TV critics' verdict on programmes - including Channel 4's Sex in the Noughties: Dear Deirdre - broadcast on 27 November 2007.

Sex in the Noughties: Dear Deirdre, C4
“No wonder there’s been a boom in three-in-a-bed sex, dogging and swinging. People are reading Deirdre and thinking ‘everybody else seems to be at it - perhaps we should have a dabble too.’”
Thomas Sutcliffe, The Independent

Sex in the Noughties: Dear Deirdre, C4
“If this makes the programme sound like late night TV titillation shamelessly posing as social commentary, that wouldn’t be entirely unfair.”
James Walton, Daily Telegraph

Spooks, BBC1
“When did Spooks get so preposterous? I don’t mean good preposterous either -”
Thomas Sutcliffe, The Independent

Dawn French’s More Boys Who Do: Comedy, BBC4
“ -is proving a fine series.”
James Walton, Daily Telegraph

CSI: Miami, Five
“In the final shots of the episode [ -] a new character appears: a blonde pop star. She checks into rehab, takes some drugs and shaves off her hair. Unconnected, pointlessly pointed at poor Ms Spears. It was a Himalaya of the Bleeding Obvious, a pinnacle of unsubtlety, even for this show.”
Anna Pickard, The Guardian

Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, C4
“Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares is pure theatre - a heady stew of Christians being thrown to the lions, women being sawn in half and preachers making cripples walk.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

Last night’s TV
“A generally dreary night’s television.”
Andrew Billen, The Times