Bad Education is currently top of the "Most Popular" programmes on BBC iPlayer, so I thought I'd give it a look. Oh dear. It quickly becomes clear that the writer has never spent any time in a state school. Or in a multi-cultural environment of any kind.
It seems of late that every change of seasons brings with it another documentary on Islam; this time it was one by Tom Holland, an academic in the fie...
In September 1977, an episode of Happy Days changed the world forever. In 'Hollywood Part 3', The Fonz jumps over a shark to prove how brave he is. The episode marked the beginning of what is seen as a downward spiral for the series.
I had high hopes, no pun intended, as Russell Brand's usual display of eloquence is enough to draw people into the drugs debate.
This Friday night at 9pm, four stars of Coronation Street will appear in Corrie Goes to Kenya, the first of two documentaries on ITV1. The programmes follow Sue Cleaver, Ryan Thomas, Brooke Vincent and Ben Price as they visit Mombasa, where they will use their thespian skills to challenge the misconceptions around HIV/AIDS.
Cheryl and Julie were the first two to enter the house, and were soon told by Big Bro to create a real life soap opera, by following the instructions given via earpieces... I remember the days when the drama wrote itself and did not have to be directed like one big episode of The Truman Show.
Don't be fooled by the economics degrees, Peabody awards and general smarts possessed by the female characters in The Newsroom. Because they will also, of course, have a propensity to knock things over, send mass emails by mistake, hide under beds while boyfriends have sex above them, and generally behave massively unprofessionally.
There should be a cut off point for women to stop wearing bikinis as it's tacky and indecent when they get to a certain age.
Who am I? I am a businesswoman in a new Versace dress. I'm an author, a painter, a grumpy cow in the mornings, a lover of fast cars, and a girl who should only ever sing when completely alone. Oh and I also have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
I've watched The Newsroom twice. Initially, I watched it in two sittings; the first taking place in Glasgow airport as my flight was delayed, the second in the air.
I'll be honest with you, I didn't know anything about banking, and I was happy that way. I thought that I'd take care of my business the bankers could take care of there's and we'd all be fine.
I'm a big fan of Henning Menkel's Wallander novels and the Swedish television series that came out of them, and it's only because I still pine for the latter that I watched Kenneth Branagh's English version last night.
Russell Brand premiered a new late-night series in the US last week. Brand X With Russell Brand, which airs on FX in the States, mixes Brand's stand-up with political satire and audience participation. I watched the premiere episode, and it stank.
Armando Iannucci's Veep has arrived on British shores, replacing the cinéma vérité, political satire window that has been left empty by his previous work, The Thick Of It.
"I'm sorry" is a phrase that gets used in BBC 1's four part series True Love twice in two episodes - and both times it's used by men to their wives after cheating on them with another woman.
The fifth season of Mad Men had a troubled creation, with behind-the-scenes squabbles threatening its existence and delaying it for what felt like years, so it's perhaps not surprising that it turned out to be very dark in tone.