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Films with re-watch value, movies with a unique quality, will become the classics of the future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

The parents of a former Samuel Ward Academy student have spoken of their excitement as their son prepares for the X-Factor live shows this weekend.

Have you seen new noir thriller Bad Times at the El Royale, starring Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm and Chris Hemsworth? Read our review below.

It was 60 years ago, on October 16 2018, that Blue Peter first arrived on our screens. People in East Anglia have been sharing their memories of the iconic children’s show.

Strictly Come Dancing is once again dominating the headlines – both on and off the telly pages and here Andrew Clarke argues that it’s a sparkle of sunshine in an otherwise drab world

Five tweaks to stop the risk of this beloved and successful Saturday-night show growing stale

From zombies to demogorgons, poltergeists to killer clowns, demon headmasters to devilish technology, there’s a scary TV show to suit all levels of daring in our list of shows to get you into the Halloween spirit. Do not watch alone.

The time (and space) is right for a brand new feel to an old favourite. Doctor Who is being steered by a new Doctor and a new writing team and on first impressions, it’s fun for all the family while retaining the behing-the-sofa moments we all know and love.

With the BBC children’s show about to celebrate its birthday, Steven Russell gets misty-eyed as he meets one of his childhood heroes: ex-presenter Peter Purves

Films with re-watch value, movies with a unique quality, will become the classics of the future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Movie Week on Planet Strictly this time, and we’ve got the headlines for you: who was in the dance-off, who got voted off, what the judges said and why Bruno cannot stay in his chair.

“It’s Vegan Week, there’s no dairy or meat, why don’t you chop up a leek, because it’s Vegan Week” It was baking hummus-cide in the tent for one of the last men standing, says guest reviewer, chef Richard Hughes.

The Bodyguard TV series on BBC television prompted a real life protection officer from Bury St Edmunds to talk to students at Suffolk New College, in Ipswich.

Nostalgia: Crackerjack! A TV legend

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Children’s variety show Crackerjack was a highlight of the TV week, entertaining children and families for 29 years. Lynne Mortimer talks to Suffolk author Alan Stafford about the inside story of the teatime TV classic

The world premiere of a film shot in Suffolk and telling to story of the friendly invasion of US airmen during the Second World War has been held in the fitting surroundings of an aircraft hanger at the IWM Duxford.

We have met the titular anti-hero of Ruben Fleischer’s latest film before, menacing Peter Parker in Spiderman 3.

Have you got what it takes to star in Britain’s Got Talent? The hit show is holding auditions in Felixstowe - and also bringing a BGT Showcase evening to the town.

Doctor Who returns this weekend and it’s all change. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at what makes this most British of programmes so special

Hit television show Britain’s Got Talent will be searching for Ipswich’s boldest, best and brightest stars as auditions for the 2019 series role into town.

From game shows, to talent competitions and the increasingly popular reality dating series - there are hundreds of ways to get your five minutes of fame or win big cash prizes.

Films with re-watch value, movies with a unique quality, will become the classics of the future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Does Alan Sugar need to fire the Photoshop team at The Apprentice? Distortion on official candidate photos of Kayode and Frank are dismissed by the BBC as “a trick of the light”. We’re not entirely convinced. CONTAINS SPOILERS.

Lucky for some: Jodie Whittaker is the 13th Doctor Who - here’s everything you need to know about the new custodian of the Tardis who takes to the skies on Sundays for the next 10 weeks. We can’t wait.

Prepare for boardroom battles as The Apprentice returns for a 14th series. Meet Lord Sugar’s new apprentices, including the man who claims “Google is my middle name”. It’s not, though, is it?

It’s pastry week and the judges rolled out some new challenges for the bakers which included a Tudor-style banquet pie. Ironically Manon struggled on the French technical challenge, Jon revealed pastry has ‘cannibalistic tendencies’ and there was plenty of red-hot steamhole action.

Bradley Cooper directs the fourth adaptation of classic film A Star is Born.

An Audience with Simon Reeve at Ipswich’s Regent Theatre certainly achieved its aim in being inspirational.

After the line-up announcement, the launch show, the highlights show AND a whole week of contestants dancing without any peril of a public vote, we have finally parted ways with a celebrity on Strictly Come Dancing 2018.

Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish are fine actors and two of the funniest comedians working today.

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