“Red Riding is important television.” Read on for the critics' full verdict on last night's TV.

Red Riding, C4
“The mark of a new director (this time, the Oscar-winning James Marsh) was all over it. For one, it was clearer, both visually and in narrative terms. Gone were the sepia tones of 1974, replaced instead by a relentless 24-hour white light. Gone, too, was that provocative opacity, those barely audible conversations and that teasing ambiguity. Instead, we had a rather more traditional offering. Less challenging, perhaps, though no less enjoyable.”
Alice-Azania Jarvis, The Independent

Red Riding, C4
“Red Riding is important television, and don't you forget it. Watching while seated feels treasonous: kneeling subserviently is probably more apt. But despite its flaws, it's also challenging and ambitious and exactly the sort of drama that Channel 4 should be making. Money's no object, so I don't see what's stopping them.”
Paul Whitelaw, The Scotsman

Comic Relief Does The Apprentice, BBC1
“This one-off celebrity Apprentice doesn't quite work as a format.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

Jade's Wedding, Living
“The kids aside, as TV it's been mostly very mundane and boring.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian