That’s What I Call Television, ITV1

by | Jun 30, 2007 | All, Reviews

Did we like it?

That’s what we call tacky.

What was good about it?

• Appearances by our beloved Susan Hanson (she was wonderwaitress Miss Diane in the Crossroads motel) and our beloved Judith Chalmers (she’s been to Key West gay bars, wouldn’t you know)

• Fern Britton can’t help being lovable, even in an M&S frock

What was bad about it?

• With Julian Clary as guest co-host, we were never more than a minute away from a crude knob gag.

• The ugly audience, cheap set and – yet again from ITV – a title sequence compiled by a drunk monkey hitting keys on a keyboard.

• So much of the show fell flat, but the lowlight was the wheeling out of four of the women who’ve whorishly sucked on crumbly Flakes in TV commercials

• Anything worth watching (eg Yootha Joyce) was on and off the screen in seconds to make way for more Fern-Julian “banter”.

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