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The Radio 1 DJ and presenter on her televisual bangers and clangers
I'm a documentary freak. I love documentaries and also, weirdly, anything involving prisons. That Trevor McDonald series on prisons, we were obsessed with. Anything by Louis Theroux is a must-watch, and any of the music documentaries on BBC4. And One Born Every Minute. It's the most beautifully mundane thing in the world – midwives chatting about where they're going on holiday – and the next minute, you know, procreation has happened and babies have come into the world. That juxtaposition of the mundane and the profound – I'm a sucker for that.
Earliest TV memory?
There's a show on Irish TV called The Late Late Show, which is like the national chat show, and was hosted by this guy called Gay Byrne for years. Every year, two or three weeks before Christmas they'd have a whole show dedicated to toys. »
The sad passing of actress Alexandra Bastedo earlier this month saw many recalling and celebrating her work on '60s spy-fi series The Champions - just one entry in the canon of cult programme makers Itc Entertainment.
Though it also branched out into film production - with the likes of 1976's The Eagle Has Landed and 1982's The Dark Crystal - Itc was best known throughout the 1960s and '70s for its raft of cult TV programming, with shows like The Champions making an indelible screen icon of Bastedo and others like her.
This week, the Week in Geek is looking to redress the balance with a fond tribute to Itc Entertainment - one of the UK's very best, most influential production teams.
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