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Junior Masterchef Australia contestants

Here’s what we learned from watching TV between 19th March and 25th March, 2012.

1. Kids grow up quick these days. When I was eight I was getting my dinner given to me by my mum. In Australia it seems a lot of kids are being left to fend for themselves judging by the amazing dishes the contestants on Junior Masterchef Australia have been making all week. Forget beans on toast these guys primary school kids are dishing up opulent desserts and running a kitchen in a busy restaurant. Incredible. (Pictured)
Junior Masterchef Australia, Watch, every week night, 7pm

2. Keifer Sutherland is at his best when up against a ticking clock. So Touch might not be quite the powerhouse that was 24 but it’s still decent early evening viewing with Keifer in fine form as the father of a mute boy who has the ability to see connections in everything.
Touch, Sky1, Tuesday, 8pm
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3. You can trust JJ Abrams to throw a curveball at you in his TV shows. Well in fact you can’t trust JJ at all as you never know what’s going to happen next. Alcatraz may not be Lost but it’s damn good so far.
Alcatraz, Watch, Tuesday, 9pm

4. The big secret of Battlestar Galactica was revealed and very satisfying it was too if not hugely original. Will Blood and Chrome be as good when – or if – it’s finally shown?
Battlestar Galactica, Sky Atlantic, Tuesday, 9pm

5. Never trust a politician – even if he’s your dad. Jack found this out to his cost in White Heat as he betrayed his socialist principles to show he did love his dad, really, only for his Tory father to pretty much chuck it back in his face. You can’t choose your families can you.
White Heat, BBC1, Thursday, 9pm

6. There’s no such thing as too much plot. Ringer continues to push the boundaries of twists, turns and plot development by packing more and more into every episode. Great fun but it is hard to keep up with who’s conning who.
Ringer, Sky Living, Thursday, 8pm

7. Class reunions really don’t look like a lot of fun – especially if you had a miserable time at school. Adam’s new best friend Poppy discovered that even trying to pretend you are now a big success and not just that “kooky” girl doesn’t always work or bring happiness. Probably best not to go.
The Big C, More 4, Thursday, 10pm

8. The Walking Dead season finale was epic. I’m not sure what show some critics have been watching but this second season has been excellent and just as good as season one. Having killed off Dale and then Shane in two successive episodes you genuinely felt anyone else could go – thankfully only “minor” characters met their zombie makers as the survivors were over-run by walkers and had to flee the farmhouse. Come back soon.
The Walking Dead, FX, Friday, 10pm
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9. Even an iceberg can be a bit of a let down. Julian Fellowes big budget mini-series about the big boat and the big lump of ice moved slowly onto our screens on Sunday without really making a big splash. Money well spent? Hmm not so far. Titanic, ITV1, Sunday, 9pm
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10. CIA agent Carrie Mathison is crazy! Not only has she become obsessed with revealing that Sgt Nick Brodie is a terrorist she is now prepared to do anything to prove – including shagging him in the back of her car. Head twisty fun.
Homeland, C4, Sunday, 9pm

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