“It’s hard not to feel most of the coincidences have been carefully arranges for months.” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV

Three Men Go to Venice

Three Men Go to Venice, BBC2

“Everyone’s generally at pains to make the journey sound accidental and provisional, but that doesn’t sound compatible with a busy filming schedule, so it’s hard to avoid the feeling that most of the coincidences have been carefully arranged for months.”
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent

“We were left with a sort of ultralight history and travel show not much different from Trevor McDonald’s potterings around and the Mediterrranean or Joanna Lumley’s at the Arctic Circle with the added bonus of pretty harbours and the odd flash of humour.”
Matt Baylis, The Express

Abused: Breaking the Silence, BBC1

 “It catalogued a devastating history of abuse at two boys’ schools, Grace Dieu Manor in Leicestershire and St Michael’s in Soni, Tanzania, that would never have been revealed had not a group of ex-pupils started emailing each other about the sadism and sex abuse they had suffered at the hands of several Catholic priests of the Rosminian order in the 1960s.
John Crace, The Guardian

“Into the clever piety of St Etheldreda’s the Rosminian HQ in London, Olenka Frenkiel’s Abused was an overdue roar of anger.”
Andrew Billen, The Times

True Stories: For Neda, More4

“Antony Thomas’s True Stories film set out to give that shockingly raw footage some context, offering backstory both for Neda and the regime that had killed her.”
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent