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It was billed as a ‘run from the monsters’ episode but turned out to be something deeper and more touching

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Effortlessly embarrassing real relatives will always trump a 'comedy-reality-hybrid' creation

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In Wales for the recent Nato summit, President Obama took a special detour to see Britain's most investigated prehistoric monument. It was, he said, a "highlight" and something he could tick off his "bucket list".

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If the songwriter Judee Sill were alive today she'd be quite the sensation. Her ferocious wit, stormy love life, drug addiction and multiple brushes with the law would guarantee endless splashes in gossip mags and concerned columns about the fecklessness of youth.

Gary Cole and Julia-Louis Dreyfus in season 3 of Veep

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Without wishing to shatter the illusion that the nation's hardy TV critics file their copy as the previous evening's viewing ends – "on the whistle", as they call it over on sports – the mollycoddled troops in the Independent's multimedia AV theatre get the advantage of advance previews (plus the popcorn machine, martini trolley, gratis foot rubs etc).

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The X Factor was in the North this week

X Factor 2014: ITV to start broadcasting show on Friday in addition to weekend

X Factor will go head-to-head with Strictly on Friday 26 September

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Cops and Robbers, Channel 4 - TV review: Depressing insight into the lives of serial offenders

This take on the criminal justice system was listless

The Rules of Abstraction with Matthew Collings, BBC4

The Rules of Abstraction with Matthew Collings, BBC4 - TV review

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The Suspicions of Mr Whicher and The Secrets, weekend TV reviews

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The X Factor was in the North this week

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The talent show continued to wreak havoc on the North

Queen Christina left the judges baffled with her audition

The X Factor 2014 review: Queen Christina, Charlie Martinez and Monica Michael were sacrificed to the talent show gods

The people of the Northwest had Simon Cowell and co. inflicted on them as the search for talent continued for a third episode.

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BBC3’s new show Don’t Drop the Baby

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Robin teaches Clara to shoot an arrow
Review: A dull and nonsensical disappointment
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Review: Paul Hollywood piles on the pressure in pie week
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Review: A heart-warming period drama
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Review: Mocking foreigners and ageism - can this series sink any lower?

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Review: Educating Yorkshire's Musharaf stars in inspirational documentary
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Review: BBC captures some fascinating footage of these charming creatures
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The Doctor and Clara have their first real heart to heart since he regenerated in 'Deep Breath'
Review: Doctor Who returns and Peter Capaldi may be the best yet
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Review An impressively even-handed look at America's young guns

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Review Children of Syria, BBC2

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Review: Utopia, Channel 4

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