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If you are thinking about making home improvements it might be worth investigating how you can follow in the footsteps of Suffolk residents who received expert advice on popular TV shows.

The new Beatles-inspired, Danny Boyle-directed, Richard Curtis-written, Ed Sheeran-starring and East Anglian-filmed movie ‘Yesterday’ has its first trailer.

Like a considerably less ostenatious phoenix rising from the ashes of a burnt-out career, the Partridge is set to fly again as Alan scores a brand new series with the channel he vowed to never work for again (until they offered him a job).

I first saw The Italian Job a couple of years after it was released in a Saturday afternoon double-bill with The Dambusters at Aldeburgh Cinema.

“Anglia Square not Leicester Square.” It was a catchy slogan - but campaigners Rob Wilkes and Raf Turnbull hardly dared to hope it would come true.

Norwich v Ipswich Derby Day: Ahead of Sunday’s East Anglian clash, we look at other famous rivalries on the small screen, from Tom v Jerry to He-Man v Skeletor, Walter White v Gus Fring to Wile. E Coyote v Roadrunner.

A mental health charity’s dream donation became an “embarrassing nightmare” after a van they were given on live TV turned out to be a “knackered old rust bucket”.

A talented teenage artist from Hadleigh has been chosen from hundreds to compete on national TV.

An episode of a popular home design television show which was filmed in Bury St Edmunds will be aired tonight.

Women haven’t made the cut as the BBC’s popular history series reaches its conclusion

Paul Geater says The Italian Job was the first and best heist movie - here he celebrates its 50th anniversary

Who do they think they are kidding? Dad’s Army is about to be demeaned again by yet another pointless re-make.

Daniel Wakeford, who is a popular contestant on the Channel 4 show, has spent the afternoon performing for children ahead of gig.

The debut film from a Norfolk director, created to mark the Armistice centenary, was shot entirely in East Anglia.

If you are looking for love, in need of a cash boost or have a relationship dilemma, why not apply for one of these TV programmes.

Vice; dir: Adam McKay; starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Jesse Plemons, Alison Pill, Lily Rabe, Tyler Perry, LisaGay Hamilton, Justin Kirk, Eddie Marsan. Cert: 15

There are some TV shows that you need to exercise some parental control over, or in other words that you need to watch when there’s no chance of your Mum and Dad sidling up and sharing the sofa with you. Netflix’s new show Sex Education is one - here are 10 more.

Suffolk boy Kieran Nicholls’ time on Love Island may have been short-lived but it has opened doors to opportunities he never thought would be possible.

The Oscar nominations have been announced. We take a look at the contenders and the controversies.

He has finally been crowned king of the ballroom and now Strictly Come Dancing star Kevin Clifton tells Jessica Long why he is returning to a theatre tour which holds professional and personal memories.

TV lovers are in for a treat this year with the return of so many great shows including Games of Thrones, Line of Duty, and Stranger Things. But what is top of your priority list?

Could you be the next Olly Murs, Little Mix or Leona Lewis? The X Factor auditions are coming to Colchester in March, looking for the next big thing.

They were the watch and work-out stars of the small screen who urged us to get off the sofa and into a leotard years before the days of Instagram and YouTube workouts and #fitinspiration. Stacia Briggs casts her mind back to the days of Mad Lizzie and The Green Goddess, Mr Motivator and Jane Fonda.

Sex, scandal and sensational headlines have always proved a potent combination to storytellers both in print and on film. We take a look at Hugh Jackman’s new film The Front Runner and find unexpected links with the John Profumo movie Scandal

Suffolk’s Connie Lamb is being hailed the one to watch after impressing the judges on ITV’s The Voice UK.

Laurel and Hardy remain one of the standard bearers of timeless comedy. Arts editor Andrew Clarke looks at what makes them so great.

Fresh from another busy year bringing filming to Suffolk, the county’s film office Screen Suffolk reflects on some of the highlights and looks ahead to a promising 2019 complete with more blockbuster films.

Oscar season is now underway. With the Golden Globes awarded and the BAFTA nominations released, the fight for Oscar glory is now underway. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the likely winners and losers in this year’s awards tussle

Viewers have been gripped by ITV’s three-part drama based on the memoirs of former Met police detective Colin Sutton, whose investigation into the brutal death of Amélie Delagrange led him to connect her killer to the murders of Marsha McDonnell and Milly Dowler.

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