Quick crossword - 11/08/2012

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ACROSS

1. He has made new episodes as J R Ewing of Dallas (on a walking frame) (5,6)

9. John, actor and author of The Entertainer (7)

10. We see racing cyclists wearing -----, although the tops are called jerseys (5)

11. Mr Caesar, once a top star of American TV comedy (3)

13. Items offered on a televised 6 Down are called ---- (4)

16. Dame ---- te Kanawa, New Zealand soprano (4)

17. It’s likely to be a dish, these days (6)

18. ITV’s Emergency one was 10 (4)

20. Rose---- was married to Dan Conner (4)

21. Some sci-fi films are convincing, others just too ------ (incredible) (6)

22. George, a star of the original Scarface (4)

23. The ----,---- Breakfast Show was fronted by Noel Edmonds (4)

25. Deborah Kerr featured in --- and Sympathy (3)

28. James ----- was LWT’s late night phone-in host (5)

29. Saga of a Cornish squire (Robin Ellis) (7)

30. He played a detective in BBC 1’s Blackout (6,5)

DOWN

2. Russ -----, aka Basildon Bond and Val Hooligan (5)

3. Mr Bremner, star impersonator (4)

4. Implements used (off-screen) to keep down weeds in those lovely gardening-show gardens (4)

5. Many British athletes hoped for ---- medals in the Olympics (4)

6. Lovejoy picked up a few likely bargains at this type of sale (7)

7. The ------ -----, BBC 2 series featuring British kings (6,5)

8. She was Doll Tearsheet in the Henry IV episode of 7 (6,5)

12. Pictures that the TV camera produces (6)

14. Happy-looking comics may be quite --- (depressed) in private (3)

15. There have been several TV adaptations (such as Jane Eyre) of novels by the ------ sisters (6)

19. This part of a song in a pop programme is easier to remember than the verse (7)

20. --- Creatures Great and Small (vet series) (3)

24. Rewrite, for example, a theatre piece as a screenplay (5)

25. A ‘two-hankie’ drama is one that produces many a tear from viewers (4)

26. ‘Take - ---’ is what viewers of Songs of Praise may figuratively do (1,3)

27. Mr McCowen, who played Q in Never Say Never Again (4)

Last week’s solutions

Across: 2 Tidy; 4 Spot; 7 Horde; 9 Depardieu; 10 Muck; 11 Wendi; 12 Tutti; 13 Space; 15 Nigel; 17 Roger; 18 Italy; 20 Omen; 21 Up Pompeii; 23 Canoe; 24 Tess; 25 Spry.

Down: 1 Price tag; 2 Ted; 3 Daphne; 5 Phil; 6 Tour de France; 7 Hampton Court; 8 Artistry; 11 Williams; 14 Argument; 16 Make-up; 19 Apes; 22 Icy.