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Saturday’s puzzle

Across

1. Early name for teletext on ITV (6)

6. Family name in The Darling Buds Of May (7)

8. Another name for an old movie (7)

9. Sixties crime series with George Nader (7)

10. Open countryside featured in Westerns (5)

11. Pudsey Bear represents children in this (4)

12. Casualty’s ---- Stone was Christine Stephen-Daly (4)

15. Film police usually mistrust ‘private ----’ (4)

17. ---- St. Clair, Generation Game star (4)

19. Germaine, Australian feminist much seen on panel shows (5)

20. Mrs. Woodhouse, celebrated animal trainer (7)

22. Mr Dimbleby, famous father of David and John (7)

23. ‘Your -------’, magistrate’s title, heard in court scenes (7)

24. Warren, who played Supt. Andy Dalziel (6)

Down

1. An examination of activities of teenage gangs on BBC 3 (3,5)

2. Strangers, but no strangers in space shockers (6)

3. What the attentive viewer does, as well as watch (7)

4. Granada TV covered a northern ---- of England (4)

5. Patsy Palmer played her in EastEnders (6)

6. She was Janet Scott in Scott and Bailey (6,5)

7. Sam West is the --- of Prunella Scales (3)

13. Dr Thomas, who presented The Crusades on BBC 2 (8)

14. Accurate description of Paul Daniels’ art (7)

16. It’s better to guess than pass on Mastermind, even if ------ may ensue (6)

18. A good TV ------ man, essential help with an unreliable set .... (6)

20. Sort of tie that was a trademark for Robin Day (3)

21. ----s and pains, features of hospital series (4)

Last week’s solution

Across: 1. Irregularity; 7 Bogus; 8 Plain; 9 Ado; 10 Co-operate; 11 Silent; 12 Midget; 15 Gibberish; 17 Rag; 18 Noted; 19 Terse; 21 Short-sighted.

Down: 1 Intransigent; 2 Gag; 3 Lissom; 4 Replenish; 5 Tiara; 6 Investigated; 7 Broil; 10 Contender; 13 Gorse; 14 Hiatus; 16 Batch; 20 Rig.