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We all have our favourite depictions of Sherlock - for Lynne Mortimer, it’s Jeremy Brett

Ray Mears takes a journey 4,000 years back in time to the Bronze Age in East Anglia and visits Norwich Castle, Lynn Museum, Southwold Museum and Flag Fen Archaeology Park to find out more about the region’s past.

From Damien Chazelle’s drama Whiplash (2014) to Joel Edgerton’s dark revenge thriller The Gift (2015) and Jordan Peele’s chilling social thriller Get Out (2017), Blumhouse Productions has produced some of the best films of the last four years.

A hotly-tipped new film based around The Beatles, which is rumoured to star Ed Sheeran, will be shot in Suffolk, publicists have said.

Here’s a first glimpse of Norwich’s starring role in this Saturday’s Britain’s Most Historic Towns: Tudor Norwich - see Professor Alice Robert ducked in the River Wensum at Pull’s Ferry and making bright red dye with human urine!

Two stately Suffolk homes provided the “mysterious” backdrop for a horror film starring former Superman Dean Cain.

Perhaps best known for his comedic work in the US version of The Office (2005-2013), John Krasinski is not an artist typically associated with the horror genre; yet with his third feature as a film-maker the actor-director has delivered a thrilling, nerve-shredding horror.

Things I have learned from watching Marcella - never ignore a blinking light on your laptop, never use the excuse that you’re dead to get out of having a job and spare a thought for serial killers who have saddled themselves with a really complicated and time-consuming modus operandi.

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.

A Suffolk town’s pioneering role in the development of the engine will be the focus of a TV antiques show.

Netflix hopes Lost in Space will be TV’s next great sci-fi series. But will the reboot live up to the hype? We take a look at 10 other TV reboots from Life on Mars to Top Gear, Doctor Who to Robot Wars to separate the wheat from the chaff

It was a grisly end to a series which has been macabre to say the least (“scenes that some viewers may find distressing”? You’re not kidding) but did the finale of Marcella wrap up all the loose ends? No, it didn’t. CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS.

A new four-part series sees former politician Michael Portillo searching for the country’s darkest secrets - including Suffolk’s Orford Ness where experiments were carried out with the atomic bomb

From crime-comedy Bottle Rocket (1996) to comedy-drama The Grand Budapest Hotel (2013), director Wes Anderson has made some of the most visually striking and whimsical films of the past decade that often manage to be both exhilarating and wearying.

Head to the small screen for a feast of entertainment this weekend and next week from The Durrells to the Marcella finale, see parents go back to school in Class of Mum and Dad and take a look at the fillies and fashion on show at the Grand National

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.

As Britain’s Most Historic Towns gears up for a visit to Norwich, its presenter has admitted to having a soft spot for the city’s heritage and the county’s famous Warrior Queen and leader of the Icenis.

Star Wars actor Denis Lawson has revealed the lengths he will go to for his ART, including forsaking wearing shoes for a year while at drama school. In a new touring production, Denis talked to us about Ewan McGregor, feeling smug and not knitting.

Terrifying stage show Ghost Stories has been turned into a film that is set to scare the pants off cinema audiences this week. Simon Parkin looks at 10 British horror classics that still have the power to shock.

This premium period whodunit with a star-studded cast and gorgeous set offered a delicious slice of pitch-black drama in the middle of the most saccharine of seasons. The perfect antidote to all that chocolate.

Boxing films are, as Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull (1980) and Mark Robson’s Champion (1949) have shown, as much about the physical strength and mental fragility of their central characters as they are about the sport itself.

Making dye with human urine, going commando in the name of history, being ducked in the River Wensum as a witch and watching a disappointing 0-0 draw at Carrow Road – which was the worst ordeal for Professor Alice Roberts as she made new TV series Britain’s Most Historic Towns?

Filming for films, adverts, TV shows and catalogues has generated millions of pounds for the Suffolk economy in the last 12 months, latest figures show – with a single day’s filming worth between £11,000 and £35,000.

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different

Easter Eggs - long-running in-jokes, clues or cross-references to other shows or movies - take television to a whole new level. Here are 10 TV Easter Eggs you probably missed in your favourite shows.

The Golden Mile at Great Yarmouth and the town’s famous Snail Ride will star in new Channel 4 sitcom Lee and Dean - watch the pair ride the emotional -and actual - rollercoaster that is the Snails

Some TV highlights for Easter weekend and next week - from Ant and Dec without Ant to Agatha Christie, Dave Allen’s f-bomb to Cunk on Britain, Patrick Kielty talking about his father’s death at the hands of the UFF to real-life crime and shows with days in their title.

CONTAINS SPOILERS Would Cathy and Michael’s tentative romance end in tears or happiness? This beautiful finale kept us guessing until the very last few minutes

Independent horror writer and director Pat Higgins reveals how channeling childhood fears can inspire great film ideas in his latest masterclass.

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