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Gold to trial TV show - it involves action, but lacks self-awareness (9)

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I believe the answer is:

autopilot

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'tv show it involves action but lacks self-awareness' is the definition.
I can't tell whether this defines the answer.

'gold to trial' is the wordplay.
'gold' becomes 'Au' (Au is the chemical symbol for gold).
'trial' becomes 'pilot' (synonyms).
'au'+'to'+'pilot'='AUTOPILOT'

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(Other definitions for autopilot that I've seen before include "flight aid", "Plane on ...... is under automatic control", "Aircraft system allowing crew to rest", "navigator", "Device for controlling an aircraft".)

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