“Hannah Berryman’s documentary, though excellent in many ways, struggled to give us an entirely clear picture of who Princess Margaret really was.”

Princess Margaret: The Royal Rebel

Princess Margaret: The Rebel Royal, BBC2

“The programme’s style, taking in snazzy animations and the Yardbirds blasting out over home movies of Margaret with Peter Sellers and Britt Ekland, felt a good fit. However, one might have hoped for a bit more on her feelings about her elder sister or to hear about her voracious partying.”
James Jackson, The Times

“Hannah Berryman’s documentary, though excellent in many ways, especially its range of contributors, still struggled to give us an entirely clear picture of who Princess Margaret really was. Margaret herself remained remote and slightly out of focus.”
Gerard O’Donovan, The Telegraph

“Impossibly glamorous, Margaret was a fascinating and complicated woman. It was a treat to hear the insights of those who knew her best, although the programme makers’ desire to push her as a feminist trailblazer was a little ambitious.”
Claudia Connell, Daily Mail

“Princess Margaret: The Rebel Royal is an absorbing new two-part documentary, reflecting on the life of a woman whose big sister, four years her senior, had found her role becoming clearly if dauntingly mapped out, while Margaret’s own would remain frustratingly ill-defined.”
Mike Ward, Daily Express

The Deuce, Sky Atlantic

“This episode doesn’t do much to open up The Deuce to newcomers, nor does it particularly set out its stall for the season to come. Instead, it reminds us of familiar faces, and it ups the stakes for them by adding more and more pressure. None of it bodes well for the long-term future of the Life, as it is known, but it makes for very good drama indeed.”
Rebecca Nicholson, The Guardian

“Season two doesn’t have the tightest plotting or the most heart-stopping storylines, but that’s hardly the point. It slugs across the screen with its funky outfits and its quotidian heartbreaks.”
Helen Chandler-Wilde, The Telegraph

Celebs in Solitary: Meltdown, Channel 5

“Was there any point to this beyond a ratings grab? A Sartrean experiment in futility? A sly satire on society’s reliance on false values? I couldn’t see it.”
James Jackson, The Times