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Tuesday: Puppet away, spamfilter issues and a competition (22/06/2010)
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What To Watch

Mongrels, BBC3, 10pm
Take a TV executive at random (easily done) and ask them their favourite comedy. After saying "I don't actually have time to watch TV", they'll then look up an answer on Twitter and say Family Guy. Gosh, they love Family Guy.

The people who made Mongrels clearly had the Griffin family in mind. The set-up is some urban puppet animals (best is Rufus the rather metrosexual 'urbane fox') sitting around and having adventures. But that's an excuse for some sketches, songs and low-rent celebrity appearances. As such, it is a bit hit and miss. (It might just be us being prejudicial but the worst bits mainly come from the voice of Katy Brand.)

But, the hits are genuinely funny and even the laugh-free moments have a well-written sheen. Time and effort have been spent on the jokes - and it shows. By the way, BBC3, this doesn't get you off the hook for Special 1 TV.
 
True Stories, More4, 10pm
Going too deeply into this documentary about a specific Miss Australia pageant could easily get us spamfiltered. Suffice to say that though it is a pageant that involves no clothing and though you might think it would be a load of shallow nonsense, there's a camp cleverness to it that drags you in. In the end, it seems a lot more honest than your common-or-garden fixed-smile, world-peace event.
 
Nip/Tuck, FX, 10pm
The final part of the last ever series begins with the surgeons winning an award, some serious self-harming and the surgery music of Don't Stop Me Now. Gonna miss you, boys, gonna miss you.
Also... "My five-year-old could do that!" Imagine, BBC1, 10.35pm tests the theory by displaying schoolkid art next to some YBAS. Interesting. Speaking of interesting... Inside Nature's Giants, C4, 9pm is about Big Cats.
What To Eat

Walnut and Roquefort Salad
2 Large Chicory Heads, trimmed, leaves separated and washed
Quarter of a Cucumber, peeled and sliced very thin
50g Walnut Halves, roughly broken
2 Ripe Pears
150g Roquefort Cheese
50g Pecorino Cheese

Dressing
Juice of Half Lemon
Equal amount of Olive Oil


Cut the pears in quarters and remove cores. Slice thickly.

Cut the larger chicory leaves in half lengthways. Place all the leaves in a large bowl and add the walnuts. Add the pears and cucumber.

Break the Roquefort and scatter over the salad. Shave the Pecorino into wafer-thin slices using a peeler and sprinkle on top.

Drizzle over the dressing and toss the salad thoroughly.

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Bonus Bite

Competition time

Andrew Abbott wins that House box set for knowing that Billy Kennedy is Chase.

We've got another one to give away before we move onto My Family (maybe). Tell us the annoying film that featured Wilson as a public school boy and you could win it.

Answers - and anything else you want to send except long-winded pro-Corden e-mails (seriously, there were a few) - to editorATSIGNtvbite.com.


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