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    Top Gear

    Top Gear

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    QI

    QI

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    In today's world, the Information Age, there are a lot of things we don't know. What is life? What is consciousness? How did the universe begin and when will it end? As QI proves, we know a lot less about the universe, and even ourselves, than we previously thought. What colour is the universe? Beige. How many senses have you got? From nine to over twenty. How many moons does the Earth have? At least seven. Forget about the questions nobody has answers to. Immerse yourself in the Quite Interesting world of QI and never be bored again.moreless
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    Torchwood

    Torchwood

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    BBC Two (ended 2009)
    Torchwood, a spin-off from the popular sci-fi show Doctor Who, follows a group of investigators working for the secret organisation of the same name. Set in Cardiff, Wales the team specialise in alien technology that has landed on Earth, and crime, whether it be alien or human. The mysterious Captain Jack Harkness is the leader of the equally mysterious Torchwood, and vows to guard humanity against alien threats. Curious PC Gwen Cooper accidentally discovers the group, and soon becomes entangled in a series of events. This leads up to her being hired, and becoming involved in the exciting affairs of the organisation. Together with medic, Owen Harper, and the tech expert, Toshiko Sato, and the impressible Ianto Jones, the five explore the thrilling world of Torchwood.moreless
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    Red Dwarf

    Red Dwarf

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    3 Million Years from Earth, the mining ship Red Dwarf Its crew: Dave Lister, the last crew member alive Arnold Rimmer, a hologram simulation of his dead bunkmate Cat, a humanoid, evolved from Lister's cat. Additional: The ship's crew has come across new members: Kryten, a series 4000 mechanoid rescued from the Nova 5 Navigation Officer Kristine Kochanski, from a parallel universe. I am Holly, the ship's computer with an IQ of 6000 (and rapidly decreasing). Message Ends. ========================== Welcome to the Red Dwarf guide. Enjoy the backstory and details of one of the best SF parodies ever created for TV.moreless
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    Miranda

    Miranda

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    Written by and starring comedian Miranda Hart this sitcom delves into her semi-fictional, clumsy world where whatever she attempts in life seems to end in a disastrous way. Trying to have a happy love life, a fulfilling social one or a satisfying relationship with her overbearing mother prove particularly hard to accomplish.moreless
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    Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps

    Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps

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    Sitcom which follows the sex-fuelled lives of five early twentysomethings in the northern town of Runcorn, Manchester. Janet is going out with Jonny, his best friend Gaz has started to date Janet's best friend Donna, and student Louise just adds to the weird chaos with her annoying squeaky voice. Storylines follow the on/off relationships of the young protagonists who get themselves into the weirdest situations.moreless
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    Rev.

    Rev.

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    Tom Hollander heads up this comedy series about a reverand who's recently moved from the countryside to the city. In production this show was also called "The City Vicar" and "Handle with Prayer".moreless
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    Never Mind the Buzzcocks

    Never Mind the Buzzcocks

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    BBC Two (ended 2015)
    Unsympathetic to the precious pomposity of the rock and pop industry, 'Buzzcocks' takes a sledgehammer to the delicate egos of the biggest and most famous names in music - often whilst they are guests on the programme. The scathing wit of Mark Lamarr and later Simon Amstell, has literally caused guests to walk off the show. From 2009 to 2013, the show was presented by different guest hosts each week. In July 2014 it was revealed that Rhod Gilbert would become the show's third regular host from the 28th series. This would turn out to be the final series as the BBC announced in May 2015 that the show had been axed.

    In 2013, the BBC aired a series called What a Load of Buzzcocks which is narrated by Blur's Alex James and looks at the best bits of a certain year of music including moments from 'Buzzcocks'.moreless
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    The Trip

    The Trip

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    Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon play versions of themselves in an improvised tour of the north of England.
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    Cold War

    Cold War

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    BBC Two (ended 1999)
    Cold War is an epic, 24-part documentary series that takes a sweeping look at the era known as The Cold War. A joint effort by Turner Original Productions in association with BBC News, the series combines historical footage with personal interviews. The series took over three years to be completed, with the production teams shooting more than 1,000 hours of original footage and screening 1,500 hours of film reference material. Cold War is noted as being the definitive record of this era of global history by the judges who awarded the series the Peabody Award.moreless
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    The Hollow Crown

    The Hollow Crown

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    BBC Two (ended 2012)
    The Hollow Crown is a series of British TV that adapts William Shakespeare's historical tetralogy, the Henriad. This includes Richard II, Henry IV part 1 and 2, and Henry V. Each episode is directed by a notable British stage director and the project as a whole was produced by Sam Mendes.moreless
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    Line of Duty

    Line of Duty

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    DS Steve Arnott is transferred to AC-12, the anti-corruption unit, after a counter-terrorist operation goes badly wrong. He is initially assigned to investigate one of the force's most successful and charismatic officers, whose crime figures seem too good to be true.

    Line of Duty is a compelling police drama that takes a cynical view of a target-driven police culture, while sympathetically portraying how basically decent individuals may find themselves drawn towards corrupt practices, misconduct and criminal behaviour.

    Line of Duty is a World Productions production for BBC Two.moreless
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    The Crimson Petal and The White

    The Crimson Petal and The White

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    This BBC four-part adaptation of Michel Faber's international best-selling novel tells the tale of Victorian London's underground society.
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    Lab Rats

    Lab Rats

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    Chris Addison (The Thick of It) brings BBC Two a brand new, multi-camera surreal comedy. St. Dunstan's University is hiring out their state of the art new lab, "The Arnolfini Research Laboratory". The aim is to research projects and conduct scientific experiments to bring the college money and respect. Unfortunately, they hire it out to the "lab rats", who specalise in less than usual science.

    Six episodes were ordered for season 1, the show is currently on hiatus as the BBC have yet to renew it.moreless
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    Wonders of the Universe

    Wonders of the Universe

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    Professor Brian Cox investigates the laws Universe, following from his successful Wonders of the Solar System.
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    Mock the Week

    Mock the Week

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    Mock the Week is a political comedy improv show from the producers of Whose Line Is It Anyway? The series features teams of comedians improvising sketches about current political events in a humorous and often satirical manner. Mock the Week stars Dara O Briain and currently features Hugh Dennis and Andy Parsons with a different set of celebrity comic guests each week making up the panel. Former regular panelists were Rory Bremner, Frankie Boyle, Russell Howard and Chris Addison.

    On 3 March 2013, a highlights show titled Mock the Week Looks Back At... began broadcasting and each episode showed highlights from the first 11 series of Mock the Week. Each episode contained clips of a specific category (for example the first episode featured highlights under the category health). In total there was 10 episodes broadcast and the series concluded on 19 May 2013.moreless
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    The Thick of It (UK)

    The Thick of It (UK)

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    BBC Two (ended 2012)
    Part scripted and part improvised, The Thick of It is a British satirical comedy that takes place inside the gritty world of Westminster politics.
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    The Shadow Line

    The Shadow Line

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    The Shadow Line begins after one of Britain's biggest crime lords, Harvey Wratten is murdered. The act come just four hours after he was given a Royal pardon for his crimes.moreless
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    Escape to the Country

    Escape to the Country

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    Families considering relocating to the country are taken to different locations by the show's presenters as they decide where's best for them. Each Family chooses which area in England they want to look for a property in the country. A mystery house is also included.moreless
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    Vexed

    Vexed

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    Lucy Punch and Toby Stephens star in this comedy drama as a pair of detectives who disagree on everything while investigating murder cases. Originally broadcast as a short three part series in the summer of 2010, Vexed was announced as coming back for a second series of six episodes in 2012, with Miranda Raison joining the cast in place of Punch.moreless
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