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Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard in the TV adaptation of 'Fargo'

Easter TV: The best on the box this bank holiday weekend

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Ricky Gervais at a screening of ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ in London last month

Ricky Gervais: 'People are waiting for me to fail. If you think it's awful, then just don't watch it'

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The Week in Radio: Why The Bugle blows away the BBC's tired take on satire

I've made no secret of my struggles with radio comedy. I've searched long and hard for a BBC show that would make me crack a smile but to little avail.

Mad Men season seven

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After seven years, Matthew Weiner’s award-winning advertising drama is coming to an end. But there’s still a lot to happen before the final credits roll

Green fingers: a plot in East London

The Great British rake off - the new reality show where allotments are the focus

But for centuries, they were essential to survival for thousands of working-class people

Hinterland and 35 Diwrnod: Step aside Scandi thrillers, here comes Wales

The next big television thrillers are set not in Sweden or Denmark, but in Wales. Gerard Gilbert on the gripping Welsh-language dramas that are making waves internationally

Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard

Martin Freeman: Why the Coen Brothers’ movie Fargo works as a TV series

The classic crime movie has become a 10-part television series

Mad Men final series: The best episodes, the funniest one-liners, Don Draper's most memorable pitches and Peggy's finest moments

As the ad agency drama returns for its final series, Sarah Hughes considers its best (and worst) bits

Political comedian Stephen Colbert, who will be replacing David Letterman on 'The Late Show'

Stephen Colbert: The next king of US late-night television will have the perfect platform from which to spread his satirical message

It’s only when a US talk show achieves a certain level of influence that it becomes known solely by the host’s surname. Carson, Leno, Letterman... But as soon as Stephen Colbert – who was announced on Thursday as the replacement for David Letterman on CBS’s The Late Show – was given his own show in 2005, it would quickly be known, simply, as “Colbert”.

Inside TV: Why would any want to tune into a fly-on-the-wall workplace documentary?

The upcoming week in TV will be dominated by two big shows. Tomorrow, on ITV, the new series of Britain’s Got Talent begins, giving ordinary people a chance at escaping drudgery and finding fame. Then on Wednesday, Sky Atlantic will start airing the last ever series of Mad Men, a show which made working life seem like a glamorous blur of office affairs and well-dressed employees. Meanwhile, pitched somewhere in between these two, is a TV trend which hasn’t received the fanfare of either: the fly-on-the-wall workplace documentary.

The Week in Radio: BBC has paid tribute to Britpop but Cool Britannia is all a bit of a blur

"We'd heard it all before, done better," groaned the former music journalist James Delingpole to Radio 2's Jeremy Vine, referring to Blur and Oasis' respective love of The Kinks and The Beatles. The listeners were more generous. Dan in Cornwall admitted to shedding a tear at Suede's "Animal Nitrate" while David in London praised Britpop's celebration of the regional. Everyone seemed to agree that Northern Uproar were an abomination.

Look who's back, back again: Made in Chelsea season 7 starts on E4 on Monday 7 April

Made in Chelsea season 7: What can we expect from Lucy Watson, Spencer Matthews, Jamie Laing and co?

Our favourite posh twenty-somethings are back causing drama in SW3

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Game of Thrones series four

Breasts bared, blood spilt – S4E01 was worth staying up for

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Band of sisters rescue mishmash of a Great War drama

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The Million Pound Necklace: Inside Boodles on Channel 4

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