Tag Archives: BRITISH TELEVISION

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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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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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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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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Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing – FUN, FISHING AND FRIENDLY BANTER!

Think of a fishing version of that classic road movie Thelma and Louise, but with less sex and more jokes, and that pretty much sums up episode one of Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing! In this first episode, we saw … Continue reading

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BROKEN BUT BRILLIANT! ‘BROKEN’- A review of episode 4!

Jimmy McGovern’s BBC1 sociopolitical drama Broken is unequivocally the best thing on TV right now.  This week was the fourth instalment and its brilliance remains ever strong.  It is brilliantly written and acted and has truly secured actor Sean Bean’s … Continue reading

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