“Made Hole in the Wall look like Horizon.” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV.

Bang Goes the Theory: The Human Power Station

Bang Goes the Theory: The Human Power Station, BBC1

“The hysteria made it the loopiest TV programme of the week, if not the year. It made Hole in the Wall look like Horizon.”
Tim Teeman, The Times

“Others may have found this very graphic demonstration of power wastage poignant. All right, even I did, a bit. But I got the point in about five minutes. And that was all the programme was worth.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

“Packed full of creative thinking and sparkling new facts… Though, as ever, it wasn’t short on serious messages.”
Alice-Azania Jarvis, The Independent

Wonderland: The Trouble With Mother, BBC2

“Who’d have thought it – a touching, funny, sad film about ageing and clutter. A brave commission, but one that comes off.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

“The evening’s pearl: a compressed, moving portrait of a son taking care of his elderly mother.”
Tim Teeman, The Times

“Once again, Wonderland delivered a moving portrait of a slice of British life – life on the smallest scale, but life nonetheless.”
Alice-Azania Jarvis, The Independent

The Queen, Channel 4

“The underheated moments of drama intrigued more than the docu-bit.”
Tim Teeman, The Times

“I couldn’t help feeling that whole week of drama-documentaries about the life and times of The Queen should have left us with a bit more to chew on.”
Daily Express, Matt Baylis

Natural World: Highland Haven, BBC2

“This is just one bloke with a camera, a set of waterproofs, some insect repellent and lot of time on his hands. If Life is Oktoberfest, then this is a pint and a cheese sandwich. But there’s something very nice about a pint and a cheese sandwich, something reassuring and honest.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian