Tag Archives: TV CRITIC

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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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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HE’S A MAN, WITH A PLAN…….HE’S MISSTRA SCARFMAN!

  HE’S A MAN, WITH A PLAN…. HE’S(me) MISSTRA SCARFMAN!! This is how my life feels right now my friends.  Last Monday afternoon, I went for a careers counselling appointment for the first time in over nine years and overall … Continue reading

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PETER KAY’S CAR SHARE : CRACKING AND SUBLIME! Series 2, episode 1, a review.

Peter Kay, the national treasure from Bolton, returned to our screens this week with the first episode of the second series of his award winning sit-com, Peter Kay’s Car Share.  Second series syndrome(where things are a poor second effort) was … 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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NOWHERE TO HIDE! ‘National Treasure’- episode one review!

A tremendous first instalment of a four part drama series starring Robbie Coltrane as much loved comedian Paul Finchley, who is accused of rape dating back to the 90s.  It was a narrative about the cult of celebrity, fame and … 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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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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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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