“A jolly good joke at MPs’ expense.” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV.

Tower Block of Commons

Tower Block of Commons, Channel 4

“It’s entertainment more than government and as far as entertaining sights go, watching Iain Duncan Smith don a hoodie and take a bullmastiff for a walk scored pretty high.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

“A tribute to the backbone of the residents, and a jolly good joke at MPs’ expense. It runs for the month. Try to catch it.”
Nancy Banks-Smith, The Guardian

“In this punishing new version, the MPs, deprived of their mobile phones and wallets, were first required to stay on the sofas of their aggrieved “hosts’” flats and then to wear the chav clothes of their choice.”
Andrew Billen, The Times

“All those keen and eager minds that must have worked on the production, and none of them could come up with a better title.”
Brian Viner, The Independent

Coronation Street, ITV1

“Last night’s double-header represented one of those classic Corrie evenings in which nothing much happens but fails to happen so exquisitely that you feel faintly sorry for those who don’t share the habit.”
Brian Viner, The Independent

Murder on the Lake, BBC4

“This beautifully shot film contained anything you could want from a narrative in fact or fiction.”
Andrew Billen, The Times

Behind Enemy Lines, Channel 4

“A brilliant Dispatches showed us roadside bomb-makers at work in Afghanistan.”
Nancy Banks-Smith, The Guardian