Granada Reports

Tuesday, June 25, 2002 by · 1 Comment 

Tony Wilson’s timely return to regional newscasting was enough of a media event to merit noticeably generous space in several national broadsheets. Read more

Coronation Street

Monday, June 10, 2002 by · Comments Off 

Coronation Street, I have always maintained, is the best television soap and has been since its beginnings in 1960. No other soap has its depth, lent in part by its extraordinarily long tenure but also fleshed out by superb characters and great writing which has often lurched beyond the excellent into the brilliant. Read more

Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Saturday, June 8, 2002 by · Comments Off 

Despite everyone having differing views on TV, there’s one thing that the world seems to agree on – Ant and Dec are the future of television light entertainment. However, nobody seems to have noticed that they’ve not actually been that great at it. Read more

The Queen’s Golden Jubilee

Tuesday, June 4, 2002 by · Comments Off 

Cocooned snugly in his Jubilee pod high above The Mall, David Dimbleby beamed a careful mixture of imperial indifference and stern-lipped authority. He was going to have a good time over the next 36 hours, and therefore so should we. Read more

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

Sunday, June 2, 2002 by · Comments Off 

The return of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet has been a long time coming. A long time in that, rumours of the new “Guten Tag, Pet” have been circulating for almost two years now, and – of course – the last series finished 16 years ago. Read more