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Baelor
"BAELOR" is the ninth and penultimate episode of the first season of the HBO medieval fantasy television series Game of Thrones . First aired on June 12, 2011, it was written by the show's creators and executive producers David Benioff and D. B. Weiss , and directed by Alan Taylor , his directorial debut for the series. The plot depicts Eddard Stark, imprisoned and accused of high treason, struggling with the decision whether to falsely confess to save his daughters, and he is ultimately beheaded by King Joffrey. His wife Catelyn negotiates with Lord Walder Frey for the use of a strategic river crossing and his son Robb fights his first battle in the war against the Lannisters. Meanwhile, Jon Snow discovers a secret about Maester Aemon, and Daenerys stands up to Qotho and challenges Dothraki traditions to care for Khal Drogo
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Medieval Fantasy
MEDIEVAL FANTASY is a subgenre of fantasy that encompasses medieval era and sometimes simply represents fictitious versions of historic events. This subgenre is common among role-playing games , text-based roleplaying, and high-fantasy literature. It can include various elements of Middle Ages
Middle Ages
European culture and society, including a monarchical government, feudal social structure, medieval warfare, and mythical entities common in European folklore
European folklore
. Examples of literature of this genre include The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings
by J. R. R. Tolkien
J. R. R. Tolkien
, The Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia
by C. S. Lewis
C. S. Lewis
or A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
George R. R

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Nielsen Ratings
NIELSEN RATINGS are the audience measurement systems operated by Nielsen Media Research
Nielsen Media Research
that seek to determine the audience size and composition of television programming in the United States. Nielsen Media Research
Nielsen Media Research
was founded by Arthur C. Nielsen , a market analyst whose career had begun in the 1920s with brand advertising analysis and had expanded into radio market analysis during the 1930s, culminating in Nielsen ratings of radio programming, which was meant to provide statistics as to the markets of radio shows. The first Nielsen ratings for radio programs were released the first week of December 1947. They measured the top 20 programs in four areas: total audience, average audience, cumulative audience and homes per dollar spent for time and talent
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Emmy Award
An EMMY AWARD, or simply EMMY, is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry, and corresponds to the Oscar (for film), the Tony Award
Tony Award
(for theatre), and the Grammy Award
Grammy Award
(for music). Because Emmy Awards are given in various sectors of the American television industry, they are presented in different annual ceremonies held throughout the year. The two events that receive the most media coverage are the Primetime Emmys and the Daytime Emmys , which recognize outstanding work in American primetime and daytime entertainment programming, respectively. Other notable Emmy Award ceremonies are those honoring national sports programming , national news and documentary shows , national business and financial reporting, and technological and engineering achievements in television, including the Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards
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Vanguard (military Formation)
The VANGUARD (also called the ADVANCE GUARD) is the leading part of an advancing military formation . It has a number of functions, including seeking out the enemy and securing ground in advance of the main force. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Forward Detachments * 2 See also * 3 References HISTORYThe vanguard derives from the traditional division of a medieval army into three battles or wards; the Van, the Main (or Middle), and Rear . The term Vanguard
Vanguard
originates with the medieval French avant-garde, i.e. the ward in front. The vanguard would lead the line of march and would deploy first on the field of battle, either in front of the other wards or to the right if they stood in line. The makeup of the vanguard of a fifteenth-century Burgundian army is a typical example
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HBO
HOME BOX OFFICE (HBO) is an American premium cable and satellite television network that is owned by Time Warner
Time Warner
through its respective flagship company HOME BOX OFFICE, INC. Programming featured on the network consists primarily of theatrically released motion pictures and original television series , along with made-for-cable movies and documentaries , boxing matches , and occasional stand-up comedy and concert specials . HBO
HBO
is the oldest and longest continuously operating pay television service (basic or premium) in the United States, having been in operation since November 8, 1972. In 2014, HBO
HBO
had an adjusted operating income of US$1.79 billion, compared to the US$1.68 billion it accrued in 2013. HBO
HBO
has 49 million subscribers in the United States and 130 million worldwide as of 2016
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Ian Gelder
IAN GELDER (born 3 June 1949) is an English actor. He is known for his numerous stage and screen roles, including Mr Dekker in Torchwood: Children of Earth and Kevan Lannister in Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
. CONTENTS * 1 Career * 2 Personal life * 3 Notes * 4 External links CAREERGelder appeared in the TV movie of Rumpole of the Bailey
Rumpole of the Bailey
as Rumpole's university lecturer son. He has also played many other roles on stage and screen. His stage work includes The Low Road (2013). From May to July 2014 he performed as Marcus Andronicus, brother of Titus, in Lucy Bailey 's revival of her original 2006 production of Titus Andronicus at Shakespeare\'s Globe Theatre . He has appeared in television programmes such as Torchwood: Children of Earth in 2009, and Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
, 2011 as Mr Dekker and Kevan Lannister respectively
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Amrita Acharia
AMRITA ACHARIA (Nepali : अमृता आचार्य, also spelled ACHARYA) is a Norwegian Nepalese actress. She is best known for her role as Irri in HBO
HBO
series Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Selected filmography * 4 References * 5 External links EARLY LIFEAcharia was born in Kathmandu, Nepal
Nepal
to a Nepalese father and Ukrainian mother. Her father Dr. Acharya left the job at Patan Hospital and moved to England
England
when Amrita was just six years old. Now her family is based in Norway
Norway
where Ganesh Acharya currently works as a Professor (Head of Obstetrics "> * ^ "Nepalese actress Amrita Acharya born in Nepal". * ^ A B " Amrita Acharia talks Game of Thrones". * ^ Norske Amrita (23) i ny HBO-satsing (Norwegian) * ^ "Her er Norges ukjente filmstjerne (Norwegian)"
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Roxanne McKee
ROXANNE MCKEE (born August 10, 1980) is a Canadian
Canadian
actress and model. She is best known for playing Louise Summers in the British soap opera Hollyoaks (2005–2008), Lou Foster in the British drama series Lip Service (2010), Doreah in the American fantasy drama series Game of Thrones (2011–2012) and Lady Claire Riesen in the American apocalyptic supernatural series Dominion (2014–2015). She has also starred in films including Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012), Vendetta (2013) and The Legend of Hercules (2014)
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Dar Salim
DAR SALIM (born 18 August 1977, age 40) is a Danish actor. He received a Bodil Award nomination in the category Best Actor
Actor
for the film Go With Peace, Jamil in 2008. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Acting * 3 Personal life * 4 Films * 4.1 TV series * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY LIFE Dar Salim
Dar Salim
was born in Baghdad
Baghdad
in Iraq
Iraq
on 18 August 1977. He fled to Denmark
Denmark
as a six-year-old refugee and lived at Amager
Amager
. After high school he worked as a tour guide and worked as a Royal Guard . In 2002 he became a trained pilot. ACTINGToday, he is known for his work as a film and television actor. He trained at the William Esper Studio in New York and also studied method acting school in London
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A Game Of Thrones
A GAME OF THRONES is the first novel in A Song of Ice and Fire
A Song of Ice and Fire
, a series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin
George R. R. Martin
. It was first published on August 1, 1996. The novel won the 1997 Locus Award and was nominated for both the 1997 Nebula Award
Nebula Award
and the 1997 World Fantasy
Fantasy
Award . The novella Blood of the Dragon, comprising the Daenerys Targaryen
Daenerys Targaryen
chapters from the novel, won the 1997 Hugo Award
Hugo Award
for Best Novella. In January 2011 the novel became a New York Times
New York Times
bestseller and reached #1 on the list in July 2011. In the novel, recounting events from various points of view , Martin introduces the plot-lines of the noble houses of Westeros
Westeros
, the Wall , and the Targaryens
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George R. R. Martin
GEORGE RAYMOND RICHARD MARTIN (born GEORGE RAYMOND MARTIN; September 20, 1948), often referred to as GRRM, is an American novelist and short-story writer in the fantasy , horror , and science fiction genres, screenwriter, and television producer. He is best known for his international bestselling series of epic fantasy novels, A Song of Ice and Fire , which was later adapted into the critically acclaimed HBO
HBO
series Game of Thrones (2011–present). Martin serves as the series' co-executive producer, and also scripted four episodes of the series. In 2005, Lev Grossman of Time called Martin "the American Tolkien ", and in 2011, he was included on the annual Time 100
Time 100
list of the most influential people in the world
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The A.V. Club
THE A.V. CLUB is an entertainment website featuring reviews, interviews, and other regular offerings that examine media such as films, music, television, books, games, and other elements of pop culture . The A.V. Club was created in 1993 as a supplement to The Onion , although it had a minimal presence on The Onion's website in its early years. A 2005 website redesign placed The A.V. Club in a more prominent position, allowing its online identity to grow. Unlike its parent publication, The A.V. Club is not satirical . The publication's name is a reference to school audiovisual clubs "composed of a bunch of geeks who actually knew how to run the film strip and film projectors". CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 2012–14 Senior Staff Departures * 1.2 Television series * 2 Regular features * 2.1 Current * 2.2 Former * 3 Books * 4 A.V
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HitFix
HITFIX, or HITFIX.COM, is an entertainment news website that launched in December 2008 specializing in breaking entertainment news, insider information, and reviews and critiques of film, music, and television. In mid-2010 HitFix
HitFix
crossed the 1,000,000 unique users per month milestone. As of June 2017, HitFix
HitFix
was ranked 37th among all entertainment news websites by web traffic analyser Alexa Internet
Alexa Internet
. HitFix
HitFix
has been cited as a source by such publications as Time , Los Angeles Times , The Huffington Post
The Huffington Post
, E! Online , and The Daily Herald. In April 2016, it became a brand of Woven Digital
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Alan Sepinwall
ALAN SEPINWALL is an American television reviewer and writer. He spent 14 years as a columnist with The Star-Ledger
The Star-Ledger
in Newark until leaving the newspaper in 2010 to work for the entertainment news website HitFix
HitFix
. He now writes for Uproxx . Sepinwall began writing about television with reviews of NYPD Blue while attending the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
, which led to his job at The Star-Ledger. In 2007, immediately after The Sopranos
The Sopranos
ended, series creator David Chase
David Chase
granted his sole interview to Sepinwall. In 2009, Sepinwall openly urged NBC
NBC
to renew the action-comedy series Chuck , and NBC
NBC
Entertainment co-president Ben Silverman sarcastically credited Sepinwall for the show's revival
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Gżira
GżIRA (Maltese : Il-Gżira) is a town in the Central Region of Malta . It is located between Msida and Sliema
Sliema
, also bordering on Ta\' Xbiex . It has a population of 8,029 as of March 2014. The word Gżira
Gżira
means "island" in Maltese , and the town is named after Manoel Island which lies just adjacent to the town. The seafront of Gżira
Gżira
is famed for its views of the walled city of Valletta
Valletta
, which are illuminated at night, forming a picturesque backdrop to Manoel Island, the yacht marina and a seafront public garden. Kappara is located close to Gżira
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