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Love, Lies and Records - Love, lies and too much more

My kids used to like a book called The Busy World of Richard Scarry, in which animals dressed as humans scurried about, going to work or enjoying their leisure time, all being terribly busy and pressed for time.

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Grayson Perry is taking control of Channel 4's continuity mic

Listen up: Grayson Perry turns continuity announcer

Transvestite potter Grayson Perry is taking control of Channel 4's continuity mic to mark International Men's Day.

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Nick Knowles and Laurence Llwelyn-Bowen from DIY SOS with the young carers

What a difference a year makes...

One year ago the DIY SOS changed the lives of Blackpool carers beyond their wildest dreams. Today, JACQUI MORLEY takes a look at the lasting legacy of Children in Need in the resort

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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(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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WATCH: Banned Royal Mail TV ad 'too scary' to be aired during Corrie

A Royal Mail ad intended to raise awareness of the threat of identity theft has been banned for being too scary.
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I'm A Celebrity 2017 line-up confirmed

The official line-up for this year's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! has been confirmed by ITV.

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The Saturdays singer Mollie King and AJ Pritchard

Strictly stars making a song and dance of Tower trip

The musical numbers for Saturday's Blackpool bonanza of Strictly Come Dancing have been confirmed.

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Michael Ball and Alfie Boe on their recent visit to Blackpool

Top tenors get Together Again for Strictly at Tower

It’ll be back to Blackpool once more for local lad Alfie Boe, as he and Michael Ball head to the Tower Ballroom to feature in the weekend’s Strictly Come Dancing filming.

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Anthea Turner faced some serious teasing

Anthea Turner trolled for hilarious Twitter blunder

Anthea Turner faced some serious teasing after she tweeted a request to cancel an order - but forgot to include the name of the company.

The ad caused an uproar on social media

No swear bear: Paddington M&S Christmas ad in the clear

A social media furore around the suggestion that the Marks & Spencer Christmas ad features a villain swearing at Paddington bear has been definitively resolved.

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Dan sweeps Bucks Fizz singer Cheryl off her feet in DOI reveal

Dan sweeps Bucks Fizz singer Cheryl off her feet in DOI reveal

Blackpool’s Dancing On Ice skating star Dan Whiston has swept his new celebrity partner off her feet.

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Blue Planet II

Blue Planet II continues to grow in viewers for series high

The latest episode of Blue Planet II has been the most successful of the series so far.

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GBBO is looking for new contestants

Applications for The Great British Bake Off 2018 are now open

Who’s the best baker you know?

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Strictly at the Tower Ballroom

Stars set to shine in Blackpool's glittering Tower Ballroom

As the dancing celebrities and their professional partners prepare for their trip to Blackpool - we check out their reactions to winning through to this week's contest.
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Ruth Langsford and Anton Du Beke in Saturday's Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly stars getting ready to rock in Blackpool

The stars of Strictly Come Dancing will this morning be shining their shoes and practising their best moves ahead of the show’s annual exodus to the home of ballroom dancing.

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This year's John Lewis Christmas campaign

Lovelorn snowmen and bouncing dogs: A rundown of John Lewis Christmas ads

The John Lewis Christmas campaign has become a fixture of the consumer festive calendar, introducing characters ranging from a lovelorn snowman and his snow girlfriend to a trampolining dog.
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(L-R) Johnny Vegas as Terry, Sian Gibson as Gemma, Griff Rhys Jones as David Van Der Clane, Nina Wadia as Moira, Kimberley Nixon as Laura, Una Stubbs as Peggy, Mark Heap as Graham, Sheila Reid as Mildred, Susie Blake as Marge Grimshaw, Kevin Eldon as Kevin, Nigel Havers as Doc, Katy Cavanagh as Grace, Matthew Cottle as George and Javone Prince as Ben.

Johnny Vegas on his new comedy: 'Murder on the Blackpool Express'

The all-star cast may have left Johnny Vegas feeling nervous - but it's the comic actor who's in the driving seat for one-off comedy, Murder on the Blackpool Express. He assures Georgia Humphreys that, despite the laughs, the twist and turns are sure to keep audiences guessing

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The cast of the new BBC2 sitcom Motherland, including Diane Morgan (second left) and Anna Maxwell Martin (centre)

Motherland and The Detectorists herald a good time for new comedy

Comedy seems to be stuck in a timewarp at the moment – just look at the reboot of Porridge currently clogging up BBC1, or ponder the inexplicable success of Mrs Brown’s Boys, which attracts millions of viewers despite being as funny as a poke in the eye with a stick.

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