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The Guardian unveil top 50 television dramas of all time

If you've ever wondered what the TV critics prefer to watch in their spare time, you might be interested to take a look at the recent list published by The Guardian. Nancy Banks-Smith, Sam Wollaston, Lucy Mangan, Sarah Dempster, Mark ­Lawson, Grace Dent, and Richard Vine got together to rate and debate their personal favourites, and the results provide plenty of inspiration for those looking for some new TV viewing. Coming in at number one is The Sopranos, David Chase's compelling tale of New Jersey gangsters. Almost all of the critics expressed their love for the show, and commented on ...

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The Face: TV Review

Sky Living's new modelling talent show has launched, and there's enough bitching and backstabbing to make America's Next Top Model look like a friendly cup of tea over a few biscuits. With Naomi Campbell, Erin Stewart, and Caroline Winberg lined up to knock the aspiring models down a peg or two, it's set to be one of the biggest cat fights that we've seen on our screen in 2013. Reality competition TV isn't anything new though, so can The Face pull in the ratings and offer us anything new? The whole show seems to hinge itself on being the nastiest ...

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TV Review: The Fried Chicken Shop

A documentary series based in a fried chicken shop on Clapham High Street doesn't seem to hold much potential at first glance. With the likes of Geordie Shore, Bouncers, and Benidorm already grabbing headlines and column inches with their portrayals of a somewhat broken Britain, is there really any room left on our TV screens for boozed up revellers losing their inhibitions after a few pints? What seems like could be junk food TV though has turned out to be touching, tender, and poignant. We were treated to a one-off of the show last year, and it's returned for a ...

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Is web TV the next big thing?

If you've been anywhere near the Twittersphere recently, you'll no doubt have come across the raving reviews of Netflix prison drama Orange is the New Black. Released only via online TV, it's becoming a favourite amongst the critics and has developed something of a cult following. The TV show was adapted from a book by Piper Kerman, who spent time in a low-security prison after an old drug trafficking offence was exposed by a disgruntled lover. Her tale painted the picture of a middle class woman's day-to-day struggles inside, and she's since gone on to campaign for prison reform. Jenji ...

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Peter Capaldi revealed as the new Doctor Who

After much speculation from fans, actor Peter Capaldi has been announced as the new star of the popular BBC1 sci-fi series. The 55-year-old Scottish-born star will be the 12th actor to take on the role as Doctor, replacing the outgoing Matt Smith. Speaking live on BBC1 on Sunday evening, Capaldi said: 'It's so wonderful not to keep this secret any longer, but it's been so fantastic. Being asked to play the Doctor is an amazing privilege. Like the Doctor himself I find myself in a state of utter terror and delight. I can't wait to get started'. The actor had been ...

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