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Game Of Thrones and Porridge star Peter Vaughan dies aged 93

Game Of Thrones actor Peter Vaughan has died at the age of 93, his agent said.
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Tim Roth stars as serial killer John Reginald Christie in the new BBC drama Rillington Place

Rillington Place - Tim Roth reaches new levels of creepy, but Samantha Morton steals the show in serial killer drama

It’s that time of the year – and that type of weather – which means the days never seem to get properly light.

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Claire Goose and Matt Bardock star in The Coroner

What to watch on BBC iPlayer this week

Here's our pick of the best entertainment, documentaries and drama on the BBC iPlayer.

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Andrew Sachs

Andrew Sachs - Manuel’s best moments

Actor Andrew Sachs,best known for his portrayal of Manuel in the 1970s sitcom Fawlty Towers, has died aged 86.

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Stars pay tribute to Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs

John Cleese has led tributes to Andrew Sachs, the actor best known for starring as Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers.
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Danny Dyer confounded expectations in Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are? A compelling journey with ruff diamond Danny Dyer

Danny Dyer. He’s the living embodiment of chirpy Cockney sparrer-dom, isn’t he? Star of countless films about moody geezers and football hooligans, current landlord of TV’s most dramatic boozer the Queen Vic – if you cut him, he probably bleeds jellied eels.

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Natalie Lowe and Greg Rutherford leave the Tower Ballroom

Strictly Grexit for Rutherford after hit show sparkles in Blackpool

Olympic long jumper Greg Rutherford became the ninth celebrity to leave Strictly Come Dancing after the show dazzled in Blackpool.

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Thanks to the volunteers

Behind every £1m renovation project for Children in Need are hundreds of amazing volunteers who gave up their time and skills.

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James May drives another fast car in The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour - Clarkson can't get out of first gear

When the BBC declined to renew Jeremy Clarkson’s contract in the wake of the Top Gear presenter’s well-publicised bout of fisticuffs with a producer, there was huge outcry.

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Chinstrap penguins and their chicks cover the slope of Zavodovski Island, an active volcano in the Southern Ocean

Planet Earth II - A bit like the Apprentice, but with penguins

Sometimes, in my darker moments, I feel like one of the chinstrap penguins of Zavadovski island.

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Eddie Redmayne plays Newt Scamander

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: a history of monsters, from werewolves to hippogriffs

Marta Cobb, teaching fellow in medieval studies at the University of Leeds, takes a look at the inspiration behind Fantastic Beasts

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Just magic: Eddie Redmayne delivers an infectiously fun performance

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them review: familiar to Potter fans, yet dizzyingly inventive

Given the phenomenal success of the Harry Potter movies (and, latterly, the new stage show), a big-screen spin-off was always going to be something of a no-brainer.

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Ed Balls and his partner Katya Jones will dance at the Tower Ballroom after qualifying for Saturdays Strictly Come Dancing Blackpool special

BBC lands at Tower for Strictly special

One of the highlights of Blackpool’s entertainment calendar has edged ever closer with the arrival of the BBC at the Tower Ballroom.

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Britain’s Got Talent heads to Blackpool

Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon described Blackpool the “UK version of Las Vegas”, as auditions prepare to come to the town for the first time in five years.

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Louise Banks (Amy Adams)

ARRIVAL: Paranoia as tentacled aliens start to hover

Cocooned in the tiny bubbles that constitute our lives, planet Earth seems huge – a polluted rock cluttered with billions of competing lifeforms, whose paths rarely intersect.

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John Lewis has partnered with The Wildlife Trust for its Christmas ad and hopes the campaign will encourage more children to discover a love of British wildlife.

VIDEO: John Lewis unveils 2016 Christmas TV advert

John Lewis has revealed its latest Christmas TV advert, signaling the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.

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Hayley Attwell stars as Hayes Morrison in the new US drama series Conviction

Conviction - This US drama comes across as New Tricks in killer heels

We open on a woman stalking around what appears to be a prison cell.
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Sony Flood seen as character Josh Ashworth in Hollyoaks

Bar set for change in Sonny’s career

In Hollyoaks, Poulton Sonny Flood played a character who spent a lot of his time on the wrong side of the law.

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