Channel overview – Page 19

  • Masters Of Sex
    Ratings

    C4 Masters a total turn-off

    2013-11-15T10:58:00Z

    It’s lucky that Mr and Mrs Masters weren’t called Mr and Mrs Terry Fide; Terry Fide Of Sex would have been much less enticing a prospect than Masters Of Sex.

  • autumnwatch_2013
    Ratings

    BBC’s seasonal outlook a hit

    2013-11-08T11:18:00Z

    You can tell autumn’s here because the council’s leaf blowers are out scarring the air with their small loud motors, which is in no way annoying.

  • Autumnwatch
    Ratings

    BBC’s seasonal outlook a hit

    2013-11-08T10:49:00Z

    You can tell autumn’s here because the council’s leaf blowers are out scarring the air with their small loud motors, which is in no way annoying.

  • shield
    Ratings

    C4’s S.H.I.E.L.D. comes down

    2013-10-11T10:58:00Z

    Superhero comics missed a trick when coming up with supervillains.

  • Celeb Super Spa
    Ratings

    Kids and dogs work wonders

    2013-09-27T14:56:00Z

    Spas are meant to administer balmy treatments to soothe away the stresses of daily living.

  • Peaky Blinders
    Ratings

    BBC2 plays a Blinder

    2013-09-19T17:18:00Z

    The Midlands might not necessarily be at the cutting edge of fashion, but as BBC2’s new drama showed this week, you wouldn’t want to be making too many flat cap and whippet gags back in 1920s Brum.

  • Bake Off
    Ratings

    Bake Off still a hot property

    2013-09-13T11:18:00Z

    You can tell when it’s autumn: the PSBs engage in a big Wednesday night tussle, with three shows hunting down similar audiences.

  • Wentworth
    News

    C5 takes no prisoners

    2013-09-05T15:18:00Z

    Whenever a late-night repeat of Prisoner Cell Block H was moved, its ‘fans’ would mobilise – a warning for Channel 5’s new prison drama.

  • Creative_ReviewTop_Boy_2
    Ratings

    Top Boy fails to rule NY

    2013-08-30T10:04:00Z

    The Great British Bake Off is back with a bang and rivals might be newly a-feared of Tuesday’s tented bun-meisters.

  • Dragons Den
    Ratings

    Dragons slay sunday night

    2013-08-15T12:45:00Z

    Jeremy Paxman’s beard may have captivated the Twitterverse, but if you’d squinted you could imagine him in a doublet slaying monsters with his broadsword, which seems appropriate in the week that the Dragons roared back.

  • Top Gear
    Ratings

    Final Top Gear laps Das Auto

    2013-08-09T09:22:00Z

    In the card game Top Trumps, German Cars was the best pack to have. Memories of shouting “60 BHP” and “1760cc!” were evoked by Sunday’s BBC2 German car documentary, which, coincidentally, on the 99th anniversary of Britain declaring war on Germany, launched a, er, German season.

  • dara_obriains_science_club
    Ratings

    Misery is good for C4

    2013-08-02T12:15:00Z

    Whatever the opposite of trouble at t’mill is (shindig at t’mill perhaps?), Channel 4 will have been toasting poor, oppressed child labour on Sunday evening.

  • Count Arthur Strong
    Ratings

    Weak outing from Strong

    2013-07-26T09:59:00Z

    I thought it was just spoonbending. But it turns out Uri Geller, once a sort of secular swami figure to Mexico’s first lady, may also have knocked out radar systems with his mind.

  • Arthur Strong
    Ratings

    BBC2 in gear with F1 doc

    2013-07-19T17:22:00Z

    Sixteen years since his Edinburgh Fringe debut and eight since his Radio 4 series launched, Steve Delaney followed Miranda Hart last week in finally securing a BBC2 transfer, for his Count Arthur Strong character.

  • Burma: My Father and the Forgotten Army
    Ratings

    C4 brings the Boss back

    2013-07-11T08:30:00Z

    American Independence Day fell on Wednesday and Channel 4 liberated a new show from the schedule, replacing it with a repeat with some improvement. Elsewhere, we gained a fresh perspective on Britain’s war in Burma, while Rick Stein made me crave a curry.

  • glastonbury_festival
    Ratings

    BBC in tune with Glasto

    2013-07-04T16:31:00Z

    The subject of Channel 5’s Extraordinary People doc this week was Help! I’m 16 But I Look 60.

  • airport_live
    Ratings

    Airport Live off to a flier

    2013-06-28T15:50:00Z

    BBC2 donned its anorak, flexed its adenoids and went plane and bus spotting – to decent effect.

  • The Fall
    Ratings

    The Fall slays them all

    2013-06-14T10:48:00Z

    I thought the most dangerous Tudor was the twerp who suggested Henry VIII write a song about sleeves, but it’s really bible translator William Tyndale, according to BBC2’s Tudor season, which continued in an anniversary-heavy week.

  • Skint
    Ratings

    Skint poorer for BGT move

    2013-06-06T14:05:00Z

    At school, I was scarred by the Tudors. Not from learning of their gangster-style rule but because my shoe-box model of a Tudor house was rubbish. Even now, anyone who mentions Tudor architecture to me is liable to get a rant about Clarks’ footware.

  • Chelsea Flower Show
    Ratings

    Flower power boosts BBC2

    2013-05-30T13:18:00Z

    From Belfast to Australia via Scunthorpe, Manchester, New York and Vegas, all via a spell in A E, smaller PSBs took viewers on quite a trip this week.