Arts & Screen

Five things we loved about the Crystal Maze revival

It may have been more than two decades since it last aired, but The Crystal Maze’s one-off revival to raise money for Stand Up For Cancer was tipped as one of 2016’s TV highlights as soon as it was announced.

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' will be released in December.

WATCH - Final ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ trailer released

The final trailer for the eagerly awaited ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ was released on Thursday.

Former Emmerdale star, Leah Bracknell, has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Photo: Leah's Cancer Fund

Former Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell diagnosed with terminal cancer

Leah Bracknell, who starred in television soap, ‘Emmerdale’, has revealed she has terminal lung cancer.

Hats off to the 30th anniversary of Mad Hatter Day

Hats off to the 30th anniversary of Mad Hatter Day

In October 1986 a bunch of computer geeks came together in Boulder, Colorado to celebrate shared silliness inspired by the iconic illustrations of Alice In Wonderland’s Mad Hatter.

Season 3 of Black Mirror

Netflix: the best new TV and movies in October

October is a rather fascinating month for Netflix. The streaming site hosts the return of Charlie Brooker’s sci-fi satire Black Mirror, its first ever scripted series based on a YouTube celebrity, and a Werner Herzog documentary. All exclusive to the service.

TV Licensing

Blind television viewers encouraged to take advantage of concessionary TV Licence

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) in Northern Ireland is urging blind viewers to take advantage of half-price concession in their TV Licence.

Lord Sugar with The Apprentice 2016 contenders

The Apprentice 2016: the 18 candidates desperate to impress Lord Alan Sugar

This year’s contestants for BBC’s The Apprentice are a modest bunch. Just kidding.

Women are swapping high heels for comfy trainers

More women buying trainers than high heels

Women are swapping high heels for comfy trainers as they follow in the footsteps of fashion icons such as Victoria Beckham who have ditched skyscraper shoes.

The Fall screenshot

‘The Fall’ fans counting the days until its return

The BBC have released a teaser of the upcoming series ‘The Fall’ - ensuring fans are glued to their screens on Thursday night.

Amazon has announced the launch date for its Grand Tour show starring the former Top Gear hosts. Photo: Amazon

Amazon reveals launch date for ex-Top Gear team’s Grand Tour

After months of teasing audiences, Amazon has finally announced the launch date for its Grand Tour show starring the former Top Gear presenting team.

The BBC is expected to increase its level of risk-taking, innovation, challenge and creative ambition even if some new ventures disappoint licence-fee payers.

BBC given green light to create Netflix subscription rival

The BBC has been given the “right to fail” with innovative new programmes and services under a new Royal Charter which will require the corporation to test subscription services for the first time.

Jonathan Ross saw his viewing figures plummet when he moved from the BBC to ITV

What happens when beloved programmes and stars leave the BBC

The Great British Bake Off is making the move from BBC to Channel 4, a path often take by stars and shows in search of pastures (and payslips) new.


WATCH: Trailer for Paisley and McGuinness movie 'The Journey'

The Journey had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday night.

National Read a Book Day

Concise classics you can read in one day

In celebration of National Read A Book Day (Sep 6) we take a look at some classic short reads that you can easily breeze through in 24 hours or less.

Ellie Gow (5) and her sister Grace (9) from Bangor had some competition for her chocolate with  Julie Dawn Cole aka Veruca Salt from the 1971 film Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory and Jim Moore from Aunt Sandras Candy Factory pictured at Cinemagic's Roald Dahl on Film afternoon.
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Veruca Salt brings Willy Wonka Cinemagic to Belfast

Actress Julie Dawn Cole, the original Veruca Salt, attended Cinemagic’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory screening at the weekend

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The X Factor on ITV

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Magherafelt’s Niall Sexton wows X Factor judges to go through to the next round

Magherafelt barman Niall Sexton wowed the judges on the X Factor and booked his place in the next round.

BBC iPlayer

iPlayer: What you need to know about new TV licence rule

New legislation came into place on Thursday meaning viewers need a TV licence to watch or download BBC programmes on demand through iPlayer.
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Visitors reading books in the second-hand bookshop at The Argory, County Armagh.

Book fair at The Argory

Calling all bookworms. Visit The Argory in Moy, Dungannon on Saturday September 3 and Sunday September 4 to stock up on those all-important page turners to see you through the autumn and winter months.

Magherafelt man Tommy Quinn dates Gogglebox's Scarlett Mofatt

Magherafelt man wines and dines Gogglebox celeb on First Dates

A professional martial arts fighter from Magherafelt has appeared on the hit Channel 4 show Celebrity First Dates.

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