No Angels, Channel 4

by | Feb 28, 2006 | All, Reviews

Did we like it?

Yes, even though it has slipped behind Green Wing and Bodies in our Favourite Hospital Shows ratings.

What was good about it?

• Loved-up Lia and Jamie at the cinema, being really cynical about the soppy movie but then ending up sobbing, trying hard not to let the other one see their tears. It dawns on them that they’re born romantics – so they stage a row in the ward in a bid to shatter their Romeo & Juliet reputation

• Anji having cards printed at the station so she could pass herself off as a doctor – and winning the heart of former art teacher Mr Davis by being so convincing

• Kate coming away from a motivational seminar determined to “inspire and challenge” but only alienating her friends by being a fusspot

• Katie getting drunk at Anji’s school reunion, cavorting on the stage before collapsing on to Mr Davis

• Beth’s sparring with fellow nurse Justyn. “It would be a pleasure to die writhing in agony next to you.” We hope they’ll become an item because they look so cute together

• Kate causing chaos by putting the ward into quarantine because a Middle Eastern student has been admitted and anthrax powder* and a picture of Osama Bin Laden** were found in his room and she believes he’s a member of Al-Qaeda*** (*speed **a picture of golfer Sam Torrance *** “The only club he belongs to is the chess club””)

• Motown classics, Knock On Wood and There’ll Always Be Something There To Remind Me on the soundtrack

What was bad about it?

• It looks like the end for Anji (suspended for boozing) – and it will be a lesser programme without her bubbly optimism

• The writers seem to be sending characters around the same old blocks, so it’s probably best that this is the final series

• Mr Davis telling Anji he “doesn’t make a habit of sleeping with the domestics” after she admitted she was a health care assistant rather than a doctor

• Dr McManus’s bark being worse than his bite. We preferred him when he was a total tyrant.

Luke Knowles

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