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ACROSS

2. The horses which ---- -ran are not in the frame on TV racing (4)

4. Sunday evening viewing includes ----s Of Praise (4)

7. Miss Reid, who played grandma in the Adrian Mole series (5)

9. Disney classic about a puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy (9) 10 On antiques shows, even a child’s ---- can prove very valuable (4)

11. Programmes with doubtful content are usually saved for ----- on in the evening (5)

12. ITV’s answer to Top Gear was ----- -in (5)

13. Jeff, ‘Dead Donkey’ star who also appeared in Hollyoaks (5)

15. The ----- House Rules, 1999 film featuring Michael Caine (5)

17. Actors are seen to -----, expressing deep feelings (5)

18. A practised 20 Across doesn’t need written ones as reminders (5) 20 He may run a chat-show (4)

21. A good 20 Across puts guests at ease in a cosy --------- (9)

23. Sort of ‘aunt’ who advises on viewers’ personal worries (5)

24. It is read out by a ----caster (4)

25. ---- Sans Frontieres, a sort of continental It’s A Knockout (4)

DOWN

1. Supermarket sitcom (Sky 1) with Stephanie Beacham (8)

2. The Eiger Sanction featured such a peak (3)

3. In Dallas, Bobby Ewing was a member of the US government upper house - the ------ (6)

5. Location on the floor, important in darts (4)

6. Martin Shaw’s Inspector (BBC 1) (6,6)

7. Jack Whitehall in a BBC 3 comedy series (3,9)

8. In film making, it’s the assistant director who ------- (hastens) from place to place, solving problems (8)

11. Those who carried L-plates in Driving School (8)

14. --- -- --- Think You Are? Celebs delving into their life stories on BBC 1 (8)

16. Dame Edna affects some outrageous ------ (clothes) (6)

19. Humble meat/veg dish for mid-week, beneath the notice of TV cooks (4)

22. Ruby, US comedienne (3)

Last week’s solutions

Across: 1 Overcome; 5 Otis; 9 Instals; 10 Laura; 11 Simply Italian; 13 Cease; 15 Human; 17 Autobiography; 21 (See 3 Down); 22 Astuter; 23 Acts; 24 Astounds.

Down: 1 Omits; 2 Epsom; 3 and 21 Across; Charlie Drake; 4 Mission To Mars; 6 Tourism; 7 Shannon; 8 Plea; 12 Ire; 13 Claudia; 14 Attract; 15 Horatio; 16 ASH; 18 Beer; 19 Put in; 20 Yarns.