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WATCH: Look back at Roy Barraclough's career

Roy Barraclough, the actor who played one of Coronation Street's most loved characters, has died at the age of 81.

As Rovers landlord Alec Gilroy he delighted fans through the ups and downs of his marriage to landlady Bet.

But before he appeared on the Street, Barraclough had been a comedy hit with another North West legend Les Dawson.

  • Our Entertainment Correspondent Caroline Whitmore looks back at his memorable career.


TV shows ready for prime time battle

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It's set to be the biggest prime time TV battle in quite a while.

This Saturday night, ITV's newly-acquired show The Voice will go up against the BBC's Let It Shine: both of them filmed at Media City in Salford.

Those behind The Voice have good reason to be confident, thanks to the return of Sir Tom Jones.

They'll be looking for top talent among the contestants, with a fair few from the North West. Lauren Hall reports:

Watch: We go behind the scenes of new dark drama Paranoid

If you're a fan of dark, edge-of-your-seatTV thrillers, this next one's for you.

This week sees the start of a new dramaseries here on ITV.

It's called Paranoid and a lot of it wasfilmed in Cheshire.

Our reporter Victoria Grimes went behind the scenes to talk to the cast.

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