“It was all bitingly written, beautifully observed and brilliantly performed.”



“It is very funny at times; and lovely that Auntie can do this, look in the mirror and have a little chuckle at herself. But it is just that – a chuckle, a playful slap on the arse rather than a proper kicking in the genitals, where anyone else making a mockumentary send-up of the BBC would go straight for.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

“I found it pretty glorious, a symphony of exquisite observation, though I appreciate to those outside the media bubble the in-joke may look like a prolonged act of onanism.”
Carol Midgley, The Times

“It was all bitingly written, beautifully observed and brilliantly performed. However, I found it easier to admire than to love. Writer-director John Morton’s script made you smirk at its cleverness, rather than chuckle aloud at its gags.”
Michael Hogan, The Telegraph

“Sharp as staples, bitter as the canteen coffee, the fly-on-the-wall comedy returned for a third season of self-mockery. John Morton’s script perfectly captures the idiocy of all lumbering modern institutions.”
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

Rellik, BBC1

“This instalment suffered a mild dip in quality, mainly due to its one-note, over-the-top histrionics. Desks were thumped. Doors were slammed. If we got one scene of Gabriel glowering moodily into the middle distance, we must have got a dozen. The Williams brothers’ reverse chronology concept is audacious and to be applauded. It just needs to beware becoming style over substance or painting itself into a narrative corner.”
Michael Hogan, The Telegraph

“If you have the patience, Rellik looks likely to bring together some complex strands into one satisfying conclusion, but it demands a huge amount from viewers. If you’re happy to drift along not quite understanding what’s happening but intrigued nonetheless, know that you are not alone.”
Daisy Wyatt, The i

Liar, ITV

“Joanna Froggatt was again superb and it was all tautly constructed enough to make me want to see what unfolds over the next four episodes. Liar isn’t faultless but it’s fiendishly gripping. When the truth shows itself, I’ll be watching.”
Michael Hogan, The Telegraph

Coronation Street, ITV

“Vic Reeves has temporarily joined Coronation Street, but after one evening it feels as if he’s an old hand, titting about in a ghastly three-piece suit and referring to himself in the third person. His arrival marks a welcome return to the daft, gentle humour Corrie does best: it doesn’t always have to be stabbings, Rohypnol and fatal fires.”
Carol Midgley, The Times