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The music of Nat King Cole will ring through the theatre at Cromer Pier in the year that marks a centenary since his birth.

A brave grandmother from Norfolk has described the moment a split-second decision changed her life forever, causing burns over more than half of her body.

Later today a group of Norfolk school girls will have the chance of a lifetime to provide the guard of honour at the final game of the Six Nations Championship.

Forget about being well-read, knowing your stuff about TV shows is the new way to show off at the dinner table.

Opinion Has spring sprung a trap?

Monday, March 4, 2019

What should we do? Put away the winter clothes and dig out the flip flops or ignore the weather and stick with the thermals?

Politicians showing us how down to earth they are by humiliating themselves for a fee is rarely edifying or gives you added faith in their ability to do the job we pay them to do – stay off reality TV, MPs.

More national attention was focused on Cromer when top chef James Martin brought his popular daytime TV show Great British Adventure to the town.

TV star James Martin headed to north and west Norfolk last summer to film an episode of his Great British Adventure show, which is being aired for the first time on ITV at 2pm today.

Fans across world have expressed their love for Norfolk’s own Olivia Colman after she won the Oscar for best actress at last night’s awards.

Conservative politician George Freeman has said that the decision to revoke the UK citizenship of a woman who left London to join terror group ISIS was a mistake.

It was split-second moment which changed a Norfolk grandmother’s life forever.

Sixty years ago on February 18, Norwich defeated Tottenham in an FA Cup fifth round replay on their way to reaching the semi-finals for the first time in the club’s history - it was also the first ever live radio commentary on a Norwich City game. Radio Norfolk’s Paul Hayes recounts that famous cup run through its radio coverage

As restaurant and bar Cosy Club opens in the home of one of Norwich’s most notable former banks, we’ve taken a look at what else some of the city’s grand financial buildings have become.

A stand-up comedian famous for his appearances on TV shows including 8 out of 10 Cats and The One Show will perform this summer at a Norfolk resort.

A father and son duo who once busked on the city streets are returning to Norwich to as part of their UK tour.

He was a runner up on last year’s Britain’s Got Talent.

A drag performer who lives in Norwich says he wants to be a positive role model to future generations.

A storyline in ITV’s Cold Feet this week should be applauded for bringing home the reality of dealing with cancer, says Rachel Moore

He wowed the judges and viewers with his comedy routines on Britain’s Got Talent.

Archive footage of a car crash involving the Duke of Edinburgh in 1964 has emerged, a week after Philip’s serious collision near Sandringham.

A woman hurt in the car crash with Prince Philip says that if he is found to be at fault he should be prosecuted like anybody else.

“Media hype” has been blamed for causing anxiety in those under the care of the mental health trust. Health and political correspondent Geraldine Scott says that’s a denial of the issues at hand.

They were the watch and work-out stars of the small screen who urged us to get off the sofa and into a leotard years before the days of Instagram and YouTube workouts and #fitinspiration. Stacia Briggs casts her mind back to the days of Mad Lizzie and The Green Goddess, Mr Motivator and Jane Fonda.

The first weekend of the year means one thing, the third round of the FA Cup.

From Spitting Image to Crossroads via impressions of some of the biggest names in TV, Kate Robbins has been a mainstay of the small screen but now - after some time in the celebrity jungle with daughter Emily Atack - she’s heading to Norwich.

As we look ahead to 2019’s TV treats, let’s pause for a moment to look back at the last year’s biggest hits on the small screen - from Royal Weddings to bodyguards, heartbreaking football matches to battling chimpanzees, TV writer Cory Varney picks his top 10.

There’s plenty of laugh-out-loud comedies to watch on TV this Christmas (and Mrs Brown’s Boys, ho ho ho) and there’s nostalgia mixed with new festive offerings, What will make you roar with laughter this Christmas? Here is a flavour of what’s on offer...

What were the biggest TV moments of 2018? We look at the last six months of the year and discover why 2018 was big for the Dyer family, which unusual guests appeared on Bargain Hunt and how the BBC and ITV had a Brexit row of their own.

It’s been a year for presenters to hang up their microphones, for iconic programmes to reach milestones and for stars to fall from grace. We look back at a year of television, starting with January to June.

‘Tis the season to watch telly…now is the time to reserve your place on the sofa and start looking forward to the festive treats coming to a small screen near you this Christmas. Here are 10 top highlights this Christmas.

Christmas can be a stressful time of year what with all those rows to fit in with your family, arguments over who gets the last chocolate in the tin and that’s without having to navigate the festive TV schedules. Here are some hidden gems which are buried in the listings.

A soap star whose villainous performance is delighting audiences at this year’s Theatre Royal panto fulfilled a life-long dream by joining a Formula One legend at a world-renowned car factory.

Stand-up comedian Lee Ridley, known as Lost Voice Guy, is bringing his national tour to Lowestoft.

A former Olympic showjumper who used pig’s blood to daub lewd messages on the “love nest” of a Tory peer has admitted ignoring her court sentence.

I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! star Emily Atack will soon be swapping the Australian jungle for St Johns Alley when she brings her debut comedy show to Norwich.

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

TV star Les Dennis has denied that he had anything to do with bizarre graffiti tributes to him in Norwich.

Roger Law, the co-creator of Spitting Image, has revealed the outrageous satirical puppets may be set for a television return - in America.

He may be best known as ‘The Sinnerman’ from ITV’s The Chase, but Paul Sinha has spent much longer cracking jokes as a stand-up comic than he was wowing viewers of the daytime quiz show with his astonishing general knowledge.

As the Prince of Wales celebrates his 70th birthday this week, Nicky Barrell finds out how The Prince’s Trust continues to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people across East Anglia.

An ambitious legacy project has seen trees planted for future generations to enjoy as part of a network of forest conservation initiatives to mark the Queen’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.

A Norfolk MP has joined a national initiative to mark the Queen’s commitment to the Commonwealth - by planting trees.

Staff from Cromer hospital have bared all in a bid to raise money to fund a special celebration for patients who reach the end of their chemotherapy treatment.

How does a killer escape justice for decades? Why does the death of a schoolgirl go unsolved even when police believe they know who did it?

It was 60 years ago, on October 16 2018, that Blue Peter first arrived on our screens. People in East Anglia have been sharing their memories of the iconic children’s show.

Scores of people flocked to Castle Mall to show the producers of a hit ITV show that Norwich has got talent - and plenty of it.

People from across the city will have a chance to show off their skills when open auditions for ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent roll into Norwich today.

Even lukewarm royalists enjoyed the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, earlier this year but as a waverer when it comes to the further reaches of the Royal Family , Lynne Mortimer wonders if Princess Eugenie’s big day will the attract the same enthusiasm.

Five years ago Red Oak Primary in Lowestoft had never won a school sports trophy.

A finalist from 2016’s Great British Bake Off will be giving baking demonstrations as part of the The Norwich Science Festival.

A Norwich comedian has succeeded in improving conditions for disabled rail passengers after footage of her being forced to move her mobility scooter from a disabled space went viral.

A mum of two from the Dereham area has set a trend for cooking fry-ups in a slow cooker.

As This Morning prepares to celebrate its 30th birthday, I cast my mind back to the good old days when it was filmed in Liverpool meaning that if you just walked past the studio during transmission you could be on TV. Ah, happy days.

Viewers from around the world will soon be able to see the Mid Norfolk Railway in Dereham feature in the popular BBC television drama series Bodyguard, with Netflix acquiring the rights to broadcast the series to viewers outside the UK and Ireland.

TV celebrity Linda Barker is to design eight new holiday lodges just given planning permission.

In scenes that some viewers found distressing, John Simms’ character, university lecturer Jonah Mulray wrote in a first edition copy of Jane Eyre. It wasn’t the only thing that jarred about ITV’s latest thriller Strangers. CONTAINS SPOILERS.

Norfolk chef Galton Blackiston is about to return to television with an appearance on James Martin’s Saturday Morning.

A food assurance scheme is beefing up its farm inspection regime as it launches a TV advertising campaign to help raise its profile.

A proposed shake-up of parliamentary boundaries in Norfolk could make it tougher for Norwich North MP Chloe Smith to hold on to her seat at the next general election.

‘I wanted to go when people wanted more, rather than starting to get a bit bored’ says East Anglian-bound author

Pony Club members tell us why they love the Netflix coming-of-age drama

Lowestoft boxer Anthony Ogogo is one of the 10 famous faces in the new series of Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls.

A Norwich drag duo are set to light up the stage this Saturday on The X Factor 2018 auditions.

Shoppers were in for a surprise on Thursday afternoon when the TV presenter popped in to film for his upcoming TV series.

The Keeping Abreast ‘More than Just Fashion’ Show is back after a year off, and Norwich can’t wait to welcome 
the team and their models back to the stage.

An event previously dubbed “Tory Glastonbury” is returning this year – but this time it has some very impressive backers.

From period drama to a thriller set in the 1970s, the story of a mother’s love to a game of cat and mouse, there’s drama to suit everyone this autumn. We look at another five great dramas to settle down on the sofa for this autumn.

If ever the UK needed a folk hero, it’s now. With no one to rescue us from national woes maybe Robin Hood can help

The UK’s largest festival devoted to dogs returns to the Norfolk Showground over the August Bank Holiday event and promises fun for all the family.

One of the country’s favourite comedians, Joe Pasquale, will be visiting the coast this year to celebrate 30 years in the business.

As the nights draw in, the television beckons us closer. From Les Miserables to Luther, Wanderlust to Strangers and a saucy new series which has had TV reviewers fanning themselves to cool down, there’s something for everyone. Let’s look at five top dramas coming soon to a TV near you.

Domestic abuse issues will be debated at an all-day conference.

After the loss of a Chuckle brother, Lynne Mortimer pays tribute to the great comedy double acts.

Sometimes, when doing your research before an interview, you chance upon something fascinating. The name of Elodie Harper’s mother rang a bell. Suzy Kendall – an actress whose credits include the 1967 film To Sir, with Love that starred Sidney Poitier and Lulu. And who was married to comedian Dudley Moore (news to me) before they divorced and Suzy went on to wed Elodie’s father.

The All About Dogs Show is set to return to Norfolk for it’s eighth year in August.

World of Sport Wrestling returns to ITV this Saturday after a 30 year hiatus.

A comedy night will be lightening the mood next month.

From the town’s famous crabs, to fresh seafood, fish and chips on the beach, and ice creams on the pier, Cromer is well known for its array of seaside foods.

My Shirley Valentine Summer is a new reality series from the creators of Love Island and will see eight female celebrities travelling to Greece to rediscover themselves – we look back at the original film and remember some of Shirley’s most memorable quotes.

The landlord who has masterminded THE place to watch England’s World Cup games said he is “completely bowled over” by its success.

It’s difficult not to be overjoyed to hear that Outnumbered’s Mum and Dad are together in real life. To celebrate, we look at 10 other TV couples who took their love from the small screen to real life.

Opening with one of their recent chart topping hits Touch, Little Mix got everyone at the Sussex Cricket ground on their feet jumping and screaming as the ITV X-Factor 2011 winners started the hour and a half set.

One famous partnership sealed their love with a Royal Wedding, another saw themselves separated when one fell foul of the law - it’s been a busy six months in teleivison terms, let’s look back at some of the high - and low - lights.

The many stages of being an England fan watching the game on TV at home - the hope, the fear, the joy, the misery, the desperately needing to have a wee but not daring to leave the screen...ahead of England v Sweden, writer Cory Varney dissects the experience of being the 12th man.

A year ago Charlotte Fuller, then just 12, was seriously underweight.

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Guitar-playing father and son duo Tim and Jack Goodacre who reached the final of the ITV talent show will perform an intimate gig in front of their home crowd.

For the first time, the men’s finals at Wimbledon clashes with the World Cup final - while Andy Murray has ruled himself out of the running, England still have a chance of making it all the way and most sports fans would be interested in watching both. Cue clash confusion.

Never mind the football, the real World Cup battle is going on off the field.

A mother’s courage is warped by grief and righteous indignation in Fatih Akin’s award-winning drama, which marries on-screen inner turmoil with a powerful score composed by Queens Of The Stone Age front man Josh Homme.

There will be no snoozing at this year’s Christmas panto in King’s Lynn as the new cast line up is announced.

The landlord of a pub in Dereham continues to attract interest from the world’s media after erecting a grandstand for supporters to watch the World Cup finals.

The landlord of a Norfolk pub where a £5,000 grandstand has been built so fans can watch the World Cup has urged supporters to head down early today - because This Morning will be filming.

Film director Danny Boyle has hailed Gorleston beach as “one of the great secrets of England.”

Norfolk engineer David Seaman was hand-picked to star in Screwfix’s national TV adverts, which are being shown throughout ITV’s coverage of the World Cup.

Gareth Southgate’s promising young England side look ready to make a mark on the world stage and help atone for the disappointments of recent tournaments.

At around 41p per day, I’ve always thought the BBC licence fee offered great value for money, writes Thrifty Living’s Sheena Grant.

It is an exciting annual event that showcases the skills of talented youngsters.

Engineering works and the subsequent retuning of Freeview boxes in Norfolk has caused pain for many residents. Jonathon Read is one of those affected.

Comedy acts will be showcasing their best jokes and musical entertainment to bring people together for Norfolk Day.

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