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Well-known television and radio programmes and characters - synonyms or related words


the imaginary village where the characters in the British radio series The Archers live. It is considered to be a typical English village.

Big Brother


a popular reality TV show in which a group of people are filmed night and day while they live in a special house. The last person left in the house, after the others have all been chosen to leave by the other people in the house and by the public, is the winner.

Blue Peter


a British television programme for children in which the presenters show you how to make things, report from interesting places, and interview special guests



a strange and frightening creature from the British television programme Dr Who that has a metal body and talks like a machine. Daleks show no emotions, always follow orders, and kill people.


a British television soap opera about a group of people who live in Albert Square, an imaginary part of east London

Fawlty Towers

a very bad hotel where a lot of things go wrong

Monty Python

a funny British television programme of the 1970s in which the actors often behaved in very silly or rude ways

the Reith Lectures


a series of lectures given by an expert on a particular subject and broadcast once a year by the BBC



a combination of a hotdog and a hamburger in a specially designed bread bun

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patio diplomacy

high-level diplomats meeting and dining in an informal environment e.g. a party or club

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