“Never veered into out-and-out polemic.” Read on for what the critcis thought of last night’s TV.

Terry Pratchett Choosing to Die

Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die, BBC2

“Pratchett delved deeply into the manner and method of our inevitable departure, and to what degree this should be self-determined. While he spoke of the campaign to have the right to die legalised in Britain, he never veered into out-and-out polemic.”
Arifa Akbar, The Independent

“Everything about this moving but not over-sentimental film really makes me think assisted death for the terminally ill is not just a good idea but a human right (more importantly Pratchett feels the same and the news at the weekend was that he’s signed up).”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

“At least by seeing the reality of a Dignitas death we saw that so much is far from beautiful.”
Alex Hardy, The Times

The Walton Sextuplets, ITV1

“Too much of the narrative relied on rosy nostalgia and cute conversation that failed to penetrate beyond the “happy families” surface.”
Arifa Akbar, The Independent

“I feel slightly sorry for Julia Bradbury, who’s brought three lads along to have their eyes opened about where the leather trim they like so much in their cars actually comes from. One of them looks a bit peaky in the gory bits, but at the end of the day, they’re all absolutely fine with it. Leather seats, please.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

“Keen-eyed Fernando swooped upon all these weaknesses like a hawk upon a family of fieldmice.”
Matt Baylis, The Express

Coronation Street, ITV1

“In last night’s double helping we passed from Sean Hearing That Violet Has Been In A Car Crash to Sean and Marcus Looking After Three-Year-Old Dylan in less time than it takes for one of Betty’s hot pots to go cold.”
Matt Baylis, The Express