“A show that is both awful and impossible to switch off.” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV.

Three in a Bed

Three in a Bed, Channel 4

“Three In A Bed (C4) makes great capital out of the ability of B&B proprietors to show one another a bad time, producing a show that is both awful and impossible to switch off.”
Matt Baylis, The Express

“It was the entirety of England condensed into a four-bedroom house. I couldn’t love or hate my country, or this programme, more.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

“Voyeuristic, but not bad. Part Come Dine with Me, part Ideal Home, it’s a guilty pleasure of considerable proportions.”
Alice-Azania Jarvis, The Independent

The Runaway, Sky1

“It’s all brilliantly, brutally done. The script is workmanlike – the plot’s the thing – but the wonderful cast punches well above its weight. Like any bloodied masochist in the ring, you know you’ll be coming back next week for more of the same.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

“One could not fault the execution, but who would wish to spend an hour watching anything so grim? The ten million Brits who buy Cole’s novels, Sky must hope.”
Andrew Billen, The Times

Women in Love, BBC4

“Transported from the sombre tones of the Midlands (by way of Cape Town) into the vivid orange and blue of the desert, the production took on a new vitality. It was an altogether more fiery instalment than we got last week, and the better for it too.”
Alice-Azania Jarvis, The Independent

“I tell you, if this drama had allowed itself a trace of humour, it could have been dangerous.”
Andrew Billen, The Times