The Antichrist and Big Brother

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 by · 12 Comments 

It was good to see Mark Lawson in The Guardian last week turning his attention to Big BrotherRead more

On tonight’s Big Brother

Thursday, June 4, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

As Big Brother returns tonight for its 10th series, C4 reveals the manipulations in store. Read more

Big Brother

Friday, August 18, 2006 by · Comments Off 

“Eazamanna!” This was the Big Brother with the most weeks, the most housemates, the most twists, the most innovations, the most outside influences, the most late arrivals, the most eviction escapes by one person – and the most telegraphed winner since the first week. Read more

Big Brother

Friday, August 11, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Dreams can come true. Imogen is out of the Big Brother house at last, and by some idiotic quirk Nikki’s found her way back in. I’m disgusted, but only on principle. Read more

Big Brother

Friday, August 4, 2006 by · Comments Off 

It’s been an atrocious week for Mikey, and his sudden, grievous demise and eviction sums up the ruthlessness of Big Brother. After 10 weeks of relatively effortless surfing of the wave, his fall into the drink was quick and spectacular. Read more

Big Brother

Friday, July 28, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Big Brother is a daring old stick, it has to be said. A programme which exists purely for being live and unpredictable, and still it chucks innovations our way without any cast-iron proof that they would work. Read more

Big Brother

Friday, July 21, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Cruelty is something Big Brother likes to administer on its housemates if there is a danger of the series becoming a little too unremarkable in mid-run. Read more

Big Brother

Friday, July 14, 2006 by · Comments Off 

I’m not a betting man. This isn’t down to any inbred principle (unless my mother is reading this) but more down to a lack of knowledge. Read more

“You are allowed to cheer, y’know!”

Tuesday, July 11, 2006 by · Comments Off 

There shouldn’t be anything about Big Brother which should surprise us any more, really. In carefully tracking as much of it as I can for the weekly OTT reviews, the one thing that has irked me is the seeming lack of desire on behalf of the show’s paymasters to allow evicted housemates any benefit of doubt. Read more

Big Brother

Friday, July 7, 2006 by · Comments Off 

So, goodbye to Lea. Numerous nomenclatures have been thrown at her in her seven silicone-enhanced weeks in the Big Brother house, but the description of her by housemates as the First Lady of Big Brother is the most befitting. And the most flattering. Read more

Big Brother

Friday, June 30, 2006 by · Comments Off 

How many Big Brother housemates need not have bothered this week? Quite a few. Individuals were on their toes but barriers were starting to break down. Read more

Big Brother

Friday, June 23, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Well, thanks to a loose wire or somesuch other technical indiscretion, Lisa and her mouth the size of a bus park very nearly didn’t get their marching orders. Read more

Big Brother

Friday, June 16, 2006 by · Comments Off 

The last seven intriguing and frustrating days in the Big Brother house have been about two girls. And, in their collective paranoia and vindictiveness, they really were girls. Read more

Big Brother

Friday, June 9, 2006 by · Comments Off 

If I’d found a golden ticket in a Kit-Kat, there’s no way in 1000 years I’d have contemplated entering the Big Brother house. Read more

Big Brother

Friday, June 2, 2006 by · Comments Off 

The main problem with watching Big Brother is that it makes you examine your own conscience. Let’s face it, just about every BB fan will not be wholly thrilled at what they may see. Read more

Big Brother

Friday, May 26, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Well, it’s always eventful in the first week of any Big Brother, although rarely is it entirely through the initial actions of the housemates. Read more

Camera moans

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Shahbaz on Big Brother 7 appears to have gone completely off the wall so quickly it makes you wonder how on earth he ever managed to pass the psychological assessment to get on the show. Read more

“Jodie, Jodie, just listen to him, listen to him”

Thursday, January 12, 2006 by · Comments Off 

I know I am swimming against the tide here, but I actually think this year’s Celebrity Big Brother is turning into an interesting exercise and a worthwhile (if at times very difficult) viewing experience. Read more

Big Brother

Sunday, June 20, 2004 by · Comments Off 

Mine wife has come up with the ultimate reality show concept. Read more

Big Brother

Friday, July 25, 2003 by · Comments Off 

When Graham Norton turned up at the final night of BB3 last year to give the pro-Jade camp a further fill-up, he told Davina McCall: “The public have played a very good game this year, because they’ve kept the interesting ones in.” And he was absolutely right. Read more

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