Money talks - and it says exceedingly ugly things - in Jodie Foster’s tense hostage thriller, which unfolds largely in real time during a live television broadcast.
This week, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan spin onto PS4, Dungeons 2 creaks open on the same system and Overwatch takes team-based shooters into a brave new world on Xbox One.
Welcome back to a new season of sunshine and scheming at Jolly’s holiday camp… the perfect place to enjoy Sixties-style romance and adventure.
It’s a while ago now, but one of my dad’s best jokes – not a crowded field, you understand – was made at a funeral. It involved an egg sandwich and a distant relative, and seemed hilarious at the time.
Released in 2010, Tim Burton’s descent down the rabbit hole of Alice In Wonderland was a triumph of eye-popping style and weirdness over substance.
At 10pm Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band depart the Etihad stage.
Manchester comedian Jason Manford has been announced as the headline act for this year’s comedy selection at the Kendal Calling Festival.
A key figure in Lancaster’s Haffner Orchestra is stepping down after three years of dedicated service.
A new Disney Pixar film is a cause for celebration for most of us but animal charity the RSPCA is bracing itself for a flood of unwanted pets as Finding Dory hits our screens.
A popular mysterious arena is making its comeback to the Kendal Calling Festival.
Radio hosts, choirs and singers will take celebrate BBC Music Day at county castles, bridges and libraries.
Kids have got it made this summer with a sparkling selection of books to keep boredom at bay.
Bosoms heave, corsets strain and venomous one-liners land with marksman-like precision in Whit Stillman’s delicious period romantic comedy, based on Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan.
The Thomson triplets are a rarity indeed… the odds on the three girls being identical are as high as one in 200 million.
Carnforth singer Ashleigh Wood is taking her career up a notch after being signed to a new record label.
Summer is on its way and that means one thing to music lovers: festival time.
The Hobbit will be taking a dramatic and epic journey across Lancaster parkland this summer.
Walks and dreams in the Cotswold Hills; haunting shadowy nights wrapped by Skye’s unforgiving Cuillin ridge and nomadic weeks on Scotland’s west coast and Islands have all conspired to help create an award-winning folk artist’s debut album.
Reopening an old and disturbing murder case brings more questions than answers for Amsterdam police detective Pieter Vos.
Brief Encounter is widely regarded as one of the greatest British movies of all time. Filmed at Carnforth Railway Station, a new exhibition there looks at the career of the film’s director David Lean. Heritage Centre Manager John Adams explains the history of the film, with some exclusive photographs
For those of us who were listening, it has never got any better than 1971.
It’s no secret that we Brits love our television but new research has revealed just how much and it turns out we spend almost ten years each in front of the gogglebox.
The Lakeland Wildlife Oasis, near Milnthorpe, is starting the May half term with a special Sunday session for families to raise awareness of red squirrels.
This week, Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest burns bright on Nintendo 3DS, the Homefront Revolution launches on Xbox One and Out Of The Park Baseball 17 hits a home run on PC.
When Wolf Truly heads for one of Southern California’s highest mountains on his 18th birthday, it’s not to celebrate but to jump to his death from the summit.
A Tibetan folk singer who made the 250 mile journey from Tibet to Nepal over 18 days on foot to escape Chinese repression more than 10 years ago will perform at the Hothouse on Saturday May 28.
We arrived at 1725 on a Friday at 17.25. This was pure coincidence.
The title says it all… fasten your seatbelt, adjust your earplugs and set sail on a riotous voyage through the choppy, chirpy life and times of the LOUD and lovable Brian Blessed.
Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen has revealed big screen comeback plans after admitting for the first time that his public ‘meltdown’ was a result of dealing with his HIV secret.
Top notch children’s books publisher Usborne know how to put the fun into reading and learning… and it’s never too early to start.
Making his debut playing at the North Lancs Soul Festival will be Essex born music producer, re-mixer and broadcaster James JJ Williams.
Blinking ‘eck ... is this the most teasing optical illusion of all time?
One of the UK’s best loved outdoor events is preparing to kick off the 2016 summer festival season in style.
A British wrestling legend rolled back the years on a night of nostalgia and exciting action at Morecambe Winter Gardens.
Born in Burnley and raised in Blackpool, former newspaper journalist Stephen Booth has not strayed far from his northern roots in a crime thriller series that has turned him into an award-winning author.
It’s nearly 70 years since the NHS was born… but what was it like to be a nurse on the frontline of such a pioneering institution?
A rock and roll festival will bring back tourism to the Lake District after it suffered huge losses and devastation during the floods last winter.
Punk rock’s not dead, but the young musicians who hope to revive the anarchic spirit of the 1970s, are an endangered species in Jeremy Saulnier’s horror thriller.
Fresh from supporting Scouting for Girls, Rick Astley and Stooshe as well performing alongside Little Mix, The Vamps and Professor Green; Amy-Jo is no stranger to the music industry.
Somebody once told me, when James play the sun shines.
It’s confusing to be thrown into a blow-out frat party, and then pitched into a world of rubble, khaki and sky blue burqas.
This week, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is finally unleashed on PS4, Doom locks and loads on Xbox One and Professional Farmer 2017 starts up the tractor on PC.
This is a great story about friendship, fights and finding the person we really want to be.
You may not have noticed, but this week the future of the BBC was under discussion.
Is it a story book, is it a playmat, or is it a deep-sea diving submarine?
The recent BBC adaptation of The Night Manager was a delicious reminder of writer John Le Carre’s ability to wring nerve-shredding tension from spy games orchestrated by self-serving members of the British Secret Service.
Grab your best disco outfits for a journey back in time to when Abba dominated the charts.
On paper, mixing ABBA’s now classic music with a storyline involving a Greek island and a young girl trying to find her father, who could be any of her mother’s three 70’s lovers, sounds a stretch.
It's great being a parent. You get to pretend to be a pirate or a princess, depending on what you like best.
Memories of the Hacienda Classical event are still in the air as more pictures of the night are released.