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Kevin the Carrot gets the chop after a single complaint about an Aldi advert

An "irresponsible" Aldi TV ad has been given the chop following just one complaint that an animated carrot called Kevin could attract kids to alcohol.
Business
John Simm was excellent in ITVs three-part drama Trauma

Trauma - an excellent study of grief, but not so good as a thriller

Grief is a funny thing. Not literally, obviously, but it can affect different people in all sorts of different ways.

TV and Film
The view out towards Morecambe Bay.

New ITV drama filmed and set in Morecambe

A new detective drama filmed in Morecambe Bay will be a huge boost for tourism, say business leaders.

News
Shaun Evans and Roger Allam star in Endeavour

Endeavour - a lesson from history

After the President’s Club, and grid girls, and Harvey Weinstein, and equal pay at the BBC, it seems there is anational debate under way about male privilege, the abuse of power and the rights of women.

TV and Film
Hoghton Tower is the venue for Drive-In Movies

Drive-in movies at historic Hoghton Tower

There's something for the kids, or a chance to get you in an early Valentine’s Day mood when Hoghton Tower, near Preston, hosts a special four-film Drive-In event this coming Saturday, February 10.

Whats on
Ore Oduba and Julia Bradbury counted down Britain's Favourite Walks

Britain's Favourite Walks - The long walk to boredom

Mark Twain apparently once said that “golf is a good walk spoiled.”
TV and Film

Rowenna's inspiring film dream

For animal lovers, the loss of a pet can be heart-breaking.
News
Wallace and Gromit could return

The Return of Wallace and Gromit

Wallace and Gromit could return to the big screen despite the death of the great Peter Sallis.

Arts
The cast of this week's episode of Inside No.9. From left, Reece Shearsmith, Miranda Hennessy, Nicola Walker and Steve Pemberton

Inside No.9 - The best way to spend 30 minutes

Thirty minutes isn’t a very long time, when you think about it. It’s less than a half of football. Barely a third of most modern films. You could probably just about manage to walk a mile in half an hour.

TV and Film
Michelle Young, whose story was featured in Millionaire Ex-Wives Club, battled her husband in the courts for 10 years

Millionaire Ex-Wives Club - A measure of sympathy for the devil?

It’s difficult to feel any sympathy for the mega-rich. There they go, swanning around in their Bentleys, insulated from the years of austerity everyone else has been forced to go through.

TV and Film
Sarah Lancashire excelled in Channel 4's new drama, Kiri

Kiri is a drama that could kickstart your year

It’s January. Christmas has been lost in a belch-ridden mist of over-indulgence, and the new year stretches out ahead of you, filled with unnameable terrors and 12 months of who-knows-what.

Opinion
Vue Cinema, Lancaster

Lancaster cinema ticket prices update

A Lancaster cinema has said it will keep its prices the same after fears they were set to increase.

News
Well, rat fans - which is more famous

Is Basil the rat more famous than Roland Rat? Antiques Roadshow claim sparks debate

Antiques Roadshow triggered a debate on Twitter after one of the experts claimed the rat from Fawlty Towers was "the most famous rodent on British television".

TV and Film
Matt LeBlanc as Joey, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel, David Schwimmer as Ross, Matthew Perry as Chandler and Courteney Cox as Monica.

Friends fans rejoice as the show arrives on Netflix

The arrival of Friends on Netflix has been hailed as "the best New Years's gift".

TV and Film
Spencer Jones who will star as the ironically named, disaster-prone Leslie Winner

BBC commissions six-part comedy series Mister Winner

Three years after the end of TV hit Miranda, another accident-prone character is coming to BBC1.

TV and Film
Ella - Grace Gregoire is appearing  in a movie with Bill Nighy

Kirkham student lands feature film role with top stars

A Fylde student has been rubbing shoulders with a host of top actors after landing a role in a new film.

Education

Mamma Mia! Here we go again - The musical comedy returns

The trailer for the new Mamma Mia! movie has dropped - featuring Lily James alongside stars of the previous film, Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Julie Walters and Colin Firth.

TV and Film
Jenna Coleman during filming of the Graham Norton Show

Jenna Coleman reveals weird request from Doctor Who fan

Jenna Coleman left Doctor Who as one of the show's most popular assistants and it appears her legacy continues.
TV and Film
Bake Off does East 17

Bake Off stars recreate East 17's Stay Another Day music video

The stars of The Great British Bake Off have recreated a classic Christmas music video to promote the programme's seasonal specials.

TV and Film
Georgia Toffolo arrives back from Australia at Heathrow Airport's Terminal 3

Georgia Toffolo: I'm a Celeb has cleared my skin

Georgia Toffolo has said her skin has cleared up for the first time in over 10 years after her stint in the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! jungle.

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