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Watching after mi nigh

Let's face it: at one time or another, we've all freebased Pro-Plus at bed time and then been stuck for something to watch on telly for the next eight hours. Help is now at hand, thanks to 4 LATER, Channel 4's new late-night strand of ker—azy programmes. \“=."o" Rob Fraser

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Kitschy Afro: Clarence Williams, Michael Cole and Tige Andrews in The Mod Squad

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4 Later launches, Thu 3 Dec, 11.40pm. Vids starts on Channel 4, Thu 3 Dec, 12.45am. The Mod Squad starts on Channel 4, Sat 5 Dec, 12.50am.

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