November 2017


November 20, 2017 - 17:35
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Peaky Blinders Season Four


By Andy Lloyd @ScarfmanAndy

Last week saw the dramatic return of 'Peaky Blinders' on BBC Two for a fourth series, a family gangster crime drama set in the 1920s in Birmingham, England. A tired script or tired acting were nowhere to be seen here because this truly was British television of the highest quality.

Strictly Come Dancing - Live from Blackpool Tower Ballroom

November 20, 2017 - 10:41
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Debbie McGee

By Matthew Gormley @MatthewPGormley

Strictly Come Dancing decamped up north for its annual autumn seaside jaunt, as this weekend’s show was broadcast live from Blackpool’s iconic Tower Ballroom. It’s the spiritual home of ballroom dancing, and the hurdle that both celebrities and professionals want to reach. It’s just as exciting for the viewers, as we’re treated to an evening of high-energy performances on which no energy or expense is spared.

The Apprentice: why is Lord Sugar so bitter?

November 13, 2017 - 16:25
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Sir Alan Sugar takes his seat in the House of Lords

You can generally tell who’s going to be kicked out at the end of the show by the way the edit focuses on one or two central characters early in the show. This week, Sarah Jayne stepped forward to take on the Project Manager’s role declaring that she “needed to prove herself”. Several colleagues stepped gratefully aside and began construct a makeshift gallows.

Bargain Loving Brits in Blackpool: salt of the earth or common as muck ?

November 02, 2017 - 10:58
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Bargain Loving Brits in Blackpool

By The TV Grump @TheTVGrump

"It's the Vegas of the North!" proclaims a tanked up tourist during Channel 5's latest foray into the endlessly fascinating subject of the Brit on holiday.

Having spent the last two series in the not altogether salubrious destination of Benidorm, it appears that austerity has got its grotty claws into Bargain Loving Brits, as now we find ourselves a little closer to home.