“Wasn’t there a BBC2 documentary series about the tube just five minutes ago?” Read on for the verdict on last night’s TV.

The Tube

The Tube: an Underground History, BBC2

“Wasn’t there a BBC2 documentary series about the tube just five minutes ago? We rattle along through the underground’s history, highs and lows, a points failure here, a design triumph there. And the terrible King’s Cross fire of 1987 of course. Odd, then, that the 7 July 2005 bombings don’t get a mention.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

“London Underground has turned into a minor TV celebrity. Farringdon station controller Iain MacPherson waspishly explained that the first tube stop was still prone to flooding as the engineers had plonked it on top of the River Fleet bed. Although sadly not all his colleagues share his natural delivery. ”  
Bernadette McNulty, The Telegraph

The Murder Workers, Channel 4

“There was nothing voyeuristic or thrilling about The Murder Workers , instead we were presented with a horror that was relentless and mundane as those prematurely bereaved by the violence of another person struggled to come to terms with the death.”
Bernadette McNulty, The Telegraph

“Thanks to The Killing and Broadchurch, the fashion in television crime drama seems to be for the grieving loved ones of murder victims to share equal billing with the perpetrators. Now, this Cutting Edge documentary concentrates wholly on the bereaved, following Victim Support’s National Homicide Service.”
Gerard Gilbert, The Independent