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Viewers ‘heartbroken’ by TV drama about shooting of schoolboy Rhys Jones

Viewers were left “sobbing” and “heartbroken” after watching a TV dramatisation of the murder of schoolboy Rhys Jones.

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Scene from the film The Bentley Effect

Fylde visit for Australian fracking film trio

Film makers from Australia will be coming to the Fylde next month to show their movie about the battle between a local community and shale gas companies.

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Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and Drax (Dave Bautista)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Marginally better than its supremely entertaining predecessor

Prodigal sons with tortured family histories repeatedly emerge from the panels of comic books with superhero destinies.

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Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as Mulder and Scully

The truth is back out there - X-Files to return for 10-part series

Mulder and Scully are to continue their search for the truth in a new series of The X-Files.
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Issy steals the show as Blackpool shows Britain’s Got Talent

As talented hopefuls from around the globe descended on the Blackpool Opera House, it was an eight-year-old magician who showed the town has talent.

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TV Choice: What to watch on TV and Streaming this week

TV editor Stuart Chandler finds the shows for you to watch when you've got a mo. . .
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There's trouble for the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Bill (Pearl Mackie).

TV Choice: 5 of the best shows to watch this week

Stuart Chandler picks five shows for you to stick on the planner this week.
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CALLUM WOODHOUSE as Leslie, JOSH O'CONNOR as Larry, DAISY WATERSTONE as Margo, MILO PARKER as Gerry and KEELEY HAWES as Louisa.

TV Choice: Chaos in Corfu as The Durrells return

The Durrells Sunday, 8pm, ITV

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Larry Lamb as Brian Reader, Phil Daniels as Danny Jones and David Calder as Terry Perkins.

Cinema: Diamond geezers bring strange but true heist story to the big screen

Two years after the Hatton Garden robbery and its OAP instigators captured the public’s imagination, the story has been brought to the big screen. Jeananne Craig meets the movie’s stars and director

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Robson Green as Geordie, James Norton as Sidney Chambers, Morven Christie as Amanda and Kacey Ainsworth as Cathy.

Big Preview: Murder, mystery and problems with theology in an unlikely hit

Bucolic crime drama Grantchester is back for a third series of tense village relations and murder mysteries. Ella Walker discovers, from leads James Norton and Robson Green, that there’s struggle and strife ahead

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Monkey is set to return to our screens in 2018

Cult TV show Monkey is back!

If you grew up in the late 70s or early 80s, this news is magic.
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Lucy Fallon as Bethany Platt

Cleveleys actress tells of storyline anguish in Coronation Street

Coronation Street actress Lucy Fallon has said her father cannot bear to watch her current child grooming storyline.

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Broadchurch ended on a high

Broadchurch bows out in blaze of glory with highest ever ratings

Broadchurch ended on a record high as its last ever episode scored its biggest audience ever.

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No broadcast date for crime documentary

No broadcast date for crime documentary

TV chiefs are still unable to say when an episode of a TV show centred around a serious crime in Blackpool is due to be aired after it was postponed last week due to ‘legal reasons’.

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Undated Film Still Handout from The Belko Experiment

The Belko Experiment -Revels in the torture and suffering of a poorly served cast

Staff cuts and corporate headhunting are embraced with bloodthirsty and literal glee in The Belko Experiment.

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Gemma Arterton as Catrin Cole and Bill Nighy as Ambrose Hilliard

Their Finest - An exceedingly fine affair

It's tally ho and chocks away to a tumultuous period when upper lips were jolly stiff and women on the home front actively served the bomb-ravaged nation.

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Lily Collins as Marla Mabrey

Rules Don't Apply - If exhaustion doesn't grip audiences, boredom will

The madness that ensued at the culmination of the 89th Academy Awards, when Warren Beatty was handed the wrong envelope, is nothing compared to the haphazard plotting and direction of his first feature behind the camera since Bulworth in 1998.

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Take Me Out: Em

Emily stars on hit show Take Me Out

A model from Blackpool will be bidding for men to Take Me Out as she appears in a new series of the hit Saturday night show.

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The new visual produced for the festival, Collect

Aardman's Morph gets a makeover as he turns 40

Beloved plasticine character Morph has been given a makeover for his 40th birthday - but still looks like a teenager with a baseball cap, gold chain and graffiti can.

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Charlotte Rampling as Veronica Ford and Jim Broadbent as Anthony 'Tony' Webster

The Sense of an Ending - Laced with gentle humour

We are all unreliable narrators of the past.

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