Big Brother

Friday, May 31, 2002 by · Comments Off 

Reaching around for the most unsuitable hook upon which to hang the launch of Big Brother 3, Channel 4 excelled itself by settling on a format that conveniently reminded viewers of all the worst aspects of the show’s history on British screens. Read more

The Edwardian Country House

Tuesday, May 28, 2002 by · Comments Off 

In October last year Stuart Cosgrove lectured to a thin turn out of media students at Liverpool’s John Moores University. In his talk he signalled the death of “reality TV” and predicted the next big thing would be historical programming. Read more


Sunday, May 26, 2002 by · Comments Off 

Whilst the return of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet has confounded all expectations by being well acted, well produced (apart from some dodgy “high wire” special effects in the most recent episode), true to the characters, but ultimately listless and dull, immediately after on BBC2 comes the dramatic highlight of the TV week. Read more

The Experiment

Wednesday, May 22, 2002 by · Comments Off 

Television has been nosing into alien worlds and minds since its birth, and quite rightly never deemed it necessary to apologise. Read more

A Tribute to the Likely Lads

Saturday, May 11, 2002 by · Comments Off 

Ant and Dec’s tribute to The Likely Lads caused much rumblings in advance of the programme’s transmission. Read more

Vote 2002

Thursday, May 2, 2002 by · Comments Off 

David Dimbleby was forlorn. “I always pronounce it wrongly but I try my best,” he spluttered sheepishly. His stumbling over the correct way to pronounce the borough of “Adur” could, however, be forgiven. Read more