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

Baking is back

The Northern Echo: WARNING: Embargoed for publication until: 29/07/2014 - Programme Name: The Great British Bake Off - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. 1) - Picture Shows:  Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry - (C) Love Productions - Photographer: Mark Bourdillon (8841088)

10:19am Wednesday 6th August 2014

The Great British Bake Off, Sarah Beeny's Double Your House for Half the Money and Operation Wild

Bumping along

The Northern Echo:

11:05am Tuesday 5th August 2014

THANKS to BBC’s Call the Midwife and C4 reality maternity series One Born Every Minute pregnancy makes for great TV. Writer Kay Mellor, the woman who gave us acclaimed drama series Band of Gold and The Syndicate, seems to be the ideal candidate when it comes to giving birth to a new show which combines contemporary problems with the arrival of new life.

So we never forget...

The Northern Echo: Soldiers heading off for war during 1914-18

9:54am Monday 4th August 2014

World War One Remember From The Battlefield, Cooks' Questions and Robson Green: Extreme Fisherman

Carr hoping for 'hit' show

The Northern Echo: Alan Carr Hosts The Singer Takes it All (8603187)

9:57am Friday 1st August 2014

The Singer Takes It All (Channel 4, 9pm)

My moment of utter privilege

The Northern Echo: 19/06/2014 File photo of Bellamy Young who won the award for best supporting actress in a drama series in the press room at the Critics' Choice Television Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills. See PA Feature TV Young. Picture credit sh

9:59am Thursday 31st July 2014

MICHELLE Obama and Bellamy Young had a lot to talk about when they met earlier this year. Young, who's played Scandal's strong-willed and eloquent First Lady Mellie Grant since the show began in 2012, found herself being confronted by the real First Lady, to discuss the finale of the third series, which has already aired in the US.

Vintage makeover

The Northern Echo:

10:49am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE acceptable campaigner for looking good in old clothes Dawn O’Porter brings her celebration of vintage fashion to a close with another bid to persuade others into using the alternative world of fashion.

Turning tat into treasure

The Northern Echo:

10:16am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Kirstie’s Fill Your House For Free (C4, 8pm)

Spending on sparkles

The Northern Echo:

10:44am Monday 28th July 2014

WITH BBC1 offering wallto- wall sport, non-sports fans might be tempted to look elsewhere, particularly when an alternative is watching parents deciding that they must outdo everyone else by buying designer outfits for young Elvis or Mirana… not to mention crystalcovered dummies, hairpieces, piercings and spray tans.

Chatting away

The Northern Echo: Still chatty: Alan Carr

9:34am Friday 25th July 2014

Alan Carr: Chatty Man Summer Special (Channel 4, 9pm)

A right bunch of sparklers

The Northern Echo: From Brite Spark FilmsDIAMOND GEEZERThursday 24th July 2014 on ITV Pictured: Michael Lynton who has been creating bespoke jewellery in Hatton Garden for over 40 years  wears magnifying glasses at his studioIn new ITV documentary Diamond Geezers, cameras h

10:10am Thursday 24th July 2014

Diamond Geezers (ITV, 9pm), Commonwealth Games (BBC1, 7pm) and Amazing Spaces – Shed of the Year (Channel 4, 8pm)

On your marks, get set, watch

The Northern Echo: Programme Name: The Commonwealth Games 2014 - TX: 23/07/2014 - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows:  Clare Balding, Hazel Irvine, Gabby Logan, Gary Lineker - (C) BBC - Photographer: Todd Antony  (8368394)

9:57am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Commonwealth Games: Opening Ceremony, Emergency Bikers and This Old Thing: The Vintage Clothes Show

Going for gold

The Northern Echo:

11:23am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ONE of the greatest cyclists of all time, Sir Chris Hoy admits he feels kind of silly on reflection concerning “all those sleepness nights, about riding a bike in a circle”.

Tonight's TV highlights, July 21

The Northern Echo: Programme Name: Clothes To Die For - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: A woman holding a picture of her missing relative at the collapse site of the Rana Plaza Factory, Savar, Bangladesh.  - (C) Taslima Akhter - Photographer: Taslima Akhte

9:50am Monday 21st July 2014

Clothes To Die For, Kevin Bridges: Live at the Commonwealth and Police Interceptors

Elgar launches Proms season

The Northern Echo:

10:31am Friday 18th July 2014

THE largest classical music festival in the world opens this week with Edward Elgar’s Biblical oratorio The Kingdom, a 90-minute performance which should wow classical music fans.

The Norland super-nannies

The Northern Echo: Norland College students from left are Alice, Chloe, Jess, Laura, Katie and Chloe

10:11am Thursday 17th July 2014

Britain’s Poshest Nannies (ITV, 9pm)

TV's real Dr Doolittle

The Northern Echo: Programme Name: Talk to the Animals - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. 2) - Picture Shows: with a meerkat at the Kuruman River Reserve, Kalahari, South Africa. Lucy Cooke - (C) Boundless, part of FremantleMedia UK - Photographer: Production (8094303)

9:49am Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE latest recruit to the world of TV wildlife, Lucy Cooke, has unexpectedly found herself cast in the role of being a new breed of presenter with 88-year-old Sir David Attenborough’s style deemed to have fallen out of favour at the BBC.

Making a buzz

The Northern Echo: Busy bee: A BBC programme that really does boast a hive of activity

9:52am Tuesday 15th July 2014

FEW of us aren’t aware of the plight of Britain’s declining bee population and are probably doing all they can to add bee-friendly plants to the garden.

Davies deals a great hand

The Northern Echo:

5:07pm Monday 14th July 2014

HIS work might all take place behind the scenes, but writer Andrew Davies has left such an indelible mark on British culture, that it’s hard to imagine the past few decades of TV without him.

Family finders

The Northern Echo: Nurse Louise tracks down her absent father Stephane in Long Lost Family

9:53am Monday 14th July 2014

Long Lost Family (ITV, 9pm), Rio in Rio (BBC1, 10.35pm) and Royal Marines Commando School (Channel 4, 9pm)

A pass master

The Northern Echo:

11:53am Friday 11th July 2014

HE ONCE famously said “You can’t win anything with kids” concerning the 1995 Manchester United squad, but that line was typical of the no-nonsense Scot Alan Hansen, who got so many things right in his career.

See how the other half live

The Northern Echo: From Platform Productions CHAMPNEYSThursday 10th July 2014 on ITV Pictured : Spa Manager Lucy Ayles and her team of beauty therapists stand ready to pampers the guests Champneys, one of the countryÕs oldest health spas, is put under the microscope

10:32am Thursday 10th July 2014

FEW of us will ever get to enjoy the treats on offer at Britain's premiere health spa - Champneys. Guests must pay top dollar to enjoy its luxurious surroundings but, according to this documentary, whether you're royalty or somebody who's saved up for years for the pleasure, you'll be treated the same as soon as you walk through the establishment's DOORS.

Caring youngsters

The Northern Echo: JLS Britains Youngest Carers - Oritse Williams (7881362)

9:59am Wednesday 9th July 2014

ORTISE Williams, founding member of boyband JLS, knows all about the pressures of caring for a loved one as he meets young carers from across the UK who take care of their parents on a daily basis, as well as experts who support the youngsters in a time of crisis.

Turning trash into treasure

The Northern Echo: Kirstie's Fill Your House For Free Series 2, Kirstie Allsopp (7876875)

10:43am Tuesday 8th July 2014

SHE’S probably a little too posh to push this show title, but you can’t help rooting for good old Kirstie Allsopp. In slightly thinner times, she was openly furious with dunderheads who didn’t know a bargain home when they saw one.

Return to Oz

The Northern Echo: Programme Name: John Bishop's Australia - TX: n/a - Episode: John Bishop's Australia (No. n/a) - Picture Shows:  John Bishop - (C) Lola Entertainment - Photographer: Grab (7870093)

9:48am Monday 7th July 2014

BACK in 1992, an unknown 25-year-old Liverpudlian called John Bishop was working as a sales rep for a drugs company. With a steady girlfriend, a good wage, a company car and a sideline as a semi-professional footballer, he seemed to have it all.

Corden takes on the banker

The Northern Echo: (7663639)

10:21am Friday 4th July 2014

JAMES Corden is having quite a year. His Sky1 panel show A League of Their Own was awarded a Bafta back in May, he's been pictured working hard to shift those stubborn pounds, and he and wife, Julia, have recently excitedly announced they're soon to be parents for a second time.

Emotional conflict

The Northern Echo: Programme Name: The Honourable Woman - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Iconic image for series Nessa Stein (MAGGIE GYLLENHALL) - (C) Drama Republic - Photographer: DEs Willie (7663428)

10:10am Thursday 3rd July 2014

THE latest US actress to adopt a middle-class English accent is Oscar-nominated Maggie Gyllenhaal, who has film credits from raunchy cult drama Secretary to blockbusters like The Dark Knight.

The ultimate betrayal

The Northern Echo: FROM WILD PICTURESTHE BETRAYERSWednesday 2nd July 2014 on ITV Pictured: (l-r) ROISIN, RITA AND OONAGH TOMAN OUTSIDE THEir  BELFAST HOMEFraudsters are often where you least expect them but are always dangerous to know. This emotionally charged film tells t

10:01am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

CRIMEWATCH, Cowboy Builders and Don’t Get Done regularly carry dire warnings about being swindled by a stranger.

Titch's return

The Northern Echo: From Spungold Productions 

LOVE YOUR GARDEN 
Tuesday 25th June 2013 on ITV 

Pictured :  Alan Titchmarsh with  (l-r) Francis Tophill, David Domoney and Katie Rushworth  

The nation’s favourite gardener ALAN TITCHMARSH returns with a brand new seri

10:09am Tuesday 1st July 2014

Love Your Garden (ITV, 7.30pm)

Food for thought

The Northern Echo: Jimmy Doherty takes time out from farming to track down the world's 50 best diets

9:31am Monday 30th June 2014

IN Jimmy Doherty and Kate Qulton’s epic trip, we take a look at 50 of the world’s diets and have them ranked from the very worst to the very best, with the help of leading dietary experts.

Ready to rock

The Northern Echo: Glastonbury glory for Blackbeard's Tea Party from York

10:16am Friday 27th June 2014

THANK God for Glastonbury because the rest of Friday nights are beginning to look as interesting as a host of Knots Landing repeats. The opening festival day alone features Arcade Fire, Elbow, and Lily Allen on the iconic Pyramid Stage, plus Blondie and the Kaiser Chiefs. But it’s rising stars Blackbeard's Tea Party who the region can raise a glass to this afternoon.

God save the beauty queens

The Northern Echo: Miss World Megan Young of the Philippines

9:47am Thursday 26th June 2014

LONG, long ago, small-town Britain thought nothing of crowning an annual beauty queen as part of its carnival procession, flower shows, beer tents and display rings. Look at us now.

Inspector gets ready to revisit

The Northern Echo: Host of questions: Alex Polizzi is The Hotel Inspector

9:38am Wednesday 25th June 2014

I CAN’T help but admire Alex Polizzi who is constantly looking for standards and professionalism in a world which isn't always accommodating. The woman has staying power if nothing else, because her training in the formidable Forte hotel chain – she’s the granddaughter of Lord Forte – must make her despair of others reaching similar standards.

Flight of feisty

The Northern Echo: ANIMAL MAGIC: Alison Steadman with a Shetland pony

9:42am Tuesday 24th June 2014

FEISTY is probably the best word to describe Alison Steadman, particularly when it comes to discussing her stage tours to the North-East… but I never would have thought the actress had a lifelong ambition to visit the Shetland Isles.

Can Andy lift the title again?

The Northern Echo: CHAMPION BID: Andy Murray and the Wimbledon trophy by the Fred Perry statue

9:55am Monday 23rd June 2014

THANKS to my mum, my TV interest in Wimbledon began in the days when Rod Laver reigned supreme and commentator Dan Maskell coined the catchphrase “Oh I say” to indicate a fine point won, when he wasn’t in his “peach of a dream” mood over a particular piece of raquet-work.

Cole returns to the limelight

The Northern Echo: GEORDIE STAR: Cheryl Cole is on the guests’ lounge as Graham Norton plays host to another batch of celebrities

10:43am Friday 20th June 2014

GEORDIE Cheryl Cole spent a few months out of the limelight earlier this year (honest) and the only time she really made any impact on gossip pages was when she had a huge tattoo of roses put on her backside.

Fostering love

The Northern Echo: CINDERELLA GIRL: Lorraine Pascale with Marion and John Bird, her foster carers when she was a baby

10:32am Thursday 19th June 2014

JUST imagine what you might watch if Uruguay weren’t playing England tonight? If not you might need the good old iplayer to track down chef, best-selling author and former model Lorraine Pascale, who has become one of TV’s biggest success stories of the past few years.



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