Magicians (15)

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From the writers and stars of Channel 4's Peep Show, what amounts to an extended episode, plus magic tricks. There's no obvious reason why this shouldn't be on television - it's not as if David Mitchell and Robert Webb, playing former magic partners who parted company after an accident with the guillotine trick, are expanding their range - but there are some good jokes scattered around. The best are delivered by Steve Edge, as a particularly egotistical and nasty magician, who greets an unresponsive Channel Island audience with "Bloody hell, you gave the Nazis a warmer welcome than that."

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