Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall has made his first Crown Court appearance accused of a string of historic sex offences.
He spoke only to confirm his name in an eight-minute preliminary hearing at Preston Crown Court's Sessions House.
The case was adjourned until April 16 when the defendant is expected to enter formal pleas to the charges.
A provisional trial date of October 2 was set, estimated to last up to four weeks.
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Fine evening on Saturday. Wet again for all parts at some point on Sunday. Cooler and more changeable for the new week