“Torrents of information so mighty that they threaten to overwhelm you.” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV.


Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain

““Backed by a pumping orchestra whose triumphalist chords build to a crunching climax every two minutes, he unleashed a torrent of characters and quotes, conflicts and pioneers, bouncing irrepressively from the Boer War to Music Hall legend Marie Lloyd  (complete with Cock-ernee voice) in the twinkle of a well turned anecdote.”
Keith Watson, Metro

“He looks like a keyring that fell out of a cracker, but he manages to disgorge torrents of information so mighty that they threaten to overwhelm you.”
Lucy Mangan, The Guardian

“As Marr, put it, Britain had talent and mass-market vulgarity is nothing new, whatever the Mail might have us believe ”
Sean O’Grady, The Independent

Waterloo Road, BBC1

“I predict that one particular teacher will either blow up the school or incite aliens to come down from outer space to take double maths.”
Tim Teeman, The Times

“If Tom Chambers turns out to be a proper A* rogue, Waterloo Road could actually graduate out of drama kindergarten.”
Keith Watson, Metro

“Like an educational version of Holby City.”
Catherine Gee, Daily Telegraph

Gossip Girl, ITV2

“Utter, barking madness. Kick your shoes off, sit back and enjoy. You know you’ll love it. XOXO”
Lucy Mangan, The Guardian