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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Women are funny.  No, that’s not a misogynist comment, comedians who happen to be female are as funny, often more funny, than their male colleagues.  That statement may sound as misogynist as the first line, but the subject of women in comedy has been the subject of books, TV documentaries and University dissertations.  Comedy is […]

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Dancing on Ice is back on our screen (or ”Strictly with the risk of concussion” as it is more accurately known).  For nearly a decade it ran as the second most dangerous celeb reality show (The Jump being the daddy of shows that left celebs permanently damaged).  It ended when Torvill and Dean decided that […]

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