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Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls – episode 2 Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls – episode 2

So here we are, episode 2 of Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls and after last week’s masterclass in how not to survive on a desert island, this week our modern-day Robinson Crusoes up the ante further still, exceeding even the abject incompetence of their previous failures. This week’s highlights included: How not to catch a turkey. How... [Read more of this review]

Victoria Wood: Wood Work, A Celebration Victoria Wood: Wood Work, A Celebration

In looking back at 2016, there appears to have been a great deal of celebrity deaths from the world of entertainment. David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Terry Wogan, Ronnie Corbett, Prince, Caroline Aherne and Gene Wilder and amongst those who have passed this year. In April 2016, a giant of British comedy passed away at the age of 62; Victoria Wood. It cannot... [Read more of this review]

Red Dwarf XI, Episode 1: Twentica Red Dwarf XI, Episode 1: Twentica

The boys from the Dwarf are back, and things are still as chaotic as before the four-man crew. Well, the one man, one hologram, one evolved cat, one sanitation mechanoid crew anyway. The first episode in the latest series, Twentica, is a time travel/alternative history story. Lister (Craig Charles), Rimmer (Chris Barrie), The Cat (Danny John-Jules)... [Read more of this review]

Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls

You know you’re in for a rough ride when a show begins with a liberal dollop of emotional blackmail to keep you engaged. ‘They’re raising money for cancer research’ – the message is up front and in your face – so maybe these celebs have something to contribute to the world other than massaging their own considerable... [Read more of this review]

Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit

This series may be new to TV, but it has been running at the Edinburgh Fringe for a few years, much like fellow Dave success Taskmaster. The first few episodes may seem to indicate another hit. While the series may have Dara O Briain’s name in the title and him as host, the original creators are the Go 8 Bit’s team captains – double act Steve... [Read more of this review]

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Features

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News

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