The drama tells the story of how she became a star in the swinging sixties. BAFTA award winning actress Sheriden Smith takes on the role of a young Cilla trying to make it big in showbusiness. Entertainment Correspondent Caroline Whitmore reminds us of Cilla's incredible story and meets the lady playing the legend on the set in Liverpool.
A new three part drama about the life of Liverpool's favourite songbird Cilla Black starts on ITV tonight at 9pm.
'Cilla' stars Sheridan Smith and was filmed in Liverpool earlier this year.
Tom Heyes who's 10 and from Ormskirk is compiling a joke book for charity and all sorts of celebrities have seen him their favourites. It's to raise money for Southport Day Centre and the British Heart Foundation, in memory of his granddads.
Our own jester Paul Crone met Tom, and you can watch the video below.
Tom Heyes, who's to and from Ormskirk, is collecting jokes from famous people for his own joke book.
He wants to sell it to raise money for charity in memory of his two granddads, who always made him laugh.
Our own joker Paul Crone shares a few laughs with Tom in these videos.
You've been sending us your jokes inspired by Tom Heyes, the 10-year-old from Ormskirk who's putting together his own joke book.Read the full story ›
A ten-year-old who is putting together a joke book in memory of his granddads, has had some amusing replies from famous faces.
Tom Heyes from Ormskirk has been asking for jokes from famous people, to raise money for the British Heart Foundation and Southport Day Unit.
He's had jokes back from comedians including Liverpool's John Bishop, and even had two replies from Balmoral and Kensington Palace, and even one from Granada Reports.
There's more about Tom's joke book on Facebook.
Cilla Black has praised Sheridan Smith's performance in a biopic of her life, saying, "How she sang with those teeth in I'll never know."Read the full story ›
First 'real life' Corrie wedding on the soaps former set.Read the full story ›
The former soap star Julie Hesmondhalgh, who won awards for her sensitive portrayal of cancer sufferer Hayley Cropper in Coronation Street, has helped campaigners secure a key debate in parliament.
In response to a 100,000-signature e-petition, MPs are today debating the call for more spending on research into pancreatic cancer.
Our political correspondent Alison Mackenzie reports.
Last night the nation shed many tears as Coronation street's Hayley Cropper took her life after being diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.
It has been a controversial storyline because of the character's decision to commit suicide but it has also raised the profile of the disease known as the silent killer.
As a result of the story a widow from Scunthorpe has forged a strong friendship with the actress who plays Hayley - leading to a massive boost in her own bid to force a government debate on the topic.
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