“This might have been the most likeable and enjoyable manifestation of tough-guy telly ever.”

Britain's Biggest Adventures with Bear Grylls

“This might have been the most likeable and enjoyable manifestation of tough-guy telly ever. Sure there was quite a bit of Bear in it with his shirt off grunting manfully as he abseiled cliffs and that sort of thing. For once though this wasn’t the focal point.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

“While Grylls is hardly a zoological expert, the show does sex up the sleepy natural history documentary format. James Bond posing aside, Grylls’ keen enthusiasm for Britain’s landscape was endearing.”
Daisy Wyatt, The Independent

“He’s like Paul Whitehouse’s Brilliant! kid from The Fast Show crossbred with Jean Claude Van Damme in his icy mountain beer ads, or what David Attenborough would be like if he was played by Tom Cruise.”
Richard Vine, The Guardian

“This is natural history the Bear Grylls way, stripped to the waist and defying perilous odds to investigate our islands’ flora and fauna. Boring old Sir David Attenborough would probably just dispatch an award-winning camera team to study a colony of rare shellfish for several months, assemble some breath-taking footage and then add a witty, informative, thought-provoking commentary.”
Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail

The Changing Room, Channel 4

“Henry Holland made for a promising TV personality with enough charisma to hide his irritable asides. He might prove to be the next Gok Wan, but the format of his directionless new series has let him down.”
Daisy Wyatt, The Independent

The Gamechangers, BBC2

“Both Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton were excellent, with Radcliffe particularly beguiling as a young man both brittle and brilliant. It dealt with the moral issues with a balance and assuredness born of hindsight.”
Benji Wilson, The Telegraph