“Ten minutes in, I’d lost the will to live.”

Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls

Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls, Channel 4

“Ten minutes into Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls and I’d lost the will to live. Can anyone seriously be bothered with another celebrity ‘journey of self-discovery’? Martin Kemp, James Cracknell and Pete Wicks seem decent sorts but – honestly? – life’s too short for endless celebrity-based dross. I’m out.”
Carol Midgley, The Times

“His name may appear in the title but Bear Grylls only featured in the first two minutes of this very tired programme where all the competitors are seasoned riders on the reality show merry-go-round and know how to play to the camera. Despite opening titles showing shark attacks and crocodiles, the most dramatic thing last night was when Roxanne Pallet got her foot caught in a fishing net.”
Claudia Connell, Daily Mail

Bodyguard, BBC1

“No doubt about it. For sheer, unmitigated nerve-shredding action and suspense Bodyguard has delivered more bang for our TV licence buck than any other drama this year. And so it continued last night with another episode that delivered a genuinely heart-thumping surprise and wrong-footed viewer expectations at just about every turn.”
Gerard O’Donovan, The Telegraph

“I’m enjoying this drama even though it was clearly preposterous that the police would let David Budd (Madden) interview the female suicide bomber when they still weren’t sure whether he himself was a suspect. There were good performances, with Madden particularly strong as Budd.”
Carol Midgley, The Times

“Bodyguard continued to push the endurance of human nerves with its fourth episode. Once again, the drama made it impossible to decide whether David Budd (Richard Madden) is the hero or the baddie, and anybody watching last night would have changed their mind at least twice during the hour. What on earth are we all going to do with our Sunday nights when this brilliant drama concludes in two weeks’ time?”
Claudia Connell, Daily Mail

No Activity, BBC2

“No Activity, the first comedy on Aussie streaming service Stan, bumbles along. There’s not much going on – it is just a couple of mates on the job, blokey banter, and then suddenly they’ll go a little bit further. Some will probably say they go too far. But it’s bloody funny. And also utterly believable.”
Sam Wallston, The Guardian