TV & films


Lucky students from a Suffolk college met the famed host of the Antiques Roadshow when it came to Christchurch Park last week, with backstage passes to see the magic in action.

A campaign to support the historic Abbeygate Cinema in Bury St Edmunds is completed with more than £30,000 raised.

Trinity Park will host 12 films in four days at the end of the month as it hosts a new Drive In/Outdoor Movie event and also welcomes back a popular antiques and vintage previously postponed because of the pandemic.

A schoolgirl from Suffolk said she is spurred on by the community’s support as she compete’s in the Britain’s Got Talent semi-final tomorrow night.

Channel 5 will tonight delve into the secrets of the company behind one of Suffolk’s best loved holiday parks - Center Parcs at Elveden Forest.

As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, here are 15 TV dramas coming to a small screen near you soon this autumn - prepare for a season of true crime, tortured detectives, romance, political intrigue, terrible secrets and action!

Psycho celebrates 60 years of terrifying audiences. We take a look at how director Alfred Hitchcock became an indie film-maker and changed the face of Hollywood

Former Ipswich mayor Glen Chisholm has spoken of his shock and sadness at the death of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, who had the title role in Marvel’s first BAME-led superhero movie.

Southwold is introducing outdoor cinema with a Richard Curtis double bill for a safe and socially distanced night at the movies.

Sir Sean Connery turns 90 today and we celebrate his 60 years as Hollywood royalty.

Suffolk’s beautiful landscape will feature on popular BBC programme Countryfile tonight as its presenters take a look at an ambitious project aimed at turning East Anglia into a giant nature reserve.

Suffolk-based film critic James King had a revelation during lockdown and he has written a book to explain why we need to be more like Zen-like action hero Keanu Reeves

It seems that the summer of 2020 has seen the widespread rebirth of the Drive-In Movie and this weekend sees a four day marathon of movies and music at Euston Hall, on the Suffolk-Norfolk border which has been called The Drive-in Experience.

The doors may still be closed, the projector switched off, but the Ipswich Film Theatre is busily preparing the two-screen cinema for reopening later this year and the work includes the appointment of new trustees and management team.

From Billy Elliot to Cast Away, how many of these instant classics have you watched?

BBC programme-makers dropped in on an antiques centre in Ipswich as part of a road trip.

While other cinemas are just starting to re-open this weekend, Abbeygate Cinema, in Bury St Edmunds, is seizing the opportunity to open a brand new auditorium, bringing the Hatter Street venue up to three screens.

Blockbuster entertainment is returning to Ipswich Cineworld from this weekend.

An independent cinema is getting ready to open its new 180-seater premier screen to the public after months of work.

Up to 3.7 million over-75s will be asked to pay the BBC’s TV licence fee as across-the-board free licences are scrapped - do you qualify for a free licence?

East Anglia will relive its associations with Charles Dickens and the recent film version of The Personal History of David Copperfield when two of the principal filming locations team up for a watch-along event.

The X-Men movies are 20 years old. But, before Halle Berry conjured up her first storm or Hugh Jackman’s blades sliced through his knuckles, cinema had fallen out of love with costumed comic book characters. But, once the X-Men arrived, blockbusters changed forever.

There’s nothing quite like a night out at the movies, enjoying some big screen action and adventure or perhaps a laugh or two with a timeless comedy, and that experience is made even more enjoyable by the event taking place under a brilliant star-filled sky.

Suffolk’s official film office has launched a new database of local TV and film professionals to help kickstart the industry following the coronavirus lockdown.

Cinema and live entertainment is heading outdoors this summer. Drive-in is the new night out and across Suffolk and East Anglia a new type of open-air festival is being staged so people can have fun times after months of being shut in and locked down.

Suffolk-based physical theatre company Gecko have just completed a new feature film for the BBC exploring our need to care for everyone as society becomes more complex

Are you brave enough to bare it all on a daring TV dating series?

A cinema in Bury St Edmunds is introducing a concierge to greet customers, a dedicated hand wash point and distanced allocated seating among measures to prepare for reopening.

The comedy sci-fi romance Back to the Future was the utilmate ‘80s movie. It was fast, fun and made you feel that it was good to be alive. So why was it so good and what did the cast do next?

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