Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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Gunpowder TONIGHT, BBC1, 9.10PM NOVEMBER 4 arrives, and with the state opening looming on the horizon, Catesby and his co-conspirators load the tunnels below Parliament with barrels of gunpowder.

Across the city, Father Garnet faces pressure from an ally to break his seal of confession and reveal the plot to the authorities - for the good of the alreadyoppressed Catholic faith. Historical drama, starring Kit Harington, Mark Gatiss and Liv Tyler. Last in the series.

SHERIDAN TOMORROW, ITV, 9PM WE'VE seen Sheridan Smith take on many real-life roles, including a pop star-turned-TV institution in Cilla and a Great Train Robber's wife in Mrs Biggs, for which she won a Bafta.

She's also been a hit on stage, picking up rave reviews for her performances in the musicals Funny Girl and Legally Blonde. But now here's a rare chance to see the multi-talented Sheridan as herself.

She'll be performing songs from her new album, along with a few other tracks, accompanied by a live orchestra. She'll also be talking to presenter Alexander Armstrong about her life and incredible career.

Chris Tarrant: EXTREME RAILWAY JOURNEYS MONDAY, CHANNEL 5, 9PM NEW series. The broadcaster returns for more train journeys, this time riding along the tracks of a collection of countries where railways have played a vital role in their history.

On his first trip, Chris travels from the west of Morocco to the east, heading into the desert on a mission to find out whether a railway line once crossed the Sahara all the way to Timbuktu in Mali.

THE PRIDE OF BRITAIN AWARDS 2017 TUESDAY, ITV, 8PM WE'RE living in troubled times, where terrible events dominate the headlines almost every day. But amid these tales of horror and fear are those of ordinary people who have done extraordinary things - and expect nothing for it in return.

Those receiving nominations have had their names put forward by members of the public, and there won't be a dry eye anywhere as their exploits are made public. …

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