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He led AutoMaidan protest movement that organised motorcades outside the houses of politicians and oligarchs

The Critics: Television: A truly alternative stand-up

Royal wedding commentators are traditionally very fond of organs. Tom Fleming, who by my reckoning has covered every royal wedding since Victoria wed Albert - yet disappointingly was not called upon by the BBC for yesterday's big match - used to get tremendous value out of organs. "This great organ was made in 1792 by Cornelius Krijksjaart the Younger of Rotterdam," he would murmur, in the belief that knowledge of the instrument's provenance would fill a hole in our lives.

Breaking up is never easy

Two lots of presents, divided loyalties: JAN PARKER on life as a stepchild

More viewers upset by sex on television

THERE IS too much sex on British television according to a growing number of viewers.

And here is your starter for ten...

My great passion is 'Countdown': it proves, Zen-like, that in life there is no right answer

Channel 5 play ratings joker by reviving `It's A Knockout'

THE DAYS when helpless, wheezing laughter and saturated people dressed as snails were the biggest thing on television are long gone. But Channel 5 is hoping that, 17 years on, the country is still silly enough to enjoy It's A Knockout.

THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS: Jenny Eclair

Blonde, brassy Jenny Eclair, winner of the Perrier Comedy Award 1995, is back on our screens on 2 May with Jenny Eclair's Slot, Channel 5.

Channel 5 criticised for `tacky' sex shows heady x3 x3

THE GOVERNMENT'S television watchdog has taken the highly unusual step of describing Channel 5 as "tacky" in its annual report, because of the broadcaster's use of sex to attract viewers.

Strippers: Wild Frontier

First there was The Chippendales, then `The Full Monty', and now `A Thong for Europe'. Mike Higgins reports from the Frontier Club in Batley as Steve Dynamite, Golden Boy and LA Dream bare all. Photographs by Claudia Janke

Watchdog gets tough on Channel 5

Watchdog gets tough on Channel 5

Fewer than three in ten viewers watching BBC1

THE CONTINUED growth of satellite television and the success of Channel 5 have combined to push BBC1's audience share below the 30 per cent mark for the first time.

The box knows when we are sleepy

Yuletide television is a ritual. And schedulers know how predictable our viewing habits are. By Tim Dowling

C4 drops desk as news war hots up

THE DAYS of the deskbound newsreader look numbered after Channel 4 unveiled a low, pink plinth for Jon Snow to sit beside in its new pounds 3m newsroom yesterday.

Sport on TV: Now you can enjoy football without a dish

TWO OF television's ancien regime, Jimmy Hill and Brian Moore, were moaning this week about there being too much football on the box. True, it's not like in their day when all the people had were Match of the Day on Saturday night and The Big Match after Sunday lunch and they were happy with what they were given, thank you very much. But I reckon there's just about enough these days - and the best bit is, you don't need to reach for the Sky.

BBC fouls C5 in TV's clash of the day

WITH WALL-TO-WALL football on television nowadays, advertisers have to try that little bit harder. Channel 5, though, is perhaps putting in a bit too much effort, and its aggressive strategy has brought nothing but trouble this week.

Football: Has TV reached saturation point?

The broadcasting revolution: New technology enables big clubs to cash in but the fans are becoming more selective
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Charlie Austin: Queens Park Rangers striker says ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

After hitting 18 goals in the Premier League last season, the QPR striker was the great non-deal of transfer deadline day. But he says he'd preferred another shot at promotion
Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

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Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

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Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
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60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

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