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Brendan O'Carroll, star of Mrs Brown's Boys, on how the Irish sitcom became a BBC One ratings smash, ahead of the live tour this year.

Pulitzer Prize winning author Tim Weiner on how FBI founder J Edgar Hoover's concerns about the communist threat led to secret surveillance of anyone seen as subversive, and why the government agency later came in for criticism in the wake of 9/11

Boyd Hilton & Kevin O'Sullivan give their verdict on the pick of the week's TV highlights, including The Voice, Britain's Got Talent, Mad Men, Titanic and Twenty Twelve

Plus initial reaction to the independent report into the underlying causes of last summer's riots in English cities; Archers fans tell Richard why he's wrong to dismiss the long-running radio soap; and the view from Arboyne in Aberdeenshire as Scotland sets a new record for the highest ever March temperature.

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Tue 27 Mar 2012 14:00