Time To Get Your House In Order! Channel 4

by | Sep 18, 2004 | All, Reviews

What to say if you liked it.

TV comes to the rescue of more ill-educated oiks

What to say if you didn’t like it.

Not even good enough for daytime when viewers are so indiscriminate they’ll watch programmes hosted by Claire Sweeney

What was good about it?

• Nothing at all. It’s ironic that a programme that advises on how not to waste time is a total waste of half an hour.

What was bad about it?

• Channel 4 has had a good record in finding Britain’s chavviest people, but Shellie and Ray – the subjects of programme one – were only mildly pathetic.

• Presenter Tim Hadcock-Mackay tries to pretend he’s a bit of a dandy with his breast pocket hanky and tightly-rolled brolly, but really he’s just a ghastly upper class twit with a hint of Dick Emery’s toothy vicar.

• The stupid cartoon title sequence

• Shellie’s laziness was a bit annoying (“I’m laidback but not lazy,” she said from the sofa where she spends 5.3 hours a day) but we’re sure that there was some fakery involved eg we bet the producers gave her the whistle she blew to attract Ray to make her another brew or shave her thick legs

• The statistic that men spend an average of 14 minutes a week ironing was a bit frightening. We realise we need to do quite a lot more to catch up

Luke Knowles

Luke Knowles


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