John Simm as Moose

“IT feels a lot harder now than when I started,” said writer John Fay.

“There’s definitely more writers and actors out of work. There’s less getting done.

“And I do think that comes down to money. If people aren’t investing in it, then it’s not getting made, is it?'”

Imelda Staunton as Miss Pole

HARRY Potter star Imelda Staunton is back in the delicious return of Cranford this Christmas.

Making a valid point about the cast of veteran actresses when we met last month.

“I don’t think we’d have got the parts if we had been Botoxed,” she said.

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Helena as Enid

ONE of the TV highlights of the year arrives on BBC4 next Monday.

Enid won’t win massive ratings.

But I’d urge you to forget celebs in the jungle or Life as BBC1 knows it.

And treat yourself to this superb 90-minute film.

It stars Helena Bonham Carter as Noddy and Famous Five author Enid Blyton.