“I’m not sure you could have asked for a more appealing guide than the smiling, perpetually astonished Lotje Sodderland”

Can You Rebuild My Brain?, Channel 4

“The outer reaches of neuroscience is an undoubtedly fascinating area for a documentary, posing all sorts of medical and philosophical questions, but more often than not the film will only be as engaging as the person posing them. I’m not sure you could have asked for a more appealing guide than the smiling, perpetually astonished Lotje Sodderland.”
James Jackson, The Times

“So much was crammed into this one-off investigation by Lotje Sodderland, a 40-year-old Londoner who barely survived a serious stroke in 2011, that we had too little time to absorb what we learned. The progress of the op on a retired nurse named Deidre Wild could easily have filled the whole hour.”
Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail

“It really works – not Deirdre’s deep brain stimulation (we won’t know that for a few weeks), but the way Lotje has done this documentary, a journey of discovery by someone who has a deeply personal interest in the subject, which makes her a compelling travelling companion for the viewer.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

“No conclusions were thrust on us but the message was clear – there is science that promises to take away and science that promises to give back. One has a few, clear benefits, one unlimited pitfalls.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 100, ITV

“Two and a half hours of Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 100 was a marathon — the equivalent of a long slog over a hill accompanied by two chirpily eager-to-please strangers (or rather Julia Bradbury and Ore Oduba). At one point I thought that this schedule-filler, apparently designed for viewers waiting in the hope of their local route showing up, would never end. A Top 30 would have been plenty.”
James Jackson, The Times

“The speed of the countdown dashed any threats of boredom. If you enjoy walking and being outside it was a useful overview of the British Isles and a cool way of noting walks you’d like to take and places to go.”
Lucy Jones, The Telegraph

“Presenters Julia Bradbury and Ore Oduba started this glorious collage of stunning landscapes in Margate, and zigzagged all over the British Isles, taking in everything from canal towpaths to mountain passes. It was spectacular.”
Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail

“Oh God, another of these marathon countdown shows.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

Inside No. 9, BBC2

“This was the weakest episode of the series so far. It tore in to the daft process behind who gets gongs with Shearsmith and Pemberton’s usual relish and it finished with a typically juicy Inside No 9 twist, but for once neither the surgical precision of the dialogue nor the big reveal at the end made up for a lacklustre set-up.”
Benji Wilson, The Telegraph

“This is arguably the weakest instalment so far in a very strong fourth series. And certainly no Inside No. 9 classic. But the writing remains clever, and as a send-up of the TV industry it works well enough.”
Mark Butler, The i

“There’s no limit, seemingly, on the ideas the Inside No. 9 team can turn into pithy, twisty, unsettling half-hours of drama. The reveal wasn’t perhaps the most surprising. Very satisfying though.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express