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The Northern Echo: Alex Visiting Venice (11613143)

11:52am Friday 24th October 2014

Alex Polizzi’s Secret Italy (Channel 5, 9pm)

Attenborough's 'Life Story'

The Northern Echo: Programme Name: Life Story - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. 1) - Picture Shows:  Sir David Attenborough - (C) Sophie Lanfear - Photographer: Sophie Lanfear (11601039)

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.

Cilla returns

The Northern Echo: Undated ITV Handout Photo from Coronation Street. Pictured: Left to Right: Tyrone Dobbs (Alan Halsall), Fiz Stape (Jennie McAlpine), Cilla Battersby-Brown (Wendi Peters), Chesney Brown (Sam Aston), Sinead Tinker (Katie McGlynn). See PA Feature TV Peters .

12:11pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WHEN Wendi Peters was told that her character Cilla Battersby-Brown is suffering from osteoporosis when she returns to Coronation Street, the actress was a little sceptical.

Brian Cox asks why it's just us

The Northern Echo: ANYONE OUT THERE?: Brian Cox explores potential life in the universe beyond that of our tiny corner of the galaxy, meeting other searchers on his journey to the stars in this BBC mission out of our planet – Earth

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.

Firestarter?

The Northern Echo: Undated ITV Handout Photo from The Great Fire. Pictured: ANDREW BUCHAN as Thomas, POLLY DARTFORD as Hannah and TRIXIEBELL HARROWELL as Mary. See PA Feature TV Buchan. Picture Credit should read: PA Photo/ITV/Ecosse Films. WARNING: This picture must only b

4:48pm Thursday 16th October 2014

MOST people know that Pudding Lane was the starting point of the The Great Fire of London, in September 1666. This four-part re-imagining of the events which destroyed the homes of most of its citizens focuses on Thomas Farriner, the baker often blamed for starting the blaze because his premises was the first to go up in flames.

Back to school

The Northern Echo: Programme Name: Waterloo Road - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: (L-R) Christine Mulgrew (LAURIE BRETT), Vaughan Fitzgerald (NEIL PEARSON), Simon Lowsley (RICHARD MYLAN) - (C) Headstrong Pictures (WR) Limited - Photographer: Michele Dillo

11:53am Wednesday 15th October 2014

IT’S back to school for Neil Pearson, who plays new headteacher Vaughan Fitzgerald and is in the curious position of knowing that his tenure is limited to a 20-part farewell to the BBC’s award-winning drama after nine years of class performances.

Fire-works as The Apprentice returns

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3:16pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

THE Apprentice never fails to attract a brilliant mix of truly talented and hideously puffed-up candidates, some of whom are forever etched in our memory. In series three, we met Katie Hopkins, who, despite displaying a gift for ruthlessness and back-stabbing, made it to the final three.

Gotham has a new saviour

The Northern Echo: Undated Channel 5 Handout Photo from Gotham. Pictured: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon. See PA Feature TV McKenzie. Picture Credit should read: PA Photo/Channel 5. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature TV McKenzie. WARNING

2:32pm Monday 13th October 2014

BEN MCKENZIE has had some dicey days at the coalface recently. On the set of his new series Gotham, in which he plays the young brave rookie detective James "Jim" Gordon, he came crashing down to earth with a bang while performing a stunt.

Comeback cops

The Northern Echo: Undated ITV Handout Photo from Lewis.  Pictured: KEVIN WHATELY (DI Robert Lewis) LAURENCE FOX as DI James Hathaway and ANGELA GRIFFIN as SGT Lizzie Maddox. See PA Feature TV Griffin. Picture Credit should read: PA Photo/ITV. WARNING: This picture must onl

8:55am Friday 10th October 2014

ANOTHER Geordie giant of TV, Kevin Whately, makes a surprise return as the title character in spite of DS Robbie Lewis having taken retirement and gone off to build boats with his forensics sweetheart.

From rags to riches

The Northern Echo: Programme Name: Who Do You Think You Are? - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows:  Twiggy - (C) Wall to Wall - Photographer: Stephen Perry (11074098)

12:08pm Thursday 9th October 2014

FORTY years on from becoming the world’s first supermodel, Twiggy, who began life as Lesley Hornby, remains a fashion icon, now designing as well as modelling. Her celebrity status began aged 16 when by a reporter noticed her photograph on the wall of a Mayfair hairdresser and ran a story describing her as the face of the 60s.

In the mix

The Northern Echo: Undated BBC Handout Photo from The Great British Bake Off. Pictured: Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc, The 2014 Great British Bake Off contestants  See PA Feature TV Bake Off. Picture Credit should read: PA Photo/BBC/Love Productions. WARNING: This picture must

3:34pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

LUIS, Nancy and Richard are the last three bakers left and there will be enough fridges to go round this time in a series which will be forever linked to the Bingate scandal.

Miaow factor

The Northern Echo:

6:21pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

LAST year’s Secret Life of the Cat attracted five million viewers, so the moggy-mad among us now have another chance and a three-part series over three nights to catch up with a few more cute clips of affectionate felines.

Saintly sleuth

The Northern Echo: LOVELY DAY PRODUCTIONSGRANTCHESTEREPISODE 1Picture shows:  JAMES NORTON as Sidney Chambers and ROBSON GREEN as Geordie Keating.© ITVAll images are Copyright ITV and may only be used in relation to GRANTCHESTER.  For more info please contact Pat Smith

2:51pm Monday 6th October 2014

CLOSE on the dog-collar of 1950s amateur sleuth Father Brown (Mark Williams) comes Cambridgeshire vicar Sidney Chambers, who just happens to be a heavy-drinking war hero and jazz fan, who's always catching the ladies' eye – remarkably similar to Lucien Blake (Craig McLachlan) in the The Doctor Blake Mysteries.

Pointing out the funny side

The Northern Echo: Programme Name: Have I Got News For You - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: (L-R) Ian Hislop, Paul Merton - (C) Hat Trick Productions - Photographer: Adam Lawrence  (10809133)

3:26pm Friday 3rd October 2014

FRIDAY nights never seem quite the same without HIGNFY, and I’m sure that conspiracy theorists could have the Queen purring down the phone about the programme missing the great Scottish referendum debate.

Behind Big Yin

The Northern Echo: Programme Name: Who Do You Think You Are? - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. 10) - Picture Shows:  Billy Connolly - (C) Wall to Wall - Photographer: Will Edwards (10806802)

2:35pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

THERE’S been a little switch in the tenth year of this always-popular series and Billy Connolly becomes the 99th celebrity to take part and the honour of becoming the 100th celebrity skeleton in the cupboard searcher now goes to Twiggy next week.

New arrival for the zoo family

The Northern Echo: Programme Name: Our Zoo - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. 4) - Picture Shows:  Mew Mottershead (AMELIA CLARKSON), Lizzie Mottershead (LIZ WHITE), George Mottershead (LEE INGLEBY), June Mottershead (HONOR KNEAFSEY) - (C) Big Talk - Photographer: Hal Shinnie (1

3:50pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE nice warm feeling you get watching poor George Mottershead (probably Lee Ingleby’s finest character to date), as long as you’re out of range of the camel, is that you know his efforts to create Chester Zoo end up in success.

Strictly back

The Northern Echo: WARNING: Embargoed for publication until: 07/09/2014 - Programme Name: Strictly Come Dancing  - TX: 07/09/2014 - Episode: Generics (No. n/a) - Picture Shows:  Alison Hammond, Tim Wonnacott, Scott Mills, Judy Murray, Mark Wright, Pixie Lott, Jake Wood, Jen

10:12am Friday 26th September 2014

Tonight's TV: Strictly Come Dancing, Golf: The Ryder Cup and The Graham Norton Show

Stoking the fire

The Northern Echo: Programme Name: Marvellous - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: (front centre) Toby Jones as Neil Baldwin  - (C) Tiger Aspect/Fifty Fathoms - Photographer: Scott Kershaw (10549901)

10:15am Thursday 25th September 2014

Tonight's TV: Marvellous, Who Do You Think You Are? and Never Teach Your Wife to Drive

Animal magic

The Northern Echo: Programme Name: Our Zoo - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. 2) - Picture Shows:  George Mottershead (LEE INGLEBY), Lizzie Mottershead (LIZ WHITE) - (C) Big Talk - Photographer: Robert Viglasky (10548696)

10:16am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Tonight's TV: Our Zoo, The Great British Bake Off and Scott & Bailey

Wheel drama

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10:34am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

WHILE David Morrissey wouldn't call himself controlling, he does enjoy a certain amount of influence when signing up to a show.

Lorra laughs

The Northern Echo: FROM ITV STUDIOS

CILLA

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Photographer: Stuart Wood (10267512)

10:17am Monday 22nd September 2014

Tonight's TV: Cilla, New Tricks and Jon Richardson Grows Up

The tale of a born survivor

The Northern Echo: Bear Grylls

10:33am Friday 19th September 2014

Tonight's TV: Piers Morgan’s Life Stories: Bear Grylls, Storage: Flog the Lot! and The National Lottery Stars: 2014

Martin Shaw's family secret

The Northern Echo: Programme Name: Who Do You Think You Are? - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. 7) - Picture Shows:  Martin Shaw - (C) Wall to Wall - Photographer: Stephen Perry (10292259)

11:09am Thursday 18th September 2014

Tonight's TV: Who Do You Think You Are? Britain's Craziest Commutes and Scotland Decides

Scandal of the lost children

The Northern Echo: Programme Name: Ireland's Lost Babies - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows:  Martin Sixsmith - (C) BBC - Photographer: John O’Kane (10285030)

10:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Tonight's TV: This World: Ireland’s Lost Babies, The Great British Bake Off and Grand Designs

Life's a hoot for Holland

The Northern Echo: Jools Holland

10:13am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Tonight's TV: Later Live... with Jools Holland, Posh Pawn and The Motorway: Life in the Fast Lane

Step inside the life of Cilla

The Northern Echo: FROM ITV STUDIOS

CILLA

Picture shows: SHERIDAN SMITH as CILLA BLACK and ED STOPPARD as Brian Epstein.
                                              
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9:51am Monday 15th September 2014

Tonight's TV: Cilla, The Undriveables and Jon Richardson Grows Up

Pet project is a feel good show

The Northern Echo: From Shiver Production 

PAUL OGRADYS FOR THE LOVE OF DOGS 
 on ITV 

Pictured: Presenter Paul O'Grady with FIFI THE YORKSHIRE TERRIER 

Paul O’Grady has followed his heart - straight back to Battersea Dogs and Cats home! 

He’s ready to w

12:17pm Thursday 11th September 2014

YOU never know quite where you are with Paul O'Grady. One minute he’s sounding off on his BBC Radio 2 show on Sundays about his batty listeners or being rude about guests on the TV chat shows, the next he’s determined to find homes for abandoned, and often ill-treated, dogs at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

Force's females earning stripes

The Northern Echo: RED PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS FOR ITV
SCOTT AND BAILEY 
SERIES 4

EPISODE 1

Picture Shows:LESLEY SHARP as DC Janet Scott and AMELIA BULLMORE as DCI Gill Murray and SURANNE JONES as DS Rachel Bailey.

Photographer Ben Blackall.

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9:57am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Tonight's TV: Scott & Bailey, The One Show Special: The Invictus Games Opening Special and Our Zoo

Mears sets his sights on UK

The Northern Echo: From Shiver Productions WILDERNESS WALKS WITH RAY MEARS Tuesday 9th September 2014 on ITV Pictured: Ray Mears In the first of a new series Ray returns to one of his favourite and wildest, places in Britain - Dartmoor. He travels across granite peaks and m

10:04am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Tonight's TV: Ray Mears: Wilderness Walks, Hot Tub Britain and Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish

New tricks for old crime dogs

The Northern Echo: Programme Name: New Tricks - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. 3) - Picture Shows:  Gerry Standing (DENNIS WATERMAN), Steve McAndrew (DENIS LAWSON) - (C) Wall to Wall (New Tricks) Ltd - Photographer: Amanda Searle (10028575)

1:20pm Monday 8th September 2014

Tonight's TV: New Tricks, Alex Polizzi: The Fixer and Cops and Robbers

Coming out of the shadows

The Northern Echo: ITV STUDIOS

CHASING SHADOWS
episode 3


Picture shows:  REECE SHEARSMITH as DS Sean Stone, ALEX KINGSTON as Ruth Hattersley and NOEL CLARKE as DCI Carl Prior.

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All images are Copyright ITV and may only be used in relation to CHASING SHADOWS.

9:46am Thursday 4th September 2014

Tonight's TV: Chasing Shadows, Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs and Castles in the Sky

Take a walk on the wild side

The Northern Echo: Undated Film Still Handout from Our Zoo. Pictured:George Mottershead (LEE INGLEBY), Lizzie Mottershead (LIZ WHITE) and June Mottershead (HONOR KNEAFSEY). See PA Feature TV Zoo. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Big Talk/Hal Shinnie. WARNING: This pictu

10:21am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Tonight's TV: Our Zoo, Our New School and Grand Designs

Spotlight's on popular prince

The Northern Echo: Prince Harry speaks at the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge welcome home press conference.  (9786724)

9:56am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MOST of us aren't wild about Harry, but those without anything worth watching on saved shows may well be tempted into catching this tribute to the Prince, who turns 30 on September 15.

Focus is on a new generation

The Northern Echo: Programme Name: 21 Up - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. 1) - Picture Shows:  Alexandra Whitton - (C) ITV Studios - Photographer: ITV Studios (9783568)

10:13am Monday 1st September 2014

OLDER viewers will be aware that the black and white start of The ...Up series, with its eerie title music and excited voices of children at play, first started back in 1964, with Seven Up!, a remarkably forward-thinking documentary which featured a group of seven-year-olds, and revisited them every seven years with the latest instalment, 56 Up, airing in 2012.

Return run for a class act

The Northern Echo: Programme Name: Big School  - TX: 29/08/2014 - Episode: Generics (No. 1) - Picture Shows: (L-R) Ms Baron (FRANCES DE LA TOUR), Miss Postern (CATHERINE TATE), Mr Church (DAVID WALLIAMS), Mr Gunn (PHILIP GLENISTER) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Colin Hutton (97

10:10am Friday 29th August 2014

Tonight's TV: Big School, Micky Flanagan: Back in the Game and Marston's Brewery: One Ale of a Job!

Family tragedy for Mrs Brown

The Northern Echo: Programme Name: Who Do You Think You Are? - TX: n/a - Episode: Brendan O'Carroll (No. 4) - Picture Shows:  Brendan O'Carroll - (C) Wall to Wall - Photographer: Stephen Perry (9706292)

10:17am Thursday 28th August 2014

Tonight's TV: Who Do You Think You Are? DIY: SOS Big Build and Rizzoli & Isles

A life of luxury

The Northern Echo: Programme Name: Hotel India - TX: 27/08/2014 - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Front of House Staff  - (C) Jacob Robinson - Photographer: Jacob Robinson (9654119)

10:07am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Hotel India (BBC2, 8pm)

Realities of life discovered

The Northern Echo: WARNING: Embargoed for publication until: 29/07/2014 - Programme Name: In The Club - TX: 05/08/2014 - Episode: n/a (No. 1) - Picture Shows:  Diane (JILL HALFPENNY), Vicky (CHRISTINE BOTTOMLEY), Kim (KATHERINE PARKINSON), Roanna (HERMIONE NORRIS), Jasmin (

10:04am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Tonight's TV: In the Club, Cowboy Builders and New Girl

Goal-den date for football hit

The Northern Echo:

10:15am Friday 22nd August 2014

Match Of the Day At 50 (BBC One, 10.35pm)

Return to the classroom

The Northern Echo: L-R Mrs Marsden, Mrs Crowther, Mr Mitchell and Mr Steer. (9335581)

10:09am Thursday 21st August 2014

Educating Yorkshire: One Year On, Russia's Lost Princesses and Who Do You Think You Are?

Struggling with the case

The Northern Echo:

11:43am Wednesday 20th August 2014

HAVING taken a battering from BBC2’s Line Of Duty in the battle for viewers, C5’s new cop show Suspects was pulled mid-series earlier this year. Now a cast that includes Fay Ripley, Clare-Hope Ashitey and Damien Molony tries again with the rest of the run, starting with a two-parter tonight and tomorrow night with plots that were improvised from a detailed description.

A sense of disbelief

The Northern Echo: WARNING: Embargoed for publication until: 12/08/2014 - Programme Name: SUPER SENSES: The Secret Power of Animals - TX: 19/08/2014 - Episode: SIGHT (No. 1) - Picture Shows: Helen Czerski illustrating Bio-luminescence by pouring water between two jars Dr He

10:08am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Super Senses: The Secret Power Of Animals, Young Vets and Dogs: Their Secret Lives

New squad, old tricks

The Northern Echo: Programme Name: New Tricks - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows:  Dan Griffin (NICHOLAS LYNDHURST), Gerry Standing (DENNIS WATERMAN), DCI Sacha Miller (TAMZIN OUTHWAITE), Steve McAndrew (DENIS LAWSON) - (C) Wall to Wall Media - Photographer:

9:56am Monday 18th August 2014

New Tricks, Two Tribes and My Online Bride

What next for the Boomers?

The Northern Echo: Programme Name: Boomers - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows:  Joyce (ALISON STEADMAN), Alan (PHILIP JACKSON) - (C) Hattrick Productions - Photographer: Jack Barnes (9062293)

9:51am Friday 15th August 2014

Reviews: Boomers, Scrappers and Wartime Secrets with Harry Harris

Children tell their own story

The Northern Echo: VIDEO DIARY: Six-year-old Samuel in his hospital bed. He is one of the child stars in Kids with Cameras on ITV this Thursday July 29 at 9pm.

10:23am Thursday 14th August 2014

Kids With Cameras: Diary Of A Children’s Ward, Location, Location, Location and Who Do You Think You Are?

Stars uncover tales from jail

The Northern Echo: From Wall to Wall Productions SECRETS OF THE CLINKEP1Tuesday 6th August 2014 on ITV Pictured: Len Goodman stands in front of HM Prison PortlandIn a brand-new, two part series, entertainer LEN GOODMAN, comedian JOHNNY VEGAS, actress MICHELLE COLLINS, broad

10:04am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Secrets From The Clink, The Great British Bake Off and The World's War: Forgotten Soldiers of Empire

Hanging in judgment

The Northern Echo:

10:14am Tuesday 12th August 2014

IT’S half a century since Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans became the last two men to be hanged in Britain, and this documentary looks back on the sorry tales of those who paid the ultimate penalty having been found guilty.

Kate returns to the front

The Northern Echo: Programme Name: Kate Adie's Women Of World War One - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: With members of FANY, First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, whose volunteers assisted the army during WWI. Kate Adie - (C) BBC - Photographer: Fred Fabre (905

9:40am Monday 11th August 2014

Kate Adie's Women of World War One, Long Lost Family and American Pickers

Walter’s world

The Northern Echo:

11:58am Friday 8th August 2014

BBC has dominated the week and completes the set tonight with a “feeble Friday” comedy-drama featuring Adrian Dunbar as DI Walter Gambon, a world-weary detective and father to teenager Lily, who, with an answer for everything, manages to keep him on his toes.

Family matters

The Northern Echo: Programme Name: Who Do You Think You Are? - TX: 02/08/2014 - Episode: Julie Walters (No. 1) - Picture Shows:  Julie Walters - (C) Wall to Wall - Photographer: Stephen Perry (8848094)

10:13am Thursday 7th August 2014

Who Do You Think You Are?, Kids with Cameras: Diary of a Children's Ward and First Time Farmers



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