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Geordie Shore is one long advert for drinking - and should have age restriction, say researchers

Reality TV show Geordie Shore is just one long advert for boozing, a study has found.
TV and Film
Strictly Come Dancing is here next week

Eight great things to do in the North East this weekend and beyond

From waltzing to Wonderland, there’s a host of events taking place across the region in the coming days to keep you entertained.

Theatre and Comedy
Gary Barlow and Tim Firth with the cast of Calendar Girls

Gary Barlow’s Calendar Girls to play Sunderland Empire

Make a date for your diary when Fern Britton heads up an all-star cast for Calendar Girls’ return to the Sunderland Empire.

News
Def Leppard have announced a new tour

Def Leppard announce North East arena date

British rock icons Def Leppard have announced they will play the North East later this year.

Music
A WHOPPER: The Big Big Camera will be at The National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield.

How Ian Beesley used one of the world’s biggest cameras to take intimate portraits of former miners

It was while rooting around a storage room that Ian Beesley stumbled across the inspiration for his latest project – a giant camera, 8ft long and 5ft high, one that takes four people to move and which was built to use film that isn’t made anymore.

Arts
Scarlett Johansson

TV Choice: What to download or stream this week

There's a world of entertainment out there - here's some of the stuff you could watch from Saturday January 22
TV and Film
McMafia

TV Choice: Five of the best shows this week

Lowdown on the listings - what to watch or record from Saturday January 20.
TV and Film
Lucille (LEONIE ELLIOTT), Valerie Dyer (JENNIFER KIRBY), Nurse Trixie Franklin (HELEN GEORGE), Nurse Barbara Hereward (CHARLOTTE RITCHIE) - (C) Neal Street productions - Photographer: Nicky Johnston.

TV Highlight AND TRAILER: Call The Midwife delivers again

Call The Midwife, Sunday, 8pm, BBC One

TV and Film
Michael Portillo heads west again.

Big Interview: Michael Portillo on Great American Railroad Journeys

Michael Portillo heads across the pond for a third series of Great American Railroad Journeys, ticking Canada, New England and California off the list. Georgia Humphreys hears why the former politician believes his travel documentaries have stood the test of time.

TV and Film
Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in The Post.

Movies and TRAILER: Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep on The Post

There’s an Oscars buzz surrounding The Post, direceted by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. But it is also a very timely movie, as Laura Harding found out...

TV and Film
Janneke Vreugdenhil.

Food and Drink: There’s an art to eating solo - and you don't have to rely on toast, says food writer Janneke Vreugdenhil

Eating alone? So often, it just seems easier to chuck something on a slice of toast for dinner when you’re dining solo, than go to the effort of cooking a whole proper meal. For food writer Janneke Vreugdenhil, her toast topping of choice was anchovies and avocado – if she could bring herself to eat at all.

News
Silk Road will be staged next month

Bitcoin-funded play to be staged at North East theatre

Alex Oates’ Silk Road, the first play to be funded by cryptocurrency Bitcoin, visits Live Theatre, Newcastle next month.

Theatre and Comedy
The Westovian Theatre Society cast in new show Aladdin. Picture: D�jan Ease and Beth Haynes.

Beat the January blues with a dazzling performance of Aladdin

Panto fans can expect to be dazzled by the Westovians new show Aladdin which kicks off this week.

Theatre and Comedy
Dolores O'Riordan has died at the age of 46.

Cranberries singer Dolores O' Riordan dies at 46

The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan has died in London at the age of 46, her publicist has confirmed.
Music
Help us to find Chip Shop of the Year 2018.

Help us to find South Tyneside’s best chippy

We are on the look-out for South Tyneside’s Best Chippy of 2018 - and we need your help.

Eating Out
Ant McPartlin and wife Lisa Armstrong, who are to split after 11 years of marriage. Pic: PA.

TV star Ant confirms his marriage is over

Geordie TV presenter Ant McPartlin and his wife Lisa are to split after 11 years of marriage.

TV and Film
Muhammad Ali in South Shields in 1977.

New play to celebrate famous year Muhammad Ali and the Queen came to South Shields

A new play inspired by arguably the greatest year in South Tyneside’s history is seeking people from the borough to be a part of it.

News
John Bishop will be in Sunderland this weekend

10 things to do in the North East this weekend and beyond

From a controversial comic to high-flying motocross, there’s a host of events to banish your January blues taking place in the coming weeks.

Theatre and Comedy
Inside No. 9

TV Choice: Five of the best shows this week

Schedules scoured - here's the pick of what to watch or record from Saturday, January 13...
TV and Film
Johnny Depp is back in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge

TV Choice: What to download or stream this week

Off the schedule but on your telly, or phone, or laptop - here's what's hot to watch from January 13...
TV and Film
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