Leeds man to appear on ITV documentary 'School for Stammerers'

A Leeds man who benefited from a course which helps people overcome their stammer and then became a coach himself will appear on a national television documentary tonight.
Journalist Carrie Gracie.

The Yorkshire Post says: Hypocrisy of BBC as China Editor Carrie Gracie exposes pay double standards

THE risks that Carrie Gracie took when she became the BBC’s China editor should not be under-estimated – she was working 5,000 miles away from her teenage children in “a heavily censored one-party state” where she faced “surveillance, police harassment and official intimidation” as the fluent Mandarin speaker, with 30 years of journalistic experience, faced the most challenging job of her career.

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Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques.

YP Letters: Carry on with laughter from golden television age before PC

From: Paul Emsley, Newton Way, Hellifield, Settle.

How Friends would look if it was set in Leeds

How Friends would look if it was set in Leeds

Netflix UK has recently made every episode of legendary sitcom Friends available to its subscribers.


Last of the Summer Wine actors buried next to each other

Last of the Summer Wine stars Compo and Clegg have been buried next to each other in the town made famous by the popular show.

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ONE HOME GROUND: Former Barnsley schoolboy and now successful actor and director Kenny Doughty.

Big interview: Actor and director Kenny Doughty

He began acting as a way to escape the school bullies and Kenny Doughty tells Phil Penfold why he has never looked back.

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Kay Mellor in Leeds Kirkgate Market. Picture by Jacob Tomlinson.

How Girlfriends screenwriter Kay Mellor made a drama out of being ordinary

In a new BBC radio documentary, Being Kay Mellor, Nick Ahad traces the incredible journey of the Leeds lass who became a one woman British Television powerhouse.


TV preview: Eric, Ernie and Me

Stephen Tompkinson stars in a new biopic as the comedy writer Eddie Braben who is credited with reshaping the iconic double act into the Eric and Ernie that the nation took to its heart.

PRIDE OF NORFOLK: Steve Coogan is bringing Alan Partridge back to the BBC.

TV preview: Alan Partridge: Why, When, Where, How, Whom

It has been a quarter of a century since a little-known sports reporter was given his own radio chat show by the BBC.

STAND AND DELIVER: The Highway Rat is narrated by comedian Rob Brydon.

TV preview: The Highway Rat

A Christmas viewing treat for all the family, this glorious animated swashbuckler is based on the book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

David Bradley.

Big interview: David Bradley

David Bradley has made a career out of playing baddies – but this Christmas sees him star as the first incarnation of one of the nation’s favourite TV characters. He talks to Georgia Humphrey.

Harrogate's Bijouled shop owner Georgina Collins and Laura Livingstone.

Fame! Harrogate shop seen by a million TV viewers

The Harrogate independent shop whose victory in the recent Harrogate Christmas Shop Window competition was seen by a million viewers on Channel 5 last week says the coverage has boosted the town as a whole.
Jenna Coleman as Victoria and Tom Hughes as Prince Albert. PIC: PA

Royal drama Victoria to return for third series

Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes will return for a third series of royal drama Victoria, ITV has confirmed.


Peppa Pig blamed for patients’ ‘unrealistic’ expectations of their GP

CARTOON character Peppa Pig has been blamed for contributing to patients’ unrealistic expectations of what they can expect from their GP.


TV star Keith Chegwin dies aged 60

TV presenter Keith Chegwin has died at the age of 60 following a long illness, his family has said.

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Harrogate on TV - including Bettys.

Harrogate on Channel 5 soon!

Excitement has spread through the town as the screening date for an entire Channel 5 documentary about how Harrogate celebrates Christmas looms.


Tears as Dingle dog Alfie retires from Emmerdale

Emmerdale viewers endured some sad scenes as the Dingle family said goodbye to their beloved dog, Alfie.

Kit Harington. PIC: PA

Heartthrob Kit Harrington crowned worst-dressed man

Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington has been crowned worst-dressed man.

MOUTHWATERING IDEAS: Si King and Dave Myers have inspiration for all your festive celebrations in The Hairy Bikers Home for Christmas. PIC: Rob Partis/hungry gap productions ltd

TV preview: The Hairy Bikers Home for Christmas

The Hairy Bikers have almost become a Christmas tradition in their own right and they are back on television screens again this year with another helping of festive foodie offerings.

Catherine Tyldesley. PIC: PA

Coronation Street star ‘blown away’ by support as she reveals soap departure

Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldesley has thanked fans for their support as she revealed she is exiting the ITV soap.

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