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George Clarke's Amazing Spaces (Channel 4) is superior to the other property shows because it isn't really a property show at all; it's a people show. The architect-builder-cum-TV presenter's true subject is the kind of ambitious eccentric who would never let a lack of funds, or a law of physics get in the way of a hare-brained building scheme.

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It's time for us all to admit that Louie, the show created by and starring stand-up comedian Louis C.K. is definitely not a sitcom. If you haven't seen Louie, which is on its fourth series, but irritatingly scheduled at 11pm on satellite and cable channel Fox, then the closest comparison is probably Seinfeld.

Just the job: ‘Mary’s Silver Service’

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Call me old-fashioned. Heck, call me what you like, but when I'm 91, or even 71, I imagine the last thing I'd feel like doing would be a bit of late-life professional catering. My dream retirement may involve a greenhouse, a pipe and a wobbling stack of Grishams but others' might involve, well, going back to work. Presumably until you're taken out of the office in something mahogany. Your call. As my granny (94), often reminds me, there's nowt so queer as folk.

The search is on: Eva Birthistle and David Murray in 'Amber'

Amber, BBC4 - TV review: A characterless crime thriller not worth staying on the case for

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 Originally made for Ireland's RTE, Amber stars Eva Birthistle (Waking the Dead, Strike Back) and David Murray (Quirke) as recently separated couple Sarah and Ben Bailey.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.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: the 14th series

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Channel 5 - TV review

In CSI: Crime Scene Investigation there's always the certainty of death. The 14th series of what's reckoned to be the most watched television show in the world began on Channel 5 last night with a funeral – but what exactly were we mourning?

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

Jamie's Money-Saving Meals, Channel 4 - TV review

Perhaps Jamie Oliver would be more appealing if he too had remained the chubby-cheeked Essex boy of The Naked Chef. In the new series of Jamie's Money-Saving Meals (Channel 4), it was apparent that a change had come over the TV chef. The premise of this show is that these days everyone is too cash-poor and time-poor to faff around with Nigella-style indulgence.

Recipe for success: 'Dinner at 11'

Dinner at 11, Channel 4 - TV review: 'These precocious child diners know how to put on a real feast'

From the mouths of babes! Last night, Channel 4's Dinner at 11 documentary brought together a group of strangers from all over the country to dine together and discuss the issues of the day. The twist? All of them were still at primary school.

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

Game of Thrones season 4 episode 8 review: The Mountain and the Red Viper do battle

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.

My Granny the Escort, TV review: Is it the punters' gerontophile perversions that's the problem? Or society's ageist assumptions?

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

Burning Desire: the Seduction of Smoking, TV review: A compelling investigation into Big Tobacco's secrets and lies

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’

Mad Men, TV review: Another giant leap for television as show enters the lunar age

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.

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