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with the latest hits Shine), the band fuse pop-panto show­man­ship with state-of-theart pro­duc­tion tech­niques. The re­sult is a solid show from a bunch of mid­dle-aged men who prob­a­bly can’t be­lieve their luck. Ex­tras in­clude adoc­u­men­tary and a self-dep­re­cat­ing band com­men­tary. www.takethattv.com Here’s proof that you can be a bet­ter com­mer­cial prospect fol­low­ing a long ab­sence by virtue of a come­back that in­cludes some smart pop songs and a stage show (filmed at Lon­don’s O2) that presses all the right flash-bang­wal­lop but­tons. (Boy­zone are surely tak­ing notes.) Take That bring their latest album on the road in a con­fi­dent dis­play of pop mu­sic dy­nam­ics. Blend­ing their suc­cess­ful back cat­a­logue (It Only Takes a Minute, Re­light My Fire, Could It Be Magic, Back for Good)

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