Category Archives: ITV1

THE BAY – Series One – Episode One review.

Upon reading that The Bay was a new missing child drama, I came over all Brenda from Bristol, i.e ”NOT ANOTHER ONE.” Yes, in recent years this has now become a much-exhausted TV genre.  I loved the second series of … 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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CLEANING UP : Episode one review.

Bearing in mind just how much ITV1 had trailed the new Sheridan Smith drama Cleaning Up, over the festive period, expectations were therefore pretty high as episode one aired. A bit like my attitude towards the much over hyped Christmas … Continue reading

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THE IMITATION GAME- Episode one review.

Bearing in mind that in the last ten years there have been more supposed sightings of the Loch Ness monster than of an actual impressionist show on television, it was therefore intriguing to see that ITV1 had recently commissioned such … Continue reading

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I’VE FALLEN IN LOVE AGAIN………..WITH ‘THE AMERICANS’! ‘The Americans’, review of season 3.

It is official, I’ve fallen in love again with The Americans, but in all honesty I’d never really fallen out of love with it since ITV1 stopped showing it a few years ago.  Recently, I finally twigged(bit of a technophobe … Continue reading

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LONG LOST FAMILY: WHAT HAPPENED NEXT- Series 2, episode 1 review. TEARS OF JOY AND BOREDOM…OR WAS IT JUST MY HAY FEVER!

Last year sometime, I can remember tweeting Long Lost Family presenters Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell, suggesting they should do a follow-up show where they give us an update to some of the reunion stories featured in the main series. … Continue reading

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IT’S A BIT DAFT AND COARSE, BUT BENIDORM CONTINUES TO BE A TRIUMPH! BENIDORM – A review, series 9.

About four or five years ago there were two sit-coms that I avoided a bit like the plague.  I cringed every time I saw a trailer for Mrs Brown’s Boys and I steered well clear of ever watching ITV1’s Benidorm. … Continue reading

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THE GREAT QUEEN VICTORIA, BUT WAS HER LOVE FOR LORD M….A MISTAKE? ‘VICTORIA’-Series 1 review.

As a general rule, I don’t do period dramas.  For instance, ten minutes of Downton Abbey was enough for me when I tried it once, due to having seen faster paced tortoises.  Nor has Mr Darcy ever made me go … Continue reading

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COLD FEET MIGHT BE UNUSUAL IN SEPTEMBER, BUT OH WHAT A JOYOUS, GLORIOUS COMEBACK! ‘COLD FEET’ – Series 6, episode 1 review. 05/09/16.

TV show comebacks are not always guaranteed to be a roaring success.  For example,  no more Only Fools and Horses should have been made after Del and Rodney FINALLY became millionaires.  The remake of Dallas was an unmitigated disaster and … Continue reading

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HOORAY FOR ORGASMIC BINGO, WILLY WARMERS AND……..A HAPPY ENDING! ‘BRIEF ENCOUNTERS’ – Episode 6 & series review.

It is not often in the British summertime that we get to see a great comedy-drama on our TV screens, but this is what has just happened with the conclusion of Brief Encounters this week on ITV1.  I am staggered … Continue reading

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