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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.

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

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

Popular BBC show Countryfile will feature Suffolk and its rich agricultural history after its crew came to Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding countryside.

Fans of Hollywood blockbusters such as Star Wars and Batman will get a glimpse of life behind the scenes tomorrow night when stuntman Oliver Wilson pays a visit to Moyse’s Hall in Bury St Edmunds. Nicki Dixon caught up with him

Our review of Slaughterhouse Rulez featuring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Margot Robbie and more.

Film and stage legend Vivien Leigh was born 105 years ago, on November 5, 1913. Here is a look back at her greatest movies.

In a dramatic twist for Strictly Come Dancing, Tess Daly made funnies, judges assessed dancing ability and Graeme Swann was dressed conventionally. And it was still entertaining!

Everyone loves an inspirational life story, particularly if it involves drama and redemption. Cinema loves to work its magic on a heroic figure. Arts editor Andrew Clarke nominates some of his favourite bio-pics

With film fans reeling from the one-two punch of DVD player sales ending and the plug being pulled on a classic movie site, Arts editor Andrew Clarke worries how tomorrow’s film lovers are going to uncover Hollywood classics in the stream age

“Oh I wish it could be Christmas, every day…” Frankly, it can be, because the Christmas advertising has started on TV and unless you channel your inner rock star and throw the box out of the window, there’s no escaping it. TV editor Stacia Briggs reviews the festive ads.

Nothing says “it’s time to open your wallet and create six months of New Year debt” like the advent of this year’s Christmas advertisements from the big retailers. TV Editor Stacia Briggs will be reviewing the big hitters as they launch their festive campaigns.

Prue managed to get through an entire day without revealing the winner of The Great British Bake Off before the show aired, so really, we were all winners says guest reviewer Richard Hughes of the cooking competition’s grand finale.

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 his final idiosyncratic suggestion for a movie which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different

Queen with larger-than-life front man Freddie Mercury are one of rock’s most iconic bands, responsible for countless chart hits and a memorable live show. But, does the new bio-pic Bohemian Rhapsody capture the spirit of this groundbreaking group? Arts editor Andrew Clarke gets a front row seat to find out

We have survived Halloween Week on Strictly Come Dancing, and Seann Walsh has enjoyed his last television appearance for the next few years.

They Shall Not Grow Old is currently showing in selected cinemas and also lined up for a TV showing over the Remembrance Day weekend. Read our review here.

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

The music industry and Hollywood have always enjoyed a very close relationship. The movies have always provided the launch pad for a star’s quest for the big time. Here, Arts editor Andrew Clarke looks at some of the more successful collaborations between the music charts and the movie box office

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