Up my street: The residents of the elegant Moray Place in Edinburgh's Georgian New Town

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I am not, it has to be said, a plant person. Aside from the palm in my bathroom, which thrives in the face of outrageous neglect, I kill everything green that crosses my threshold.

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As his surreal comedy series returns to E4, Noel Fielding tells James Rampton why mainstream success scares him and what the future holds for The Boosh
ABC's 'Scandal' stars Henry Ian Cusick as Stephen Finch, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Columbus Short as Harrison Wright, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Jeff Perry as Cyrus and Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant

Ending the TV whitewash: Shonda Rhimes is leading a drive for racial diversity in US schedules.

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Nick & Margaret: Too Many Immigrants?

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One thing the Brits all shared was utter conviction about their specific anti-immigration bugbear

'Child Genius': A television show celebrating exceptional intelligence in childhood

Inside Television: Pushy parents are taught a lesson in Child Genius

The young prodigies of Child Genius (Channel 4, Sunday, 9pm) all have their reasons for taking part in Mensa’s annual competition. Home-schooled Jocelyn wants to measure herself against the peers she rarely meets; miniature Mozart Curtis hopes to be prime minister one day and Rubaiyat, an 11-year-old studying Maths at degree level just wants to make friends. For viewers the show’s appeal is even simpler: clever kids make compelling telly.

MasterChef 2014 finalists Charley Boorman, Wayne Sleep, Sophie Thompson and Jodie Kidd

Celebrity MasterChef 2014: Are past winners of the show still cooking?

We take a look at whether past celebrity winners are still busy in the kitchen

Radio 4's No Destination: Peace campaigner Satish Kumar takes a trip back in time

Kumar recounted his epic walk to the four nuclear capitals of the world during the height of the Cold War

The byte stuff: 'Silicon Valley'

Why new TV show Silicon Valley is like Entourage for geeks

The new TV comedy show focuses on California's hi-tech companies – so don't expect any female whizz-kids, says Gerard Gilbert

Tech revolution: How TV is finally computing the stuff of comedy and drama

Even shows that aren’t primarily about the tech industry are falling over themselves to reference it

Two worlds, two identities, one reality: Nikesh Shukla explores the impact of the internet on lonely lives

Max Liu met the fiction television writer in ‘meatspace'

Andrew Buchan plays Ephra Stein in the new drama 'The Honourable Woman'

Andrew Buchan interview: Broadchurch star on why he'd never say no to Hollywood

From starring in the Bafta award-winning series Broadchurch to appearing alongside Maggie Gyllenhaal, the future looks bright for Andrew Buchan

Channel 4's conspiracy thriller Utopia will continue its interest in how genetic science might save or damn the human race

Inside Television: Sci-fi series set out to answer questions - and could deliver plausible theories

"Science fiction," said Ray Bradbury, “is the most important literature in the history of the world, because it's the history of ideas.” If that’s true, then TV drama has lately been shirking its responsibilities and indulging instead in escapist genres like fantasy (Game of Thrones) and period drama (Mad Men, Downton Abbey). Now, sci-fi is back in a big way. So does that mean we’re once again ready to engage in some serious thought?

Radio 4's The Grace of Jeff Buckley: Poignant memories of rock idol who spawned monsters

If you gave me a quid for every wet-behind-the-ears, acoustic guitar-wielding nitwit claiming Jeff Buckley as their musical hero, I could have built my own recording empire by now.

Gay icons: Sesame Street's Bert (right) and Ernie

Are Bert and Ernie really a gay couple?

After a Christian bakery refused to make a gay wedding cake with their faces on, Simon Usbourne asks if the muppet friends are gay
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Hardened case: ‘Confessions of a Copper’ heard from Stephen Hayes

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Tony stares at the 'Daddy Big Ears' drawing his abducted son Oliver drew for him in The Missing

Review: The Missing, episode 4,
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Greek mythological fantasy drama 'Atlantis' returns for the second series

Review: Atlantis, BBC1

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The duo's Channel 4 satire on modern policing, Babylon

Review: Babylon, Channel 4

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All over the shop: ‘Liberty of London’

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The judges: Marcus Wareing, Gregg Wallace and Monica Galetti

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24 Hours in Police Custody (Channel 4)

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Review: The Passing Bells

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Portrait Artist of the Year, Sky Arts 1

Review: Sky Arts 1
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Michelle Gomez and Peter Capaldi star in 'Doctor Who'

Review: Doctor Who, Dark Water

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Creep show: Tim Cockerill in ‘Spider House’

Review: Spider House, BBC4

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James Nesbit in The Missing on BBC 1

Review: The Missing, BBC1

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Peter Connelly, known as Baby P, died in 2007

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Robert James-Collier as under-butler Thomas

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The Doctor finds himself in a forest version of London in Doctor Who episode 'In the Forest of the Night'

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Paul Anderson plays Arthur Shelby in Peaky Blinders series two

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Princess Olga in 'You Can't Get the Staff'

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Gotham is coming to UK shores this autumn

Review: A darker instalment brings new life to the Batman franchise

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