The One Show (Wednesday 7 p.m.) night had Nick Hewer from The Apprentice, Guy Martin, a TT racer who told an enthralled nation about his spanner collection and a drummer called Sean who could hit his drum pad six hundred and fifty four times in thirty seconds.
Other highlights of the show featured: a twenty six stone man who could pull fourteen cars for eighteen feet with just his body strength; a 12-year-old girl called Scarlett who could go fifty metres in twenty eight seconds on a space hopper; and an interview with Prince Andrew where he was promoting an entrepreneurial scheme eerily similar to the one that his big brother, Chuck, was doing some thirty years ago. Continue reading TV Review: The One Show & Rip Off Britain:Live
Hathersage Road Swimming Baths was the venue for the trial of the year, which commenced on Coronation Street on Monday night. Amongst the usual farcical courtroom scenes that Corrie does so well was this pearler from an annoyed Rita Tanner (Barbara Knox) when she said ‘Decorum to them is like a foreign word’. Continue reading TV Review: Coronation Street & The Apprentice
The Jeremy Kyle Show (ITV1 every weekday morning…forever) was in 2007 described by a district Judge in Manchester as a “human form of bear baiting”. The continuing success of the programme is as extraordinary as it is depressing. In this execrable show, we have the messed up lives of real people put on a stage for a pantomime.
Superficially, the raison d’etre of our hero (let’s call him Jezza) and his show, is to help people put their houses in order (so to speak), perhaps advise people who would be going through similar crises in how to deal with them in a dignified manner.
If that is the case then the fact the show has been running for seven years Continue reading TV Review: Jeremy Kyle, X Factor & The Code
Now in its fourth series, Scott & Bailey (ITV1 Wednesday 9pm) goes from strength to strength. Loosely inspired by 1980s cop show, Cagney & Lacey, Scott & Bailey goes way past the original template.
For a start, it has three strong women in central roles who are not constantly bickering and putting each other down, something unheard of in most TV dramas. A wry Northern humour also plays a huge part Continue reading TV Review: Scott & Bailey, Bad Education & Educating The East End