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Game Of Thrones and Porridge star Peter Vaughan dies aged 93

Game Of Thrones actor Peter Vaughan has died at the age of 93, his agent said.
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Tim Roth stars as serial killer John Reginald Christie in the new BBC drama Rillington Place

Rillington Place - Tim Roth reaches new levels of creepy, but Samantha Morton steals the show in serial killer drama

It’s that time of the year – and that type of weather – which means the days never seem to get properly light.

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Claire Goose and Matt Bardock star in The Coroner

What to watch on BBC iPlayer this week

Here's our pick of the best entertainment, documentaries and drama on the BBC iPlayer.

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Andrew Sachs

Andrew Sachs - Manuel’s best moments

Actor Andrew Sachs,best known for his portrayal of Manuel in the 1970s sitcom Fawlty Towers, has died aged 86.

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Stars pay tribute to Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs

John Cleese has led tributes to Andrew Sachs, the actor best known for starring as Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers.
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Danny Dyer confounded expectations in Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are? A compelling journey with ruff diamond Danny Dyer

Danny Dyer. He’s the living embodiment of chirpy Cockney sparrer-dom, isn’t he? Star of countless films about moody geezers and football hooligans, current landlord of TV’s most dramatic boozer the Queen Vic – if you cut him, he probably bleeds jellied eels.

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James May drives another fast car in The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour - Clarkson can't get out of first gear

When the BBC declined to renew Jeremy Clarkson’s contract in the wake of the Top Gear presenter’s well-publicised bout of fisticuffs with a producer, there was huge outcry.

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Chinstrap penguins and their chicks cover the slope of Zavodovski Island, an active volcano in the Southern Ocean

Planet Earth II - A bit like the Apprentice, but with penguins

Sometimes, in my darker moments, I feel like one of the chinstrap penguins of Zavadovski island.

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Eddie Redmayne plays Newt Scamander

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: a history of monsters, from werewolves to hippogriffs

Marta Cobb, teaching fellow in medieval studies at the University of Leeds, takes a look at the inspiration behind Fantastic Beasts

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Just magic: Eddie Redmayne delivers an infectiously fun performance

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them review: familiar to Potter fans, yet dizzyingly inventive

Given the phenomenal success of the Harry Potter movies (and, latterly, the new stage show), a big-screen spin-off was always going to be something of a no-brainer.

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Louise Banks (Amy Adams)

ARRIVAL: Paranoia as tentacled aliens start to hover

Cocooned in the tiny bubbles that constitute our lives, planet Earth seems huge – a polluted rock cluttered with billions of competing lifeforms, whose paths rarely intersect.

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Chee Keong Cheung, Carlos Gallardo and Kevin Eastman.

Lancaster film boss has high hopes for zombie action epic

Could an action film combining martial arts, war and zombies shoot a Lancaster movie maker into the mainstream?

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Hayley Attwell stars as Hayes Morrison in the new US drama series Conviction

Conviction - This US drama comes across as New Tricks in killer heels

We open on a woman stalking around what appears to be a prison cell.
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Ewan McGregor and Ewan Bremner filming in Edinburgh Credit - Jane Barlow

Official Trainspotting trailer released - Warning explicit content

The first official trailer for the long-awaited sequel to the cult film Trainspotting has been released - watch it below.

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Rodney and Del Boy Trotter are still the nations favourite. Photo: BBC

Only Fools and Horses is most-watched show of the last 80 years

Today we celebrate 80 years of TV - and these are the 20 most watched shows during that time.
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The remake got mixed reviews but the original Ghostbusters is an acknowledged movie classic

Five Hallowe'en films to watch with the family

As Hallowe’en creeps ever closer, families have the perfect excuse to buy in some popcorn, dim the lights, and huddle close together on the sofa to watch a scary movie.

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Katherine Kelly stars as Miss Quill in the BBCs new Doctor Who spin-off, Class

Dr Who spin-off is no Class act, more of a Buffy-lite

Halloween has become quite the thing, hasn’t it? You can’t move for pumpkin spiced lattes – pumpkin, by the way, is not a spice – sexy skeleton costumes, and various ghost-shaped sweets jostling for supermarket shelf space alongside family-sized tins of Quality Street and festive cream cracker selections.

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Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange: You need to see this on the big screen

All Marvel films have a flaw and “Doctor Strange” is no different.

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Halloween events across Lancashire

BEWARE!

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Fionn Whitehead stars as the nameless Him in the new ITV drama of the same name, which started this week

HIM review - Carrie for the millennials leaves me unconvinced

It can be tough being a teenager – raging hormones, acne, exams, the pressures of social media, nosebleeds, telekinesis...

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