11:52am Friday 24th October 2014
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.
12:11pm Wednesday 22nd 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
3:34pm Wednesday 8th October 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10:12am Friday 26th September 2014
10:15am Thursday 25th September 2014
10:16am Wednesday 24th September 2014
10:34am Tuesday 23rd September 2014
10:17am Monday 22nd September 2014
10:33am Friday 19th September 2014
11:09am Thursday 18th September 2014
10:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014
10:13am Tuesday 16th September 2014
9:51am Monday 15th September 2014
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.
9:57am Wednesday 10th September 2014
10:04am Tuesday 9th September 2014
1:20pm Monday 8th September 2014
9:46am Thursday 4th September 2014
10:21am Wednesday 3rd September 2014
9:56am Tuesday 2nd September 2014
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.
10:10am Friday 29th August 2014
10:17am Thursday 28th August 2014
10:04am Tuesday 26th August 2014
10:15am Friday 22nd August 2014
10:09am Thursday 21st August 2014
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.
10:08am Tuesday 19th August 2014
9:56am Monday 18th August 2014
9:51am Friday 15th August 2014
10:23am Thursday 14th August 2014
10:04am Wednesday 13th August 2014
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.
9:40am Monday 11th August 2014
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.
10:13am Thursday 7th August 2014
- Barnard Castle
- Bishop Auckland
- Crook & Weardale
- Durham City
- York & Harrogate
- Newton Aycliffe
- Richmond & The Dales
- Tyne & Wear
- Whitby & Scarborough