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The best new crime drama since ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘True Detective’? You betcha!

Shaun Evans as Endeavour interviews a prisoner as he tries to get to the bottom of a police cover up

Endeavour series 2, episode 4 - TV review

A sordid tale of police corruption and child abuse brought series 2 to a startlingly end

Grace Dent on TV: Game of Thrones has jumped the shark

The sexually motivated killing of a woman in the opening of episode two was simply 'a bit much', but this is still the some of the finest television ever made

Southland, TV review: This last-ever episode was as pessimistic ever

After five seasons of unrelenting (no) fun in the LA sun, was it too much to expect a happy ending for the seasoned cops of Southland (More4)? Fans of this intermittently excellent, yet never hugely popular, procedural, have long since grown used to pessimistic plot turns. This last ever-episode wasn't likely to be an exception. Especially after last week's Breaking Bad-esque desert jaunt, in which Officers Cooper (Michael Cudlitz) and Lucero (Anthony Ruivivar) were kidnapped by a couple of crazed meth-heads.

A materialist world: James Constantino features in ‘Posh Pawn’

Posh Pawn, TV review: The most interesting thing about this programme was its title

It is a widely accepted fact that the entertainment value of Antiques Roadshow has nothing to do with antiques. You watch it to see the looks on their faces when a beloved family heirloom is valued at precisely zilch. Or, if you're in a good mood, to share in their joy when junk from the attic turns out to be a priceless Ming dynasty vase. Posh Pawn, Channel 4's new docu-soap set in the world of high-end pawnbroking, aimed – and failed – to provide similar thrills.

Don (John Hamm) and Megan (Jessica Paré) Draper are going their separate ways in the final series of ‘Mad Men’

Mad Men season 7, TV review: The suits are still sharp, but Don Draper has lost his edge

This final series is not just the beginning of the end

No turning back: ‘The Hunt for the Boston Bombers’

The Hunt for the Boston Bombers, Channel 4, TV review

A glossy re-creation of the Boston bombers  manhunt doesn't capture the imagination

Down to earth: Fern Britton presents 'The Big Allotment Challenge'

The Big Allotment Challenge, BBC2 - TV review

Fern Britton's gardening challenge looks like it will grow into something special

Watermen: a Dirty Business, BBC2 - TV review

Watermen: a Dirty Business was BBC2's other premiere of the evening along with The Big Allotment Challenge. The first episode of this six-part documentary series included a few scenic shots of Cumbrian reservoirs, but don't be fooled, this is a show about people who wade through faeces for a living.

Restaurant Wars: the Battle for Manchester, BBC2 - TV review

A no-nonsense battle of the chefs whets the appetite

Can Criminals Say Sorry? BBC3 - TV review

According to Can Criminals Say Sorry? (BBC3), Greater Manchester Police takes the national lead in this new(ish) process, which involves facilitating carefully structured face-to-face conversations between victim and perpetrators. Can it actually prevent reoffending? Or help victims come to terms with what's happened to them?

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

Made in Chelsea, season 7, episode 2- review

After what looked to be a more dramatic seventh series, very little happened in SW3 tonight – with the exception of Mark Francis’ unprecedented ‘gymnaissance’ in the middle of a show garden.

The Purple Wedding: Joffrey and Margaery Tyrell tie the knot

Game of Thrones season 4, episode 2, TV review: 'Purple Wedding' shock for viewers as King Joffrey marries Margaery Tyrell

The tables turned and the power shifted as the first climax of the season came

Shaun Evans as Endeavour and Shvorne Marks as Monica

Endeavour series 2, episode 3 - TV review

A strangler on the loose, lost love from the past and a decidedly Hitchcock homage, it was a different kind of episode - in a good way

Dirty Weekenders in France, TV review: Disappointingly chaste

There wasn’t quite enough Dick in Dirty Weekenders in France with Richard E Grant (Channel 4). That title does promise a certain amount of intimacy with our host, non? But aside from a scene in which Richard writhed (fully clothed) on the bed of the 15th-century converted mill he was staying at, Dirty Weekenders was disappointingly chaste.

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Review This guru looks like he's going to do the business

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House call: ‘Under Offer: Estate Agents on the Job’

Review Human side of loathed profession revealed, worth a second viewing

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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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Lauren is one of the children featured on 15,000 Kids and Counting

Review Channel 4's poignant documentary has empathy for all parties in the adoption process

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London Live will be broadcast on Freeview 8, Sky 117 and Virgin 159

Review A-listers, sharp chat, great food and that's just for starters

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Review Thrilling twists make Silk's farewell a guilty pleasure

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New York state of mind: Adam Driver and Lena Dunham in 'Girls'

Review Hannah goes out on a personal high

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New fantasy sci-fi's plot is beyond belief but sassy Bo is a girl wonder

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Review A pie-in-the-sky starter but cookery shows don't get better than this

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A brave face: Berna with a picture of her sister Esra in 'Missing'

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Parky: Mrs Merton crossed with James Bond

Review Dynamo made for a particularly good show

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True collars: Simon McBurney, Joanna Scanlan, Vicki Pepperdine, Tom Hollander and
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Review Irreverent Rev inspires devotion with inter-faith jesting and social comment

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Louis Theroux in his new documentary 'LA Stories'

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The Million Pound Necklace: Inside Boodles on Channel 4

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