“It ain’t half rot, Ma’am!” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV.

The Queen

The Queen

“The mix of news footage and invented scenes was strangely unsuccessful; each made the other seem superfluous.”
Tim Dowling, The Guardian

“I am not sure if this match of expert witness, discovered letters and made-up dialogue worked.”
Andrew Billen, The Times

“A kind of wispy vestige of deference has prevented the imagination from taking flight; never quite enough to preserve the Queen from being traduced by this regal telenovella, but just enough to keep things this side of outright fantasy.”
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent

“It ain’t half rot, Ma’am!”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express