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Line of Duty: All you need to know to get up to speed for series five

[ad_1] Image caption Adrian Dunbar, Martin Compston and Vicky McClure have appeared in all the series to date Line of Duty, BBC One's hit drama about police corruption, returns to our screens on Sunday 31 March, but if you haven't watched it before or need a reminder of the plot, look no further.The fifth series introduces Stephen Graham as John Corbett, aka "Balaclava Man", with Rochenda Sandall as his second-in-command.
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Artwork sale earns Hertfordshire County Council £440,000

[ad_1] Image copyright Hertfordshire County Council Image caption John Tunnard's Brandis painting was sold for £37,000 A local authority has made more than £440,000 from the sale of artworks which critics say will be "lost to the public forever".Hertfordshire County Council is selling items from its collection which it said had "little relevance to the county".The first 152 pieces, including works by John Tunnard, Edward Wadsworth and Barbara Hepworth, were
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Phone Reviews

[ad_1] With a good number of Windows Phone 8 devices already under its belt, Nokia has made a solid start to life on the platform. Famed for an attractive blend of customization and features, the operating system has been the catalyst behind successes including the Nokia Lumia 920 flagship. So, where could it possibly turn next for a follow up? To the Nokia Lumia 925, that’s where, a device with
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Stormzy to appear in Noughts + Crosses TV series

[ad_1] Image copyright BBC/Mammoth Screen/Ilze Kitshoff Image caption Stormzy as Kolawale Stormzy will appear in the BBC's adaptation of Malorie Blackman's novel Noughts + Crosses.The grime MC says it's a "dream come true" to be involved.He will play newspaper editor Kolawale - a new character created for the show, which is currently being filmed in South Africa.The 2001 book is set in a world divided by race, where black people
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How do reality TV shows care for their stars?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption L-R: Mike Thalassitis, Sarah Goodhart, Jonny Mitchell Today's reality TV gives its stars so much instant influence that you don't even have to wait until the next morning to be an overnight success. Millions of social media followers and lucrative brand deals await the stars of shows like Love Island and The Only Way is Essex.But the death of 2017 contestant Mike Thalassitis
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Mike Thalassitis death: Love Island stars to be offered therapy

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mike Thalassitis was described as being "loved by so many people" by a friend Love Island stars will in future be offered therapy, social media training and financial advice, ITV has said after the death of an ex-contestant.Mike Thalassitis, who was on the show in 2017, was found dead in a north London park on Saturday. Police are not treating the incident as
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James Corden to host Tony Awards for second time

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Corden has also hosted the Grammys and the Brits British star James Corden has said he is "thrilled" to be hosting the Tony Awards in New York for a second time."The Broadway community is very dear to my heart, and I'm beyond proud to be part of this incredibly special night."Corden struck a sombre tone when he first hosted the Tonys in 2016
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Smack The Pony: Amanda Holden was first choice for show

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This is how the Smack The Pony line-up could have looked The groundbreaking female-led sketch show Smack the Pony burst onto screens exactly 20 years ago.It's hard now to imagine the Channel 4 show without the leading trio of Fiona Allen, Doon Mackichan and Sally Phillips. But the show's creator, Victoria Pile, tells BBC News it could have looked very different.Britain's Got Talent's