Hugh Laurie won a stack of awards and became the best-paid actor on US TV (£225,000 per episode) for his portrayal as the irascible but brilliant Dr Gregory House. It’s a medical whodunnit, with mysterious cases arriving at a fictional New Jersey hospital and the grumpy, rule-breaking House leading a team of medics as they try to make a diagnosis. The medical ailments will often have you open-jawed in horror as many of them are just as fascinating as the dysfunctional doctors trying to cure them. DVD, 8 series The teddy bear in Brideshead Revisited was based on Archibald OrmsbyGore, John Betjeman’s teddy at Oxford. Aloysius triggered a teddy bear renaissance.