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Today’s puzzle...

ACROSS

2. High-level international sporting occasion (4)

4. Master Simpson, 10 years old (4)

7. Sylvester Stallone’s macho man (5)

9. Sunday Night at the ---------. for long fronted by Brucie (9)

10. Main actors on Top Gear (4)

11. Mr Waring, an It’s a Knockout presenter (5)

12. Fashionable race meeting, for showing off new hats on TV (5)

13. Apparent negative uttered by winner at 12 (5)

15. Charles, a star of Phantom of the Opera (5)

17. Good TV ‘tecs can usually see through an ----- (false name) (5)

18. When a certain eventing horse was seen throwing its -----, did it realise she was a royal princess? (5)

20. A big night on TV – like the Royal Command Performance (4)

21. Quiz setters have huge --------- of books for checking questions (9)

23. Island with lagoon, seen on holiday shows (5)

24. An auction one is often the central scene on daytime TV (4)

25. Jon and Peter, BBC cousins (4)

DOWN

1. Many hit shows, like Cheers and Roseanne, are of -------- origin (8)

2. Position of the best of the pops (3)

3. Healthy side dishes, possibly from TV cook’s own garden (6)

5. Often show-stopping song sung on televised opera (4)

6. He was Barry in Auf Wiedersehen Pet (7,5)

7. Pop vicar, presenting Radio 4’s Saturday Live, to be joined by Sian Williams (7,5)

8. Prime Suspect’s Helen Mirren was a ‘--------’ girl (8)

11. Resembling Jeff Randall’s partner (spirit-like) (8)

14. An impressionist, like Rory Bremner (8)

16. Mr Chiles, long-time One Show presenter (6)

19. Jeffrey Archer wrote Kane and ---- (miniseries, 1985) (4)

22. What Mr Hudson observed in Upstairs, Downstairs (‘what the butler ---’) (3)

Last week’s solutions

Across: 1 Re-arrest; 5 True; 9 Latimer; 10 Orbit; 11 Doctor at Large; 13 Cease; 15 Taste; 17 Martin Freeman; 21 Lydia; 22 Outtake; 23 Trek; 24 Stresses.

Down: 1 Riled 2 Attic; 3 Rumpole; 4 Sir David Frost; 6 Roberts; 7 Extreme; 8 Foul; 12 One; 13 Camelot; 14 Abridge; 15 Theatre; 16 Tea; 18 Ivan; 19 Meals; 20 Needs.