Hell’s Kitchen USA

Monday, November 7, 2005 by · Comments Off 

In the end, it was the short ribs oso buco with roasted red garnet yams that won it for Michael. So all that talking to a 12-foot billboard of Gordon Ramsay at 3am in the morning finally paid off. Read more

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

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

The Premiership

Saturday, August 18, 2001 by · Comments Off 

Sitting on a train, some time after seven o’clock on Saturday evening, I heard for the first time a plea that will echo round the nation’s cellular networks at that time for months to come. “Hi Dad. Can you tape The Premiership?” OK, not quite for the first time. I’d said it myself 10 minutes earlier. Read more

Big Brother Live

Thursday, June 21, 2001 by · Comments Off 

Hysteria in the tabloids, recriminations in the jacuzzi and nudity before the watershed – Big Brother 2 has pretty much picked up where the first series left off. But this time round there’s one key difference, because as everybody knows by now, you can follow the action round the clock on E4. Read more

The Men Who Changed Football

Tuesday, March 13, 2001 by · Comments Off 

I had to tape part one of The Men who Changed Football, because Manchester United were playing in the Champions League on ONdigital that night. It wasn’t easy finding time to watch it the next day either, because Arsenal were on ITV, Leeds were on ITV2 and there was a big Nationwide League game on Sky. Three matches in one night? It’s hard to imagine there was ever a time when there were just three live matches on television a season. Read more

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