Thursday, November 13, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

A drama that starts from the standpoint God and Satan exist is almost high concept for television. Read more

US Election Night

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

“It belongs to you,” proclaimed President-Elect Obama, live in Chicago.
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Monday, November 3, 2008 by · 3 Comments 

Do not go gentle into that good night…
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Stephen Fry in America

Sunday, October 12, 2008 by · 9 Comments 

Stephen Fry goes hunting for deer in New York State, but finds only their “nuggets” (or “poo”). Read more

Blue Peter at 50

Saturday, October 11, 2008 by · 12 Comments 

The forward march of Blue Peter feels like it has, for the time being, halted. Read more

The X-Factor

Sunday, October 5, 2008 by · 4 Comments 

Any series that can boast “now with no Sharon Osbourne” must be on to a winner. Read more

The Sarah Jane Adventures

Monday, September 29, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

“The Bane, Slitheen, the Gorgon, the Trickster. Read more


Saturday, September 20, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

The BBC’s new Doctor Who methadone, Merlin was a very entertaining 45 minutes. Read more

Only Connect

Monday, September 15, 2008 by · 5 Comments 

BBC4Victoria Coren looks incongruous sitting behind a desk Read more

Grange Hill

Monday, September 15, 2008 by · 7 Comments 

At long last the country’s number one failing school has finally, finally, been closed down. Read more

Noel’s HQ

Sunday, September 14, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

You have to give him credit – it’s difficult to even remember that Noel Edmonds was ever away. Read more

Behind Closed Doors

Monday, September 8, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

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

MasterChef: The Professionals

Friday, August 29, 2008 by · 8 Comments 

“They’ve got to really kick it up a gear!” Read more

Spooks: Code 9

Saturday, August 2, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

The announcement of Spooks: Code 9 was greeted with the kind of collective internet sigh last heard through every episode of ’90s flop Attachments.  The trailers looked like something someone might have knocked up for YouTube using clips from that failure to tap into the web zeitgeist, the main complaint being that this spin-off (then called Threat Level) made a nonsense of the parent programme because it showed everyone in London being wiped out, making the actions of the more familiar characters entirely pointless.

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The Brink of Apocalypse

Saturday, January 5, 2008 by · Comments Off 

What were you doing on 8 November 1983? Read more

To the Manor Born

Tuesday, December 25, 2007 by · Comments Off 

“We’re hearing far too many foreign voices around here,” opined Audrey DeVere, née fforbes-Hamilton. Much of a sentiment for Christmas Day? Probably not. Read more

Doctor Who

Tuesday, December 25, 2007 by · Comments Off 

If ever an episode of Doctor Who was designed for a specific space and time, this was it. Read more

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 by · Comments Off 

Anyone in need of a sappy Christmas would have turned away from the last episode of this series blinking not from tears, but disbelief. Read more

The Liverpool Nativity

Sunday, December 16, 2007 by · Comments Off 

The Liverpool Nativity was rather better than anyone expected. In the run up, cynical writing and comment abounded with some questioning the casting – any scouser with an equity card – and the setting, which could potentially have led to another airing of the usual stereotypes Read more


Wednesday, December 5, 2007 by · Comments Off 

It’s been a while since I’ve been this apprehensive about the broadcast of the finale to a US import – and it’s been a while since a series has been trailed by this much critical acclaim from professionals and bloggers, professional bloggers and people with access to broadband saying in unison, “Great series, shame about the ending”. Read more

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