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50,000 tickets for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend Hull 2017 snapped up in under 50 minutes

50,000 free tickets for Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Hull were released at 9.10am this morning during The Radio 1 Breakfast Show, with 95 percent of them going to the local area. 25,000 eagerly anticipated tickets were available for each day of the two-day event, which takes place at Burton Constable Hall on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May.

The lucky ticket holders will enjoy performances from the likes of Katy Perry, Little Mix, Kings of Leon, Stormzy and many more - with the full line-up still to be announced.

Doctor Who returns for tenth series on Saturday 15 April

Doctor Who returns to BBC One at 7.20pm on Saturday 15 April with The Pilot, the first episode of a brand new twelve-part series.



Episode 1 - The Pilot

Two worlds collide when the Doctor meets Bill

A chance encounter with a girl with a star in her eye leads to a terrifying chase across time and space. Bill’s mind is opened to a Universe that is bigger and more exciting than she could possibly have imagined - but who is the Doctor, and what is his secret mission with Nardole on Earth?

The Doctor is played by Peter Capaldi, Bill by Pearl Mackie and Nardole by Matt Lucas. The Pilot is written by Steven Moffat and directed by Lawrence Gough.

Channel 4 and Iceland partner for new weekend TV show

Channel 4, in partnership with frozen food experts Iceland and their media agency the7stars, has commissioned brand new cookery show Eat the Week with Iceland, presented by well-known TV chef Simon Rimmer.


The 10x60 minute series is being produced by Hungry Gap Productions and part funded by Iceland. Each episode will see Simon reveal how to cook recipes that will make mealtimes fun again for families, while demonstrating how to reduce waste and save time with help from frozen food.

Whether viewers are bored of meatball Mondays and stir fry Fridays, or have a house full of hungry teenagers, the series will be full of hints, tips and hacks for the busiest families.

Midsomer Murders celebrates 20th Anniversary

Filming began this month on the 20th anniversary series of the UK’s longest running contemporary detective drama, ITV’s Midsomer Murders.


 
Neil Dudgeon returns to play DCI John Barnaby for his seventh year in the role and Nick Hendrix is back as DS Jamie Winter. Midsomer Murders is made by Bentley Productions, part of All3Media and is the UK’s top-rated drama export.

Britain’s Got Talent judges take on Dog-Yoga

Britain’s Got Talent returns to ITV on Saturday 15th April at 8pm
 
 
 
As Britain’s Got Talent returns to our screens next week, the judges and Ant & Dec take on ‘Dog Yoga’ with their own pets during a contestant's audition in sneak peek clip.
 
In the clip - which will premiere before Coronation Street on ITV tonight - BGT contestant and yoga instructor Mahny & her pet dog Robbie take to the stage and begin their routine. While the judges, Ant & Dec and their pooches watch and wait for the audition to finish, Ant’s dog strolls onto the stage eager to take part.