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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Machiavelli with magic and dragons: The allure of Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is no hokey fantasy. It’s the most trenchant, brave and brutal examination of power on television.

Jared Harris: The British actor on avoiding ex-pats in LA, dabbling in the paranormal, and Christmas parties with the Mad Men cast

The Quiet Ones follows a maverick professor in his attempts to invoke paranormal activity. Is it true that it's based on a true story?

Nicola Walker interview: ‘There’s more pressure in feeling rated’

Nicola Walker is one of the great unsung heros of British acting

Comedian Steve Coogan has described 'The Trip to Italy' as “an excuse to do impersonations in a postmodern way”

Inside Television: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's ego trip makes a big impression

What’s your general impression of Steve Coogan? Oscar-nominated screenwriter and comedy genius? Chippy crusader against tabloid press intrusion? Or simply, 'Aha, it's Alan Partridge!'? Tune it to the second series ofThe Trip To Italy on BBC Two this evening and you’ll be reminded of Coogan’s other impressions - his Roger Moore, his Morrissey and - most uncanny of all - his self-regarding British comedian called 'Steve Coogan'.

The Week in Radio: When a chat queen became the toast of 'Radio Bloke'

It's fair to say that when Radio 5 Live was born, I wasn't its target listener. I was barely interested in the news unless it had to do with the government threatening my fondness for empty warehouses pumping out house music to crowds of gurning loons on a Saturday night, and sport wasn't my thing either.

Puritan intentions: Freya Mavor and Jamie Dornan in 'New Worlds'

Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan: From masturbation to restoration

Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan takes on a king in a new 17th-century drama. Gerard Gilbert joins him on set

Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke, faces new problems

Game of Thrones: Success of the HBO series, from A to Z

Hugh Montgomery traces how the series has grown into the television event

With the end of 'Mad Men' coming, what's next for its creator Matthew Weiner?

The sharp clothes, waspish lines and period chic of ‘Mad Men’ have enthralled audiences for six years. Now the man who created it explains why he’s bringing it all to an end 

A scene from Channel 4 and Dazed's Music Nation

Inside Television: Channel 4's Music Nation replays the soundtracks of our young lives

BBC Director General Lord Tony Hall cares about the arts. He really cares. And to prove it, this week he announced a raft of new culture programming for the BBC. There will be a history of the classical voice presented by the Music Director of the Royal Opera House, and a performance of Jacobean play The Duchess of Malfi broadcast live on BBC4. “Today we are announcing the biggest push we have made in the arts for a generation,” he said - but which generation was he talking about?

Appreciation society: Rhodri Marsden (back) with Dream Themes, who play tunes from shows such as Red Dwarf and Hawaii Five-O

The best TV themes become a soundtrack to our lives - but can you name their composers?

Rhodri Marsden has a nagging feeling that TV theme tunes have been getting worse over the past couple of decades

Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs, who originally played Manuel in the series

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The actor gives his favourite TV, film, books and music picks

Sealed with a kiss: Benjamin Till and Nathan Taylor feature in 'Our Gay Wedding: the Musical'

Why I'm turning my gay wedding into a Channel 4 musical

The first same-sex weddings in England and Wales take place on Saturday. Benjamin Till is celebrating by turning his marriage into a piece of musical theatre, to be broadcast on Channel 4

The sleuth is out there: 'Endeavour' with star Shaun Evans (second left) alongside Sean Rigby, Jack Laskey, Roger Allam and Anton Lesser

Morse spin-off Endeavour gets scandi makeover from The Killing director

The show's young star Shaun Evans tells Gerard Gilbert why the days of cosy Oxford nostalgia are over

Jimmy Perez (played by Douglas Henshall) and Alison McIntosh (Alison O'Donnell) star in the first part of Shetland's new episode 'Dead Water'

TV picks tonight: Shetland, The Missing and the sports life story of Didier Drogba

What to watch on TV this evening, Tuesday 25 March

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Back to the wall: Lyse Doucet with Jalal in 'Children of Syria'

Review:Children of Syria, BBC2

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Family tragedy: a woman holding a picture of her missing relative after the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh last year

Review: The devastating story of the West's real fashion victims

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Nick & Margaret: Too Many Immigrants?
Nick and Margaret: Immigration Gain or Drain proves illuminating
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Leading light: Rose Leslie in 'Utopia'

Review: Utopia, Channel 4

Arts and Entertainment
The byte stuff: 'Silicon Valley'

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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 C4 adds a moreish new ingredient to the reality TV recipe
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Review Jimmy McGovern's crime drama is another cracker
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Murdered by my Boyfriend sees a teenage girl fall for a violent older man
Review Compelling enough and realistic when it counted
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Close to home: Lorraine Pascale with Marion and John Bird, her first foster parents
Review A model guide to the country's foster-care crisis
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Jeremy Paxman signs off for the final time
Review He was box office and BBC's news will be duller without him
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The Girl Who Talked to Dolphins
Review So much more than a bit of human-dolphin lovin'
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On the attack: Jay featured in ‘Football Hooligan & Proud’
Review An uninspiring look at the ugly side of the beautiful game

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Alan Davies, Kevin Eldon and Jo Brand in 'Playhouse Presents: Damned'

Review Yes, it's formulaic - but it's my kind of formula

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On the ball: Team England in Brazil in 'Street Kid World Cup'
Review Streetwise teens show their winning ways
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Review Pirate drama for grown-ups
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The search is on: Eva Birthistle and David Murray in 'Amber'
Review A crime drama not worth staying on the case for
Arts and Entertainment
Beverley, 64, enters every room preceded by a yard of cleavage
Review Are gerontophile perversions that's the problem?
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