RATINGS: WEEK IN REVIEW
BBC1 beats rival ITV 4-1 in ratings terms as broadcasters go head-to-head for first time in Brazil
Jimmy McGovern drama and Sunday stalwart Countryfile are bright spots in a football-heavy week.
Dolly Parton’s set gives BBC2 its highest rating of the weekend, but World Cup wins.
Benefits Britain beats C4, BBC2 and ITV as World Cup continues to dominate elsewhere.
In a week dominated by the World Cup, England v Italy tops the table while Brazil v Croatia is ITV’s best.
ITV’s Secret Life of Cats narrowly beats BBC1’s Crimewatch but Babies episode falls to Happy Valley
The World Cup looms, promising fame like a faintly sinister hawker; all the fun of the Fifa fair is to be had if you’re rich.
It’s probably just coincidence, but the weather that is making such a mockery of May is storming in from Europe.
A friend of mine owns a poster from the 1930s for a ferry company, advertising trips from Hull to Norway.
In times of ubiquitous bad temperedness, Saturday’s annual reality holiday felt especially welcome.
In 1982, the Amalgamated Society of Boilermakers, Shipwrights, Blacksmiths and Structural Workers merged with the General, Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trade Union to form the GMBATU.
Some scraps of dialogue have been found from Daphne du Maurier’s original draft of Jamaica Inn.
TV Critics: Sir Chris Hoy: How to Win Gold; 100 Seconds to Beat the World; Hive Alive; The Mindy Project
“How to Win Gold was such a fascinating and well-made piece of television that it even had me hooked.”