“Quirky objects were not enough to carry an entire hour of television”.

The Auction House

“It was interesting, in a way, to be privy to everyday life in the graveyard of the possessions of the super-rich. But quirky objects were not enough to carry an entire hour of television”.
Jake Wallis Simons, The Telegraph

“Saved. By posh Chelsea people, basically. They’re always fascinating and entertaining, I’m afraid. Maybe not three episodes fascinating; better would have been a single, tighter one”.
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

“If this opportunity to gawp at well-heeled weirdos is Channel 4’s attempt to atone for the poverty porn of Benefits Street, it’s a good start”.
Ellen E Jones, The Independent

“The first Auction Housekept its promise to reveal in Lots Road Auctions in Chelsea a world of “obsessive collectors, shrewd dealers and rich housewives”. It failed, however, to make any category fascinating”.
Andrew Billen, The Times

The Girl Who Talked To Dolphins, BBC4

“The story he laid out with fresh material was moving and complex: a tale of Sixties idealism gone sour”.
Iona McLaren, The Telegraph

“This was a very Sixties tale, involving sexual liberation, space exploration and injecting dolphins with LSD”.
Ellen E Jones, The Independent

“Christopher Riley’s sensitive documentary, however, offered evidence of how anthropomorphism does not really apply to discussion of dolphins”.
Andrew Billen, The Times

“Yet for all its depressing elements you couldn’t help but feel a twinge of envy. The way Howe got her job, for instance, by pottering down to the research facility. It summed up the spirit of the age: freedom, opportunity, adventure”.
Matt Baylis, Daily Express