Win, Lose or Draw Late

Wednesday, April 28, 2004 by · Comments Off 

The slide of the daytime quiz show from ubiquity to near-extinction is one of those TV phenomena to be lamented. Read more

Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares

Tuesday, April 27, 2004 by · Comments Off 

Heavily trailed over the previous fortnight, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares provided an hour of television so riveting it was difficult to watch, but impossible to switch off. Read more

Happy Birthday BBC2

Tuesday, April 20, 2004 by · Comments Off 

An evergreen marker of a TV channel’s health is how it fares when trying to celebrate itself. Read more


Tuesday, April 20, 2004 by · Comments Off 

There was a delicious sense of irony apparent as the cast of Coronation Street collected their BAFTA t’other night. Read more

Without a Trace

Monday, April 19, 2004 by · Comments Off 

Whilst we in Britain suffer the lamentably lame Murder in Suburbia and endure the dubious viewing pleasure of watching the risible Murder City, Jerry Bruckenheimer would appear to waging a one-man executive producer war to deliver as many quality police dramas on American television as he possibly can. Read more

The Alan Clark Diaries

Wednesday, April 7, 2004 by · Comments Off 

Corridors of power are never brightly lit in television drama. They’re always enveloped in a dank fustiness, a fog of gloomy upholstery and even gloomier faces, both looking as if they’ve been trapped there for decades. Read more

England Expects

Monday, April 5, 2004 by · Comments Off 

It seems more than a coincidence that this two-hour drama suddenly appeared on our screens just as a new round of immigration and asylum issues are currently making the news. Read more