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Hidden - Cracking crime capers from Cymru

A few years ago, the big new trend on TV was Scandi-noir.

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Race for life

Column: In the pink at the speed of a sloth for Race for Life

Safe to say, I’m not a runner. I’m not sure anyone is really - I’m thinking some just like pain more than others.

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The Ven Michael Everitt, Archdeacon of Lancaster

Column: Accepting World Cup Hand of God

What is your World Cup memory?

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The Ven Michael Everitt, Archdeacon of Lancaster

Column: A life in uniform

As a priest I wear a uniform most of the time, so when I don’t it can be quite fun.

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Afua Hirsch, and Churchill impersonators, in The Search for Britains Heroes

The Battle for Britain's Heroes - A lifeless look at dark history

For inanimate objects, statues have been at the centre of a lot of controversy recently, as The Battle for Britain’s Heroes (Channel 4, Tuesday, 9pm) highlighted. People have even died – in Charlottesville, West Virginia – in violence surrounding protests over statues of controversial figures.

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The Ven Michael Everitt, Archdeacon of Lancaster

Column: Mapping out life

I realised the other day I have stopped using maps.

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Local newspaper week

Column: The issue of trust

My first ever job, which I approached with the same enthusiasm I maintained for the dentist and non-permed hair, was a newspaper round for a local freesheet.
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Ashley Walters and Noel Clarke star in Sky One's new cop drama, Bulletproof

Buddy-cop drama Bulletproof misses the target

I blame Guy Ritchie. He’s the one who thought reviving the spirit of The Sweeney, and the gangsters of Kray-era London was a good idea.]
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The Ven Michael Everitt, Archdeacon of Lancaster

Column: Simple truth of weddings

One of the cheesy lines I come out with during a wedding rehearsal is: ‘I’ve only married one person’.

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Barbeque fun

Column: The joys of the simple British barbeque

Let’s have a barbeque, I heard you cry.
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Michael C Hall (centre) and Marc Warren (right) star in Safe

Safe - A propulsive plot will keep you watching

Gates are useful things, aren’t they? They can keep valuable things in, or keep undesirable elements out.
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The Ven Michael Everitt, Archdeacon of Lancaster

Column: Why praying comes naturally

Professional footballers and others connected to the beautiful game did something significant last weekend that clergymen and clergywomen are more often known for – although not always – we are only human after all!

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Cyrus and Pippa compete in Britains Best Home Cook

Britain's Best Home Cook - Cooking up an absolute mess

I played a fun game while watching the television this week. It’s called Spot The Other Reality Show. It works very well if you’re watching Britain’s Best Home Cook (BBC1, Thursdays, 8pm).

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Do you have Nomophobia?

Column: Just call me Nomophobic Nic

The worst has finally happened.

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The Ven Michael Everitt, Archdeacon of Lancaster

Column: Taking to Lancashire on two feet

When I was at school I played rugby quite a bit. My height dictated the position, I was the cheeky, scrum half who worked behind the lumbering forwards who did all the effort.

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I swear I am up to no good

Jabbering Journo column: Is swearing really rude?

The old adage ‘sticks and stones will hurt my bones but words will never hurt me’ is probably the most inaccurate saying in the British language.

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From left, Ruth (Deborah Findlay), Nina (Annabel Scholey), Hannah (Nicola Walker), and Rose (Fiona Button) in The Split

The Split - A grown-up, sparkling drama of legal eagles

It seems the only people worth a TV drama these days are police officers, doctors and lawyers. So the question I asked myself when I sat down to watch The Split (BBC1, Tuesdays, 9pm) was do we really need another series about lawyers and their oh-so-aspirational problems?

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Archdeacon of Lancaster, wearing red and white, praying during his parachute jump

Column: Day I jumped out of a plane

Well I did it. The other Saturday I went to Cockerham to the Black Knights Parachute Centre and willingly jumped out of an aeroplane at 15,000ft.
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Pam and Emily with their runner bean chutney in the new BBC2 show Top of the Shops with Tom Kerridge

Top of the Shop with Tom Kerridge - A flop from top to bottom

Napoleon, in one of his wilder flights of fancy, is alleged to have called Britain “a nation of shopkeepers”.
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The Ven Michael Everitt, Archdeacon of Lancaster

Column: Playing the name game

What does your name mean? Choosing the name of a baby can be quite a difficult task, there are countless books and websites on baby names.

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