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Smallscreen: The British invasion

British television will be everywhere in 2011, from The X Factor’s American debut to more Midsomer Murders in the Ukraine

By Peter Bazalgette   February 2011

Justice is done on Midsomer Murders. But is the show a parody?

We all have guilty pleasures. My guiltiest is watching reruns of Midsomer Murders on ITV3. Perhaps it helps to know that I’m not alone. MM’s many series, the latest of which began on 12th January on ITV1, have sold to more than 100 countries. Two days earlier, another international success, One Born Every Minute, started its second run on Channel 4 after delivering a Christmas Day special. The format—a fly-on-the-wall documentary about birth—has been sold to the Lifetime channel in the US, an augur of a year…

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