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Fifty Shades costume is an 'internet sensation'

A schoolboy from Manchester who was excluded from his World Book Day activities for dressing up as a Fifty Shades of Grey character says he's amazed at the reaction.

Eleven-year-old Liam Scoles was told his outfit was 'offensive'.

After being published on the ITV Granada website, the story has gone viral.


Jimmy McGovern calls for more working class actors

TV dramatist Jimmy McGovern has revealed that he is struggling to fill working class roles because of a dearth of actors from poorer backgrounds.

The Liverpool screenwriter, whose credits include Cracker, Hillsborough, The Street and Sunday, said that the disappearance of young, working class actors was influencing the type of dramas that are being made.

Albert Finney (left) starred in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning in 1960 Credit: PA

He told the Radio Times he would struggle to make a film like Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, as he wouldn't be able to find someone to fill the role played by Salford actor, Albert Finney.

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