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Tom Baker returns to Doctor Who to finish lost 1979 episode

Longest-serving Doctor films new footage to complete Shada, an episode that was abandoned due to a BBC strike<p>The Doctor Who actor Tom Baker has made a surprise return as the Time Lord in new scenes filmed to complete a lost episode of the BBC show.<p>Baker last appeared as the Doctor in 1981, when the …

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Peter Capaldi cried when announcing his Doctor Who exit

But in his final days on set, the departing Doctor has had a very different attitude<p>By Huw Fullerton<p>Friday, 24th November 2017 at 3:08 pm<p>Back in …

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The Good Place: a heavenly show about death and morality

Ted Danson and Kristen Bell star in a glitzy sitcom that turns out to be studded with surprising moments of erudite observation<p>The Good Place is a shiny American sitcom – the kind with roughly 1,000 episodes per season and a conspicuously attractive cast. You could be forgiven for thinking it is a …

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Godless: Netflix series about woman-only town dominated by male-spoken dialogue

“Welcome to no man's land,” reads the tagline for <i>Godless</i>, a new Netflix show quick to point out it's set in a town purely inhabited by women. It's …

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Dynasty the remake isn't a patch on the original version

Dynasty the remake is just no good. Seven episodes in, and I must admit to myself what is obvious to absolutely everyone else: this is a more disgraceful waste of my time then watching Kojak. It is the act of a depressed person, and people seem to agree; only slightly over one million people have …

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'EastEnders' Spoilers: Tiffany Butcher To Return As Maisie Smith Reprises Role

Here comes trouble.<p>‘EastEnders’ has announced the return of another fan favourite Tiffany Butcher.<p>Actress Maisie Smith is set to reprise her role as …

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Andi Peters tells Dan Stevens 'I've always been this colour' after awkward gaffe on Good Morning Britain

The slip up had the breakfast show studio in fits of laughter

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Rylan Clark Neal baffles This Morning viewers by forgetting script and ranting about aliens living under London

This Morning viewers were left baffled after Rylan Clark-Neal forgot his entire script live on-air during an episode of This Morning.<p>After …

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Pearl Mackie’s first post-Doctor Who role is in a new podcast drama

The erstwhile Bill Potts plays Charlotte in Adulting alongside Game of Thrones’ Hannah Murray and Joe Dempsie<p>By Huw Fullerton<p>Friday, 24th November …

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BBC Radio 4 - Political Thinking with Nick Robinson, The Armando Iannucci One

Listen now<p>You must enable JavaScript to play content<p>The Armando Iannucci One<p>Political Thinking with Nick Robinson<p>The comedy brain behind The Thick of It, Veep and The Death of Stalin talks with Nick about the importance of language in politics, why comedy needs to be more like journalism and which …

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Audience member 'collapses' on BBC Question Time, forcing programme to end 20 minutes early

Question Time was cut short on Thursday night after an audience member required emergency treatment after collapsing on the front row.<p>The BBC programme was halted after 40 minutes when the woman, who appeared to fall to the floor in front of the panel, required an ambulance and first aid.<p>A member …

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Channel 4 'sorry' over Black-ish IRA Shankill bomb joke

<b>Channel 4 has apologised after posting a video on Facebook of a joke with an apparent reference to one of the worst atrocities of the Troubles.</b><p>The clip, which appeared on the All 4 Facebook page, was taken from an episode of the US sitcom Black-ish that was aired on the E4 channel last …

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The best TV this week: Easy is back with more sex in the city

Joe Swanberg’s comedy anthology returns for a second series on Netflix, while BBC Two looks back on the tragically short life of playwright Joe Orton<p><b>Easy</b><p>More tales from the city – in this case Chicago – as Joe Swanberg’s comedy-drama anthology series returns. Most of season one’s more memorable …

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Poldark's Aidan Turner heads for West End

<b>Poldark actor Aidan Turner is to swap his scythe for a cut-throat razor in a new stage production that will see him play a psychotic Irish terrorist.</b><p>The 34-year-old will make his West End debut next year in The Lieutenant of Inishmore, a violently dark comedy by the Oscar-winning Martin …

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Friday’s best TV: Extreme Wives With Kate Humble; Gregory Porter’s Popular Voices

The presenter visits the ‘matrilineal’ Khasi people of northern India. Plus: a look at the invention of crooning<p><b>Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast</b><br>8pm, Channel 4<p>Bosh: Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty return for a new series, and as they open the doors to their cafe at the end of Southend pier, Simon …

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BBC Radio 2 - Steve Wright in the Afternoon, Adam Hills, Phill Jupitus, Jenny Seagrove and Peter Bence, Adam Hills: "The plan was never to end up on a TV show in the UK..."

Adam Hills: "The plan was never to end up on a TV show in the UK..."<p>Comedian and presenter Adam chats to Steve about his DVD Clown Heart.<p>Release date:<p>22 November 2017<p>Duration:<p>9 minutes

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Sex workers as you've never seen them before: why The Girlfriend Experience gets prostitution right

“We’re the sort of people who are usually just plot devices,” British sex worker and campaigner Cat Stephens told The Independent earlier this year. “The people who are murdered in the first scene.” Looking at the landscape of television over the past few decades, you'd have to agree with her.<p>On …

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So long, Dennis Reynolds – you might just be TV's greatest monster

If it’s true that Glenn Howerton’s character in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is off, we’ll be deprived of some chilling onscreen psychopathy. Perhaps his morally bankrupt worldview was just a little too close to reality<p>Dennis Reynolds exited the last series of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia …

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The Alienist trailer: New Cary Fukunaga series is basically a 19th-century True Detective

There's a new TV series on the horizon that is set to take over your screens when it arrives in 2018.<p><i>The Alienist</i> follows a criminal psychologist who …

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Doctor Who Christmas special to be screened first in north of England

The BBC is to give viewers in the north of England early access to its Christmas Day schedule, including Peter Capaldi’s final outing as Doctor Who.<p>The Doctor Who Christmas special, usually a closely guarded secret until transmission, will be shown on big screens at venues in Hartlepool, York, …

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'Stranger Things' Cast Answer Fans' Most Burning Questions About The Show

"Oh God guys, is this what you're searching?"<p>The “Stranger Things” stars are here to answer fans’ strangest online queries.<p>Gaten Matarazzo, who plays …

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Coronation Street star Tristan Gemmill opens up on cancer storyline

Coronation Street star Tristan Gemmill has spoken about the positive reaction he has received for his testicular cancer storyline in the …

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GameFace review - a show that sidesteps the singleton comedy cliches

Roisin Conaty’s thirtysomething heroine is directionless, enthusiastic and, above all, funny<p><b>What is it?</b> One of the best new comedies of 2017.<p><b>Why you’ll love it:</b> If you don’t often find yourself straying on to youth-appropriate, bright-pinkly branded E4 (I am 42), you will probably have missed the …

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I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! full CONFIRMED line-up

I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! full CONFIRMED line-up<p>We reveal the full list of 10 celebrities who are heading into the jungle for series 17 of …

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Lost spinoff series ruled out by co-showrunner Carlton Cuse

In a time where writers are mining completed television shows for creative ideas, one series a cult fanbase have been pinning their revival hopes on …

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Rick and Morty gives Mr. Poopybutthole an origin story in mini episode released for Thanksgiving

<i>Rick and Morty</i> has given the world a small Thanksgiving treat: a touching two-minute clip of everyone’s favourite crassly named side-kick, Mr. …

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The best Black Friday 2017 UK deals NOW LIVE

All the latest offers from Amazon, Argos, AO, John Lewis, GAME, Tesco, Currys PC World and more on TVs, technology, audio, tablets and for smart …

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Sir Lenny Henry to star in radio adaptation of Anansi Boys

Author Neil Gaiman has announced the "exciting" news that his fantasy novel Anansi Boys is to be adapted in a radio production starring Sir Lenny …

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Will Ferrell had to kiss Daddy’s Home 2 co-star John Lithgow 30 times during filming

Will Ferrell has revealed he kissed John Lithgow 30 times in front of his children while shooting Daddy’s Home 2.<p>Ferrell plays Brad Whitaker in the …

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Twin Peaks: David Lynch on the prospect of another return

<i>Twin Peaks: The Return</i> was an astounding work of surrealist art, David Lynch’s 18 episode epic keeping watchers enthralled and setting internet …

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