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TV highlights 25/08/2011: Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live 2011 | The Story Of British Pathé | Torchwood: Miracle Day | Show Me The Funny | Undercover Boss USA | Lee Nelson's Well Good Show

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Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live 2011 | The Story Of British Pathé | Torchwood: Miracle Day | Show Me The Funny | Undercover Boss USA | Lee Nelson's Well Good Show

Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live 2011

9pm, BBC3

First of two showcases hosted by Jon Richardson, featuring stand-up acts at this year's Edinburgh Fringe festival. Comedians slated to appear include laconic Irishman Ed Byrne, whimsical Welshman Mark Watson, and razor-sharp, wide-eyed Shappi Khorsandi. This and The Culture Show have the festival pretty well covered but it would be nice to see more of the new, breaking comic talent on the fringe this year. Still, this makes you miss the half-lit caves crammed with damp tourists who've been drinking since midday. Julia Raeside

The Story Of British Pathé

9pm, BBC4

The archive history series turns its attention to the "voice of Pathé". In part, that means putting a face to the man whose received pronunciation graced so many of
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Merlin | 71 Degrees North | An Idiot Abroad | Heroes | Heartbeat | Albert's Memorial and more | The weekend's TV highlights

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Merlin | 71 Degrees North | An Idiot Abroad | Heroes | Heartbeat | Albert's Memorial and more

Saturday 11 September

Merlin

7.25pm, BBC1

Merlin rescues Morgana from marauding bandits with his flashing eye magic, only to have Arthur put a bucket of soapy water over his head. So begins a new series of everyone's favourite medieval adventure in which Morgana, looking like an evil version of Andrea Corr, uses all kinds of sorcery to wreak terrible vengeance on the kingdom of Uther Pendragon. And to make matters worse, her sister, played with malevolent glee by Emilia Fox, is helping her. Merlin has rumbled her game, but who's going to believe him? A tense cliffhanger leaves us guessing.

71 Degrees North

9pm, ITV1

Kate Thornton and Gethin Jones present a new celebrity challenge show from a Norwegian glacier. Ten of them compete in sub-zero physical challenges, five against five, and the winning team gets to spend the night
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