TV critics' verdict on programmes - including last night’s edition of Heston Blumenthal: in search of perfection - broadcast on 4 December 2007

Heston Blumenthal: in search of perfection, BBC2
“ -it’s of course the mad science we’re after, and last night’s episode certainly didn’t let us down.”
James Walton, Daily Telegraph

Sex in the Noughties: Nuts vs Zoo, C4
-beneath its shameless trappings, this remained at heart a classic old-fashioned tale of Fleet Street rivalry.”
James Walton, Daily Telegraph

Olympic Massacre: The True Story, Five
“The programme did a good job of making us care about the fate of athletes.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

Holby City, BBC1
“It wasn’t a great deal of fun, you didn’t get an enormous buzz off it, but somehow, against your better judgement, you always found yourself indulging.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

Heston Blumenthal: in search of perfection, BBC2
“ -it’s of course the mad science we’re after, and last night’s episode certainly didn’t let us down.”
James Walton, Daily Telegraph

Flight of the Conchords, BBC4
“ -if you’re having difficulty distinguishing between The Mighty Boosh and Flight of the Conchords just remember that Boosh is the one that looks as if it’s been written on acid and the Conchords is the one that looks as if it’s been written by someone who thinks that acid is what you put in car batteries.”
Thomas Sutcliffe, The Independent

True Stories: Following Sean, More4
“In the process of finding out about Sean Farrell, [Ralph] Arlyck delivers a meditation on three decades of American social history, the competing claims of societies and individuals, principles and practicalities, the line separating the nurture of creativity from mere self-indulgence, and what on earth we mean when we say we want to live a good life.
Lucy Mangan, The Guardian

Spooks, BBC1
“What I can’t take is the acting and the plotting [ -] Who writes this rubbish?”
Andrew Billen, The Times

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