Redu's Gary Hunter (left) and Darren Williams

Redu on course for £2m turnover as growth outstrips founders' expectations

The Seaham-based start-up has found a winning formula in promoting deals via social media and website brands

Beowulf producer Stephen Smallwood on the set near Stanhope

We visit the set of ITV's mighty Beowulf production in County Durham

One of the most ambitious TV series ever shot in the North East is taking shape at a remote location in Weardale is using live streaming technology to put DJs in front of an internet fanbase

Newcastle-based firm help entrepreneurial duo launch DJ live streaming service

Wil Benton and Ben Bowler graduated the accelerator programme with their idea to serve DJ sets up to an internet fanbase

Brenda Blethyn as DCI Vera Stanhope

Vera new series: Brenda Blethyn reveals she's loving playing detective as Vera returns for fifth run

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The ITV show begins again on Easter Sunday and it's star reveals she's far from her glum alter ego on the set of the series

Bessie Williams who runs casting agency NE14.TV

North East television extras hoping for a part in ITV's Beowulf epic

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The stars of the 13-hour Beowulf epic have been named but who will provide the faces in the Anglo Saxon crowds?

Roly Lee, from Craster, who is hoping to land an extra's role in Beowulf

Extras hoping for a part in ITV's Beowulf epic

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The stars of the 13-hour Beowulf epic have been named but who will provide the faces in the Anglo Saxon crowds?

X Factor 2014 runner up Fleur East led the charge at the Metro Radio Arena

Review: The X Factor Tour, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Ben Haenow, Fleur East and Andrea Faustini were among The X Factor class of 2014 who sang for an excitable crowd on Tyneside

Bring Back Borstal

Denise Robertson: Never mind a TV series about Borstal - let's see its ideas implemented for real

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Journal columnist and TV agony aunt Denise Robertson on the Northumberland-set TV series about Borstal and the lessons it has for us

Pope Francis hugs a child during his meeting with the youth in Santo Tomas University in Manila, Philippines

Kate Thick: Our politicians have their heads in the sand - or the trough

Kate Thick says inequality is a key concern - but how many people are going to talk about it at the elction?

Britain's Got Talent judging panel

Britain's Got Talent is visiting a Northumberland charity to find contestants for its new series

Producers of the hit TV show are looking for the next big star at Bedlington's Leading Link - home to the Northumberland's Got Talent contest

L - R Alexandra Burke, Zoe Birkett and Alexandra Burke in The Bodyguard

Alexandra Burke and Consett-born Zoe Birkett star in The Bodyguard at Newcastle Theatre Royal

The former X Factor winner and her Pop Idol finalist counterpart will both perform as Rachel Marron in the musical

The Boomtown Rats will play the 02 Academyin October

Boomtown Rats to play Newcastle 02 Academy in the Autumn

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The Boomtown Rats announce a UK tour as Bob Geldof says playing live helps him with the pain of losing his daughter Peaches

The camera filming cyclists in a video from Fridge Productions promoting the Tour de France in Yorkshire

Saltburn AV company wins contract to create Le Tour video

Fridge Productions of Saltburn has won a £10k contract to create a video marking the Tour de France's visit to Yorkshire.

The Teletubbies in the snow, 1998

Take a trip down memory lane with children's TV programmes from decades past

As CBBC Live broadcasts from Tyneside we take a look back at children's TV over the decades

Actress Brenda Blethyn, on the set of Vera

Review: Vera, ITV, 8pm Sunday

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As Vera returns to our TV screens, crime fiction fan Tammy Moore gives her verdict on the new series

The filming of 'Macbeth' on Bamburgh Beach in North Northumberland

RTS Awards highlight need for new production fund

The North East version of the Oscars took place at the weekend. David Whetstone wonders if our creative industries are getting the support they deserve

Winners of Royal Television Society Awards announced at Gateshead Hilton hotel

The best of media production in the region is recognised at awards ceremony at Gateshead Hilton hotel

Filming of George Gently at Northmbrian Water sites

Unusual locations in North East have a starring role on TV

Increasingly the North's dramatic locations have a starring role to play as TV and film locations. Some are not the ones you'd expect as Barbara Hodgson reports

Nitin Kundra (Tandeep) and Camille Coduri as Judy in Edge of Heaven

Major new sitcom role for Geordie actor Nitin Kundra

Actor, writer and proud Geordie Nitin Kundra could be on the brink of TV glory. He tells David Whetstone about his role in new sitcom Edge of Heaven

Former weatherman Fred Talbot who has been charged with historic sex offences

TV weatherman Fred Talbot charged with sex offence against boy in Newcastle

TV weatherman Fred Talbot has been charged with 10 sex offences, some of which allegedly taking place at a Newcastle school


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