Entries by Richard Berry from 02/2012

David Beckham, Team GB and the Olympic Ideal

| Posted 02.01.2012 | UK

Beckham has now indicated he fancies captaining Team GB (that stands for Great Britain, by the way, not Golden Balls), and it would be a shock if he wasn't given that honour, too.

Medal 48: Will Andy Murray Win One for Britain at London 2012?

| Posted 02.07.2012 | UK

You should be prepared for a sense of déjà vu when watching Olympics tennis this summer. That's because the competition is being staged at the All-England club, meaning we'll essentially be watching two Wimbledons this summer. Yes, as ever, our hopes for medal 48 will rest on the shoulders of Andy Murray.

10 O'Clock Live: Satire is Still in Short Supply

| Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

If 10 O'Clock Live leads to Mitchell getting his own chat show it will have achieved something worthwhile. Until that happens, the powers-that-be have little to worry about if this represents the best satire we can produce.

Pramface Was Bound to Disappoint, and it Did

| Posted 02.24.2012 | UK Entertainment

Any show pitched as "the new" something is bound to be a disappointment. Only the most successful shows are followed by their very own "the new"s, so the comparisons between BBC Three's new sitcom Pramface and two leading forebears, Gavin and Stacey and The Inbetweeners, may have raised expectations to an unsustainable level.