WEDNESDAY: BBC2’s three-part history documentary of The Stuarts got underway with 1.3m - down on the channel’s audience for The Plantagenets earlier this year.
On Thursday at 9pm, C5’s OAPs Behaving Badly performed strongly with 1.7 million
BBC2’s coverage of the British Grand Prix averaged 2.8 million on Sunday.
Benefits still had resonance for Channel 5
The Auction House launched on Tuesday ahead of C5’s CSI but behind BBC2’s Horizon
For the non-World Cup channels, it was a week of two halves.
The glamour of air travel might be extinguished but BBC2 found more mileage in it.
Every year as I settle into my ‘it may be raining persistently but summer’s here because it’s the cricket season’ mode, I am beseeched by BBC2 to watch spring.
Monday brought a clash of quintessentially British obsessions: gardening and weather.
On Channel 4 this week, a group of stranded, ravenous men of varying handiness dreamed of fine food and wine.
So that’s that then: another year’s wait until a waistcoated world champion contender vigorously chalks his cue while pondering the balls on the baize.
“The film seemed more like a hillbilly freak show, suggesting that trailer-trash, rednecks and vets self-evidently don’t mix with the American right to bear arms”