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Tom Birchenough

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The Missing Picture

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Queer as Pop, Channel 4 / The Joy of Abba, BBC Four

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Fortune's Fool, Old Vic

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Fill the Void

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The Paradise, Series 2 Finale, BBC One

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Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves, BBC Four

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Legacy, BBC Two

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DVD: Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer

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Last Tango in Halifax, Series Two, BBC One

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Strange Days - Cold War Britain, BBC Two

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Bedlam, Channel 4

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Short Term 12

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DVD: The White Dove/Josef Kilián

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A Magnificent Haunting

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The Paradise, Series Two, BBC One

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LFF 2013: Floating Skyscrapers

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