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John Cleese to premiere newly-found At Last the 1948 Show episodes

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The BFI has confirmed that two lost episodes of pre-Monty Python sketch show At Last the 1948 Show have been re-discovered.

The first and last-ever episodes of At Last the 1948 Show were recently discovered on reels of 16mm film in the private collection of the late David Frost.

Frost executive produced the ITV sketch show in 1967 and 1968, with future Python members John Cleese and Graham Chapman, Marty Feldman, future Goodie Tim Brooke-Taylor and Aimi MacDonald in the cast.

Cleese will be presenting the episodes at BFI Southbank in London on Sunday, December 7 as part of the BFI's annual Missing Believed Wiped. These shows have not been seen in full since their original broadcasts.

BFI television consultant Dick Fiddy said: "This latest recovery is a crucial find. It represents a key moment in the history of British television comedy featuring the combined talents of some of its greatest exponents.

"These gifted comedians, »

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The Apprentice review: A stinker of a scented candle task

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The Apprentice is always going to be entertaining. The candidates are the sort of people who use a hairdryer on their armpits and call a fragrance 'British Breeze' despite it being made from ingredients from China, Africa and Thailand. Obviously, there are always going to be some pretty spectacular little gems in the episodes.

But while we always enjoy The Apprentice, it can also be fist-chewingly frustrating and predictable. And that was the case with tonight's episode, as a scented candle task turned into a right stinker.

The candidates all spoke about how they didn't want the teams to be mixed yet, so of course Lord Sugar mixed up the teams. And it all seemed to start off well, with Team Tenacity's Katie appointing herself as a slightly terrifying project manager ("I'm somebody who is obsessed about the smell of my home - and I don't mean in a light-hearted »

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The Apprentice: Who got fired by Lord Sugar tonight?

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The Apprentice star Lord Alan Sugar continued to be ruthless in tonight's episode as two more candidates were fired.

In the second double firing of the series, both swimming academy owner Lindsay Booth and fashion retailer Nurun Ahmed were sent packing by Lord Sugar.

The duo found themselves in the firing line after a scented candle task, which Team Summit lost by just £14.77 after failing to stick to their pricing strategy and selling their products at too low a margin.

Booth - who struggled in the production section of the task and only managed to sell one candle - essentially removed herself from the competition by admitting that she was out of her depth.

Acknowledging that she had not done well, Booth never fought for her place in the process and said: "I haven't been the person I thought I was going to be when I came here. If anything, »

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Chloe Jasmine on Celebrity Big Brother offer: 'I'm not that entertaining'

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Chloe Jasmine Whichello has revealed that she's been asked to go on Celebrity Big Brother.

The singer, who became the fourth act to be eliminated from The X Factor last Sunday (October 19), said that although she has had offers, she would be reluctant to enter the Big Brother house.

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When asked by Digital Spy whether she would consider going on the show, Chloe Jasmine said: "Actually, that's very funny because I was asked last year to be on it as well, and it has been suggested."

She added: "I just don't think I'm that entertaining really, and having all of those unnecessary false stories about me printed again, I just don't think my heart could take it.

"You may be protected in that environment but those stories would still be circulating and I wouldn't be around to deny them. »

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Made in Chelsea: NYC spinoff series picked up for Us by Bravo Media

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Made in Chelsea's New York spin-off show has been acquired by Bravo Media for broadcast in the Us.

The Bafta Award-winning E4 reality TV show - based on the lives of socially elite 20-somethings in London's exclusive area - recently took the cast on a New York jaunt for a special six-episode series.

Made in Chelsea's Andy Jordan announces 2015 UK tour

Familiar MiC stars - including Jamie Laing, Binky Felstead, Louise Thompson, Spencer Matthews and Lucy Watson - invaded the Big Apple's social scene, with a few members falling in love with New York natives.

Bahamas-born fashionista Billie Carroll, international model and self-professed philosopher Jules Hamilton, real estate student and socialite Carson Eisenhart, and Binky's New York-based artist sister A-l are some of the New York native characters introduced into the spin-off.

The premiere episode see Lucy befriending fashion blogger Billie, who quickly catches the eye of »

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Byker Grove: Then and Now - what happened to the kids from the Grove?

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Byker! Byker! Byker! Byker Grove! A-ha, A-ha, A-ha!

Geordie youth club drama Byker Grove was one of the greatest children's TV shows of the '80s and '90s, and next month it will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a special party in Newcastle.

But what ever happened to the stars of the show? We look back at some of the programme's breakout stars and forgotten favourites.

1. Declan Donnelly played Duncan

In the show's first series, Dec was going solo as 'Duncan' and it wasn't until he was united with Ant's 'Pj' that he truly became a central figure in the series. While they are remembered as being best buddies on the show, Duncan did end up nabbing Pj's girlfriend Debbie. After Pj went blind in a paintball accident. Hardly the stuff of best mates in retrospect.

2. Ant McPartlin played Pj

Responsible for scaring a whole generation of children out of ever going paintballing, »

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Strictly Come Dancing: Week 5 songs and dances revealed

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We're already into the fifth week of Strictly Come Dancing live shows, so things are getting very serious indeed. We've lost Tim Wonnacott, but the big question is who will be following him out of the ballroom?

Well, there are 12 celebrities left in the competition, so read on to find out what they'll be dancing - and what they'll be dancing to - in an attempt to win your votes on Saturday...

Alison Hammond & Aljaz Skorjanec

Dance: Tango

Song: 'Addicted To You' - Avicii

Caroline Flack & Pasha Kovalev

Dance: Paso Doble

Song: 'Live and Let Die' - Paul McCartney & Wings

Frankie Bridge & Kevin Clifton

Dance: Foxtrot

Song: 'Daydream Believer' - The Monkees

Jake Wood & Janette Manrara

Dance: Quickstep

Song: 'I'm Still Standing' - Elton John

Judy Murray & Anton Du Beke

Dance: Charleston

Song: 'Varsity Drag' - Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Mark Wright & Karen Hauer

Dance: Samba

Song: »

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Ed Sheeran texts X Factor's Simon Cowell over "fantastic" Andrea Faustini

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Ed Sheeran has revealed that he is backing "fantastic" X Factor singer Andrea Faustini on the ITV show this year.

The 23-year-old songwriter admitted that he was even compelled to text Simon Cowell about his admiration for the finalist.

"I texted Cowell about the Italian dude because I think he is fantastic," Sheeran told The Sun.

"I like his love of pugs as well that he gives no f**k and wears whatever he wants."

Faustini is in Mel B's Boys category along with Jake Quickenden, Paul Akister and Jack Walton.

Cowell recently revealed that he had received a text message from One Direction's Liam Payne about how much he loved Walton, who was brought back to the show by Cowell with a wildcard.

Kate Moss also spoke of her love for Faustini as she, Noel Gallagher and Naomi Campbell watched his performance on The X Factor during »

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Watch Lynda Bellingham's final TV interview on Loose Women

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Lynda Bellingham's final television interview aired on Loose Women today (October 22).

The actress and Loose Women panellist passed away on Sunday (October 19) after a battle with cancer.

In her final interview, Bellingham discussed her plans for the final Christmas she hoped to spend with family and how she would like to be remembered, as well as how she felt about coming to the end of her life.

Asked by an emotional Coleen Nolan how she would like to be remembered, she replied: "Just as an honest person. We've been through this as 'loose women', and you can't do Loose Women unless you're honest.

"You can't hide anything, it really is honest when we answer questions. That's why I felt like I could write about it. Trust is a huge thing, not just as an actor; not just as a lover; not just as a wife."

She went on to »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Surprise Surprise, The Apprentice

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Surprise Surprise: ITV, 8pm

Hosted by Holly Willoughby, the light entertainment show returns to screens tonight.

Holly and a host of celebrities surprise unsuspecting members of the public, granting their wishes and making their dreams a reality.

The Apprentice: BBC One, 9pm

The competition between a group of budding entrepreneurs hoping to impress Lord Sugar continues tonight, with 17 contestants still in the running.

This week's episode turns to luxury goods as the teams are given two days to create, market and sell their own home fragrance products.

Grey's Anatomy: Sky Living, 9pm

The long-running American medical drama returns for its eleventh season tonight.

Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) has to cope with Derek's (Patrick Dempsey) imminent move, and butts heads with new doctor Maggie (Kelly McCreary).

How to Get Away with Murder: Universal, 10pm

In this new legal thriller from the minds of the creators of Grey's Anatomy, Professor »

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Celebrity Gogglebox attracts 1.5m on Channel 4

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A celebrity special of Gogglebox attracted over a million viewers on a quiet Tuesday, overnight data reveals.

A compilation of the Stand Up to Cancer specials was seen by 1.52m (10.5%) at 10pm on Channel 4, with an added 228,000 (3.0%) on +1.

Earlier, Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners brought in 1.57m (7.3%) at 8pm (240k/1.1% on +1), followed by You Can't Get the Staff with 1.44m (6.8%) at 9pm (203k/1.3%).

BBC One's Diy Sos: The Big Build topped the ratings outside soaps with 3.96m (18.9%) at 9pm. Panorama interested 1.41m (13.7%) at 10.35pm.

On BBC Two, Children in Need's Sewing Bee appealed to 2.05m (9.5%) at 8pm, followed by Human Universe with 1.87m (8.9%) at 9pm.

ITV's Champions League coverage scored 3.13m (14.8%) on average from 7.30pm.

On Channel 5, Britain's Worst Crimes fascinated 1.03m (4.8%) at 8pm, followed by CSI with 1.08m (5.1%) at 9pm (124k/0.8%). »

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Mel Giedroyc to host Relatively Clever family quiz show on Sky1

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Mel Giedroyc has been named as the host of Sky1 quiz show Relatively Clever.

The Great British Bake Off co-host will head up the programme, which "pits families against each other" in a test of intelligence, trivia and family dynamics.

"I'm very excited to be working on new Sky1 quiz show Relatively Clever," said Giedroyc.

"Everyone loves a quiz and it'll be great to see the families working together, putting their general knowledge and unashamed shrewdness to the test as they battle it out for the Relatively Clever trophy."

The seven-part series will air on the channel in 2015 and is part of Sky1's priority investment into its 8pm slot.

Sky1 channel director Adam MacDonald added: "We're delighted that Mel is joining the channel as the face of Relatively Clever.

"It's an intelligent, entertaining quiz - and a family affair, with plenty of opportunity for Sky1 customers to play along at home. »

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Ant & Dec in Wizard of Oz-themed I'm a Celebrity trailer

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Ant & Dec feature in a new trailer for this year's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!.

Declan Donnelly can be seen wearing a pair of ruby slippers in the Wizard of Oz-themed promo.

The advert will be shown on ITV at some point this evening (October 22), but the exact time has yet to be confirmed.

Ant & Dec follow a yellow brick road to find camp in the promo, with Ant McPartlin saying: "It's going to be a good year, this year, Dec. I can feel it in my bones."

Hinting at this year's Bushtucker Trials, Dec says that the celebrities will "need brains", before unveiling one on his plate.

"Hold on, what on earth are you wearing on your feet?" Ant asks.

"Do you know what? They're surprisingly comfy," says Dec before clicking his heels.

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! will return to ITV in November. »

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Ant & Dec for Wizard of Oz-themed I'm a Celebrity trailer

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Ant & Dec will feature in a new trailer for this year's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! tonight (October 22).

Declan Donnelly will be seen wearing a pair of ruby slippers in the Wizard of Oz-themed promo.

The advert will be shown on ITV at some point this evening, but the exact time has yet to be confirmed.

Ant & Dec follow a yellow brick road to find camp in the promo, with Ant McPartlin saying: "It's going to be a good year, this year, Dec. I can feel it in my bones."

Hinting at this year's Bushtucker Trials, Dec says that the celebrities will "need brains", before unveiling one on his plate.

"Hold on, what on earth are you wearing on your feet?" Ant asks.

"Do you know what? They're surprisingly comfy," says Dec before clicking his heels.

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! will return to ITV in November. »

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Jessica Knappett on Drifters 2: "It's filthier than the first series"

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Jessica Knappett doesn't feel the need to defend E4's Drifters from its critics ("The ratings speak for themselves"), but the young actress/writer/producer is keen to hit back at accusations that the sitcom - returning for a second series this week - is unrealistic.

"There's a whole episode in the first series that is honestly almost entirely drawn from my real life - and that is the one that people have commented is the least plausible!" she says.

Drifters - the raucous tale of three female friends struggling to find their way in life - earned an average audience of over 500k last year, and while Knappett's more than happy with its performance, she adds that series two "has moved on slightly".

"It's matured, it's more confident. We've taken all the things that we liked about the first series and run with that, and made it bigger and better, »

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Grey's Anatomy: Why am I still watching after 11 seasons?

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Grey's Anatomy will launch its 11th season in the UK tonight (October 22), and its ratings across the pond are still enviable to many rivals, old and new.

It's rare that a show outside reality TV continues after the mythical 10th season mark, especially in the climate of changing tastes and dwindling viewing figures, but Grey's Anatomy continues to attract a loyal fanbase. But why is it still so popular?

I started watching Grey's quite late in the day, binging on seven seasons over the space of a month in 2011, becoming hooked on the professional and personal lives of Meredith Grey and her colleagues at Seattle Grace Hospital.

However, the show arguably began a shift in tone and storytelling from its eighth season, as the characters got older, old ones were killed off, and new ones joined. The show we have now is pretty different to the one that started in »

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Watch Richard Ayoade's bizarre interview with Krishnan Guru-Murthy

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If you tuned into Channel 4 News last night (October 21), you might have caught Richard Ayoade's slightly awkward interview with Krishnan Guru-Murthy.

The newscaster and actor were meant to talk about Ayoade's new book Ayoade on Ayoade, but the interview quickly descended into random talk of Woody Allen's moose story and Mel Brooks's 2000 Year Old Man.

Guru-Murthy attempts to bring the interview back to serious issues by asking about Ayoade's Nigerian-Norwegian descent, but Ayoade responds: "I think there should be more Norwegians everywhere.

"They have a relatively high birthrate and the population stays the same. They're fleeing, it's like rats leaving a ship and they're everywhere... you can't move for Norwegians in this city and I for one think it must be stopped."

He adds: "I don't dislike interviews, it's like commuting, I accept it as a part of this but no-one loves it."

Or not! Rt »

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Bad Education: Is school out forever or should the hit comedy return?

21 October 2014 2:30 PM, PDT

Bad Education wrapped its latest run tonight on BBC Three - and it seems the sitcom's third series might also well be its last.

Though series co-creator and star Jack Whitehall is yet to officially call time on the ratings smash, tonight's episode was the end of an era, with Form K heading out into the big, bad world.

"When we set out to write it, it was supposed to be the last one," Whitehall revealed earlier this year. "But I don't want to completely rule... [more episodes] out. It is left a little bit open."

So what do you think? Is school out forever or will Bad Education come back? Do you want to see Alfie take on a new class of teen tearaways, or should Whitehall quit while he's ahead?

Have your say on the Bad Education (series?) finale and the show's future below!

Cockroaches sitcom for ITV2 from Bad Education »

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BBC Three moving online is good, says head of BBC Trust

21 October 2014 1:56 PM, PDT

The head of the BBC Trust has insisted that plans to move BBC Three online are "in and of itself good".

Rona Fairhead told the Culture, Media and Sport Committee at a select hearing that the final review of BBC Three isn't finished, but that the way people watch television is changing.

"We haven't done our final review of BBC Three. It's a really difficult challenge," she said, as reported by the BBC's in-house magazine Ariel.

"If you look at the statistics, it will show that a group of the public are watching less, they are certainly watching very differently, although sometimes they view by appointment, typically they eat or watch on the go through devices that they have."

The BBC Trust is to hold a public conference about BBC Three's future and will publish the results thereafter.

Meanwhile, it was recently reported that the BBC has rejected approaches »

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Watch Matthew Wolfenden see his Emmerdale co-star 'zorb off a cliff'

21 October 2014 12:42 PM, PDT

Poor old Matthew Wolfenden has been made to watch his Emmerdale co-star Natalie Anderson seemingly plunge to her doom, all in the name of entertainment.

The Alicia Metcalfe actress took part in the stunt for ITV2 show Tricked, as revenge for Wolfenden constantly teasing her.

"I'd like to trick Matthew Wolfenden because he's super mean to me," Anderson told Tricked magician Ben Hanlin. "He makes me out to be really gullible. He plays practical jokes on me."

The David Metcalfe actor was told that he and Anderson had been asked to present a feature about family days out for ITV's This Morning.

Then, while 'recording the item', he watched in horror as a zorbing ball appearing to contain his co-star rolled off the edge of a huge cliff.

Asked what he thought of magician Hanlin immediately after the reveal, Wolfenden said: "My honest thoughts of Ben at this particular point in time, »

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