3:56pm Friday 31st October 2014
3:57pm Friday 31st October 2014
Surrounded by Durham Johnston students, as part of Durham’s Festival of Culture, the audience stepped through the red door into the bustling house of number 5, putting on their wireless headphones to Gatecrash Sam’s 17th ‘small’ birthday gathering.
10:04am Friday 31st October 2014
YOU may be opening your front door to mischievous trick or treaters in ghoulish guises this Halloween, but peep into your back garden and you could also spot some stinking, spiky and poisonous subjects.
4:06pm Friday 31st October 2014
BEATBOXING theatre shows are pretty thin on the ground. For the uninitiated (that’s you) Human Beatboxing is ‘urban vocal percussion’, often in breathtaking combinations and at breakneck speed. In the last few decades, it has evolved with Hip Hop, but many cultures around the world have been ululating in bizarre and wonderful ways for thousands of years.
5:23pm Thursday 30th October 2014
WHILE Casualty and Holby City might appeal to the more hypochondriac among us, there’s nothing quite like this enthralling look at the real life practitioners and patients in action at St George’s Hospital in south-west London.
2:55pm Thursday 30th October 2014
WITH winter fast approaching, the nights drawing in and the weather surely about to take a turn for the worse, it's not always easy to find the energy and inclination to head out for something to eat.
5:24pm Thursday 30th October 2014
The Full Monty is a theatre adaptation of the 1997 film of the same name; the show stars Gary Lucy, Louis Emerick, Andrew Dunn, Rupert Hill, Martin Miller and Bobby Schofield and also comes from the pen of Oscar-winning film-writer Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours).
3:26pm Wednesday 29th October 2014
THIS series should really be dubbed Scotch and Bailey’s due to the amount of alcohol being consumed by its characters (is there no Government initiative to persuade these babes in blue away from the demon booze?).
11:41pm Tuesday 28th October 2014
9:30pm Tuesday 28th October 2014
SCOTTISH band North Atlantic Oscillation released their album The Third Day earlier this month. Matt Westcott speaks to vocalist Sam Healy about the album and how and why some of it was recorded in the North-East.
6:10pm Tuesday 28th October 2014
11:02am Tuesday 28th October 2014
Badly-timed jokes, spikes in cake sales and a flurry of bird watching activity – yes, Autumnwatch is back. Keeley Bolger meets presenters Chris Packham and Martin Hughes-Games to find out what really goes on behind the scenes
4:29pm Monday 27th October 2014
WE’RE in Invasion Of The Bodysnatchers territory as The X-Files creator, writer and executive producer Glen Morgan, moves on to a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others.
11:44am Monday 27th October 2014
11:58am Friday 24th October 2014
IT'S not often you see a 17th Century Spanish-style church designed by an Italian, built by Japanese craftsmen on a Portuguese colony which is now a Special Administrative Region of China. Welcome to Macau.
11:52am Friday 24th October 2014
THE only hotel inspections here will be that of an indulged travelog presenter as Alex Polizzi reveals hers lifelong love of Italy, providing viewers with a personal and revealing guide to this beautiful Mediterranean country.
11:14am Friday 24th October 2014
SO it's official - a walk to take in the seasonal colours of autumn is good for our wellbeing, according to new research by the National Trust. Indeed, now is the time for considering what we might want to plant to give us a blaze of autumn colour in future years. Here are some of the places you may find inspiration this autumn
1:02am Friday 24th October 2014
IT'S been seven long years since US singer songwriter Brett Dennen was last on these shores. He is back touring with British diva Paloma Faith and spoke to Matt Westcott ahead of gigs at the York Barbican on November 1 and Newcastle City Hall on November 18.
11:54am Friday 24th October 2014
IT IS easy to understand why Northern Ballet has just been named Best Company at the inaugural Taglioni European Ballet Awards in Berlin. The quality of their dancing, their creativity in launching new ballets each year and the sheer wow-factor of their productions, will have overwhelmed the opposition from such august companies as The Paris Opera and The Hamburg Ballet. They should be extremely proud of themselves.
11:58pm Thursday 23rd October 2014
THE opening track of Billy Idol’s first album in nine years got my attention. However, I was convinced that Bitter Pill was just a case of the label putting the obvious single first and it would be downhill from thereon in. After all, the world has changed markedly since the man with one of rock’s best pouts was truly atop the charts.
5:21pm Thursday 23rd October 2014
5:18pm Thursday 23rd October 2014
4:54pm Thursday 23rd October 2014
IT'S Hallowe'en, that creepy time of the year when ghosts and ghoulish come out of the woodwork. And with immaculate timing one of Soapland's most infamous villains is resurrected. Lock up your daughters and hang on to your wallet, Nasty Nick Cotton is back stalking the streets of Walford in EastEnders (BBC1).
4:24pm Thursday 23rd October 2014
Blues/rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd is 37, but has 20 years of recording and touring with the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Aerosmith and Van Halen, as well as sharing a stage with BB King and Hubert Sumlin from Howlin’ Wolf’s band. He talks to Mick Burgess.
4:01pm Thursday 23rd October 2014
REJOICE! DOS is here again, this time featuring the ladies in an entertaining story about a well-meaning would-be diva, Deloris van Cartier, who sees her gangster boyfriend commit a murder and, until she can testify against him, is hidden in a local convent.
3:57pm Thursday 23rd October 2014
NEVER mind the debate about who’s going to be the next David Attenborough, the 88-year-old incumbent of primetime natural history presenting returns with a landmark series telling the remarkable and often perilous story of the journey through life.
4:29pm Thursday 23rd October 2014
RETURNING with their first new music in six years, a period that saw both the death of bassist and key songwriter, Paul Gray and exit of drummer Joey Jordison, .5: The Gray Chapter was always going to be an interesting album from the viewpoint of the band’s loyal fanbase.
4:25pm Thursday 23rd October 2014
4:21pm Thursday 23rd October 2014
12:04am Thursday 23rd October 2014
STEVE Rodgers follows in some illustrious footsteps, those of his father, Teesside born rock singer Paul Rodgers, he of Free and Bad Company. Matt Westcott spoke to the singer and guitarist, who has been likened to Jack Johnson and Paulo Nutini, as he prepares to play Stockton’s Arc this Saturday.
5:22pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014
5:18pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014
In new romcom The Rewrite, Hugh Grant plays a washed-up screenwriter, jaded by Hollywood. Of course, there's a happy ending, but as the actor tells Albertina Lloyd, it's the jaded part he really relates to
4:12pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014
THIS week’s recipe is for a very fresh dish that’s much easier than it looks. However, you have to think a little ahead to marinate the salmon and while an hour or two is good, a whole day is better. It’s a reasonably sized starter and could easily be served as a light supper.
4:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014
3:55pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014
3:14pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014
3:11pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014
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4:16pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014
6:16pm Tuesday 21st October 2014
THE wheels of industry keep on turning for artist Anita Bowerman whose latest project is just about to take off. Having firmly established herself in her home town of Harrogate and the surrounding district, the people of the north east are now taking her under their wing.
6:11pm Tuesday 21st October 2014
6:11pm Tuesday 21st October 2014
6:09pm Tuesday 21st October 2014
12:06pm Tuesday 21st October 2014
THE life of Brian (Cox) moves on to consider alien life in the third of this science series. If the universe has thrown up one intelligent civilization, why not another? He tackles the question head on - and by the end of the episode, he’s convinced that he has the answer.
12:42am Tuesday 21st October 2014
6:18pm Tuesday 21st October 2014
12:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014
COLLECTOR of Tears is a new love story told by Madeleine MacMahon, who makes her North-East debut as Tanya Sealt. The play is written by Sean Burn, the founder member of Tyneside theatre company, Gobscure.
12:06pm Tuesday 21st October 2014
10:06am Friday 17th October 2014
6:11pm Thursday 16th October 2014
- Barnard Castle
- Bishop Auckland
- Crook & Weardale
- Durham City
- York & Harrogate
- Newton Aycliffe
- Richmond & The Dales
- Tyne & Wear
- Whitby & Scarborough