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On December 19, 2012 By

Animal-lovers can look forward to many great programmes on the box this festive season. Here are 10 of the best.


Rolf’s Animal Christmas

Christmas Eve, 6pm, Channel 5
This Yuletide special from everyone’s favourite cartoonist-turned-pet-lover features a host of heart-warming and memorable stories from the popular series Rolf’s Animal Clinic. The programme reveals […]

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Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens hinted in September that the third series of the show might be his last so that he could pursue a career in Hollywood.

We closed our ears to the thought. Reports that he won’t be reprising his role as Matthew Crawley […]

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The End of Friends – Again

On August 31, 2011 By

August 2011, self-published

Could I have been any more gutted? At the start of September, after a 16-year run, the like, totally awesome sitcom Friends finally ended its cycle on E4 and Channel 4. Teatimes at the imaginary Central Perk of my kitchen table would never be the same again. […]

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Review for Prospect magazine’s blog section, 10th June 2010

“Customers—don’t serve them til you see the whites of their eyes, lads.”

These words of wisdom came from a colleague at a bookshop where I used to work part-time, and they rang in my head last week as I faced […]

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[If you’ve not seen all of The Wire yet, the following contains perilous scenes of spoilers]

When Buffy left the building I wondered if I would enjoy a TV show as much again.

When a friend told me that there was this cop show that was really good, I was sceptical.


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The saviours of Channel 4

‘Peep Show’ proves that a television series doesn’t have to be a ratings blockbuster

The sixth series of the comedy hit Peep Show is about to go into production. And with it comes the news that Channel 4 has just commissioned a seventh. There […]

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In The Loop, the eagerly anticipated big screen extension of political TV comedy The Thick Of It, will open in cinemas on April 17th. Already seen at Sundance, I caught another opportunity for a sneak preview before the general release at a screening last night in London.

In The Loop is […]

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Inbetweeners – The latest teenage pick

Inbetweeners is the latest series to show that British TV is challenging America in the teen market. And young viewers love it, says Julian Hall

The second series of sixth-form teen comedy The Inbetweeners starts next week on E4, following hot […]

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Interview with Chris O’Dowd for SW magazine, before he went ‘global’.

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As Judge John Deed returns we catch up with Jenny Seagrove who plays barrister Jo Mills

You wouldn’t normally expect a man in a grey wig to be a crowd-pleaser, but Judge John Deed certainly is. And he’s back this week for a fifth series of the legal drama.

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