Tag : ITV

REVIEW: What Would Your Kids Do?

9 months ago / 0 comments

Jason Manford plays the big kid hosting this new ITV game show, which combines Channel 4’s the Secret Life of 5 Year Olds with just about any basic TV game show. The show is structured in rounds in which three sets of parents are challenged to predict what their child … Read More

Drama rises as BBC can’t prove they have the dough to win GBBO…

2 years ago / 0 comments

Headlines this week have provided a somewhat soggy bottom as the nation found out that The Great British Bake Off will move to Channel 4 for the next series, after Love Productions and the BBC were “unable to reach agreement on terms to renew the commission [of the show]”… Following … Read More

ITV’s Marcella: The story so far

3 years ago / 0 comments

When a TV programme has members of the British public coveting a £535 green parka jacket this close to summer, clearly someone, somewhere, is doing their job right. Enter Marcella, ITV’s new Scandi crime drama, brought to the small screen by internationally renowned Swedish screenwriter and novelist Hans Rosenfeldt. At … Read More

The Secret: It’s what He would have wanted

3 years ago / 0 comments

Last Friday saw the first episode of The Secret, ITV’s newest crime drama based on the true story of the Castlerock Suicides in Northern Ireland in the Nineties. Baptist dentist Colin Howell, James Nesbitt, and Sunday school teacher Hazel Buchanan, Genevieve O-Reilly, make up the murderous couple that enter into … Read More

Murder: The evolution of crime drama and the femme fatale

3 years ago / 0 comments

In a world where ITV churns out crime thrillers like they’re going out of fashion, it’s refreshing to watch a brilliant piece of British drama that turns the genre on its head. The name and a simple summary might indicate that the series is another elaborate rip-off, echoing the massively … Read More

Sugar Free (and entertainment free) Farm

3 years ago / 0 comments

The premise of Sugar Free Farm had potential. Take six celebrities (albeit Z-list ones), place them on a traditional English working farm, deprive them of sugar for two weeks and teach them how to eat healthy.  Trashy reality TV meets informative cooking show; two of our most loved programme formats … Read More

Women Behind Bars: Why does the justice system favour women?

3 years ago / 0 comments

ITV3 have allowed us to accompany Trevor McDonald as he enters two of America’s secure female correctional facilities. In the first of two episodes, Women Behind Bars explores the lives of some of America’s most dangerous female inmates, in Rockville Women’s Correctional Facility and Indiana Women’s Prison. More women are … Read More

End of an Era: Downton Abbey

3 years ago / 0 comments

I can’t imagine there are many TV programmes that would have three generations of my family eagerly anticipating Christmas day. Admittedly, it’s not one of my most shouted about guilty pleasures, because at what point does a love for a period drama come into conversation? I am, of course, talking … Read More

Prey: Flat and feeble?

3 years ago / 0 comments

Crime-thriller Prey is back for a second three-part series on ITV. With a brand new cast and plot, do not fear if you didn’t tune in for series one. Set in Manchester, the first episode follows prison officer David Murdoch, played by Philip Glenister (Life on Mars), as he is … Read More

Mr Selfridge: the beginning of the end

4 years ago / 0 comments

Jeremy Piven reprises his role as charismatic American-born British entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge, founder of the Oxford Street Department store. Whilst the first two series focused on the glitz and glamour, this third series sees the beginning of the end; the unravelling of Selfridge’s business venture. The show returns with … Read More