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ACROSS


1. She received a Critics’ Choice Award nomination for her villainess role in Sherlock (4,6)

7. Rumpole often defended those ------- of a crime (7)

8. Another word for to ‘grill’, used by TV chefs (5) 10 Burt Lancaster did his own circus stunts in the film ------- (1956) (7)

11. Space thriller ----- featured John Hurt (5)

12. Morse knew that, in a murder case, he had to identify the ------ (reason why) (6)

15. ...... (Stephen Frayn) featured in Mission Impossible on Watch (6)

17. Millionaire cannot really get under way ----- (up to when) Chris says ‘Fingers on the buzzer’ (5)

18. Many a successful quiz entrant has ------- (conjectured) the right answer (7)

21. She was the flowergirl heroine of My Fair Lady (5)

22. Holiday programmes are often of interest to the armchair ------- (traveller) (7)

23. Sherlock’s whip-wielding adversary, played by 1 Across (5,5)

DOWN

1. Mapp and -----, LWT comedy-drama (1980s) with Prunella Scales (5)

2. ----- and Jim, rag-doll puppets (5)

3. Bear featured on Children In Need (6)

4. The BBC keeps a huge ------- of old shows (7)

5. Foreign oddities, often seen late at night (7)

6. Animated crime-fighting rodent on CBeebies (10)

9. BBC 2’s police-drama with Lennie James as DCI Gates (4,2,4)

13. Sets seen on obscure channels tend to be ------- (scruffier), with smaller budgets (7)

14. A skilled actor can be a hero one week, a ------- the next (7)

16. Mr Christie, creator of Miss Marple and Poirot (6)

19. First Among -----s, Jeffrey Archer book adapted for TV (5)

20. TV shows us a slalom ----- needs different talents from a downhill racer (5)

Last week’s solutions

Across: 1 Larry Hagman; 9 Osborne; 10 Lycra; 11 Sid; 13 Lots; 16 Kiri; 17 Aerial; 18 Ward; 20 Anne; 21 Unreal; 22 Raft; 23 Late; 25 Tea; 28 Whale; 29 Poldark; 30 Andrew Scott.

Down: 2 Abbot; 3 Rory; 4 Hoes; 5 Gold; 6 Auction; 7 Hollow Crown; 8 Maxine Peake; 12 Images; 14 Sad; 15 Bronte; 19 Refrain; 20 All; 24 Adapt; 25 Tear; 26 A pew; 27 Alec.