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The new series of this cop drama is almost guaranteed to make you watch the Olympics instead

Should you have momentarily tired of the round-the-clock Olympics coverage on the BBC and tried channel- hopping, it will not have escaped your attention that the other stations have – by and large – given up the ghost for two weeks and chosen to fill their schedules with repeats and arts documentaries. Why spend a lot of money on broadcasting something half decent if no one is going to watch?

So when the BBC chooses to put its brand new series of Vexed (BBC 2), the comedy cop drama starring Toby Stephens, head to head with its own flagshow evening Olympics programme, it has to be an act of extreme faith and self-confidence or – as government special adviser Jo Moore memorably suggested on the afternoon of 9/11 – "a very good day to get out anything we want
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