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  Fred West Documentary

Previously pulled from transmission at the last minute, ITV will now screen the documentary about Fred and Rose West and the Gloucester House of Horrors on Thursday, February 21.

 Presented by Sir Trevor McDonald this documentary features exclusive interviews and insights into one of most disturbing murder cases in British criminal

A quarter of a century on from the discovery of the Wests' extraordinary crimes, in which they murdered young women and girls and buried the human remains under their home at 25 Cromwell Street in Gloucester, people at the heart of the story speak for the first time.

Julian Fellowes New Drama

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is set to adapt his novel Belgravia into a new six-part series for ITV.

The drama, titled Belgravia, is “a story of secrets and dishonour amongst the upper echelon of London society in the 19th Century” according to a release from ITV.

Belgravia will begin filming in spring 2019, and will be produced by Downton Abbey production company Carnival Films.

Blue Peter Badge For Paul

Sir Paul McCartney said this week he had now finally "made it" after being awarded a rare gold Blue Peter badge.

The Beatles singer was given the honour for inspiring so many generations of people with his music, the children's show said.

Blue Peter's special gold badge is the programme's highest award, given to people who have shown expertise in their field, are considered to be role models and who encourage and motivate children and young people.

UK Eurovision Song

Michael Rice, winner of the BBC talent show All Together Now last year, has been chosen to fly the flag for the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

The 21-year-old from Hartlepool, who was also on The X Factor in 2014, was picked in a TV viewers' vote on Friday.

He will now travel to Israel in May in the hope of impressing Eurovision fans with his song Bigger Than Us.

The UK has struggled in recent years - it has not won for 22 years and has not finished in the top 10 for a decade.

Rice won the £50,000 prize on All Together Now in March 2018, and used the money to take his family to Disneyland and to set up a shop selling ice cream and waffles.

 

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