Weekend Crossword

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This weekend’s puzzle.

Across

1. ------ (increase) in viewership is what TV execs are always aiming at (6)

4. AbFab is about girls (not men) who ------ Badly (6)

7. Jamie and Jimmy’s ---- ----- Club, with Gwyneth Paltrow, was seen on Channel 4 (4,5)

9. Distinguished title of Melvyn Bragg (4)

10. Necessary throat-clearing sound of nervous TV interviewee (4)

11. What Beadle’s victims sometimes had on their faces (3)

12. One of the original field events from ancient Greece seen in Olympics (6)

14. We’re assured every ------ is made to keep daytime TV clean (6)

16. Sometimes a seemingly easy question can ------ (puzzle) a quiz contestant (6)

18. Rolf Harris watches vets trying to see that animals do not ------ (endure) unnecessary pain (6)

20. Time Team uncovers how people lived here long --- (3)

21. Mr Whicker, globetrotting reporter (4)

23. Mr Davies, a barrister in ITV’s The Brief (4)

24. Key instrument for viewers wishing to vote for their choice on Strictly (9)

25. A hold-up or unwanted pause in transmission (6)

26. London’s Burning featured a fire ------ (6)

Down

1. Banged up, like Ronnie Barker in Porridge (6)

2. They tried to put comedienne Victoria on Countryfile, but they couldn’t see the ---- for the trees (4)

3. Warden ------, sworn enemy of Captain ‘Napoleon’ Mainwaring (6)

4. Dirk Bogarde starred in A ------ Too Far (6)

5. Sound required by studio ‘warm-up man’ looking for laughs (2-2)

6. Older viewers are ------ (freed) from paying a TV licence fee (6)

7. Jack Whitehall is JP in Channel 4’s ----- ---- (5,4)

8. Ricky Gervais’ hilarious series, also adapted in the US (9)

13. Most soaps have their --- and downs in popularity (3)

15. TV has been used to remind us to get annual --- inoculations (3)

16. Bourbon and ‘------’ (tap water), favourite tipple of JR Ewing in Dallas (6)

17. Happy ------ (foodies) love TV’s many cookery shows (6)

18. Ms Raworth, a leading BBC newsreader (6)

19. Mr Scott, in whose jazz club many international stars have been filmed (6)

22. Star Trek, the ---- generation (4)

23. The ---- (disadvantage) in ever-developing TV technology, is that every new item we have soon gets out of date (4)

Last week’s solutions

Across: 1 Apprentice; 7 Apprise; 8 Evans; 10 Iceberg; 11 Oxlip; 12 Anthem; 15 Endear; 17 Meets; 18 Chianti; 21 Reeve; 22 Tremble; 23 Grand Hotel. Down: 1 Ample; 2 Prize; 3 Energy; 4 The Town; 5 Charlie; 6 Dani Harmer; 9 Supersized; 13 The Fear; 14 Eastern; 16 Scotch; 19 Inept; 20 Nobel.