“It’s a great show and the Supervet is indeed a super vet.”

The Supervet

The Supervet, Channel 4

“Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick is a natural showman, building drama and cliffhangers, and playing us like violins. This is a high-tech Animal Hospital with the bonus of not being presented by Rolf Harris, whom we don’t talk about, obviously.”
Carol Midgley, The Times

“This feelgood series doesn’t try too hard. There’s no over-emoting nor swelling music, just fixed rig cameras capturing the four-legged dramas. Out of all the TV supers – Supernanny, Super Gran, SuperTed, Supermarket Sweep – miracle worker Fitzpatrick is the most heroic.”
Michael Hogan, The Telegraph

“I’m confident in saying that never before in the history of humans, dogs and TV shows, has a Staffie making a puddle on the floor been the cause of so much celebration, on the screen and on sofas across the land. It’s a great show and the Supervet is indeed a super vet. Not least for the way he treats humans.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

“For any dog-lover, this was difficult viewing. But Noel’s pioneering work is far better use of bionics and prosthetics than any deranged attempt to build synthetic humans for sex.”
Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail

Tribes, Predators & Me, BBC2

“The ending is a bit simplistic. But it has been a fascinating series, looking at feared predators through the eyes of those who live closest to them. I winced slightly when presenter Gordon Buchanan talked about the Bodis’ ‘nobility’, but he has been a respectful, gentle visitor.”
Emine Saner, The Guardian

“Buchanan found a large pack of hyenas living in a graveyard, not to feast on human cadavers, but to get some peace and quiet. He hung out with them quite happily in what was a wonderful documentary.”
Carol Midgley, The Times

“It wasn’t, in the end, all that surprising that people who look after cattle had a different outlook to people who live in cities. Rather more surprising was presenter Gordon Buchanan’s heebie-jeebies about the hyenas, and indeed, his tendency to have an attack of the willies (apparently) over most of the predators he’s filmed in this series. A wildlife cameraman scared of wildlife?”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

Eamonn & Ruth’s 7 Year Itch, Channel 5

“Langsford is as likable as always; it’s the images of Holmes I can’t shift. Every time I close my eyes, I can see him caressing a robotic sex doll’s lifelike hand.”
Emine Saner, The Guardian

“This delve into the tacky world of swingers’ parties and orgasm robots was broadcast just after the watershed, but it still should have come with a stern warning: ‘This programme contains scenes of Eamonn Holmes in a Soho sex dungeon. You’d really be better watching Safe House instead.’”
Christopher Stevens