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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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WANDERLUST

You don’t have to be Einstein, to work out what the new BBC1 prime time drama Wanderlust was going to be about.  To coin a catchphrase from lovable old Roy Walker, ”say what you see”.  Yes, Wanderlust was about sex.  In … Continue reading

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PEAKY BLINDERS, SERIES 4, EPISODE 6 REVIEW. SIMPLY THE BEST!

Sometimes you really look forward to watching the series finale of a gripping drama on TV, but unfortunately it turns out to be a right big letdown.  ITV1’s Prey(series one) and The Replacement from BBC One, are two recent examples … Continue reading

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HAVEN’T I SEEN YOU SOMEWHERE BEFORE?? 2017 ‘STRICTLY COME DANCING’ LAUNCH SHOW.

Haven’t I seen you somewhere before?? This was the question that I asked last night as I watched the 2017 Strictly Come Dancing launch show.  With the odd one or two notable exceptions(which I’ll come on to shortly), it was … Continue reading

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LET IS SHINE ep5 review : TAKE YOUR FINGER OFF THAT FAST-FORWARD BUTTON BECAUSE ‘TONIGHT THINGS GET SERIOUS’!

After the first four weeks of this BBC One Saturday night singing and dancing talent show, I almost wrote a review with the heading, ‘IT ONLY SHINES WITH YOUR FINGER PRESSED ON FAST-FORWARD’.  This was because of the large amount … Continue reading

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Ordinary Lies. Series 2, episode 1 review : YOU HEARD THE ONE ABOUT THE PARANOID HUSBAND, HIS VIGILANTE WIFE AND THE RANDY DIVORCEE?

After a highly successful and well received first series, last week saw the return of the BBC One work-based drama Ordinary Lies.  Written and created by Danny Brocklehurst, the second series this time around is set in Wales with a … Continue reading

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AN ASHAMED, INTROSPECTIVE AND HOODWINKED LOUIS! ‘Louis Theroux – Savile’. A review.

This was a BBC Two documentary by Louis Theroux with a difference.  Never before have we seen him revisit one of his earlier programmes.  First aired fifteen years ago, he looked back at the documentary he did with the now … Continue reading

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‘One of Us’ – series review : A HAUNTING CRIME DRAMA THAT HAD MORE TWISTS THAN CHUBBY CHECKER!

An intriguing crime drama by brothers Jack and Harry Williams(The Missing) that kept me interested throughout.  The finest aspect of it was the dark and haunting tone that pervaded every scene.  It was this ever-present haunting quality that gave the show … Continue reading

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WILTY IS THE BEST PANEL SHOW ON TV….AND THAT’S THE TRUTH! ‘Would I Lie to You?’. Episode 1 review, series 10. 02/08/16.

  Would I Lie to You? on BBC One is the best comedy panel show on TV by a country mile! You know you have enjoyed a programme when the ending credits roll yet it seems like you’ve only been watching … Continue reading

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THE ANT AND DEC OF FOOTBALL…….SORT OF! ‘Class of ’92: Out of Their League. Series 2, episode 1 review.

Television sports documentaries do not get much better than this.  I loved the first series last year and thoroughly enjoyed the recent opening episode of series two. It focuses on the goings on at semi-professional football side Salford City FC, … Continue reading

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