“Beautifully observed, beautifully performed, beautifully written.”

Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley, Sky Atlantic

“It’s a beautifully observed, beautifully performed, beautifully written, extremely thorough lampooning of a world that was so ripe for it that a cloud of lampoon wasps was gathering over the entire Valley. And – crucially – it’s very funny too.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

“Just as there’s no place more likely to feature a worn-out copy of This Is Spinal Tap than a rock band’s tour bus, one can imagine Mike Judge’s Silicon Valley will be most quoted-by, downloaded and referred to on the ironic T-shirts by the tech crowd. I’ve watched the first three episodes and it’s certainly worth sticking with.”
Will Dean, The Telegraph

“In Beavis and Butt-head and his 1999 movie Office Space, Mike Judge proved himself the comic master of the decline of the American male into nerdish urban nihilism. His elegant if jargon-heavy new sitcom Silicon Valley suggests this sad species may yet inherit the Earth.”
Andrew Billen, The Times

Operation Cloud Lab, BBC2

“They try really hard, all the usual tricks – demonstrative enthusiasm from the scientists; big facts and more big numbers; the inevitable big orchestral score. But I drifted a little I’m afraid.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

“Cloud Lab was by no means the first to claim pollution may actually be suppressing the number and severity of hurricanes. Never mind. Having the theory explained from an airship that was actually measuring the methane levels in a cloud over a Houston oil refinery made this dunce at the back of the class pay attention. Plus, it was a great ride.”
Andrew Billen, The Times

“The team attempted to answer the sort of questions four-year-olds ask and which adults are quite unable to resolve. These included: how much does a cloud weigh, what keeps a cloud in the air, why do clouds make it rain and the all-important, are clouds alive? These were all explored and answered very thoroughly in the course of an entertaining hour.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

“Big numbers, big machines, big cranes, clay-eating monsters, hard hats, banter. Lovely, clear, simple graphics too. Who said tunnelling was boring? (Groan.)”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

“It really wasn’t dull. Honestly. Construction of the 42 km system from Berkshire to Essex turns out to be edge-of-the-sofa stuff. Even if its aim is to get us to Reading faster.”
Michael Pilgrim, The Telegraph