Let’s make one thing crystal clear. The death of Victoria Wood last year was a tragedy. Not just for her family but for comedy. She was only 62 years old and was still at her creative peak. The only... more
Major spoiler alert. At the start of the second series of Car Share John (Peter Kay) and Kayleigh (Sian Gibson) aren’t even sharing a car. Who says Peter Kay is a comedian who prefers to play safe... more
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have crossed the channel again for another instalment in their ongoing effort to eat and quip their way around the planet. In fact they’ve crossed the channel in two... more
Well we’ve gone back to the 1970s this week, we might as well go the whole hog and go back to the 1920s with this three-part television adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s first novel. And talking of hogs,... more
As if the world has not been rocked enough by superstar deaths in the last twelve months it now transpires that another legend was lost. Brian Pern, lead singer of Thotch and passionate campaigner... more
I’ve been a fan of Inside No 9 since it started and it has maintained its high standards right through to this, the final show of the third series. Private View is set in a subterranean East London... more
My girlfriend walked in on me when I was watching the second instalment of Katherine Ryan’s overview of the wealthy and thought she had caught me watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians. I think... more
It’s another complete U-turn of tone this week in Diddle Diddle Dumpling, starring Reece Shearsmith and Keeley Hawes as ordinary suburban couple David and Louise. Except, of course, there is nothing... more
After last week’s cryptic chiller The Riddle of the Sphinx there are more cross words this week, but the tone could not be more different in Empty Orchestra (a). It’s not quite La La Land but it’s... more
There has been a flurry lately of documentaries fronted by comedians. David Baddiel talked about his father’s dementia, Jon Richardson talked about his angst. But Katherine Ryan’s new series touches... more


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