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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English2424 /ˌtwenti ˈfɔː $ -ˈfɔːr/ 🔊 🔊 A US action thriller television series, first broadcast in 2001. The series is about the activities of the fictional US government organization Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) which tries to protect the country from terrorists. Most of the action takes place in Los Angeles and Washington D.C. The main character, Jack Bauer, is played by Kiefer Sutherland. The action is shown in real time so that each minute of the programmes equals a minute in the lives of the characters. Each season of programmes covers 24 hours. The series has won Emmy and Golden Globe Awards.
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