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TV Critics

6 June '12

“A fearless and sneerless study of class and taste.” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV.

“A fearless and sneerless study of class and taste. We’ll deal with it properly next week, when he’s in Tunbridge Wells to meet the middle classes.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

“A self-styled working-class Essex boy who has spent most of his life in the middle-class world of modern art, Perry made for a likeable and thoughtful interlocutor – Theroux-like in his naive questioning, but with an artist’s penetrating eye for detail.” 
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent

“A hugely promising start. His tapestries are ornate invitations for us to stamp out our snobbery. His programme: a beautifully stitched living portrait of a class, a city and an artist.”
Alex Hardy, The Times

The Transit of Venus: a Horizon Special, BBC2

“And there was me – call me Sid the Sexist – thinking they just got three beautiful brainy women in because it fits with the Venus theme, even if it’s not quite their subject. When actually they got them in because they’re the best men for the job, so to speak.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

Martin Clunes: the Lemurs of Madagascar, ITV1

“While Madagascar came across as lushly inviting, some of the wobbly wildlife photography and Clunes as a natural historian left a little to be desired.”
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent

“Without being a lemur expert Clunes did a decent enough job of showing us round the habitat and explaining the threats it faced.”
Matt Baylis, The Express

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