Monthly Archives: May 2012

BAFTA Television Awards 2012

Well that was a disappointing telecast. Extremely awkward banter between the award presenters. I mean, EXTREMELY awkward. Some awkward bits in Dara O’Briain’s opening monologue. And then at the end, they ran through some of the awards they hadn’t shown … Continue reading

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Hitler’s Children

Wow. What an emotional programme (BBC2, 23 May 2012, 9pm). Maybe because it was about the sins of our fathers, and because it said something universal about guilt and atoning for our forefathers, or how much we, as children, should … Continue reading

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Off By Heart: Shakespeare

A couple of years ago there was a BBC reality show about some children in a public speaking competition. It was good. This time round, rather than a public speaking competition, it’s a ‘Shakespeare’ competition. A one-off programme looking into … Continue reading

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Britain’s Got Talent: 2012

The two biggest successes from Britain’s Got Talent came in the same year, 2009. A large dance troupe, Diversity, and a middle-aged singer, Susan Boyle. Both came back to perform in the 2012 final – both much slicker and produced … Continue reading

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Homeland: The First Season

So, Homeland has just finished its 12-episode first season run on Channel 4. And what a great show it has been. A brilliant first episode and it ended with a very strong episode, while generally maintaining a good level throughout. … Continue reading

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