“This was funny, modern and sharp writing, ripe for a follow-up series.”

The Pact

The Pact, BBC2

“The Pact was, simply put, a joy. Of course the subject has been covered before (almost every subject has), but this was tightly written, and full of fine performances in the smaller as well as the larger roles.”
Lucy Mangan, The Guardian

“The problem for The Pact is that, while it’s a nice premise, Fleabag came before it. Glorious Fleabag has raised the bar so high on the messed-up, single-woman front it has rather queered the pitch for anyone else tiptoeing on to it. Despite Sarah Solemani’s lovely performance, it still felt Fleabag-lite.”
Carol Midgley, The Times

“Sarah Solemani stole the show from Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones’s Baby and she did the same in Pact, where she is brilliant. This was funny, modern and sharp writing, and, with such an open ending, ripe for a follow-up series.”
Claudia Connell, Daily Mail

“It was a nifty end-twist, preceded by much foot-in-mouth hilarity. The subtler stuff sometimes got lost, but writing duo James Britton and Rick Laxton can clearly do it.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

Billion Dollar Deals and How They Changed Your World, BBC2

“If you have scope in your day and the mental and emotional capacity to deal with evidence of yet another kind of imminent apocalypse, I would recommend you devote it to Jacques Peretti’s new series. It’s a brilliant concept brilliantly executed.”
Lucy Mangan, The Guardian

“I don’t know why Jacques Peretti’s Billion Dollar Deals and How They Changed Your World wasn’t on BBC1 or why it has such an unsnappy title because what it illuminated, deftly and without silly gimmicks, needs to be heard. This programme showed that you can use plain talking heads without razzmatazz graphics, little background music and still make fascinating documentaries.”
Carol Midgley, The Times

“Peretti, like the worst kind of conspiracy theorist, whirled through too many disparate issues, casting doubt on everything while barely exploring the consequences for the ordinary people struggling to improve their or their children’s lives. He may have just bitten off too much to chew but the results were at best unilluminating, and at worst, irresponsible.”
Bernadette McNulty, The i

The Detectives: Murder on the Street, BBC2

“With hand-held cameras, moody music and clever editing, The Detectives was intimate and immersive. This superlative series helps bring order to that chaos – or at least make some sense of it.”
Michael Hogan, The Telegraph

“What a job you ended up thinking, going from Jekyll to Hyde half a dozen times per shift. Never mind the war on drugs, the police must be at war with themselves.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express