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Big Brother: A more diverse week in the House

Big Brother: A more diverse week in the House

Last week I was beginning to fear this series would start to become a little boring after super bitch Lydia was evicted, but there was no need to worry as this series has managed to remain entertaining.  I have been surprised that some housemates including Scott,...

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Big Brother: A week of bullies and bitching

Big Brother: A week of bullies and bitching

This series of Big Brother is turning out to be one of the best series ever, however, this week the show has hit a difficult patch. The problem is that the series is very entertaining and interesting to watch but it lacks that essence of fun and humour which all...

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Another week of madness in the Big Brother House

Another week of madness in the Big Brother House

We are well into this series of Big Brother and it is around this time the early potential of a series starts to materialise or fade. In this case of this thirteenth series, I’m glad to say that the entertainment is still as good as it was in the first couple of days...

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The first week in the Big Brother House

The first week in the Big Brother House

Big Brother launched 10 days ago which seems so distant now because so much has happened in the house. For me, it has been the best start to a series since the golden era which was 2004-2006, and is a significant improvement on last year’s first civilian series on...

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The Spice Girls on Trial, Five

Did we like it? A documentary about the Spice Girls reunion scraped the bottom of the barrel with its talking heads – Jodie Marsh, Peaches Geldof and Katie Hopkins and guess what? We, the Great British Public, via yet another cash-generating phone-in vote, could...

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Angelo’s, Five

Did we like it? Written by and starring the extremely busy Sharon Horgan (Pulling, Annually Retentive, last week’s Free Agents), this comedy is set in a greasy spoon just off Trafalgar Square run by the xenophobic Italian Angelo and his overweight, uninterested...

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How To Be A Property Developer, Five

TV developer Rasputin Beatbox casts his expert eye over Five’s latest offering that seeks to create more people with a gluttonous desire for money in the hope of selling it on to ITV at a healthy profit. Presenter Gary McCausland: The first thing you notice is the...

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Paul Merton on China, Five

Did we like it? Five ventures into the world of the travelogue as Paul Merton follows fellow comedians Michael Palin and Victoria Wood into paid holiday territory. And overall we were impressed, although Merton didn't quite have the warmth of the indisputable king of...

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Trust Me I’m A Holiday Rep, Five

Did we like it? It was terrible especially as the "six famous faces" probably aren't even famous in their local pub What was good about it? • Even the dead loss celebrities looked good compared with the chavvy holidaymakers in Malia, Crete • Former Hear’Say singer...

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Respectable, Five

Did we like it? No, this sitcom set in a suburban brothel is definitely rejectable. What was good about it? • Although the jokes at the expense of airhead whore Hayley (Jodi Albert) went on a bit, we did laugh at her response to client Michael when he revealed: "My...

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Now That’s Embarrassing: The 80s, Five

Did we like it? In 20 years’ time, TV shows will be made called Now That’s Embarrassing: Petty, Spiteful, Cheap Clip Shows Designed To Re-Write History For The Sake Of Sucking Hungrily On The Copious Teat Of Unclean Advertising Revenue. What was good about it? • Eddie...

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Britain’s Psychic Challenge, Five

Did we like it? We don’t have to have extra sensory perception to know that we won’t be watching the other six episodes of this elimation game for so-called psychic mediums. What was good about it? • Trisha Goddard – who probably wishes she's never quit her trashy ITV...

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TV Dramas That Changed The World, Five

Did we like it? While the programme neatly condensed a disparate genus of dramas into one place and was entertaining with it, very little new was said about each one. What was good about it? • The stark fiction of Cathy Come Home which acted as a necessary antidote to...

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The Greatest TV Talent Show Moments, Five

Highlights • The detailed dissection of the New Faces contestant Jimmy who sang about Rio while wearing red slacks, a frilly shirt, a hideous perm and a tache. Comic Bob Mills prefaced Jimmy's strip down to a leopardskin leotard by saying: "Jimmy's one of those few...

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Docs On The Box, Five

Highlights • It was satisfying and surprising to see how groundbreaking early hospital drama was in Britain. Emergency Ward 10’s mixed race kiss caused a storm of controversy but was very important in setting a positive precedent and pre-empted Star Trek’s ‘first...

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Cops On The Box, Five

Highlights * The quality of the talking heads including Eric Richard (Bob Cryer in The Bill), Shawn Ryan (creator of The Shield), Antonio Fargas (Huggy Bear), Jackie Malton (the real Jane Tennison) and Marg Helgenberger (Catherine Willows in CSI). The only pointless...

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The Farm, Five

What to say if you liked it Ten bullocks from the proud pastures of celebrity come to fertilise the evening’s viewing with their intriguing and educational endeavours on a farm. What to say if you didn’t like it Ten ciphers who are more qualified to face a firing...

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Greatest 80s TV Moments, Five

What to say if you liked it A benign Pandora’s Box of delights that ignited the beacons of nostalgia that surround the soul. What to say if you didn’t like it If our memories of these events were manifested on an Artic ice floe, we could quite happily watch them be...

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The Curse of Noel Edmonds. Five

What to say if you liked it It was a wonderfully spiteful biography of one of the most malignant broadcasters of the last century. What to say if you didn't like it It was a tawdry, witless examination of Noel Edmonds that consistently sought to exaggerate minor...

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Monkey Magic, Five

How many items on Five's Monkey Magic were magical? • Monkey Boy empties out all his mobile phones to answer a call that actually is on a big normal phone in his jacket pocket. Miscast • Tufty ties up Papa and leaves him in a phone box to get free. Miscast • The...

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