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Will Dean is Editor of The Independent Magazine

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Osborne House, Isle of Wight: Gateway to the royal treatment

Osborne House, on the Isle of Wight, has opened up its grand entrance to overnight guests. Will Dean checks in.

Funny things happen when you leave home and don't go back

After four years in Wales and nine in different parts of London, Will has started to sound like one of those drones that you can't quite place

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5 best Japanese whiskies

Move over Scotland, Japan can more than hold its own in the whisky stakes. Will Dean picks the best of the malts

From here to maternity: Darren Boyd plays the midwife in‘The Delivery Man’

The Delivery Man, review: Fish-out-of-water sitcom is the best laugh we've had from ITV in a long time

It's no Green Wing, but for a very mainstream sitcom it's pretty good

Paradise lost: Bear Grylls, centre, and the male team on their Pacific island

The Island with Bear Grylls, TV review: They'd be better off with a spa weekend

Channel 4's survival show returned for a second outing with two series running concurrently - one with men and, tomorrow night, with women

Chain of command: ‘Hillary Clinton: the Power of Women’

Hillary Clinton: The Power of Women, TV review: Women's rights isn't about the battle of the sexes - it's the inequality, stupid

The documentary was a story of what's happened to women in the world since Clinton gave a landmark speech at the UN's Fourth World Congress on Women

Eat To Live Forever With Giles Goren, TV review: Do you want to live to 150?

Coren tried calorie-restricted eating, the Paleo diet and eating raw goat spleen from an animal he'd just seen slaughtered in a Kentucky back garden

Playing chicken: ‘The Billion Dollar Chicken Shop’ looks behind the scenes at KFC

The Billion Dollar Chicken Shop review: A fry-on-the wall doc for fast-food aficionados only

The BBC programme - which looked at the secret behind Colonel Sanders' success - is essentially a good bit of public relations

Timeshift: Spicing Up Britain looked at the country's post-war restaurant revolution

Timeshift: Spicing Up Britain - How Eating Out Went Exotic, TV review: Immigrants and Berni Inns rescued British cuisine

The programme claimed that the revolution in dining has taken British restaurants from international laughing stock to foodie destination

The right treatment: Philippa Perry presented ‘Being Bipolar’

Being Bipolar, TV review: At last, a hug that isn't a telly moment, but genuine, warm and human

Philippa Perry, psychotherapist and wife of Grayson, convinced three people with bipolar disorder to talk to her in front of the cameras about their illness

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