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Withnail and him

A new theory on the mystery of Jack the Ripper and a cult classic British movie of the Eighties come together in the Spiegeltent next week.

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The Great British Breakaway

BREADXIT: What happens when beloved shows and stars leave BBC

The Great British Bake Off making the move from BBC to Channel 4 retreads a path often taken by stars and shows in search of pastures (and payslips) new.
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TV Licensing fraud emails rise

Rise in TV Licensing fraud emails

Fraudsters are using emails offering fake refunds on the TV Licence to steal bank account details.

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Phil Charles

Sheffield Hallam lecturer takes home ‘Best Screenplay’ award

A screenwriting lecturer from Sheffield Hallam University has taken home the gong for ‘Best Screenplay’ at the British Screenwriters’ Awards.

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Transparent

New on streaming services this month

As September rolls around we take a look at what the two biggest streaming services in the UK are bringing to our screens.

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The Full Monty

QUIZ: Can you guess the Sheffield movie from part of the poster art?

How good is your knowledge of films with a Sheffield link?

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Mrs Brown's Boys

Mrs Brown’s Boys voted best British sitcom of the 21st century

It’s the farcical comedy which leaves critics stony-faced. But now Mrs Brown’s Boys has been voted the best British sitcom of the 21st century, beating Ricky Gervais’s observational masterpiece, The Office.

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Doncaster Great British Bake Off star Val Stones. (Photo: BBC).

Doncaster woman begins quest to win TV's Great British Bake Off tonight

A Doncaster woman will begin her quest to win TV's Great British Bake Off tonight.

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Family favourite The Wizard Of Oz

Dorothy and Toto still pass screen test with kids after 77 years

There is no film like The Wizard of Oz when it comes to favourite family feature around here.

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Sean Bean in the promotional film. (Photo: YouTube/HR Media).

VIDEO: Sheffield United fan Sean Bean praises Blades and Sheffield FC - but avoids Sheffield Wednesday in online clip

Sheffield-born and bred Hollywood star Sean Bean has sung his home city's praises in a new online video - but avoided paying tribute to Sheffield Wednesday in the promo film.

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GBBO's 2016 contestants gather in the baking tent.

Great British Bake Off contestants: Rolls-Royce engineer and pastor join 2016 lineup

A pastor and a Rolls-Royce aerospace engineer are among the 12 hopefuls competing to win the 2016 series of The Great British Bake Off.

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* David Brent: Life On The Road is released in UK cinemas on August 19.

Ricky Gervais: David Brent 'not that bad compared to CBB D-listers'

Ricky Gervais said his David Brent character is "not so bad" compared to the "ruthless D-listers" competing on Celebrity Big Brother.
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Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag in new show, Swing Time

Sheffield date for Strictly stars Anton and Erin's new show

Strictly Come Dancing stars Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag have announced a new show, Swing Time, touring to Sheffield next February.

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Fanny and Johnnie Cradock with one of their elaborate creations at Sheffield City Hall

When Sheffield watched TV cookery queen Fanny on stage

The queen of 1960s TV cookery Fanny Cradock and her put-upon husband Johnnie were the stars of Sheffield City Hall in September 1962.
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Fanny and Johnnie Cradock with one of their elaborate creations at Sheffield City Hall

When Sheffield watched TV cookery queen Fanny on stage

The queen of 1960s TV cookery Fanny Cradock and her put-upon husband Johnnie were the stars of Sheffield City Hall in September 1962.

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Use the Force

Five real-life uses for the Jedi mind trick

When the first Star Wars movie, Episode IV - A New Hope, hit cinema screens in 1977 audiences were blown away by the space opera’s visual effects and the rich, vibrant universe.

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Doncaster's Elena Raouna.

Doncaster model who found love after TV's Take Me Out urges locals to sign up for show

A Doncaster model and television star who found love after appearing on TV dating show Take Me Out has urged other local singletons to follow in her footsteps and sign up for the hit ITV show.

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Britains favourite feel-good tunes and movies

Revealed: Britain’s favourite feel-good tunes and movies

If you want to feel good, wake up early, dance to a bit of Queen and drink more water.

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Bones (Karl Urban) and Spock (Zachary Quinto) in Star Trek Beyond.

Why Star Trek’s time travel is more realistic than most sci-fi

Star Trek Beyond may not have received a stellar critical response, but it can be said that it – and the franchise’s two previous films – handle the philosophy of time travel much better than many other works of science fiction.

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Suicide Squad, cert 15, in UK cinemas August 5, 2016.  2016 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. TM &  DC Comics

WIN: Suicide Squad film merchandise and Cineworld Sheffield tickets

To celebrate the release of Suicide Squad - in cinemas August 5 - Warner Bros Pictures and Cineworld Sheffield have teamed up with us to offer you the chance to win film merchandise and tickets.
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