“On this evidence, he could carve out a niche as a sort of potty-mouthed Michael Palin”

The Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan

“It is – he is – very funny. And he gets a nice thing going with his guide Jeremy – teasing, warm, genuine. It is not my favourite TV genre, the celebrity travelogue, but if I have to go somewhere with someone, then I don’t mind going with Ranganathan.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

“Ranganathan is ubiquitous on our screens, endlessly popping up on panel gameshows as well as hosting several of his own programmes. He risks overexposure, which would do him a disservice. On this evidence, he could carve out a niche as a sort of potty-mouthed Michael Palin.”
Michael Hogan, The Telegraph

“The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan began by satirising the way this genre is so utterly wrung dry that the only places left ungraced by celebrity stardust are the dangerous ones. So Ranganathan went to Haiti, which Donald Trump called a ‘shithole’, and in his deadpan, lugubrious way was really quite funny.”
Carol Midgley, The Times

“His further adventures should be worth a look – for all his whinges he comes across (unlike some travel presenters I could name) as someone it would be fun to go on holiday with.”
Jeff Robson, The i

“He spent a lot of this trip to this troubled country being uneasy, and being quite honest about it. That was quite refreshing actually. Other times, dotted here and there, he was an utterly brilliant medley of talent, charm and insight.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

“Ranganathan urged us all to visit Haiti, because these people live in squalor and encouraging tourism is morally right. The countryside did look gorgeous. I’d like to have seen more, but for that we’d need a proper guide, not a professional luvvie.”
Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail

Poldark, BBC1

“With Titanic-style action scenes to go with the intrigue, romance and weepy bits, this incident-packed episode represented a rollicking return to form.”
Michael Hogan, The Telegraph

“Unintentional smut was all we had to get us through the desperately sad episode of Poldark. Thank heavens for the preposterously hammy light relief of Ossie Whitworth. We need more of this. Even Demelza’s a bit of a drag these days.”
Carol Midgley, The Times

“The show is at its height, where all the figures delight us and none has yet grown stale. No series can sustain that blissful state for ever but, for now, we can settle back every Sunday and lap it up.”
Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail