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Applause Store offers free tickets to all the TV and radio shows for terrestrial and satellite channels, including pilot shows and American recordings. Sign up for their Gold Club (15) for priority advance knowledge of new shows.  0208 324 2700,

Bradford's National Museum of Photography, Film and Television has five viewing booths - each seating four people - plus a 40-seat viewing theatre which you can book free of charge.  Choose one of the museum's 1000s of top recordings then sit back and enjoy. 01274 202030,

Ask your local TV/radio station  for tickets to its show recordings.  The BBC has an organised  system called Audience Services.  Popular shows fill up fast but, if you're lucky, you can sometimes get returned TV tickets  on the day.    There is also a  list of forthcoming shows   so that you can plan ahead. 020 8676 1227 or

All National Trust properties have a free open day each year which varies from place to place, so phone your chosen attraction and ask, or check on the Internet

Open House London - 'Architecture in the Flesh (15th and 16th September 07) offers free tours of all sorts of architectural treasures around London, including Jane's own home which is open on September 16th from 12.20-5.30 with Jane and volunteers conducting tours plus tea on the lawn.

See Jane's top tips on VideoJug: Cheap Cooking Ideas, Saving Money On Your Shopping, Budgeting Tips, Identifying Shop Tricks, Reducing The Cost Of Air Travel, Saving Money On Mobile Phones, Saving Electricity, Offers And Bargains Explained, Cheap Cleaning Alternatives, Reducing Your Car Costs



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