• Sheridan Smith praised for leading role in Shannon Matthews' drama, The Moorside

    Sheridan Smith has been lauded for her starring role in BBC drama, The Moorside. The 35-year-old actress made a gripping return to TV on Tuesday evening for the start of the two-part series, based on the notorious kidnapping of nine-year-old Shannon Matthews. Viewers took to social media to praise Sheridan for her portrayal of neighbour Julie Bushby, who helped organise marches and searches to find Shannon, and also stood by mother Karen Matthews during her trial. STORY: 5 TV shows you need to watch in 2017 Fans of Sheridan's performance included I'm A Celebrity winner Scarlett Moffatt, who wrote on Twitter:

  • BAFTAs 2017: Everything you need to know

    Awards season is now in full swing, and next up is the BAFTAs, the annual celebration of achievement in British and international cinema. The great and the good of the acting industry will come together to see which accolades are handed out for the best feature-length film and documentaries of any nationality screened at British cinemas in 2016. Where and when? The 70th British Academy Film Awards will be held on Sunday 12th February at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The BAFTAs will be returning to the iconic venue for the first time since 1997 as The Royal Opera