Big Brother

Friday, June 27, 2003 by · Comments Off 

Desperation or a masterly piece of innovation? The jury would appear to be still deliberating, and it’s perhaps a bit soon to decide conclusively upon the effect of the “housemate swap” which occurred in Big Brother at the very end of the fourth week, but there’s no doubt it has re-wagged the tongues. Read more

Big Brother

Friday, June 20, 2003 by · Comments Off 

The basic idea for the Big Brother vehicle is simple. Take a number of disparate individuals, bung them in a house with hundreds of cameras poking their lenses into every orifice and corner, let them live their lives by a small set of rules and see who the public finds the most watchable. Read more

Big Brother

Friday, June 13, 2003 by · Comments Off 

Sissy Rooney, a mouthy and moody fashion designer from Liverpool, has just been evicted to a muted, though not hostile, response from the crowds outside the Big Brother house. Such an indifferent reaction from the baying fanatics perched against the cordons is indicative of how little BB4, and those taking part, has caught on thus far. Read more

Comedy Connections

Monday, June 9, 2003 by · Comments Off 

In contrast to the recent abysmal chop-suey of “favourite clips” and the vapid wittering-on of Dawn French that was The Sitcom Story, BBC1 continues its Monday night post-news comedy slot with the rather better Comedy Connections. Read more


Monday, June 9, 2003 by · Comments Off 

“One day England will become the House of Islam …” Read more

Six Feet Under

Sunday, June 1, 2003 by · Comments Off 

For an hour on Sunday nights, Channel 4 gives those viewers endlessly fascinated by the habits and lifestyles of an eclectic bunch of characters an hour of sheer people watching bliss. It starts when Big Brother ends. Read more