“The whole thing ended with the kind of comic serendipity that is hard to fake.” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV.

The Hotel, Channel 4

“In a word, it’s nice and niceness seemed to be written all the way through this show, rather like the writing on a stick of rock.”
Matt Baylis, The Express

“If you were fretting about the authenticity of some of these sequences, the whole thing ended with the kind of comic serendipity that is hard to fake – Amos, dragging a table across a large room as a glass vase on the top trembled ever closer to the edge. It danced on the brink for what seemed an eternity and then, just as you were thinking ‘He’s got away with it’, he gave one last little nudge of adjustment and added the word “breakage” to his growing vocabulary of hotel English.”
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent

The Secrets of Scott’s Hut, BBC2

“I prefer presenters to be teaching me something rather than just showing off their manliness, which was why it was much more rewarding than Fogle’s trekking adventure to the South Pole.”
Matt Baylis, The Express

“Ben Fogle – who has Antarctic exploration credentials himself – had been allowed to visit what is surely the most remote heritage site on Earth, and see whether its contents revealed anything about Scott’s expedition and character. Absolutely unmissable for armchair explorers, I would have thought, but pretty intriguing for armchair psychologists, too.”
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent

Britain’s Got Talent

“Relieved of all pretention to seriousness, the show has boiled itself down to the task of entertainment by surprise.”
Andrew Billen, The Times

“He’s good, The Hoff, and adds some proper starriness. Amanda’s talent lies mainly with her hair, which changes a lot in size and height depending on which city they’re in. And Michael McIntyre is exuberant and irritating.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian