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ACROSS

1. Mr Chapman, Python star (6)

4. A sort of short, cryptic trailer (6)

7. Popular drama series,with Dennis Waterman (3,6)

9. St. Mary ----, a happy hunting ground for Miss Marple (4) 10 The Forsyte ---- (4)

11. Del Boy has plenty of this self-confidence (3)

12. Ted, pioneer of 24-hour TV news (6)

14. Several ------s were seen to be broken during Olympic viewing (6)

16. Paul Shane was one in You Rang M’Lord (6)

18. Karla Crome starred in this BBC 2 Drama of the Week (6) 20 TV can --- up an endless stream of talent (3)

21. Scotland ----, whence comes occasional expert assistance in difficult police cases (4)

23. Weight-loss programmes try to teach us how to get ---- (4)

24. This heavenly body relays TV signals to your dish (9)

25. Cable delivers programmes ------ and with good reception (6)

26. Member of a renowned US baseball team (6)

DOWN

1. Amiable friend of Wallace (6)

2. Late night TV pays no ---- to violence-objectors (4)

3. Actress Phyllida Law is the ------ of Emma Thompson (6)

4. Tinker, ------, Soldier, Spy starred Alec Guinness (6)

5. On University Challenge, Paxo ---- the questions (4)

6. Those who know the answers on Millionaire could be very highly ------ed (6)

7. They give us the thread of the story between scenes (9)

8. Tommy --------- was played by Steve Coogan in this BBC comedy (9)

13. The London one, seen in the background on TV, now almost more a symbol of the capital than Tower Bridge (3)

15. Rod Hull’s big bird that attacked Parky (3)

16. ------ The Poseidon Adventure starred Michael Caine (6)

17. Mr Everett, who played Algy in The Importance Of Being Earnest (6)

18. A ------ (mixture) of TV theme music, stirs memories (6)

19. Popularly known as a ‘zapper’ (6)

22. Where Eagles ---- starred Richard Burton (4)

23. The ---- -run-through, useful snooker shot (4)

Last week’s solutions

Across: 1 The X Factor; 7 Amalgam; 8 Madam; 10 Arsenal; 11 Reign; 12 Excite; 15 Angela; 17 Evoke; 18 Proverb; 21 Dream; 22 A vision; 23 Up All Night. Down: 1 Tears; 2 Egg on; 3 Family; 4 Cameron; 5 Old-time; 6 Parade’s End; 9 Montalbano; 13 Close-up; 14 Thermal; 16 Sprain; 19 Owing; 20 Edict.