Television

Dad's Army star Clive Dunn dies

Dad's Army star Clive Dunn dies

British actor Clive Dunn, best known as a bumbling old butcher in the popular World War 2 sitcom "Dad's Army", has died, his agent says.

New season of UK political satire reflects changes

New season of UK political satire reflects changes

The award-winning show The Thick of It, a biting satire of the inner workings of modern British government, has been given a twist, the new season mirroring the changes seen in British politics in the three years since the last season aired.

Going under cover

As Dunedin's only antediluvian television reviewer, I am often showered with unsolicited gifts, which I file in a drawer with a piece of yellowing paper with the word "payola" written on it stuck to the front.

The lure of black gold

The lure of black gold

It is worth a fortune and just waiting to be picked off rocks. All you have to do is survive the sharks, the conditions and the crime syndicates. Nigel Benson previews Abalone Wars.

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