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Gyles Brandreth - I’ve given up telly – except for one show

Regulars | By Gyles Brandreth

Reds don’t give me the blues: the red team on Bargain Hunt

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When my mother was in her mid-nineties and on her way out, the one delight in her life was watching – and rewatching – The Sound of Music. She would sit quite close to her TV screen, nodding happily as Julie Andrews and the Von Trapp children strutted and warbled their stuff across the Salzburg hills for the umpteenth time. In her final year, my mother must have seen that film a thousand times....


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