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


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 

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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



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

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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

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


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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

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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

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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.

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