Tag Archives: BBC2

DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES- Episode one review.

You didn’t have to be Einstein to work out that the new period drama on BBC TWO entitled Death and Nightingales, was not going to be a right bundle of laughs. Set in Fermanagh in the north of Ireland in … Continue reading

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I’LL GET THIS – Episode One review.

There is a very well-known English phrase that goes, ”don’t judge a book by its cover”.  Nevertheless, this was pretty hard not to do with the premise in mind of the new BBC2 celebrity game show, I’ll Get This. Five … 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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Defending The Guilty

Brand new sitcoms these days tend to be very hit or miss.  This week we saw the pilot episode of one based around the judiciary on BBC2 entitled, Defending The Guilty. My initial impression of it was that I really … 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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NADIYA’S FAMILY FAVOURITES – SEASON ONE, EPISODE ONE.

The BBC is at its finest when it makes shows like Nadiya’s Family Favourites.  This was a new cookery show that was traditional, yet at the same time it also had this original fresh feel to it too. After she won … 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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Trott and Kenny cycle into the record books and even more into our hearts! Day 11 review of the Rio Olympics on BBC1,BBC2.

Just before the 2016 Olympics in Rio started I had almost zero appetite for watching them on the telly.  Here in Britain the football season was just about to commence and the build up to these Rio games had been … Continue reading

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Versus : The Life and Films of Ken Loach. A REVIEW. ‘A celebration of the KING and LEGEND of British Film’!

Just as this biographical documentary about British film director Ken Loach was about to start, I feared it was going to be about as thrilling to watch as an episode of The South Bank Show with Melvyn Bragg.  Such a reservation … Continue reading

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SHOCKING, THOUGHT PROVOKING AND COMPULSIVE VIEWING! ‘STRANGEWAYS : BRITAIN’S TOUGHEST PRISON RIOT’ – A REVIEW

As a young teenager from Manchester in the year 1990, I can just about remember the famous Strangeways Prison riot happening.  By this I mean I have vague recollections of it appearing on the news.  I can remember for example … Continue reading

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