OK, we called that one completely wrong.  Three weeks ago we reviewed the first episode of I’m a Celebrity and made some predictions which, as per usual, we got completely wrong.  We have now had the season finale, so we thought we would take a look at the series, at our predictions and why we […]

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Who hasn’t thought at some point in their life, “I really must try and make myself a Kit Kat?”  Well, that is exactly the premise of Snackmasters, as each week Britain’s top French head waiter Fred Gravadlax challenges Britain’s top chefs, who have too much time on their hands, to recreate a famous mass-produced snack.  […]

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TV’s greatest crime drams (in our opinion) Line of Duty is back.  We reviewed the finale of the last series here 2 years ago and we are big fans.  However, there are some glaring problems with it that really need addressing. AC-12, the anti-corruption unit in the police, are all about sniffing out bent coppers […]

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It would appear that Simon Cowell now wants to be the Lord of the Dance.  Having seen X Factor lose to Strictly over the years, he has decided that if you can’t beat them, join them.  The Greatest Dancer is the BBC’s latest talent show up against The Voice, but it is produced by Cowell’s […]

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Iiiiit’s Chriiiiistmaaaaas (©Noddy Holder 1973).  Which means Christmas telly.  When we reviewed Christmas day telly the other year, we made this comment: This Christmas we’re treated to a stocking full of Christmas specials by the BBC. ITV on the other hand showed a load of Harry Potter films and Paul O’Grady doing something with dogs.  […]

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It’s official.  Christmas is coming.  Halloween and bonfire night are a distant memory and I’m a Celebrity is back on the telly.…sans Ant.  The big news this season is Dec and Holly or is it Holly and Dec?  I have no idea what the protocol is when double acts (temporarily) split up.   Holly has been […]

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It would appear that any hobby, no matter how boring can be a competition.  First we had baking, then sowing, then pottery, now model trains.  Oh yes, the men have come out of their sheds and are on prime time TV (well Channel 5 anyway).  The Great Model Railway Challenge (note not Great British.  Love […]

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It must be the fag end on summer as the weather is changing, the kids are going back to school and Celebrity Big Brother (CBB) is back on our screens.  Last year we looked at the whole rise and fall of the Big Brother franchises, but this year’s CBB looks as though it could be […]

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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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