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He's Still Got It

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

Harry Judd is still taking the dancefloor by storm more than a month after he lifted the Strictly Come Dancing glitterball trophy in the BBC1 ballroom...

Watching The Detectives

Paddy Duffy | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Paddy Duffy

Stephen Moffat has a gift for taking well-known characters I personally couldn't be arsed about and making them incredibly engaging. Prior to him and Russell T Davies taking over, The Doctor was just a time travelling showband singer to me, and Sherlock a tweed-wearing wielder of a cartoonishly large magnifying glass. Now I wouldn't miss either show for the world.

FROZEN PLANET PREVIEW: Darkness Takes Hold Of The Poles

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

In tonight's episode of Frozen Planet, it's pretty cold - even more than usual - as winter arrives in the poles and temperatures plummet to -70C. S...

Frozen Planet Preview: Summer Arrives At The Poles

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

David Attenborough's third adventure in the North and South Poles aims to show us how the animals we've grown to love - in just two episodes - adapt t...

Sarah Dean

'My Transsexual Summer': Educational Documentary Or Gratuitous Reality Show?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

Channel 4's latest docu-reality show tells the story of seven Brits who have decided to change gender. The programme follows them as they 'transition'...

DOWNTON ABBEY REVIEW: Series Two Comes To A Dramatic End

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

So Downton Abbey's second series drew to an end last night, and what a cracker of a final episode it was. From the start, there was a lovely sense ...

'Strictly' Review: Who Created Fireworks On The Dancefloor?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

Strictly Come Dancing celebrated bonfire night with an explosive show on Saturday. Following the elimination of Nancy Dell’ Olio last week, the ...

Sarah Dean

REVIEW: 'David Attenborough's Frozen Planet'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

David Attenborough's dulcet tones returned on Wednesday night to continue sharing the harsh and humbling lessons about nature's fierce pecking order. ...

Sarah Dean

REVIEW: Jamie's Great Britain - Does He Still Have The Common Touch?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

Jamie Oliver's latest food-filled series features the world-famous chef on the road to find out what makes British food great. On Tuesday, the naked c...

Caroline Frost

'Top Boy' - Is This The UK's Answer To 'The Wire'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 31.12.2011 | UK Entertainment

Monday night saw the first instalment of Top Boy, Channel 4's drama being hyped as the UK's answer to The Wire. For those emerging from under a st...

Review: Ben Fowler Fired Over Dirty Nappies And Crying Babies

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 31.12.2011 | UK Entertainment

It's a tricky ask to make dirty nappies and crying babies an interesting Monday night viewing subject - but the Young Apprentice somehow managed it. ...

Ben Fowler's First Interview After Being Fired By Lord Sugar

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post Reporter | Posted 31.12.2011 | UK Entertainment

Ben Fowler was fired from this week's Young Apprentice after his team failed on the baby and mother task. Here he tells all about his experience on th...

Ben Fowler Fired From Young Apprentice (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post Reporter | Posted 31.12.2011 | UK Entertainment

Ben Fowler has become the second teenager to be kicked off the Young Apprentice 2011 after the boys lost for the second week running. Lord Sugar fi...

Caroline Frost

Downton Abbey Review: Has Julian Fellowes Fallen On His Soapy Sword?

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 31.12.2011 | UK Entertainment

Downton Abbey last night saw Sir Richard Carlisle in unusually reflective mood, telling the Earl of Grantham: "When the war is over is over, the first...

Review: Louis Theroux's American's Most Dangerous Pets

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK Entertainment

For anyone who is slightly uncomfortable with animals or the way they are treated in captivity, Louis Theroux's America's Most Dangerous Pets on BBC T...

On Mature Reflection: Slow Food Film Criticism

David Cooke | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK Entertainment
David Cooke

There are many fine film, theatre, TV, games, music, fashion and food critics. Make your own list of the popular arts and take your pick. But do we need some more of those independent-minded souls who stand back a bit from the fray?

Summer Viewin' Had Me A Blast? Not Bloody Likely.

Paddy Duffy | Posted 07.10.2011 | UK Entertainment
Paddy Duffy

With the exception of Christmas, general elections and Eurovision, summer holidays are the most wonderful time of the year. And as is usually the case, there's nothing that underlines the "we are having a good time" vibe better than television. At one point, summer morning television was a big deal. But now, nobody seems arsed.

My Television Week: Dragons' Den, The Secret Life Of Buildings

Mic Wright | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK Entertainment
Mic Wright

The new series of Dragons' Den began a few days before Duncan Bannatyne turned Twitter vigilante, offering £50k to anyone who could capture and mildly maim a mysterious Russian who'd threatened his daughter. After that, wondering whether a guy with a device to combat toilet splash-back would persuade the Dragons to invest didn't seem quite so dramatic.

The Family Comedy Renaissance (It Means "Re-birth" Dear)

Howard Read | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK Comedy
Howard Read

British comedy that parents and children can watch and enjoy together has been a dying art form for over two decades.

My Television Week: The Hour And The Glee Project

Mic Wright | Posted 20.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Mic Wright

Switching over from the news to watch the start of a story that looks set to consider the way the police, the media and the government interact feels right. Despite taking place in 1956, just on the cusp of Suez, the series has fortuitously arrived as the country is gripped by another crisis of government. Meanwhile, featuring a collection of 'misfits' who would, like the current cast of Glee, easily rule any normal high school with their bright white smiles and perky charm, The Glee Project is frighteningly positive.

Why The BBC Should Welcome Sky Atlantic's Spending Power

Andy Welch | Posted 20.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Andy Welch

Another day, another press release announcing a new series heading to Sky Atlantic. Last month the channel announced they were taking cult favourite Nurse Jackie off BBC Four's hands. It's the latest in a longish list of acquisitions from other channels, Sky's wallet proving too big for the rest of the UK terrestrial broadcasters to compete with. And I say let Sky have them.