“Gems TV was an entertaining hour, soothingly soundtracked by 1950s easy listening.”

Gems TV

Gems TV, ITV

“I found myself utterly charmed by the Gems TV family. Actually, I’m starting to think that tempting people to part with their hard-earned money in exchange for shiny things is an admirably straightforward business model.”
Tim Dowling, the Guardian

“Gems TV was an entertaining hour, soothingly soundtracked by 1950s easy listening. This may not be the whole, uncensored story of Gems TV, but with David Brent’s disciples so plentiful in other business documentaries, a display of competence makes for a refreshing change.”
Ellen E Jones, The Independent

“There was a fascinating story here, but this programme didn’t mine deep enough to discover it.”
Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail

“Producer-director Ian Denyer did well to fashion a narrative out of the Tanzanite crisis. But concerningly, his documentary took on trust the Bennetts’ assessments of their goods. A trip down to Hatton Garden with a Tulelei stone for valuation might have provoked laughter of a different order.”
Andrew Billen, The Times

Harry at 30, ITV

“You wouldn’t expect to sit down to a mainstream celebratory documentary like this and find it especially critical or revealing. And it wasn’t. But it gave a full and rounded picture of a man who seems to be coping with the pressures of royalty rather better than many of his forebears.”
Gerard O’Donovan, The Telegraph

“Without exclusive comments from Harry, there wasn’t much this programme could do except tell a well-worn story, and it did it well.”
Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail

Super Senses: The Secret Power Of Animals, BBC2

“I wasn’t sure that I was really learning anything I couldn’t have imagined already. It seems as if half a dozen TV shows a year remind me how well dogs can smell things or why cows can sense it’s going to rain.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express