“We Are Black and British can comfortably claim to be the most intelligent reality TV show in recent memory”

We Are Black And British

“We Are Black and British can comfortably claim to be the most intelligent reality TV show in recent memory. This is largely thanks to the participants, who all come across as thoughtful, articulate and engaging. It is a masterclass in how to have divisive discussions in an uplifting, constructive way.”
Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian

“We Are Black and British aimed to explore race and identity from a new perspective by bringing together Black Britons of different backgrounds. The most fraught subject was the treatment of queer people in the Black community. It was a reminder that, when people who see the world in different ways sit together, things don’t necessarily go smoothly. An emotive endpoint to a thought-provoking film.”
Ed Power, The i

Mission: Joy — Finding Happiness in Troubled Times, BBC4

“The documentary lasted 80 minutes but the message was beautifully succinct. The source of joy is within you, and no amount of external trinkets — big cars, jewellery, big houses — will summon it. The kinder and more compassionate you are, the happier you will be.”
Carol Midgley, The Times

“The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu call each other their ‘mischievous spiritual brother’. That mischievous spirit was on display throughout this jolly 90-minute documentary, because the pair of them could not stop teasing each other. All this made for an uplifting film but one lacking any great spiritual insights. The true joy in this film was in witnessing their bond.”
Anita singh, The Telegraph

Frayed, Sky Max/Now

“While the show is sometimes more eccentric than it is laugh-out-loud funny Sarah Kendall is terrific, with her shoulder pads, helmet hairdo and tonged curtain fringe. It is a welcome, knockabout distraction from the non-escapist dark stuff happening in the world.”
Carol Midgley, The Times

“Hopscotching across time zones, Frayed could have easily been unsatisfyingly muddled, but the humour had a wonderfully wry quality and Kendall excelled as a super-stressed woman trying to keep it together. This cult comedy deserves a far wider audience.”
Ed Power, The i

“It was not clear what can be achieved, given that Sutcliffe died in 2020. But families and friends of the women appeared here, which is what gave the programme its value; they wanted their stories to be heard. This was partly a study of police failures. But the programme did temper the criticism by showing how difficult policing was in the pre-digital era: evidence logged on a card system, no easy way for forces to communicate.”
Anita Singh, The Telegraph

“Yorkshire Ripper: The Secret Murders made a convincing case that Peter Sutcliffe, convicted in 1981 of murdering 13 women and attacking seven more, was responsible for more deaths. But this programme, the first of two, failed to do much more than comb through the archives and point to historic murders.”
Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail