Pursued by the media over his 'Richard
Wirral GlobePursued by the media over his 'Richard Whiteley was a spy' claim, Ricky Tomlinson takes part in Wirral books ...Wirral GlobeHe spoke warmly of Royle Family "daughter" Caroline Aherne and Sir Ken Dodd - while admitting he disliked Cilla Black. Ricky was asked to be a patron of Literally and agreed. He told the Globe: ''I've had a smashing time and will return in the future ...and more »
Posted on 3 March 2017 | 8:40 pm
Former Countdown presenter Richard Whiteley
The IndependentFormer Countdown presenter Richard Whiteley was an MI5 spy, claims Ricky TomlinsonThe IndependentActor Ricky Tomlinson has claimed the late Countdown presenter Richard Whiteley was a member of the intelligence services. Tomlinson, who starred alongside Caroline Aherne in the sitcom The Royle Family, believes Whiteley was an undercover agent for ...'He was on the trip to Moscow, but I have no idea why!' Richard Whiteley spy mystery deepens as it is revealed the ...Daily MailTV star Ricky Tomlinson claims Countdown's Richard Whiteley was a spookChesterChronicle.co.ukall 51 news articles »
Posted on 1 March 2017 | 10:00 am
TV star Ricky Tomlinson claims Countdown's
ChesterChronicle.co.ukTV star Ricky Tomlinson claims Countdown's Richard Whiteley was a spookChesterChronicle.co.ukActress and writer Caroline Aherne who died on Saturday July 2, 2016. He said Ralf Little, who played his son Antony in The Royle Family, was particularly close to actress Liz Smith who passed away in December aged 95. “In the show I was always having ...and more »
Posted on 28 February 2017 | 9:58 am
Ralf Little webchat – your questions
Ralf Little webchat – your questions answered on football, The Royle Family and Caroline AherneThe GuardianRalf Little webchat – your questions answered on football, The Royle Family and Caroline Aherne. The actor and producer joined us live from the National Theatre to weigh in everything from his most-coveted role to which packet of crisps goes best with ...
Posted on 23 February 2017 | 6:02 am
Caroline Aherne remembered by Ricky
Caroline Aherne remembered by Ricky TomlinsonThe GuardianI first met Caroline at a reception for the Royal Television Society. I'd been nominated for something, and there was a buffet laid on and my wife said, “Get us a sandwich” or whatever. So I went over and I bumped into this young woman and she looked ...
Posted on 10 December 2016 | 11:02 pm
The psychiatric ward taught me it can be OK
Surrounded by bizarre characters and nonsensical routines, humour became my shield against the stigma and isolation of life as a mental health patient Ten years ago I spent time in a residential psychiatric ward. Not to visit a friend, or as research, but because I was mentally ill and a danger to myself. Two things become clear when I read my diary from that period. One is that I was an utter ...
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 5:05 am
Watch Silent Jay steal the show in Gogglebox
The stars of Gogglebox are used to voicing their opinions about all things TV.
Posted on 10 April 2015 | 1:10 pm
'Gogglebox' Stars Including Silent
' Gogglebox's stars Scarlett, Tom, Shaun, Eve and 'Silent' Jay have been recruited by this year's Electoral Commission to spur viewers into heading for the ballot box for the General Election. Channel 4 today announces an exclusive ad campaign in partnership with the Electoral Commission starring the young cast members. The bespoke 30 second ad launches tonight during an ad break in 'Gogglebox ...
Posted on 27 March 2015 | 10:20 am
Gogglebox's Scarlett is encouraging
Being registered to vote is so important that even Silent Jay has something to say about it.
Posted on 26 March 2015 | 5:02 pm
Which northern shows, past present and
The broadcaster has released a video with some of their best northern programming ahead of the premier of Ordinary Lies
Posted on 17 March 2015 | 10:44 am
TV round-up: Who Do You Think You Are?,
The rest is TV history. IT WAS lovely to hear Caroline Aherne in such good voice, but her narration was the highlight of Pound Shop Wars (BBC1, Wednesday), which, improbably, has returned for a new series. Lord Reith said “educate, inform and entertain”.
Posted on 17 August 2015 | 12:45 pm
Why the Mrs Merton Show changed TV forever
Twenty years have passed since the launch of The Mrs Merton Show in February 1995. The series which saw then thirty something comedy actress Caroline Aherne adopting the guise of a sweet old lady to interview real life celebrities was an instant hit.
Posted on 9 February 2015 | 4:20 pm
Caroline Aherne fights a dignified battle
Caroline Aherne cut a dignified figure this week as she spoke openly about her ongoing battle against lung cancer and the blessed comfort her Macmillan nurse brings her. When the Royle Family and Mrs Merton star talked about the care and kindness her ...
Posted on 26 June 2014 | 11:39 pm
Angel nurse who's helping me beat my lung
Smiling broadly, Caroline Aherne yesterday made her first public appearance since revealing she has lung cancer. The Mrs Merton star, 50, wore a black turban-style hat, beneath which the blonde hair of her wig could be seen. Although she appeared gaunt ...
Posted on 26 June 2014 | 11:35 pm
Caroline Aherne Breaks Silence On Cancer
Caroline Aherne has broken her silence on her cancer treatment, to pay tribute to the support of her Macmillan nurse. "She hates it when I mention her name, but she's Julie Watts," Caroline told a packed crowd at a charity event. "When I was little ...
Posted on 26 June 2014 | 6:51 pm