This week: Hollywood comes to Yorkshire and Blue Steel is back

Dad's Army will have its Yorkshire premiere this week in Bridlington, where it was filmed. Photo: UniversalDad's Army will have its Yorkshire premiere this week in Bridlington, where it was filmed. Photo: Universal
Dad's Army will have its Yorkshire premiere this week in Bridlington, where it was filmed. Photo: Universal
Bridlington gets a gala screening and the Queen marks 64 years on the throne. Grant Woodward looks at who will be making the headlines in the next seven days.


IT’S three-and-a-half years since the police guarding the Downing Street gates claimed Government Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell called them “plebs”. CCTV footage cast doubts on their version of events and an email purporting to be from a member of the public, which had backed up their accounts, was found to have been sent by a serving police officer who had not been present at the scene.

Today, Plebgate rumbles on with Detective Stuart Hinton of West Mercia Police set to appear before a police misconduct hearing to answer allegations in connection with a meeting he and two other Police Federation representatives had with the MP in the wake of the incident.


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THE annual awards celebrating a diverse group of “old uns” who made headlines in 2015 will be held tomorrow by the Oldie magazine. Previous winners have included Mary Berry, Sir David Attenborough and Prince Philip. Last year the biggest accolade, the Oldie of the Year title, went to veteran comedian Ken Dodd.


THE reviews following its London premiere last week may have been mixed, but that won’t dampen the excitement in Bridlington on Wedesnday night when the new Dad’s Army film has its Yorkshire premiere.

The movie, starring Toby Jones and Catherine Zeta-Jones, was filmed in the East Yorkshire town last year and in return the Bridlington Spa has been given a special screening two days ahead of the film opening in the rest of the country. A few famous faces are expected to be among the audience.


TIME to hone your best “Blue Steel” pose this week as fashion industry spoof Zoolander 2 is unveiled.

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It’s 15 years since the original film, which followed hapless male models Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel McDonald (Owen Wilson) as they became the pawns of corrupt fashion executives aiming to assassinate the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

This time round Zoolander and Hansel are hired by Interpol to track down whoever keeps murdering the world’s most beautiful musical celebrities, all of whom are found with the iconic “Blue Steel” look on their face.


Guns N’ Roses can lay claim to being one of the most successful and notorious rock bands of all time. Formed in 1985, Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler formed a band that would change the history of rock ‘n’ roll, not least with 1987’s Appetite for Destruction which spawned hits such as Sweet Child O’ Mine and Paradise City.

The band may have returned in various guises down the years, including appearances at the Leeds Festival, where they’re expected to return this summer with their classic line-up following a much anticipated reunion. Friday night sees the whole incredible story told in BBC Four documentary The Most Dangerous Band in the World.


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NEXT Sunday will mark the 64th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne. The Queen’s father King George VI died on February 6, 1952.

The 89-year-old Queen, who always begins accession day with private prayers for her father at Sandringham, was on a tour of Kenya when he died there aged 56.

She is now the world’s oldest monarch and became Britain’s longest reigning sovereign last September, passing the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.