“Revealing and raw.” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV.

Brought Up By Booze

Brought Up By Booze, BBC1

“Who’d have thought? Calum Best’s look at alcoholism was gentle, genuine and charming.”
Lucy Mangan, The Guardian

“Exceptionally moving and enlightening… Revealing and raw, with no candy coating.”
Tim Teeman, The Times

“An odd hybrid of issue documentary and personal therapy.”
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent

The Making of Modern Britain, BBC2

“Took a fresh slant on the Great War, not trying to play down the slaughter but searching for a few positives.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

“While I’m still not convinced that Marr should ‘do the police in different voices’ with quite such gusto, he has a true storyteller’s knack for swooping form the close-up to the long-shot and then back again.”
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent

Spooks, BBC1

“The blue-washed hokum that is Spooks… is still going strong.”
Lucy Mangan, The Guardian

The Family, Channel 4

“A very old idea still making very good TV… It looks like a reality show, all tight, but not quite like real life.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express