The British period drama watched globally by an average 160 million people is returning to our screens - Downton Abbey's back on Sunday. Its now watched in over 250 countries across the world. Caroline Whitmore has been to meet some of the cast including a certain young man from Salford!
The waiting is almost over for fans of Downton Abbey. The drama about life in a big country manor is back on our screens on Sunday 21st of September. Now a hit on both sides of the Atlantic, Downton is watched by millions. Granada's Entertainment Correspondent Caroline Whitmore met the cast to see if she could get some clues as to what viewers can expect in this latest series.
The award winning British drama series Downton Abbey is a firm favourite around the world, and was watched by 12 million viewers in the UK and a massive 26 million viewers in America. So understandably one or two people will be pleased that the show is returning for a fifth series this Sunday. Granada Reports' Entertainment Correspondent Caroline Whitmore has been speaking to its star Hugh Bonneville. learn more here
Two former Coronation Street actors are taking part in a play that aims to breathe new life into Oldham town centre.
Steven Arnold and Jonny Dixon are starring in a production called 'Thick as Thieves' starting on the 23rd September, but the location is not where you would expect.
Caroline Whitmore reports.
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.