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Archive for January, 2006

By Jim Smith on 25 January 2006 Comments Off

Okay, it’s ‘nail your colours to the mast by typing out your stupid theory’ time.

By Eddie Robson on 24 January 2006 Comments Off

An admittedly slightly belated entry into our series rounding-up the state of British TV in 2005…

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By Mags L Halliday on 21 January 2006 Comments Off

There’s something about ITV’s talent/reality/celebrity shows which always smells faintly of desperation. In the case of ‘Dancing on Ice’, it is ITV’s desperation to catch the early Saturday evening audience’s loyalty before ‘Doctor Who’ returns…

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By Mark Clapham on 21 January 2006 Comments Off

New ‘Hellblazer’ writer Denise Mina has an unenviable task in following the very popular Mike Carey…

By Mark Clapham on 21 January 2006 Comments Off

This tagline is about as long as the actual review…

By Stephen Lavington on 16 January 2006 Comments Off

There are some things about ‘Hyperdrive’ that are rather objectionable…

By Mags L Halliday on 12 January 2006 1 COMMENT

Time-travel is the new reality TV…

By Mark Clapham on 12 January 2006 Comments Off

Even by BBC4 standards, Andrew Graham-Dixon’s ‘I, Samurai’ is self indulgent…

By Eddie Robson on 11 January 2006 Comments Off

ITV is making a bold step into the new year by changing its idents…

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By Mark Clapham on 08 January 2006 Comments Off

Can a Kevin Sorbo clone with bright green hair really carry his own Marvel comic? The answer may shock you, true believers…

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By Chrys Hudson Lee on 05 January 2006 Comments Off

The icing on the cake of frustratingly watered-down teen-horror productions from our buddies across the pond. One must assume there is a boardroom of execs somewhere who genuinely believe these movies to be pleasing people…

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By Jim Smith on 05 January 2006 Comments Off

The beginning of a new series of ‘Just A Minute’ is always a cause for small celebrations.

By Eddie Robson on 03 January 2006 Comments Off

Yes, we should have reviewed this earlier but frankly who has their best critical faculties working on Christmas Day?

By Jim Smith on 02 January 2006 Comments Off

I miss, I’ll confess, the pseudo art deco title sequence which accompanied the one hour episodes (especially the bit with the train).

By Eddie Robson on 02 January 2006 Comments Off

Our series on how 2005 went for the major players in British terrestrial TV continues with an overview of ITV’s 50th year…

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By Shiny Shelf on 01 January 2006 Comments Off

As 2006 begins, now is the last chance we’ll have to round-up all those things that Shiny Shelf should have reviewed in 2005 but, due to the constraints of time and competence, didn’t get around to. ..