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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Marginally better than its supremely entertaining predecessor

Prodigal sons with tortured family histories repeatedly emerge from the panels of comic books with superhero destinies.

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Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as Mulder and Scully

The truth is back out there - X-Files to return for 10-part series

Mulder and Scully are to continue their search for the truth in a new series of The X-Files.
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Monkey is set to return to our screens in 2018

Cult TV show Monkey is back!

If you grew up in the late 70s or early 80s, this news is magic.
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Broadchurch ended on a high

Broadchurch bows out in blaze of glory with highest ever ratings

Broadchurch ended on a record high as its last ever episode scored its biggest audience ever.

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Undated Film Still Handout from The Belko Experiment

The Belko Experiment -Revels in the torture and suffering of a poorly served cast

Staff cuts and corporate headhunting are embraced with bloodthirsty and literal glee in The Belko Experiment.

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Gemma Arterton as Catrin Cole and Bill Nighy as Ambrose Hilliard

Their Finest - An exceedingly fine affair

It's tally ho and chocks away to a tumultuous period when upper lips were jolly stiff and women on the home front actively served the bomb-ravaged nation.

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Lily Collins as Marla Mabrey

Rules Don't Apply - If exhaustion doesn't grip audiences, boredom will

The madness that ensued at the culmination of the 89th Academy Awards, when Warren Beatty was handed the wrong envelope, is nothing compared to the haphazard plotting and direction of his first feature behind the camera since Bulworth in 1998.

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The new visual produced for the festival, Collect

Aardman's Morph gets a makeover as he turns 40

Beloved plasticine character Morph has been given a makeover for his 40th birthday - but still looks like a teenager with a baseball cap, gold chain and graffiti can.

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Charlotte Rampling as Veronica Ford and Jim Broadbent as Anthony 'Tony' Webster

The Sense of an Ending - Laced with gentle humour

We are all unreliable narrators of the past.

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The Bay radio presenter Martin Emery stars as a radio host in Peter Kay's Car Share.

Lancaster DJ is voice on Peter Kay’s Car Share

A radio DJ has become one of the stars of Peter Kay’s hit comedy without ever appearing in person on screen.

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Is a violent spree about to begin in Better Call Saul? (Photo: Netflix)

Better Call Saul: the questions we need answered in season 3

Better Call Saul season 3 starts on Netflix UK next week.
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The Telebubbies sun

Teletubbies celebrate 20th birthday

TV show Teletubbies - which made Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po household names - turns 20 today (Friday, March 31, 2017)
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Martin Compston, Adrian Dunbar and Vicky McClure in Line of Duty

Line of Duty - Fact is, this is the best drama on TV

Apparently, we are living in a post-truth world, one in which the truth can be anything you like, as long as it fits your own view of the world.

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What are you watching?

Netflix viewers in the North West prefer a dose of reality

People in the North West lean towards documentaries according to Netflix.
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Watch the first trailer of Stephen King's IT

Watch the first trailer of Stephen King's IT

The first trailer of the highly anticipated Stephen King cult horror classic IT has got everyone talking.
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The Throwdown finalists - Richard, Clover and Ryan

The Great Pottery Throwdown - The natural successor to Bake-Off's crown

It may have escaped your notice, but the BBC recently lost the jewel in its primetime crown – The Great British Bake-Off. The Beeb has been running auditions for “the next Bake-Off” for some time now – many with some arrangement of the words ‘Great’, ‘British’, ‘Challenge’ and ‘Off’ in the title.

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Paul Pritchard and Steve Monks attempt to climb the Totem Pole on Tasmania's Tasman Peninsula. Eighteen years after an acident at the same place that nearly killed Paul. The aftermath of the accident left him with hemiplegia, which means he has little feeling
or movement in the right side of this body. Picture by Matthew Netwon.

Brave new heights in Lancaster adventure films

Eighteen years after a catastrophic accident left him partially paralysed, British climber Paul Pritchard returns to the Totem Pole, in Tasmania, to find out if he has recovered enough to finish the climb.

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14 films to look forward to in 2017

We have already been treated to some big releases this year - but there's plenty more to come!
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Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) is on the warpath in The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom - political plotting amid the Brian Blessed bellowing

At a time when the United Kingdom seems intent on ripping itself apart, it’s a good time for a drama which shows how the kingdoms became united in the first place.

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Sandi Toksvig (left) and Noel Fielding who have been confirmed as presenters on Channel 4's The Great British Bake Off

Lunacy or genius? Great British Bake Off fans split on new hosts

The Great British Bake Off viewers are split over Channel 4's choice of hosts for the new series, questioning whether it is "lunacy or genius".

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