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Book review: An Echo of Murder by Anne Perry

Twenty-three books in and Anne Perry’s brilliantly conceived William Monk Victorian mystery series is as fresh and invigorating as ever.
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William G Stewart and his wife Laura arriving at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Fifteen to One presenter William G Stewart dies at 84

Former Fifteen To One presenter William G Stewart has died at the age of 84, a representative has said.

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The fountain fight between Eva Price, played by Catherine Tyldesley, and Maria Connor, played by Samia Longchambon

Viewers are very happy with Corrie's new extra episode

Coronation Street fans have shown their approval of the show's new double-bill Wednesdays as its debut brought an extra half hour of wedding drama to screens.

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Best-Loved Poems: A Treasury of Verse by Ana Sampson

Book review: Best-Loved Poems: A Treasury of Verse by Ana Sampson

In an age of digital overload, what a joy to pick up a book of verse and immerse yourself in the words, truths, language and rhythms that have struck a chord with generations of poetry lovers.
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Spectre Collectors: Too Ghoul for School by Barry Hutchison

Book reviews: Cool ghouls, a faint-hearted vampire and royal rabbits

Autumn is here and time to escape into a magical world of reading with a special ‘dark nights’ selection of exciting new children’s books.

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Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman in The Railway Man

You'll never guess the most common word in British film titles

Man is the most common word in British film titles, new research has revealed.

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Martin Clunes (left) and DCI Colin Sutton

Martin Clunes to star as real life detective in new ITV drama

Martin Clunes has signed up to star in a drama about the hunt to find one of Britain's most dangerous serial killers.
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Who'd get married on The Street?

Do you remember these disastrous Corrie weddings?

With Eva Price and Aidan Connor's relationship hanging in the balance following the reveal of Eva's pregnancy lies, here are some of the most disastrous weddings in Coronation Street history.

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The bookmaker said the campaign was approved by Mayweather, who found the line funny

Paddy Power advert ahead of Mayweather bout banned by watchdog

A Paddy Power ad ahead of Floyd Mayweather's bout with Conor McGregor urging readers to "Always Bet on Black" has been banned for the likelihood of it causing serious offence.

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The ad screened on ITVBe

Online fashion retailer has TV ad banned for being 'sexually suggestive'

A television ad for the online fashion retailer Pretty Little Thing has been banned for featuring a model who appeared to be a child in sexually suggestive clothes and poses.

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A Patient Fury by Sarah Ward

Book review: A Patient Fury by Sarah Ward

Three members of a family found dead in a locked, burning house… is it a classic murder-suicide, or are there more sinister forces at work?

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Strictly Come Dancing hopeful Susan Calman has hit out at "Twitter trolls"

'I am not fat and ugly' says Susan Calman as she slams cruel Twitter trolls

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Do not adjust your sets..

Channel 4 viewers to experience life with sight loss

Viewers might be rubbing their eyes - Channel 4 is airing a blurred ad break to allow people to experience what life is like with sight loss.
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Michael Sheen (white coat) with co-star David Tennant (red hair)

David Tennant and Michael Sheen rock dramatic new looks for Good Omens series

Actors David Tennant and Michael Sheen have shown off their dramatic new hairstyles as they start work on new series Good Omens.

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Change Your Tune

New ITV game show is looking for the country’s worst singers

A new television game show is aiming to find the country’s worst singers - and giving them the chance to win a major cash prize.
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The History of Bees by Maja Lunde

Book review: The History of Bees by Maja Lunde

The honeycombed link between the bee’s battle for survival and mankind’s increasingly precarious existence on Earth is explored in a dazzling literary novel from Norway.

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Martin Clunes as Dr. Martin Ellingham and Caroline Catz as Louisa Ellingham

Martin Clunes talks Doc Martin - "I'll never get a better job"

Doc Martin has fans all around the world, and is back again for an eighth series. But what can the "Clunatics" expect now that the grumpy GP and his wife Louisa saved their marriage in the last series? Martin Clunes talks to Georgia Humphreys about the drama to come, getting back into the role and the return of Sigourney Weaver.

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The drama is the first to be produced by Cumberbatch's production company

Benedict Cumberbatch's role as a grieving father was 'an unpleasant place to go'

New dad Benedict Cumberbatch has said playing a parent who loses a child was "a very unpleasant place to go to".

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Anna Friel

Anna Friel to star in drama mini-series about gender identity

Anna Friel will play the mother of a boy who wishes to live as a girl in a new mini-series called Butterfly.

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Moomins

Kids’ classic the Moomins is coming back with an AMAZING A-List cast

Everyone's favourite trolls are being brought back to life for the small screen and an all-star cast has just been announced.
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