“Partly a brief history of constipation.” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV.

Bread: A Loaf Affair, BBC4

“Anyway, underneath the punnage and below Tom Baker’s raised eyebrow is a great documentary about the history of bread, from cavemen pounding grains with rocks, to sun-dried tomato cibatta.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

“This too-wry, or rye as its voice-over artist Tome ‘Baker’ would pronounce it, documentary was partly a brief history of constipation. It was at its best however, when delineating the shifting class meanings of bread.”
Andrew Billen, The Times

“It had a vague reason for existence in the shape of BBC4’s run of food-themed programs, but you got the feeling that wasn’t a necessary pre-condition for its existence. And, for anyone who likes a good cobnut now and then, it was a treat, even allowing for its passion for terrible puns.”
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent

Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA

“It’s not just the silly music and vermicelli editing style that mark this out as an American reality show, it’s also the total lack of reality.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

Chocolate: The Bitter Truth

“Kenyon reminded us in the most graphic possible way that the dirty trade that gives us our 80 million Easter eggs also features child trafficking, mainly of boys and girls from Burkina Faso sold to farmers in Ghana.”
Andrew Billen, The Times