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

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Green fingers: a plot in East London

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

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

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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”.

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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

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Rob Brydon on comedy politics and dining with his co-star Steve Coogan for The Trip to Italy

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Lucy Worsley: The TV historian on BBC's The First Georgians, David Starkey and why she'll never appear on Strictly Come Dancing

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Nick and Margaret: Immigration Gain or Drain proves illuminating
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Review: Utopia, Channel 4

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Maggie Gyllenhaal plays Nessa Stein, a woman who is trying to build links in the Middle East
Common and The Honourable Woman are clangingly depressing
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German record set as 32.6m tune in to watch World Cup semi-final
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Review He was box office and BBC's news will be duller without him
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Review Are gerontophile perversions that's the problem?
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