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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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