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As from this Sunday, Astra satellite dish-owners can tune into UK Gold for what spokesman Derek Lewis assures us is '20 hours a day of laughter, fantasy and high drama - exactly what people need'. The opening week offers The Young Ones, Terry and June, The Bill, Casualty, The Goodies, Alas Smith and Jones and Tenko - 'the highlights of Britain's favourite programmes'. How much to repeat these gems? UK Gold claims underwritten costs of pounds 35m.

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