It’s taken me three weeks to write this review because I wanted to give Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing a chance to bed in.  Three weeks on, I really, really, really want to like it more.  The premise is simple, comedians and chums Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer going fishing and chewing the fat…but not […]

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Car Share is back (HURRAH!!) but it is the finale (BOOO!!!).    If you remember the last series ended with John and Kayleigh not getting together; cue national outpouring of grief. “How could he leave us like this?  We want a happy ending!”  The cynics may say that this ending left it more open for a […]

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The Generation Game is living proof that you can’t keep a good TV format down.  The format, originally from Holland, is nearly fifty years old and has already enjoyed four incarnations and three hosts plus a number of one-off specials on the BBC.   Who you most associate with the show will depend on your age […]

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If you have teenage kids and you worry about them when they are out at night, don’t watch Save Me.  If you don’t want to be exposed to some of the most depressing realities of 21st century life, don’t watch Save Me.  If you want to be sat on the edge of your seat for […]

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Who remembers Dinnerladies?  No, not the ones who used to serve you chocolate sponge and pink custard as a kid, but the Victoria Wood TV series?  The chances are you remember it, but probably haven’t seen it for years.  Unlike many other comedy classics, it has never really been repeated, until now.  Dinnerladies Diaries is […]

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Mark Bento and Jo Joyner as Shakespeare and Hathaway - Private Investigators

We love a bit of daytime TV here at Shouting at the Telly; sitting down with a chocolate Hob-Nob to watch Countdown; a Garibaldi during Tipping Point and a Jammy Dodger watching Bargain Hunt.  Ok, we actually like biscuits more than daytime TV, but just as a game of village cricket is something nice to […]

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The Assassination of Gianni Versace isn’t your normal “whodunit” as we saw who did it, who he did it to and how he did it before we even saw the opening title.  This series is more about what drove him to do it and how they caught him.  So who did it?  Blaine from Glee, […]

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Hey, its’s the BRITs again.  We first reviewed them back in 2016, but then forgot to review them in 2017.  I think we might have been washing our hair that night.  Last time we looked it was Ant and Dec presenting, then last year apparently it was Dermot O’Leary and Emma Willis.  This year it […]

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So can I start by asking, why do you want to read this blog?  Sorry, I just went into interviewer autopilot then.  Yes, the factual entertainment show The Job Interview returned for a second series this week.   In each episode we meet hopeful candidates as they are grilled for jobs with companies such as Virgin […]

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We love a good opening ceremony here at Shouting at the Telly (as you can see from our review of the opening of the Rio games back in 2016), but Winter Olympic opening ceremonies are usually better as they are madder.  I think this is because the sports and the people who play them are […]

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I have a confession to make.  I love assembling flat pack furniture.  OK, I know it’s a bit weird, but I love getting the bits of wood out of the brown boxes; I love the assembly diagrams and I especially love the Allen keys.  Infact I have never thrown an Allen key out and my […]

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Celebs aren’t what they used to be.  Whenever you saw “celebrity xxx” you hoped you might see some national treasures making fools of themselves.  This is still the case with show like Dancing on Ice (which we reviewed here the other week)  but E4 has set the bar much lower.  I mean limbo dancing low. […]

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What is it with Saturday night and singing contests? The latest offering is Altogether Now. (Which has nothing to do with the Farm song of the same name, but don’t worry, you can listen to that here). This is the BBC’s attempt to supersize the singing show format. Four judges? That’s so X Factor! Spinning […]

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Did anyone watch the Frankie Drake Mysteries this week on Alibi?  No?  Just me?  Thought so.  I’ll be honest it’s the first time I have ever watched Alibi.  On Sky it lies somewhere between the decent channels and the movie channels.  It’s part of the UKTV group of channels so the likes of Dave, Gold […]

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Who knew that Pro-Am painting was not only a thing, but actually a spectator sport? This is exactly what Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2018 is and it returned for its 4th series this week.  If you thought the Bake Off was middle class, then this will blow your John Lewis socks off. […]

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