Category Archives: documentary

STEPH & DOM: CAN CANNABIS SAVE OUR SON? A review.

Now and again a programme comes on the telly that you feel glad to have watched.  This certainly was the case with the recent Channel 4 documentary, Steph & Dom: Can Cannabis Save Our Son? Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom … Continue reading

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DANNY DYER’S RIGHT ROYAL FAMILY – Episode one review.

Before it aired there was aright load of cultural snobbery towards Danny Dyer and his new historical documentary, Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family.  Ignore all of this negativity because you will be missing out if you do not. It was … Continue reading

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Pothole Wars- A review.

What better way to help banish away those January winter blues than to air a documentary about…..potholes???  It has to be said that BBC1 do the first bit of this rather well what with their picturesque detective drama Death in … Continue reading

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BRITAIN BY BOAT : Series 1, Episode 1. A review.

If you are a fan of watching paint dry then you will have loved the first episode of the new Channel 5 travelogue series, Britain by Boat. It has to be said that both of these things are not necessarily … Continue reading

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INSIDE THE FOREIGN OFFICE : EPISODE ONE REVIEW – KEEPING POWER AND INFLUENCE.

As far as political documentaries go, this first instalment of Inside the Foreign Office has to be right up there with the very best ones to have graced our TV screens in 2018. Made by film-maker Michael Waldman over an … Continue reading

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Made in Great Britain – Series 1: 1. Steel

”You have to know the past to understand the present”.  This is a famous quote by Dr. Carl Sagan.  It is used here because it beautifully encapsulates the approach taken in this impressive new BBC2 historical documentary series entitled, Made … Continue reading

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PRINCESS MARGARET: THE REBEL ROYAL, episode one.

When the BBC was formed in 1922, its now well-known guiding principles were to inform, educate and entertain the British public.  Today, it still strives to achieve these three Reithian commandments against a competitive backdrop of niche broadcasting.  A brilliant … Continue reading

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Fight Like a Girl: review.

As thirty minute documentaries go this wasn’t a bad effort at all.  As part of BBC1’s Our Lives, it focused on the life of Glaswegian, Kimberly Benson.  Kim being twenty-six years old and said to be Scotland’s most popular female … Continue reading

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MAFIA WOMEN WITH TREVOR McDONALD : FASCINATING AND POIGNANT! A review, episode one.

As a follow-up to when Sir Trevor McDonald looked back at some of the lives of former members of La Cosa Nostra, here in this first part of two documentaries he now looked at some of the women in their … Continue reading

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‘HE’S A MAN, WITH A PLAN….HE’S MISSTRA KNOW-IT-ALL’! GARY NEVILLE : THE PUNDIT – A review.

As this documentary on Sky Sports 1 about Sky Sports football pundit Gary Neville finished, I was in two minds about what I thought about it.  Part of me thought it had been an enjoyable, relatively interesting twenty-five minute journey … Continue reading

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