“For all its promise to be a pioneering exploration of bisexuality, it is a bleak, affectless and suffocatingly joyless affair.”

The Bisexual

The Bisexual, Channel 4

“It is neither comic nor dramatic. For all its promise to be a pioneering exploration of bisexuality, it is a bleak, affectless and suffocatingly joyless affair. While of course characters do not have to be likable to work, they do have to redeem themselves with some degree of wit or interest.”
Lucy Mangan, The Guardian

“It doesn’t quite have the fearless, dark flesh-bite of Fleabag nor the acidity of its humour. It is funny, but it is one of those comedies that induces excruciating spasms of recognition rather than belly laughs.”
Carol Midgley, The Times

“It’s witty and pleasingly literate, with savvy jokes about Zadie Smith, Alain de Botton and, crushingly, Salman Rushdie. But The Bisexual’s secret weapon is its willingness to be moving. You laugh like a drain, but you care.”
Jasper Rees, The Telegraph

“The Bisexual was billed as a comedy drama — a dishonest description, since it was unfunny and painfully dull. They were maudlin, pretentious, unpleasant, unfaithful, snide, selfish and shallow; it’s a while since I disliked two characters so much in the first episode.”
Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail

Magic Numbers: Hannah Fry’s Mysterious World of Maths, BBC4

“Even for a maths lagger like me it was quite gripping. But as much as we learnt about the laws of mathematics, we also learnt about the laws of modern documentary-making, a world where concepts must be literalised. It also did the usual reverse striptease of summarising the whole programme within the first three minutes, which I simply can’t understand.”
Carol Midgley, The Times

“Dr Hannah’s theory was this — if flowers and shellfish can do mathematics, then numbers must be a universal concept. Maths isn’t something invented by humans. Only a scientist, of course, could be so self-centred as to imagine the whole universe was in chaos until our brains made sense of it. It was all good fun, but it does leave you wondering why clever people get stuck on such simple puzzles.”
Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail

Am I a Murderer?, ITV

“The whole repetitive concoction amounted to gossipy tabloid TV. There was the usual parade of experts, the county shrink and the nodding bobby. All of them talked up the story into something it wasn’t while ignoring what it actually was.”
Jasper Rees, The Telegraph