TV Critics

  • The Queen's Gambit
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    The Queen’s Gambit

    2020-10-23T09:15:00Z

    “It looks gorgeous, the main performances are superb, but it has the feeling of a fairytale rather than a sports movie”

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    The Noughties

    2020-10-22T09:05:00Z

    “This seemed like a charming excuse for some pop culture. No such luck”

  • Out Of Her Mind
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    Out of Her Mind

    2020-10-21T09:18:00Z

    “Pascoe’s writing is warm, honest, richly textured and at times very funny.”

  • The Billion Dollar Art Hunt
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    The Billion Dollar Art Hunt

    2020-10-20T09:16:00Z

    “This was a fascinating look at the high-stakes world of art theft.”

  • Roadkill
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    Roadkill

    2020-10-19T09:07:00Z

    “The story was crowded and occasionally implausible, but the incestuous, dysfunctional nature of politics felt dispiritingly accurate.”

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    Taskmaster

    2020-10-16T09:18:00Z

    “Taskmaster is the show we need right now”

  • Portrait Artist Of The Year
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    Portrait Artist of the Year

    2020-10-15T09:40:00Z

    “It’s practically an hour-long cuddle”

  • Escape To The Farm With Kate Humble
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    Escape to the Farm with Kate Humble

    2020-10-14T09:20:00Z

    “This was the televisual equivalent of kicking off one’s muddy wellingtons and slipping into a warm bath.”

  • Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party
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    Drama Out of a Crisis: A Celebration of Play for Today

    2020-10-13T09:12:00Z

    “An excellent, nostalgia-stoking reflection on a golden age of drama”

  • The Bridge
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    The Bridge

    2020-10-12T09:23:00Z

    “Channel 4’s new reality series resembled a damp, faintly exploitative and rather depressing real-life Lord of the Flies experiment”

  • The Apprentice Best Bits
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    The Apprentice: Best Bits

    2020-10-09T08:57:00Z

    “A right old laugh and far better than the regular series”

  • Urban Myths
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    Urban Myths: Les Dawson’s Parisian Adventure

    2020-10-08T09:10:00Z

    “Mark Addy nailed the older Les Dawson in voice and demeanour in the best Urban Myths I have seen so far”

  • Alison Hammond Back To School
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    Alison Hammond: Back to School

    2020-10-07T09:01:00Z

    “It had the air of educational programming but was no less absorbing for it. The inimitable Hammond made for an engaging guide.”

  • Adult Material
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    Adult Material

    2020-10-06T09:15:00Z

    “It was a difficult watch, but Adult Material felt like a truly original drama – and a clear-eyed look at the UK porn industry”

  • Brave New World
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    Brave New World

    2020-10-05T09:45:00Z

    “The new, nine-part adaptation settles for being a silly, if action-packed and excellently-acted, chunk of escapism”

  • Emily In Paris
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    Emily in Paris

    2020-10-02T09:25:00Z

    “Sure, it’s nonsense, but who will be sitting down to this expecting La Haine?”

  • Love Life
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    Love Life

    2020-10-01T09:27:00Z

    “A fun watch, but it feels like a wasted opportunity”

  • Honour
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    Honour

    2020-09-29T09:23:00Z

    “The power and momentum of Gwyneth Hughes’s drama rested in the emotional shocks”

  • Little Mix: The Search
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    Little Mix: The Search

    2020-09-28T09:10:00Z

    “This new series had its flaws but it felt buzzy and contemporary”

  • The Grand Party Hotel
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    The Grand Party Hotel

    2020-09-25T08:51:00Z

    “This docusoap about Liverpool’s Shankly Hotel was enough to induce a migraine and a morbid fear of organised fun”