It's fair to say that the current time is one where you hang onto and pick those moments, those little oases of calm, where all seems a little bit better in the world. Which, in the case of The Repair Shop, would mean its time is absolutely now. Fronted by the genuinely lovely furniture upholstering … Continue reading #CrazyStupidTV: The Repair Shop (@TheRepairShop) (BBC One, 1st April)
It's not unfair to say that there are two areas of programming the BBC have struggled greatly with in the last decade and a half. One: making Saturday night telly unmissable during those times of the year when Strictly Come Dancing isn't on the air. Two: making a show centred around pop music actually unmissable … Continue reading #CrazyStupidTV: The HitList (BBC One, 25th May)
BBC One devoted fifty minutes of its schedule on Sunday evening after the 10 O'Clock News to a programme featuring several well known footballers talking. Nothing new there, you would think. Except this time, it was of real importance, as they opened up a conversation that has long been needed in such a primetime slot. … Continue reading Why ‘A Royal Team Talk’ is the most important TV show you’ll watch this year
Ask many what phrase comes to mind when 'Sunday' is mentioned, and the answers will usually be one of the following; a day of rest, a day of reflection and enjoyment. It's the one day of the week the BBC has always done pretty well with encapsulating down the years. It just wouldn't seem like … Continue reading #CrazyStupidTV: Walks of Life (BBC One, 31st March)
On the eve of their 30th anniversary since formation, I have to say it. Take That are the best boyband ever. Don't agree with me? It's OK, BTS and Phixx fans the land over. I can understand your protestations you're hurling from behind your screens right now. But I must tell you categorically that you … Continue reading Take That are the best boyband ever. Discuss.
Ask me to name one of my all time favourite sitcoms, and unquestionably, Richard Curtis' classic BBC One staple from the 90s and 00s, The Vicar of Dibley, is somewhere in my top 5. The hilarious antics of the barmy country parish flock of St Barnabas, Dibley, in Oxfordshire, tended to by the show's titular … Continue reading Bless you for watching: The best episodes of The Vicar Of Dibley
I don't believe in having guilty pleasures. The very idea of the term just suggests snobbery of the highest order. Whether that's TV, music, books. If you enjoy something and it gives you pleasure, then who cares? Which is why I'm proud to say one of my new favourite shows on the box is one … Continue reading #CrazyStupidTV: Celebrity Money for Nothing (BBC One, Weekdays)