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SATURDAY TV: TONIGHT'S HIGHLIGHTS.

Byline: Marion McMullen

CASUALTY (BBC 1, 8.15pm)

ACTOR Ian Kelsey swears the only trait he shares with his Casualty character, Patrick Spiller, is a dry sense of humour.

"He's very good at his job, he saves lives and that's what counts with him," he says, "but, if anything, his bedside manner is getting worse and he is about to realise that people management is also part of the job."

The arrival of a new rival brings out Patrick's competitive streak tonight as he tries his best to land a top job, but Ian insists the TV love rat is not all bad. "Away from the eyes of his colleagues he is perfectly capable of showing real humanity and care," he says.

TOP TEN LOSERS (CHANNEL 4, 9.10pm)

CORRIE'S Curly Watts, aka actor Kevin Kennedy, is the perfect choice to guide viewers through the world of TV's all-time top 10 losers.

Celebrating their failures are the likes of hat-loving Benny from Crossroads, Blackadder sidekick Baldrick, Alan Partridge and the accident-prone Frank Spencer from Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em.

Curly's Coronation Street highs and lows also come under scrutiny. I should think his hapless love life alone should provide enough material for the entire programme.

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NO HOPERS: Kevin Kennedy counts down TV's Top Ten Losers (C4, 9.10pm)
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