The Office

Saturday, December 27, 2003 by · Comments Off 

I’m a bit wary of commenting on The Office, as it seems to be one of those programmes where only people who liked it from day one feel they are entitled to critique it. Read more

World Idol

Thursday, December 25, 2003 by · Comments Off 

For many years, ITV has – in the shows of Chris Tarrant, Clive James and the rest – gained much mileage from the mocking of foreign television. Read more

The Million Pound Property Experiment

Tuesday, December 23, 2003 by · Comments Off 

Making TV programmes is a bit like property developing. You spot an emerging trend, jump in to exploit it, and by the time your plans come to fruition you find everyone else is at it, the market’s overcrowded and the value of your stock is on the slide. Read more

The Christmas Show

Friday, December 5, 2003 by · Comments Off 

To paraphrase Michael Grade, there’s little better than the smell of a TV schedule becoming saturated with the spirit of Christmas. Read more

Weir’s Way

Tuesday, December 2, 2003 by · Comments Off 

You’re stuck on a night-shift and your only companion is a two inch television monitor. Strangely enough, the lure of G-String Divas on five is minimal, as is a signed repeat of A Life of Grime. Read more


Monday, December 1, 2003 by · Comments Off 

Is EastEnders on the cusp of a return to greatness or riding on the crest of a wave of mediocrity? Make your own mind up. However, what cannot be denied is that the writers have, at the present time, a golden opportunity to snatch victory from the jaws of the aforementioned mediocrity. Read more