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TV & films

Saturday, June 16, 2018

As Poldark grabs headlines for its chest-baring return to our screens, Arts Editor Andrew Clarke worries that traditional TV is in danger of becoming left behind by its more ambitious US rivals. He looks at the changing face of modern TV drama and the rise of cinematic television

Suffolk film company Picture Perfect has found Suffolk to be a wonderful production base. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to producer Lucinda Thakrar about turning RAF Bentwaters into a Russian prison compound

Comedy royalty spent two nights under canvas at a luxury camping site in Norfolk while they filmed their new BBC comedy about angling. On which note, two parrots were sitting on a perch. One said to the other ‘Can you smell fish?’

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

It only happens once every four years, but when the World Cup arrives, along with it are big TV schedule changes for the nation’s beloved soap operas. With cancellations, late transmissions and hour-long episodes, here’s a full guide to how the football will affect your favourite soaps.

Yass Queen! The Fab Five from Queer Eye are back and they’ve descended on the rural Australian town of Yass to bring a taste of the action to a trailer promoting their new Netflix series. Welcome the transformation show that makes the viewer feel as good as the makeover recipient.

For all its visual flair and dazzling set-pieces, Collin Trevorrow’s fourth segment of the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World (2015) failed to match the nerve-shredding tension of Steven Spielberg’s seminal first instalment.

Since its publication in 2011, E. L James’ 50 Shades of Grey and its sequels have inspired a seemingly endless slew of films and books, parodying its raunchy prose to varying comedic effect.

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

Makeover maestro Gok Wan is on a mission to instill a sense of body confidence in women up and down the country via a series of fashion and style masterclasses.

Not a scythe in sight - the BBC release the first photographs from the new series of Poldark and we’re all pleased to see that Aidan Turner got to film scenes on the beach when it was so warm he had to take his shirt off.

The Queen has opened three of her favourite royal residences to camera crews to mark the 30th anniversary of Countryfile - includng Sandringham in Norfolk. What can we expect to see when the team descend on one of the Royal Family’s most treasured estates?

The finale of Peter Kay’s Car Share finally gave viewers an answer to John and Kayleigh’s will-they-won’t-they romance. But did it hit the mark? CONTAINS SPOILERS (and I’m not talking about the ones on the Fiat 500).

There’s a brand new trio of pro-dancers competing for Strictly’s Glitter Ball trophy this year alongside a host of familiar faces (but we’re still in mourning for the lack of Brendan Cole). Here are the new and old faces you’ll spot in the ballroom this autumn.

Norfolk-schooled Olivia Colman returns to Norfolk for her appearance on celebrity family tree show Who Do You Think You Are? and discovers a heartbreaking story about a young ancestor. But the real question is: has Danny Dyer bought a ruff yet?

Arts editor Andrew Clarke gives his personal view of Western film icon John Wayne’s career, marking the 111th anniversary of his birth.

With Ron Howard stepping forward to replace departing directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller and reports of substantial reshoots among its production difficulties, it would be fair to say that the expectation for the latest Star Wars spin-off was less than ecstatic.

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.

Hugh Grant has rediscovered his creative spark with a flurry of critically acclaimed high profile roles on cinema and television. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at how one of our most promising young actors became trapped by typecasting

Bobby Robson - More Than A Manager gets a special stadium screening at Portman Road, home of Ipswich Town Football Club, tonight. We chat to one of the film’s directors, Torquil Jones.

The first instalment of the final series of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has just landed on Netflix - to celebrate, here are 10 of Titus Andromedon’s finest moments. Females may be as strong as hell, but Titus is the king of the one-liner.

Writer Richard Curtis says he would love to call his new film being shot in the region ‘Suffolk Lad’ – but he doesn’t think Americans could pronounce the county’s name.

Antiques Roadshow will be filming at Cromer Pier on Thursday May 24 - here’s what you need to know if you’re planning on taking an item to be valued or watching other people find out more about their precious or quirky items.

Will Norfolk farrier find his perfect match on Love in the Countryside? Will his suitors be able to look past his central heating denial and front room piled from floor to ceiling with unidentifiable stuff? We will soon find out...

With its self-aware humour and ultra-violent fight sequences, Deadpool was one of the biggest hits of 2016, grossing $783,112,979 worldwide and becoming the highest grossing R-rated comedy in box office history.

With the news that British director SJ Clarkson is lined up to direct the next Star Trek movie, Arts Editor Andrew Clarke hopes that getting more women involved in the blockbuster season will help cinema rediscover its ability to tell a coherent story

At Christmas he made audiences laugh as Muddles in Norwich Theatre Royal’s Sleeping Beauty, now Ben Langley is working his jokes on the Britain’s Got Talent judges.

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

If you haven’t got an invite, the only way to be at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding is to take up a prime position on the sofa in front of the TV. Here’s the full run-down of coverage for the big day (and where you’ll find the FA Cup Final, too).

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