The Apprentice USA

Wednesday, August 3, 2005 by · Comments Off 

Donald Trump has one of Wall Street’s more eclectic business portfolios, if The Apprentice USA is anything to go by. Read more

Whicker’s World

Saturday, July 23, 2005 by · Comments Off 

Nobody seems to want to know how the other half live anymore. Read more


Thursday, July 21, 2005 by · Comments Off 

In the way things usually go in the fickle business known as “show”, Ricky Gervais would be due a critical savaging right about now. Read more

Top of the Pops

Sunday, July 17, 2005 by · Comments Off 

First, the good news – it’s not on Fridays anymore. Read more

Frontline Football

Monday, July 11, 2005 by · Comments Off 

Ben Anderson presents some of the most interesting and thought-provoking documentaries currently on British television. Read more

Beneath the Skin

Monday, July 4, 2005 by · Comments Off 

At first glance, Beneath the Skin, ITV’s adaptation of the Nicci French novel, did not appear to be anything especially innovative. Read more

Live 8

Saturday, July 2, 2005 by · Comments Off 

We’d been here before. Read more

8 Out of 10 Cats/Mock the Week

Sunday, June 26, 2005 by · Comments Off 

For the last 15 years, the words “topical television quiz show” might as well have been spelled Have I Got News for You. Read more

The Story of ITV: The People’s Channel

Sunday, June 26, 2005 by · Comments Off 

The first part of The Story of ITV: The People’s Channel left me with an aggravating nostalgic glow severely tempered by a kind of emptiness at what the programme missed out or glossed over. Read more

The Girl in the Café

Saturday, June 25, 2005 by · Comments Off 

Bill Nighy does a mean line in bumbling. In fact he’s just about cornered the market in it lately, the rightful heir to John Le Mesurier’s character in Dad’s Army. Read more

Doctor Who

Saturday, June 18, 2005 by · Comments Off 

If you still required irrefutable evidence that the programme you had been watching for the last 13 weeks was indeed Doctor Who, then there it was as the ninth Doctor breathed his last and turned into Doctor number 10. Read more

Doctor Who

Saturday, June 11, 2005 by · Comments Off 

It didn’t sound like the most promising idea in the history of Doctor Who. And this from a series that, for this casual fan, had more or less died at the moment an enemy heavily indebted to Bertie Bassett lumbered on screen. Read more

What’s the Problem? With Anne Robinson

Friday, June 10, 2005 by · Comments Off 

What’s the Problem? with Anne Robinson, or should that be “What’s The Problem With Anne Robinson?” began on Friday night, filling the gap left by Have I Got News For You. Read more

Doctor Who

Saturday, June 4, 2005 by · Comments Off 

A pause for breath this week, and a chance for all concerned to show us a bit more about how they live their life. Read more

Breakfast with Frost

Sunday, May 29, 2005 by · Comments Off 

12 years and 499 shows after first interviewing John Major on the BBC, David Frost spent the lion’s share of his last Sunday morning soiree at the Corporation quizzing the ex Prime Minister once again. Read more

Doctor Who

Saturday, May 28, 2005 by · Comments Off 

Doctor Who was never about getting the girl, and for those who followed the first incarnation of the series, that was okay. Read more

The Eurovision Song Contest

Saturday, May 21, 2005 by · Comments Off 

It’s the European Broadcasting Union’s finest three hours. Indeed, its only three hours. Read more

Doctor Who

Saturday, May 21, 2005 by · Comments Off 

Back in 1963, the BBC ordered the removal of a sound effect representing a blow to the head from the first ever Doctor Who story. Read more

The Thick of It

Thursday, May 19, 2005 by · Comments Off 

As he had been away from our screens for a while Armando Iannucci’s new political comedy had been something to look forward to, especially as the initial run had been put back due to the General Election. Read more

Doctor Who

Saturday, May 14, 2005 by · Comments Off 

Who and I have never really got on. Read more

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