“If Katie Hopkins Rule the World was a mixed bag: part game show, part tabloid talk show, part gaseous deposit of horse droppings.”

If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World

“Katie is contentious and offensive, which, to be fair, she’s rather good at. But the level of debate isn’t the very highest. You wouldn’t expect it to be, though. More disappointing is that it doesn’t turn into an actual fight.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

“Hopkins gave the impression of a woman who desperately wants to be liked, yet can never quite manage to think before she speaks. TLC is banking on compulsive rudeness making for compulsive viewing, but her contributions to this episode were routinely upstaged by the more experienced TV talking heads on stage.”
Ellen E Jones, the Independent

“Hopkins looked hopelessly out of her depth on camera. She trotted out limp one-liners, took powder-puff cheap shots and gurned desperately at her understandably nonplussed congregation.”
Andrew Billen, The Times

“If Katie Hopkins Rule the World was a mixed bag: part game show, part tabloid talk show, part gaseous deposit of horse droppings. Viewers are firmly encouraged to ignore the entire confected performance.”
Jasper Rees, The Telegraph

Sex in Class, Channel 4

“Belgian sex therapist Goedele Liekens turns up with her vulva puppets and her fanny wallchart. No one can accuse her of pussy-footing around the subject. It’s clear that these kids need it, because in spite of all the porn they watch, they know very little about real sex, pleasure, consent, respect, vaginas.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

“Goedele believes topics such as relationships, consent and masturbation should also be covered in class – but is Britain ready for that frank discussion? Probably not, judging by the appalled looks on the faces of even the school’s most open-minded teachers.”
Ellen E Jones, The Independent

“There could have been more information about how much sex these kids really have (as opposed to claim to have). And it would have been helpful to know if porn really is less influential in Belgium. In the mean time, this lively and unabashed film should be shown in every GSCE class in the country, to educate the educators as well as their students.”
Jasper Rees, The Telegraph

“Although the aim was to induce shock and cringe in participants and the audience, something far more vital and useful was going on. The girls certainly grew in confidence, as well as disgust at the inner workings of the average teenage male.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

Wonder Of Britain, ITV

“It was glorious stuff, though it would have been better for more aerial photography and fewer clunky computer graphics.”
Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail

“Brought back for a final fling at the same time as the uncomfortably similar Coast on BBC2, it now seems just a little bit redundant. It’s not helped by its perverse approach to revealing wonders that really aren’t that wonderful. I’m not sure who would be enticed by such delights.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

Flockstars, ITV

“There’s something to be said for screening utter nonsense in the height of summer. At an hour, Flockstars would be intolerable. At half that, it’s charming hokum that it’s impossible to take against.”
Andrew Billen, The Times