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ACROSS

1. Long-time star of comedy show 30 Rock, now taking up other interests (4,7)

9. Answers to the early ‘Millionaire’ questions are usually pretty ------- (easy) (7)

10. Each new video recording would ----- (delete) an old one (5)

11. --- Man Out, a star part for James Mason in 1946 (3)

13. Victor Meldrew was always able to make a great -- - -- (fuss) about nothing much (2-2)

16. David Attenborough presented ---- On Earth (4)

17. Paul Hogan was very fond of the amber one (6)

18. Death on the ----, a Poirot story, with Peter Ustinov (4)

20. A ---- (gorgeous group) of girls in full flight usually signed off the Benny Hill show (4)

21. Remington ------, con-man detective (6)

22. Where Ronnie Barker did Porridge (4)

23. Three musicians or singers (4)

25. Powerful studio light (3)

28. A name change, in crime dramas (5)

29. The Teletubbies seem ------- (adorable) to many kids (7)

30. This 1999 BBC 1 serial concerned four noblewomen, with Sian Phillips and Diana Quick among the stars (11)

DOWN

2. People who ----- in earlier times appear in TV costume dramas (5)

3. Phil, comic and impersonator who had his own show in the 1990s (4)

4. Errol Flynn starred in The Sun ---- Rises (4)

5. TV cameras tend to reveal if an actor’s hair is ---- (tinted) or not (4)

6. Alan Yentob presented the BBC arts magazine programme ------- (7)

7. Some ----------- (European) original language material tends to appear late at night (11)

8. He is Middle East editor for the BBC (6,5)

12. Lovejoy was a dodgy secondhand goods ------ (trader) (6)

14. Annette Crosbie had --- Foot In The Grave (3)

15. Usually the contestant who is ------ (sharper) will come through in quiz programmes (6)

19. At the Lotto draw, some viewers are just ------- (more fortunate) than others (7)

20. TV racing programmes may help some to lay a --- (3)

24. Craig Charles, among others, presented BBC 2’s ----- Wars (5)

25. On Mastermind, John Humphrys ---- questions like Magnus Magnusson used to put (4)

26. Ms Laine, singer with exceptionally wide range (4)

27. John Alderton starred in ITV’s For---- Green (4)

Last week’s solutions

Across: 2 Sean; 4 Weed; 7 Shock; 9 Interview; 10 Rash; 11 Group; 12 Nolte; 13 Hello; 15 Epsom; 17 Carla; 18 Angry; 20 Barb; 21 Nominated; 23 Annoy; 24 Says; 25 Band. Down: 1 Consults; 2 Ski; 3 Action; 5 Exit; 6 Downton Abbey; 7 Suranne Jones; 8 Prophecy; 11 Germaine; 14 Lorraine; 16 Agatha; 19 Emmy; 22 Dad