“A cursory, almost flippant discussion of the meaning of existence.” Read on for the critics' full verdict on last night's TV

Imagine: The Secret of Life, BBC1
“The first of a new batch of the decreasingly arty Imagine.”
Andrew Billen, The Times

Imagine: The Secret of Life, BBC1
“... we got a cursory, almost flippant discussion of the meaning of existence, for which Yentob's lame summary - ‘The truth is, there is more to [self-help] than I thought” - was laughable.”
Serena Davies, Daily Telegraph

Hotel Babylon, BBC1
“Max Beesley, now promoted to hotel manager, has never exactly oozed leading-man charisma, and he failed to electrify in last night's opener.”
Serena Davies, Daily Telegraph

Derek, More4
“... a fittingly cinematic tribute to painter and film-maker Derek Jarman.”
Robert Collins, Daily Telegraph

Masterchef, BBC2
“It seems the whole world has become obsessed with this cheap and formulaic cookery show since it was moved to the later 8.30pm slot.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

Horizon: How to Live to Be 101, BBC2
“Needless to say, it didn't really tell us. If you were prepared to overlook the gimmicky title, though, you'd have found a reasonably remarkable look at the subject of longer lives.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

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