Reviews

Who Do You Think You Are? – Amanda Holden Who Do You Think You Are? – Amanda Holden

If last week’s episode featuring Danny Dyer was fun and royal frolics, this week’s edition of WDYTYA? starring Amanda Holden was a somewhat more sombre affair. The Britain’s Got Talent judge started by looking into her mother’s side of the family which had French connections. This was due to her five-times great grandfather marrying a Frenchwoman... [Read more of this review]

Who Do You Think You Are? – Danny Dyer Who Do You Think You Are? – Danny Dyer

The latest series of the genealogy show sees the EastEnders star discovering that he surprisingly regal ancestry. Danny Dyer’s episode begins with him saying that: “I’d like to freak some people out.” At first it might seem he will, with him being told that his 3xGreat grandparents ran the local workhouse. In fact it turns out that they were... [Read more of this review]

Dave Gorman: Modern Life is Goodish Dave Gorman: Modern Life is Goodish

Is modern life good? Sort of. Is it good to see Modern Life is Goodish back on the box? Definitely. Back of its fourth series, Dave Gorman returns to examine life’s little oddities, of which there are many. The opening episode looks at how he is often mistaken for a geek, how to deal with people who suck any enjoyment out of something you might want... [Read more of this review]

Taskmaster: Series 3, Episode 5 – The F.I.P. Taskmaster: Series 3, Episode 5 – The F.I.P.

The winner of the third series of Taskmaster is revealed, Greg Davies’s gold head is presented to the champion and Alex Horne is paid £80 to move a bucket of water. As the contestants fight out to win five framed photos of their handsome relatives, including Al Murray’s grandfather Sir Ralph (a former minister at the Foreign Office), Dave Gorman’s... [Read more of this review]

Derren Brown Presents Twisted Tales Derren Brown Presents Twisted Tales

Little information has been released about the latest Derren Brown special, Twisted Tales. There has been not much in the way of advertising, and this 50-minute one-off episode was broadcast on Halloween evening, at the late time of 11pm. We follow three horror fans, as they are taken on an unexpected journey and faced with strange occurrences. Tricks... [Read more of this review]

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