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DIGITAL; We've scoured the digital and satellite channels to pick five unmissable shows.

what? Young Farmer of the Year when? BBC Three, tomorrow, 8pm While tucking into your tea, spare a thought and give thanks to the people who have put the food on your plate.

We're not talking about the man or woman stacking the shelves at the supermarket, but those who have grown the produce from scratch - the farmers.

Without these men and women, how would we cope? Well the answer to that is that we wouldn't.

1 George Lamb, pictured, presents the latest in his best-in-chosen-field battle series, which this week showcases the unsung heroes at the heart of British food production.

Four farmers aged 16-25 battle it out for the title in a series of challenges that includes shearing sheep, judging pigs, trimming hoofs and separating cows from their calves.

Judging their efforts are shepherd Gareth Wyn Jones and Dave Finkle, manager of TV-famous Jimmy's Farm.

what? The 84th Academy Awards when? Sky Movies Premiere, tomorrow, 1.30am Following the disappointment of James Franco and Anne Hathaway last year, Billy Crystal, pictured, is finally back where he belongs: on stage at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre hosting the Oscars.

The When Harry Met Sally and City Slickers star is fronting his ninth ceremony, and stands second only to Bob Hope (19) in the list of performers with the most host appearances.

2 Movies in the running for this year's Best Film accolade include The Artist, Hugo, War Horse and Tree of Life, while acting nominees include Belfast-born Kenneth Branagh (Best Supporting Actor for My Week With Marilyn), Gary Oldman (for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Meryl Streep (for The Iron Lady) and Rooney Mara (aka The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).

what? Cleverdicks when? Sky Atlantic, Monday, 7pm Think of Sky Atlantic, and you probably think of cult US dramas and comedies, and the best new imports.

So why is the new home of a quiz show hosted by Ann Widdecombe? Perhaps that should be the first question she poses to contestants out to be crowned a Cleverdick.

In each episode four expert quiz players compete to prove they really are as intelligent as they claim, as they go head to head over a series of rounds.

3 Each show finishes with a high pressure end game in which the winning Cleverdick is pitched against a cascade of falling questions on the studio's digital wall.

However, even if they don't win, at least they'll have the host's admiration.

The former politician, above, says: "Some may think that I am a clever Dick to have secured this contract, but they should meet some of the formidable Cleverdicks who will be playing!" what? Pedigree Dogs Exposed: Three Years On when? BBC Four, Monday, 9pm In 2008, Jemima Harrison's BBC One documentary exposed the various welfare issues facing pedigree dogs in Britain, arguing that the quest to make the animals conform to their breeds' standard could actually be detrimental to their health.

The programme got a huge response from pet owners and dog breeders alike, and stirred up plenty of drama for Harrison, below.

4 Luckily, that hasn't put her off returning to the subject for this follow-up investigation, which examines how much has actually changed since the original film aired.

It finds that while some steps have been taken in the right direction, some of the powers that be may have been barking up the wrong tree, as several breeds still face uncertain futures.

what? Murdoch Mysteries when? Alibi, Tuesday, 9pm For the past four years this Canadian period crime drama has been attracting fans from around the world, and has also been a nice little earner for former Coronation Street stars Thomas Craig and Jill Halfpenny, above.

As the saga returns for a fifth run, the latter describes her character: "She's called Elizabeth Bryant, she owns a hotel and bar, and she's a very feisty woman - she was widowed at a young age. She's been accused of a murder, which she didn't commit, so she has to enlist the help of Murdoch to prove her innocence."

5 Jill adds: "Because she's quite well off, because she's done well for herself, I was always in different costumes - every time you see me - and some of them are quite flamboyant."

In the first of a new run, the detective goes on the run and joins the Gold Rush in the Yukon territory, where he meets radical author Jack London.

The cast includes Aaron Ashmore and Yannick Bisson.
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