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Here is another foreign-made drama series to fill the Killing-shaped hole in BBC4's evening schedules. Originally made for Ireland's RTE, Amber stars Eva Birthistle (Waking the Dead, Strike Back) and David Murray (Quirke) as recently separated couple Sarah and Ben Bailey. When their 14-year-old daughter Amber goes missing, the Baileys are forced into a reunion of sorts, as they attempt to organise an effective search.

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The new series of Jamie's Money-Saving Meals (Channel 4)

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Recipe for success: 'Dinner at 11'

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The Mountain and the Red Viper do battle to determine the outcome of Tyrion's trial

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Fans were served another shocking twist that left jaws on the floor

BBC's I Bought a Rainforest: A jungle adventurer's grand plans are cut down to size in a revealing documentary

Don't make the same mistake Charlie Hamilton James did and assume this is going to be simple.

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Focus on the women unfairly suggested that the 'problem' was all theirs

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Journalist Peter Taylor has been making documentaries about cigs, aka cancer sticks aka "the most lethal consumer product on the planet", for almost as long as we've known that smoking kills.

Tied up: Rich Sommer, Vincent Kartheiser, Elisabeth Moss and Jon Hamm in ‘Mad Men’

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The Moon belongs to everyone, but the best things – sang some geezers, some time ago – are free. Alas, unless you have Sky, Mad Men isn't free, but it remains one of the best things.

Comfort zone: Alan Yentob with Philip Roth in ‘Imagine’

Philip Roth Unleashed, TV review: Misogyny unbound as Yentob and Roth enjoy literary love-in

If you were Alan Yentob, the presenter/editor of Imagine – Philip Roth Unleashed, who had been trying to persuade “America’s greatest living writer” to appear on your programme for more than 20 years, then perhaps the greatness of your subject would seem self-evident. But if you were one of those “shiksa” women that Roth’s books fetishise, or one of the suburban Jews they sometimes mock, or an ex-friend mercilessly co-opted into his fiction, then you might have appreciated a more rounded portrait.

Grace Dent on TV: Reeled in by Catfish, the show that’s created a fresh dictionary definition of deceit

Despite my obsession with Game of Thrones and Lucy Worsley’s The First Georgians right now, I am still televisually smitten with MTV’s Catfish. The show that exposes online love fraudsters. The throwaway youth TV show that one’s mind just cannot throw away. Instead, one sits post- episode genuinely saddened that our human need to love and be loved is so destructive. Or that  the earth’s supply of gullible optimists may well be infinite.

Rubble in mind: Philip Glenister and Liz White in ‘From There to Here’

From There to Here, TV review: Manchester family saga won't revive happy memories

How well do you remember the events of 1996 to 2000? But hazily, hopefully; otherwise your enjoyment of From There to Here, BBC1's new three-part family saga will be marred. Certainly, if you could recall the outcome of the England vs Germany Euro '96 semi-final, this first episode was a lot less suspenseful.

Mears showed how an awe-inspiring landscape can shape the growth of an entire society

How The Wild West Was Won with Ray Mears, TV review: Paean to North America's epic beauty

Ray Mears has always been at the sensible end of the survivalist spectrum and now that he's back on the BBC after a brief sojourn at ITV, he's found a documentary subject that fits as snug as a beaver pelt hat.

Crate expectations: Richie and Nikki in ‘Del Boys and Dealers’

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No income tax? No VAT? One couldn't possibly speculate how accurately the wheeler-dealers in four-part series Del Boys and Dealers (BBC1) fill in their returns, but, like Del, they're fun to spend time with.

Jensen Ackles plays Dean in the season 9 finale of Supernatural

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