FORGET CARTER – NEWCASTLE ON FILM AND TELEVISION, by Chris Phipps. Published by Newcastle Libraries ( £9.99. Softback.

This new book looks at how Tyneside has been portrayed on film and television in favourites such as Get Carter, Byker Grove, Auf Wiedersehen Pet and Our Friends in the North, with over 90 colour images of actors, locations and productions plus contributions from directors including Ken Loach, Peter Flannery, Ian La Frenais and Lee Hall, and actors Melanie Hill, Victoria Elliot and Charlie Hardwick. 2016 saw filming in Newcastle for a new Vera series and Transformers: The Black Knight.