“He is lucky they didn’t cut it into bits and sell it to The One Show.” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV.

Alexander Armstrong’s Very British Holiday

Alexander Armstrong’s Very British Holiday, BBC1

“Naturally, Armstrong found thing to amuse him in Britain. The problem with the British holiday is how to entertain your children when it rains. But he didn’t bring them. This, apparently, was going to be a series. He is lucky they didn’t cut it into bits and sell it to The One Show.”
Andrew Billen, The Times

“There are too many celebrities travelling round Britain for television – chefs, comedians, newsreaders, etc. They’re starting to tread on each others’ toes.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

Garrow’s Law, BBC1

“Continues to deserve a chance, even if only in a well-meaning, weekend history lesson kind of a way.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

Ray Mears’ Northern Wilderness, BBC2

“Television needs him, in order to not be Bear Grylls. This is so much more interesting than all that whooping, macho nonsense and dangling under helicopters. And it’s impossible not to like Ray, for his seriousness and enthusiasm.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

The Children Who Fought Hitler, BBC4

“In reality, intriguing through it was, Testimony Films’ programme about three alumni of the British Memorial School in Ypres, could more accurately have been called ‘A Teenager Who Fought the Germans as well as Two Adults Who Were Children When the War Began”, which doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.”
Tom Sutcliffe, The Independent