Ruth Watson checks back in

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 by · 4 Comments 

Original Hotel Inspector Ruth Watson is returning to the hostelry trade on TV. Read more

Trisha – axed

Friday, January 9, 2009 by · 5 Comments 

As you may have spotted from our news feed – Five has axed Trisha. Read more

So good?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 by · 6 Comments 

Five has announced who’s singing the new Minder theme tune. Read more

Five steps up

Saturday, September 20, 2008 by · Comments Off 

So, is five getting a new logo?
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Behind Closed Doors

Monday, September 8, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

They say hidden gems can be found in the most unlikely places. Read more

Hotels, you could say, are her Forte

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 by · Comments Off 

Two years ago, I was extolling the virtues of Five’s The Hotel Inspector. And I’m about to do just that again.

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30 Rock

Thursday, October 11, 2007 by · Comments Off 

Sometimes you don’t want to work hard to enjoy television. Sometimes all you want is for the programme you’re about to watch to not leave you in any way exhausted, be it through frustration, tension or sheer exuberance. Sometimes all you need is television that leaves you exactly as it found you. Read more

“Dreams of silver screen quotations”

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 by · Comments Off 

One of five’s new imports, the David Duchovny starring Californication which begins on Thursday in a double bill with 30 Rock has attracted some average reviews. It’s rather popular in Australia, although the reaction from some sections of the viewing audience has been interesting. They’re calling it smut basically: Read more

Five, four, three, two, numb

Friday, March 9, 2007 by · Comments Off 

Well, five has released details of its 10th anniversary week schedules, and underwhelming reading it is. The channel is embracing the whole 10-year thing in the most uninteresting way possible, by sallying forth with a suite of shows all themed around that double-digit. Read more

MacIntyre’s Underworld

Tuesday, November 21, 2006 by · Comments Off 

As anyone who’s seen shirtless Newcastle supporters on a winter evening at St James’ Park will testify, Geordie men are made of hardy stock. Read more

Guys and Dolls

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Is five becoming the new old-school Channel 4? Read more

The Man Whose Arms Exploded

Monday, August 14, 2006 by · Comments Off 

You pretty much know what you’re going to get when you watch a documentary on five entitled The Man Whose Arms Exploded. Read more

Watch it!

Thursday, July 6, 2006 by · Comments Off 

OTT’s pick of the day? Why not? Read more

Family Affairs

Friday, December 30, 2005 by · Comments Off 

It’s rare these days to be present at the very end of a TV programme’s life.

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Sunday, February 13, 2005 by · Comments Off 

Much like its main character, Joey is already lost during the opening moments of the first episode simply because its a spin-off from the biggest live-action sitcom on the planet. Read more

Five News

Tuesday, February 1, 2005 by · Comments Off 

Each time I happen to see Five News, Kirsty Young seems to have moved further away from the studio desk. Read more

The Terry and Gaby Show

Friday, March 26, 2004 by · Comments Off 

Shorn of all reason to maintain the pretence of being an ongoing concern, the last ever Terry and Gaby Show resembled one long noisy and petulant unravelling of decorum and dignity. Read more

Robot Wars

Sunday, November 9, 2003 by · Comments Off 

“They tried to stop us!” yells Craig Charles as he walks out onto his balcony. “They tried to stop the destruction!” Read more

Home and Away

Friday, November 7, 2003 by · Comments Off 

Here’s a blast from the past for all you Summer Bay fanatics. The last time I watched this show that scheming bitch (but utter fox) Alison Paterson was at the centre of all things mean and moody. Roo and Bobby were at loggerheads and Donald Fisher was still to attain the moniker of Flathead. Read more

The Terry and Gaby Show

Thursday, August 7, 2003 by · Comments Off 

Right from its very first edition, the best thing about The Terry and Gaby Show has been the opening titles. Read more

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