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23 October 2013 11:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Tennis: The Swiss Indoors | No Sex Please, We're Japanese | Educating Yorkshire | Shackleton: Death Or Glory | Muse Of Fire: A Shakespearean Road Movie | Person Of Interest | The Meaning Of Monty Python | My Crazy New Jamaican Life

Tennis: The Swiss Indoors

3pm, Sky Sports 2

Quarter-final action from Basel, home town to one Roger Federer. The Fed Express has ground to a halt this calendar year, with the former world No 1 now languishing at seven in the world rankings. Indeed, Federer has fallen so far that he's in danger of missing out on a place in the season-ending World Tour Finals. A decent performance here would go some way to allaying fears of a permanent decline, but first he will have to negotiate a draw that features the current best player, Rafael Nadal. Gwilym Mumford

No Sex Please, We're Japanese

9pm, BBC2

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- Gwilym Mumford, Bim Adewunmi, Mark Jones, Ali Catterall, Jonathan Wright, Ben Arnold, David Stubbs, Rachel Aroesti

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Julian Assange on Raindance jury

3 September 2013 3:22 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

WikiLeaks founder to judge films at the 21st Raindance Film Festival; 2013 line-up unveiled.Scroll down for full line-up of films

Julian Assange has joined the jury of the 21st Raindance Film Festival (Sept 25 - Oct 6), a London-based event that celebrates independent film in the UK and around the world.

The appointment is a controversial one. The Australian editor-in-chief and founder of WikiLeaks took refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London in June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning about sexual assault allegations.

It is understood that he fears Sweden would extradite him to the Us, where he believes he is wanted in relation to WikiLeaks’ disclosure of a significant amount of classified Us military and diplomatic documents.

Commenting on Assange’s appointment, Raindance founder Elliot Grove said: “Every year Raindance invites interesting people to join our jury. In the past we have had musicians like Mick Jones, Marky Ramone and [link »

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