“A sensitive, moving and often harrowing documentary”

Transformation Street

“Here was a sensitive, moving and often harrowing documentary charting the experience of those who come to London Transgender Surgery simply for a chance to live in the right body. Many of the stories were sad, but they were always bleakly fascinating.”
Carol Midgley, The Times

“It is a fairly standard observational doc, more interesting because of the hot subject matter. It is certainly not the first documentary about the subject, or the most controversial – everyone here is an adult. But it is a good one, because they have got three interesting, eloquent case studies.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

“From the outset, this felt like an unusually relaxed and positive documentary treatment of transgender issues, compared to what’s gone before. Using the techniques of a fly-on-the-wall show, viewers were parachuted into the clinic’s waiting room, getting a sense of the friendliness of the place, of clients comparing experiences and the entertaining chatter of the staff. A sense of normality and good humour prevailed.”
Gerard O’Donovan, The Telegraph

Big Cats, BBC1

“The big cats featured here — cheetahs, lions, leopards — were ridiculously beautiful. As were the not so big ones, such as the teeny rusty-spotted cat, which was so cartoonishly adorable it could have been drawn by Disney.”
Carol Midgley, The Times

“It’s fascinating to see natural history series like Big Cats respond to the demand for more staggering sequences, exquisite photography and relatable storylines. A series, then, that keeps pace with the competition, although it could have done without the ‘Big Cats tales’ section.”
Gerard O’Donovan, The Telegraph

“We’ve sat mesmerised by the ravishing footage of rare animals and dreamlike locations. Now it’s time for the ‘Making Of’, revealing the extraordinary measures taken by camera teams in order to capture those images. To me, and I’m certainly not alone, these stories are as thrilling as the main footage. Instead of cramming them into a ten-minute featurette, the BBC should devote a full hour to ‘behind the scenes’ stories from every episode.”
Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail

Derry Girls, Channel 4

“It’s a clever thing, Derry Girls, pulling off several jobs while never forgetting to make us laugh. Two episodes in to what we hope will be a long run, Derry Girls provides a rude and robust riposte to anyone who ever asked if you can joke about everything. Sure you can. As long as you’re funny.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express