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Kevin the Carrot gets the chop after a single complaint about an Aldi advert

An "irresponsible" Aldi TV ad has been given the chop following just one complaint that an animated carrot called Kevin could attract kids to alcohol.
A television ad for Wrigley's Extra gum featuring a woman chewing gum while playing football

'Dangerous' chewing gum ad banned

A television ad featuring a woman chewing gum while playing football has been banned over concerns that children could emulate the "dangerous" practice.
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Wendy (Rosie Cavaliero), Sandra (Joanna Scanlan), Phil (John Cleese), Edith (Alison Steadman), Roger (Jason Watkins), Mrs Gale (Anne Reid)

New John Cleese sitcom Hold The Sunset is ratings success

John Cleese's first sitcom since Fawlty Towers, Hold The Sunset, has been the most successful comedy launch on BBC One in more than three years.

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Hotel Chocolat founder Angus Thirlwell

Viewers to go behind the scenes at Hotel Chocolat in new show

Viewers will go behind the scenes of Hotel Chocolat in one of three new Channel 5 commissions from BBC Studios.

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John Simm was excellent in ITVs three-part drama Trauma

Trauma - an excellent study of grief, but not so good as a thriller

Grief is a funny thing. Not literally, obviously, but it can affect different people in all sorts of different ways.

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Brendan Gleeson in Calvary on BBC iPlayer

TV Choice: What to download or stream this week

Stuff to watch when there's nothing on the real telly from Saturday February 17.
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TV Choice: Five of the best shows this week

The pick of the crop from the regular schedules from Saturday February 17.
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Anna Friel is Marcella.

TV Highlight AND TRAILER: Anna Friel returns as Marcella

Marcella, Monday, 9pm, ITV

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Wendy (Rosie Cavaliero), Sandra (Joanna Scanlan), Phil (John Cleese), Edith (Alison Steadman), Roger (Jason Watkins), Mrs Gale (Anne Reid) - (C) 'BBC Photographer: Adam Lawrence

Big Preview AND TRAILER: John Cleese on new sitcom Hold The Sunset

The comedy legend is back this Sunday with brand new show Hold The Sunset, his first for the channel since Fawlty Towers 44 years ago

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Lupita Nyongo as Nakia, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther (TChalla) and Danai Gurira as Okoye.

Movies AND TRAILER: Black Panther stars on the latest Marvel blockbuster

Black Panther is Marvel's first black hero to get his own standalone film. Stars Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira and Michael B Jordan tell Laura Harding why it's about time.

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Top Gear presenters Chris Harris (left), Matt LeBlanc (centre) and Rory Reid

Chemistry between Top Gear presenting trio 'stronger', says Friends star LeBlanc

Matt LeBlanc believes the chemistry between Top Gear's three hosts will help get the show back on track.
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How he's still got a job is anyone's guess, but he's back

AHA! Alan Partridge is back with a brand new BBC show

Alan Partridge will return for a new show This Time With Alan Partridge, the BBC has announced.

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John Simm plays Dan Bowker and Adrian Lester plays Jon Allerton.

TV choice: What happens when two worlds collide in ITV's Trauma...

Three-part psychological thriller Trauma centres on the lives of two fathers, Dan and Jon, whose lives collide when Dan’s 15-year-old son Alex is stabbed and tragically dies in the trauma department attended by high-achieving consultant Jon Allerton.
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Shaun Evans and Roger Allam star in Endeavour

Endeavour - a lesson from history

After the President’s Club, and grid girls, and Harvey Weinstein, and equal pay at the BBC, it seems there is anational debate under way about male privilege, the abuse of power and the rights of women.

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John Simm in Collateral.

TV & streaming: The best shows to catch this week

Check out Stuart Chandler's top shows to catch on TV or streaming during the next seven days.
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McMafia concludes on Sunday.

Five of the best things to watch on TV this week

If you're stuck for something to watch this week, why not give one of these five shows a try...

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Douglas Henshall as DI Jimmy Perez.

TV preview: Douglas Henshall on why Shetland is a TV detective show with a difference

Douglas Henshall’s life has changed massively since we last saw him solving mysteries as DI Jimmy Perez.

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Does The Rovers serve milk?

William Roache: I made a decision to start getting younger, not older

Coronation Street's William Roache has said he believes the human body was designed to go on forever and that he feels he is getting younger.

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Ore Oduba and Julia Bradbury counted down Britain's Favourite Walks

Britain's Favourite Walks - The long walk to boredom

Mark Twain apparently once said that “golf is a good walk spoiled.”
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Altered Carbon

TV Choice: What to download or stream this week

Go off grid, eschew the rules and watch online - here's the choice from Saturday February 3.
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