“Skins has lost its originality, lost its nerve and lost its cool.” Read on for the critics' full verdict on last night's TV.

Skins, E4
“The truth about Skins: it has become creaking, heaving rubbish [ ...] Skins has lost its originality, lost its nerve and lost its cool.”
Tim Teeman, The Times

Gossip Girl, ITV2
“Gossip Girl's moral compass is every bit as haywire as Skins's, but a thousand times sharper.”
Tim Teeman, The Times

The Bill, ITV1
“It is still curiously boring yet curiously gripping at the same time.”
Lucy Mangan, The Guardian

Victorian Farm BBC2
“The hightlight of my week.”
Lucy Mangan, The Guardian

Fashion versus the BBC, BBC4
“This programme found it hard to keep up with the whole BBC-looking-at-fashion theme, so for the greater part it just showed us old clips of designers, models, photographers and youthful trend-setters.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

Fashion versus the BBC, BBC4
“What was really disappointing was the way the programme slipped into what is now television's standard narrative of cultural history, in which the staid Fifties are succeeded by the Swinging Sixties, which in turn give way to punk, then the new romantics, and Vivienne Westwood is the only fashion designer of any consequence not just in this country but in the whole world.”
Robert Hanks, The Independent