgia Humphreys are our guides to what’s happened and what lies ahead

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The Big Sick.

TV Choice: What to download or stream this week

The best being beamed to your telly, tablet, laptop or phone...
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Howards End

TV Choice: Five of the best shows this week

What's worth watching from the schedules?
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Ant & Dec present I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

TV Highlights: I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! and Armchair Detectives

I’m A Celebrity...Get Me out of Here! ITV, from Sunday, 9pm

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(Back to camera) Garrett Hedlund as Jamie McAllan. (Front of cart) Mary J. Blige as Florence Jackson (also inset)  and Rob Morgan as Hap Jackson.

Movies And TRAILER: Mary J Blige talks Mudbound

As Mary J Blige took on the acting role of a lifetime in new Netflix movie Mudbound, her personal life was falling apart. She talks to Laura Harding about channelling all that pain into her performance

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What you can expect to see as Lumiere spectacular opens in Durham tonight

Let there be light!

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