“A masterclass in how to tell a crime story backwards.”

Inside No. 9

Inside No. 9, BBC2

“Let’s hope the makers of last year’s flop BBC drama Rellik were watching, taking notes and hanging their heads in shame. Inside No. 9 just provided a masterclass in how to tell a crime story backwards. When the credits rolled, I immediately wanted to watch it again to figure out how the plot hung together and spot the small, lovingly written details.”
Michael Hogan, The Telegraph

“Flashy or confusing in films, when applied to 30 minutes of quiet menace with Reece Shearsmith, this rewind tactic was a triumph.”
Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail

“It balances intrigue, menace and absurdist humour in a manner that enthusiasts of the show have become all-too accustomed to. As a result, this episode is a lot of fun – even if it doesn’t push the formula into especially new or surprising places.”
Mark Butler, The i

Britain’s Favourite Dogs: Top 100, ITV

“Britain’s Favourite Dogs: Top 100 is an awful lot of dogs to sit through – two and half hours of them. All to find out that Britain’s No 1 favourite dog is … a labrador.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

“At 150 minutes, this was a marathon show, and though I watched the whole programme with a silly grin on my face and didn’t press ‘pause’, it might have been better broken into two episodes.”
Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail

“A marathon of canine-TV fodder is a simple but smart idea for a commercial network, but amid all the loveliness it was tempting to wonder if it was also unintenionally revealing some sinister experiment in canine eugenics that’s been afoot the past couple of decades.”
James Jackson, The Times

“This episode wasn’t quite up to the high standard of last week’s opener. In Professor Green, however, TV has found an authentic voice in socially relevant, yoof-friendly factual film-making.”
Michael Hogan, The Telegraph

“Green is a sincere and insightful presence. Real humour comes through in the interviews and family dynamics, and this is generally a much warmer and more positive instalment than the first. Three articulate, endearing young men share their experiences, and the results are frank and revealing.”
Mark Butler, The i