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Why Call The Midwife is the best show on telly : TV Times 7 Links of the Week

 Here's TV Times' seven favourite things from the web this week (27 February - 4 March 2016) featuring Call The Midwife, the genius of Tony Warren, Pinkie and Perky, Happy Valley and so much more…

Which link is YOUR favourite? Is Call The Midwife really the best show on telly? Let us know below in our comments section – official TV Times mugs for the three posts we like best. Good luck!

1 A tribute to Tony Warren, the man who gave us Coronation Street

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIOrl3bVtXQ

British televison and everything related to it, including TV Times, owes a debt to Tony Warren, the man who had the singular vision to see ordinary people want to watch televison in which their own lives are represented in a realistic and respectful way. Click the picture to see Corrie's Helen Worth pay tribute to a national hero.

2  The 11 reasons why Call The Midwife is the best show on television

 

…according to HuffingtonPost.co.uk…

3 The Czech refugee who topped the UK charts, conquered  British TV and entertained millions with some help from two little wooden pigs…

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF PUPPETS...Picture Shows: Jan and Vlasta Dalibor with their creations - Pinky and Perky. TX:BBC ONE JANUARY 1, 2000 'Muffin the Mule', Basil Brush and Gordon the Gopher are some of the children's characters included in a nostalgic romp through 'The Wonderful World of Puppets' on New Year's Day, 2000. Aiming to uncover the secrets behind some of television's most famous puppets, the programme includes the early creations of Pinky and Perky and modern puppets like Flat Eric. WARNING: This copyright image may be used only to publicise current BBC programmes or other BBC output. Any other use whatsoever without specific prior approval from the BBC may result in legal action.

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF PUPPETS...Picture Shows: Jan and Vlasta Dalibor with their creations - Pinky and Perky. TX:BBC ONE JANUARY 1, 2000 'Muffin the Mule', Basil Brush and Gordon the Gopher are some of the children's characters included in a nostalgic romp through 'The Wonderful World of Puppets' on New Year's Day, 2000. Aiming to uncover the secrets behind some of television's most famous puppets, the programme includes the early creations of Pinky and Perky and modern puppets like Flat Eric. WARNING: This copyright image may be used only to publicise current BBC programmes or other BBC output. Any other use whatsoever without specific prior approval from the BBC may result in legal action. (Image credit: BBC)

Click here for a tribute to pioneer Vlasta Dalibor who gave the world Pinkie and Perkie.

 4 Catch them while you can, Scott and Bailey are back…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNVg3bdMwlE

… but only for a little while. Click the picture to see an "extended preview" of the forthcoming three-parter…

5 Watch Hollywood's Gerard Butler 'punch' Good Morning Britain reporter!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbERCVvRymM  

 As if anyone would really want to punch the lovely Ross King!

6 'Sarah Lancashire is mind-blowing in the finale!'

 

 Click Sarah for an extract from TV Times' EXCLUSIVE interview with Happy Valley writer-director Sally Wainwright

7 And finally…

///NEW VIDEO/// NEXT WEEK YOU MUST SEE…(43 secs) Click the picture to see why your cat is really a tiger, the "new Downton" (?) and can a groom stuck in the desert get to the church on time? Will you be watching one, two, all three – or none at all?

 Which link's YOUR favourite? Let us know below in the comments section – there's official TV Times mugs for the three posts we like best. Good luck!