“Downright moving, if also slightly terrifying.” Read on for the full verdict on last night’s TV.

James May on the Moon

James May on the Moon, BBC2
“It was alright, I suppose, but I couldn’t shake the feeling that it should have been me.”
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent

James May on the Moon, BBC2
“…the final scenes of James May’s excursion to the skies, at which he cruised 70,000 feet above the Earth in a U-2 spy plane, was downright moving, if also slightly terrifying. Rather him than me.”
Virginia Blackburn, Daily Express

Casualty, BBC1
“For a show that deals in life and death it’s so…safe. This is hospital-drama-by-numbers: all the predictable elements thrown together with little imagination.”
Alex Hardy, The Times

Martina Cole’s The Take, Sky1
“Thomas Hardy’s performance: […] lethally fascinating as he dances between woozy bonhomie and murderous rage.”
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent

The Royal, ITV1
“ITV bosses should re-commission it right away.”
Virginia Blackburn, Daily Express

Russell Brand Doing Life, Channel 4
“The man is a ridiculous peacock, of course, with less emphasis on the pea part of the word.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian