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Downton is back.

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.


Hugh Bonneville on the return of Downton

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

The highly anticipated three part drama about Liverpool's Cilla Black begins tonight on ITV

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.

Cilla drama to air on ITV

Cilla Black Credit: PA

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.

Sheridan Smith as Cilla during filming in Liverpool. Credit: ITV


Tom's joke appeal captures celebrity imagination

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 putting together joke book for granddads

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 with some jokes from famous faces Credit: Paul Crone, ITV Granada

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.

Some of the replies Tom has had Credit: Tom Heyes
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