All Critics articles

  • Celebrity Hunted
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    Celebrity Hunted

    2019-10-14T09:00:00Z

    “Without Stanley Johnson this show would have been pretty dull”

  • Million Dollar Wedding Planner
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    Million Dollar Wedding Planner

    2019-10-11T09:38:00Z

    “What could have been an extravagantly point-and-boggle hour was instead infused with larger questions”

  • Van Meegeren: The Forger Who Fooled the Nazis
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    Van Meegeren; Catching Britain’s Killers; Rhythm + Flow

    2019-10-10T10:01:00Z

    “Andrew Graham-Dixon navigated the story most entertainingly, veering between disdain and astonishment”

  • Doing Drugs For Fun?
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    Doing Drugs for Fun?

    2019-10-09T09:54:00Z

    “It manages to be compelling, honest and unpreachy, and treats its subject with robust respect.”

  • Motherland
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    Motherland

    2019-10-08T09:21:00Z

    “The first episode of series two was, for the second half at least, so crazed it was as if it had been at the crack pipe”

  • The Americas With Simon Reeve
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    The Americas with Simon Reeve

    2019-10-07T08:59:00Z

    “As always, he was able to find positive stories and fascinating characters throughout”

  • Catherine The Great
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    Catherine the Great

    2019-10-04T09:04:00Z

    “For Mirren’s performance alone it’s worth the four-hour investment.”

  • The Apprentice
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    The Apprentice

    2019-10-03T09:03:00Z

    “The Apprentice isn’t what it once was, but it’s still very much worth our time.”

  • Snackmasters Fred KitKat
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    Snackmasters

    2019-10-02T09:00:00Z

    “It’s a neat twist on BBC2’s Inside The Factory format.”

  • World on Fire
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    World on Fire

    2019-09-30T08:55:00Z

    “The scale of the drama’s ambition is laudable, especially given the absence of Netflix megabucks”

  • Frayed
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    Frayed

    2019-09-27T09:35:00Z

    “Despite a wobbly start, Frayed shows huge potential and while the jokes are few, they are funny”

  • Churchill And The Movie Mogul
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    Churchill and the Movie Mogul

    2019-09-26T09:50:00Z

    “A fascinating film, and one much aided by the quality of its talking heads”

  • The Circle
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    The Circle

    2019-09-25T09:56:00Z

    “Reality TV is not a genre that’s seen much innovation in recent years, so The Circle was a blast of fresh air.”

  • The $50 million Art Swindle
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    The $50m Art Swindle

    2019-09-24T09:19:00Z

    “It was remarkable and ludicrous - it was a thrill”

  • Tories At War
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    Tories at War

    2019-09-23T08:49:00Z

    “The jaunty soundtrack and wry tone reminded me of John Morton’s workplace satires Twenty Twelve and W1A”

  • The Cameron Years
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    The Cameron Years

    2019-09-20T09:17:00Z

    “The film has the air of a well-rehearsed, entirely media-managed exercise in self-justification.”

  • Japan With Sue Perkins
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    Japan with Sue Perkins

    2019-09-19T09:01:00Z

    “As a travel buddy, Sue Perkins is great fun. But as a satisfying exploration of the country, the programme lacked depth”

  • Love In The Countryside
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    Love in the Countryside

    2019-09-18T09:34:00Z

    “A welcome antidote to the tawdry likes of Naked Attraction.”

  • Crime and Punishment
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    Crime and Punishment

    2019-09-17T09:54:00Z

    “It avoided primped narratives and convenient story arcs and told a messy, complicated story as it is”

  • Temple
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    Temple

    2019-09-16T09:12:00Z

    “Even without the whiplash-inducing plot twist at the end, Sky 1’s virtually indescribable new drama was bona fide bonkers.”