“Events like these need careful, unflinching documentarians, and Jamie Roberts is one”

Manchester: The Night Of The Bomb

“Manchester: The Night of the Bomb provides a gruelling evocation of that tragedy. Some of it is positively haunting. But it is also, in the end, inspiring, thanks to the determination of those present to tell their stories.”
Tim Dowling, The Guardian

“Manchester: the Night of the Bomb was a shocking reminder of the despicable cruelty of the attack, and the lamentable aftermath. Images from the documentary will stay with me a long time. Events like these need careful, unflinching documentarians, and Jamie Roberts is one.”
Chris Harvey, The Telegraph

“Manchester: The Night of the Bomb was notable not just for the appalling details you would expect of the terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert last May, but in its critique of the shortcomings in the emergency services’ response.”
James Jackson, The Times

“As a record of what the survivors experienced, it was remarkable. Given the bravery of the young victims in revisiting their ordeals on camera and the courage of those who helped, it seemed shoddy to bring the nobody with his rucksack into it. Who wanted, either, to see mud slung at emergency services when they save lives every day?”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

“All that was good about the documentary came from the children caught up in the bombing, some of them surviving serious injuries. Their love and courage is the lasting legacy of this hateful attack. As for lessons learned, we’ll have to wait for the top brass to accept some culpability.”
Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail

InterCity 125: The Train That Saved Britain’s Railways, Channel 5

“As rail documentaries go, InterCity 125: The Train That Changed Britain was refreshing for a) not featuring a presenter on a jolly, and b) not being about the Flying Scotsman.”
James Jackson, The Times

A&E Live, ITV

“As a salute to the tirelessly dedicated NHS professionals doing life-changing, life-saving work under pressure on the frontline, this was stirring stuff. As a TV spectacle, though, it was unforgivably dull.”
Michael Hogan, The Telegraph