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9:57am Friday 1st August 2014
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.
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.
10:16am Tuesday 29th July 2014
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.
9:34am Friday 25th July 2014
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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.
9:52am Tuesday 15th July 2014
5:07pm Monday 14th July 2014
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10:10am Thursday 3rd July 2014
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9:31am Monday 30th June 2014
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.
9:47am Thursday 26th June 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
12:03pm Wednesday 18th June 2014
MY SON has driven several, including a threewheeler which seemed to be powered by a flux capacitor, and myself and Echo colleagues have tried out a few and narrowly avoided You’ve Been Framed moments.
11:10am Tuesday 17th June 2014
CAN’T tell your Myson from a Meerschaum when it comes to auction bargains? Well, I think most of us feel like that when faced with a fastmoving auction and boxes of dusty items which may or may not include that one star item which would gain a place of glory on Antiques Roadshow.
11:03am Monday 16th June 2014
THE trailer said it all… a tiger cub having the time of its life starts to bite lumps out of a domestic settee. Even as a dedicated cat lover, I’m not sure I could sit back and watch something five times the size of a Siamese destroying my home.
10:36am Friday 13th June 2014
10:05am Wednesday 11th June 2014
YES, I know some will hear a signature tune like the sound of a barrel-bottom being scraped when this show hits our screens, but many enjoy a good old celebrity argument about loading the dishwasher, walking the dog and annoying habits. Phillip Schofield is now at the helm as the rich and famous bicker about anything and everything it seems.
8:44am Tuesday 10th June 2014
TWENTY famous (okay you probably won’t know all of them) faces are set to take the taste test this year and the line-up offers us a smattering from the soaps, including former EastEnders villain Alex ‘Trevor Morgan’ Ferns and Coronation Street nutcase Ken ‘Reg Holdsworth’ Morley.
9:56am Monday 9th June 2014
LET’S face it, the player formerly known as Goldenballs probably doesn’t have the voice required when it comes to World cup punditry. Instead, the tattoed champion of soccer, David Beckham, has gone down the just as familiar celebrity route of grabbing a handful of his best mates and embarking on a journey to the jungles of Brazil.
9:57am Friday 6th June 2014
11:09am Thursday 5th June 2014
IT’S that time of the year again, when the great and the good of the comedy world gather at London’s O2 to perform in front of a packed audience while raising money for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
10:21am Wednesday 4th June 2014
9:55am Tuesday 3rd June 2014
10:11am Monday 2nd June 2014
Even the most ardent of dog-lovers have to admit there's something quite special about cats. While dogs are a faithful, ever-present companion to their owners' lives, cats are somewhat more aloof, and therefore much harder to pin down.
10:26am Friday 30th May 2014
THE most popular drama show in the US reaches the end of series ten tonight, which makes life difficult for fans like me, who are struggling to keep up with cable channel FX's haphazard showing of series 11. So, there are around two years of plot twists and turns still to come on Five.
10:15am Thursday 29th May 2014
9:42am Wednesday 28th May 2014
THE Beeb knew it was onto a winner when the stunning aerial shots of the Great Barrier Reef achieved record ratings in the land down-under as historian and television presenter Neil Oliver moved the format away from the shorelines of Britain.
9:52am Tuesday 27th May 2014
- Barnard Castle
- Bishop Auckland
- Crook & Weardale
- Durham City
- York & Harrogate
- Newton Aycliffe
- Richmond & The Dales
- Tyne & Wear
- Whitby & Scarborough