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TV Critics

11 Oct '11

“The shuffling of human genes is a remarkable thing and never more so than in the case of mixed-race twins.” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV.

“The documentary was full of such moments – little clues to the fact that race (and mixed-race) is far more complicated than we might wish it to be. And it constantly confounded your expectations.”
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent

“The shuffling of human genes is a remarkable thing and never more so than in the case of mixed-race twins. Rightly or wrongly, it sidestepped the maths and biology of the phenomenon to concentrate on what it feels like to grow up a different colour to your own flesh and blood.”
Matt Baylis, The Express

This is Jinsy, Sky Atlantic

“There’s a fine running gag about a talent show judged by a dog called Sandy (his paw hovers between two buttons marked “Woof” and “Enoof” after he’s watched the acts). I couldn’t put it better than one of the characters in last night’s episode: “I think I can safely say, without fear of exaggeration, that I quite enjoyed it.”
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent

Celebrity Come Dine With Me, Channel 4

“Dave Lamb, whose voiceover is such deliciously arsenic-laced ambrosia, was spot-on to call out Pete Burns for looking like a Cher tribute act.”
Alex Hardy, The Times

Celebrity Coach Trip, Channel 4

“As the contestants pooled their way around Monaco, nobody could remember what to call Lembit Opik. Was his name Armpit, perhaps or Limpet? The latter actually fits quite well: we’ve seen less clingy-on desperation from some limpets.”
Alex Hardy, The Times

“The lack of business nous was frightening when you consider the owners both once worked in the City.”
Matt Baylis, The Express

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