Reviews

Taskmaster: Series Two, Episode 5 – There’s Strength in Arches Taskmaster: Series Two, Episode 5 – There’s Strength in Arches

The final episode in this series witnesses the Taskmaster trophy finally presented, and a horror film starring, yes, a potato. Some people have complained about Taskmaster not featuring enough women on the show. I suspect these people will be really furious about the prize task which involved bringing in the best memorabilia, where Greg Davies judged... [Read more of this review]

Taskmaster: Series Two, Episode 4 – Welcome to Rico Face Taskmaster: Series Two, Episode 4 – Welcome to Rico Face

In the penultimate episode of the series we witness a hostage taking, fruit hiding and vegetable constructing. The prize task on this episode of Taskmaster was to bring in the coolest blue thing, in which Greg Davies was most impressed by the people who brought in the stuff that was bluest as in rude rather than the colour. The first task involved... [Read more of this review]

Forces of Nature Forces of Nature

Love him or hate him, Brian Cox – with all of his mellowed out vocal notes and his soft cushy speech – undoubtedly knows his stuff and understands how to present it in an interesting and engaging way. That’s exactly what you’re getting with BBC 1’s latest series as the Oldham-based professor returns to national television with his... [Read more of this review]

Horrible Histories: Staggering Storytellers Horrible Histories: Staggering Storytellers

Picture copyright: BBC/Lion Television Ltd/Phil Miller The award-winning TV series returns with a special episode on famous writers and their origin stories. And when we say ‘origin’, we mean dawn-of-mankind origin. The episode shows how storytelling evolved through the eras, from storytelling in caves to printed books. At the same time, it lets... [Read more of this review]

Taskmaster: Series Two, Episode 3 review – A pistachio eclair Taskmaster: Series Two, Episode 3 review – A pistachio eclair

In this week’s episode of Taskmaster we see artistic silhouettes, a huge number of Calippos, and the return of old friends. An exciting prize was on offer to the winners of tonight’s episode, as the prize task was to bring the best dinner party guest. Joe Wilkinson won this challenge by bringing along Britain’s sixth strongest man, while Jon... [Read more of this review]

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Features

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News

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