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Philp Hensher: A few more ruins is just what we need

David Cameron launched his party's manifesto at Battersea Power Station the other day. The implication was that the vast, decaying bulk of the famous building was an example of the sort of neglect and abandonment which his government would put right.

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This isn&rsquo;t just a kind of fad from someone who&rsquo;s interested in technology...it&rsquo;s not discretionary.&rdquo; Peter Horrocks, BBC Head of Global News, gives warning to the corporation&rsquo;s journalists that they should engage with social media.

Amy Jenkins: Sorry to be Scrooge-like, but I'm relieved the festive season is over

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DVD: Peep Show &ndash; Series 6, For retail & rental, (4 DVD)

"Soph wants a pre-birth paternity test; it's not mine. It'd better not be mine. Oh God. Does Dobby really want me? What do you mean you're closing the office? Hmm, £2,000 to go all in with Alan. Seems sensible. Even if he has gone a bit mad. And why's Super Hans brought his snake to our party? Oh God, why? Why?"

Minor British Institutions: Peep Show

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Peep Show - They're still worth spying on

Six series on and Mark and Jeremy are the same old losers, living in one another's pockets. That's the secret of Peep Show's success, David Mitchell and Robert Webb tell James Rampton

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