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Quarterfinals on Strictly Come Dancing are just another excuse to whip out Musicals Week costumes, more sequin-clad backing dancers and for Bruno to thrust at the licence fee payers expense - and we all love it.

In October, Doctor Who returned to our screens full of groundbreaking optimism. Jodie Whittaker was the first female Doctor and Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall had become the new showrunner. As the final episode of the year transmits this weekend, Steve Russell and Andrew Clarke have different feelings about the show they love

Robin Hood is a timeless hero. Each generation reinvents the character to reflect the concerns of their world. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to Suffolk film producer Lucinda Thakrar about the latest incarnation of the famous outlaw

A popular Christmas tree collection service in Bury St Edmunds and surrounding areas which raises money for charity will return in January.

Find out which films you can watch with family and friends at your local cinema over the festive period.

Having delivered an impressive remake of The Evil Dead and one of 2016’s most intense films with Don’t Breathe, Fede Álvarez would seem an ideal choice to helm the second instalment in the American-produced millennium series.

Christmas telly schedules have been unveiled hoping to add some seasonal sparkle to some dark nights but Arts editor Andrew Clarke is rather underwhelmed by the lack of imagination

A Suffolk-based X Factor finalist has described his time on the hit reality show as “the best experience ever”.

Film fans can see two festive movies at the Regal Theatre in Stowmarket and help a good cause.

A popular Sky TV show which filmed its semi final along the picturesque Suffolk coast is being aired tonight.

Strictly Come Dancing took a dramatic turn as Graeme Swann was voted off, but why was Ashley Roberts in the dance off? Why were the judges in such a mess? And why was Rod Stewart dressed like an extra from Sharpe?

With the festive season approaching, we’ve chosen 26 all-time great feel-good movies. Vote for your favourite in our poll.

The talented carpenter Dan Rule shared the highs and lows of his entrepreneurial journey for the BBC documentary ‘A Matter of Life and Debt,’ which is screening next week.

It looks like there’s going to be lots of reasons to stay tethered to the sofa in 2019 as a whole host of new and returning drama hits the small screen. From Game of Thrones to Les Miserables, Line of Duty to Peaky Blinders, The Crown to Stranger Things, it’s going to be a great TV year.

Stan Lee died recently at the age of 95. For many he was king of the comic book. He not only gave the world Spider-Man and The Avengers, Arts editor Andrew Clarke maintains that he was responsible for encouraging young people to read.

Ipswich’s newly revamped Cornhill was given an extra touch of glamour today, as filming for a new reality series came to town.

Take a look at our review of The Ballard of Buster Scruggs which is in select cinemas and on Netflix.

Kate Silverton became the latest casualty of the ballroom, but Strictly Come Dancing’s trip to Blackpool delivered all the garish glamour it promised - and the first 40 of the series for Ashley Roberts.

With the release of JK Rowling’s new Fantastic Beasts movie, we return to the magical world of Harry Potter. Arts editor Andrew Clarke is impressed with how well the new story meshes with the previous installments

To some, an adaptation of Lynda La Plante’s 1980s ITV television crime drama, based on the author and screenwriter’s novel of the same name, may not be the most obvious project for Turner Prize and Oscar winning artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen.

John F Kennedy remains a towering figure in world history and is without doubt Hollywood’s favourite President. He had the looks, the charisma, the speeches and best of all a dramatic exit. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at his story on the big screen

We look back over past John Lewis’s previous Christmas television advertisements and give you the chance to vote for your own favourite. Will Sir Elton get your vote or is your heart melted by Buster the Boxer?

It’s the second time that John Lewis has used Your Song in its Christmas campaign, but this time the store has gone straight to source and employed Sir Elton. But is it Christmassy enough? Let me sit on the roof, kick off the moss and let you know.

Grounding historical events in personal stories makes them more relatable. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to film-maker Tim Curtis about his latest film which tells the story of two local men and their experiences during The Great War

Martin Roberts had nothing but praise for Ipswich after he visited with the film crew from BBC series, Homes Under The Hammer this week.

The Strictly Come Dancing stars are off to Blackpool next week, without Danny John Jules on the party bus. But who was in the dance-off with him, who wowed the judges - and where is Craig’s paddle?

A dash of Robbie Williams, a row on the stairs, some carols round the tree and some complicated French braiding - Boots have captured Christmas with added hormones.

Frozen food firm Iceland’s Christmas advertisement about the plight of orang-utans has been declared too political to be shown on TV. But was it all a clever plan to spread Iceland’s no-palm-oil message as far and wide as possible?

The Harry Potter looks set to be expanded still further with the release next week of the second Fantastic Beasts movie. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at why the world of Harry Potter continues to blossom without him

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