What to watch and review this weekend

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What to watch and review this weekend

May 14, 2016 - 11:13
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What was on the weekend of May 14 and 15. Click on the links to write your reviews.

Britain's Got Talent: mum and daughter act Ana and Fia


Eurovision (BBC1, 8pm) Graham Norton hosts the big event from Sweden. Can Joe and Jake end the UK’s disastrous run by finally winning the crown? No. Don’t worry, it’s only a three and half hour show and then the agony’s over. Why do we care about this ludicrous song contest?

Britain’s Got Talent (ITV, 8pm) More fun, games and judges clichés as Simon Cowell takes us on another trip to the end of the pier. Loving it? Or do you think this series is a strangely flat affair?

Can’t Touch This (BBC1, 5.30pm) Despite an almost universal lack of interest, Zoe Ball’s disastrous Total Wipeout rip-off is still trundling on. Why?

Bang On The Money (ITV, 7pm) Despite an almost universal lack of interest, ITV’s disastrous game show is still trundling on. Why?


Undercover (BBC1, 9pm) The series that time forgot staggers to its uneagerly awaited conclusion. I stopped caring at least four episodes ago. After its smash hit predecessor The Night Manager became the talking point of the nation, this right-on drama about evil racists and horrid policemen didn’t. But did it work for you?

Indian Summers (Channel 4, 9pm) The final episode of a drama that Channel 4 has axed due to lack of interest. Microscopic ratings. The samey plot about the last days of British rule in India was described as “constipated”. Are glad to see the back of it? Or sorry that it’s going?

The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations (ITV, 8.35pm) Hey Your Maj… you’re 90, we’ve got it. How many more parties is she going to have? This one’s hosted by Ant & Dec from the grounds of Windsor Castle. Starring 900 horses and 1500 humans. Including Kylie Minogue, Helen Mirren, Damian Lewis and the inevitable Kathryn Jenkins. I simply can wait. Make it stop.

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Jane Staiano's picture

“Do you feel in charge of your life?” Louis gently asks Amanda, who has suffered a brain injury as a result of falling from a horse.
“No, I feel a burden and unloved” comes her blunt but honest reply.
Meanwhile Earl, who was the driver involved in a fatal car crash has gone through a dramatic personality change. Patricia his mum endues his swearing and argumentative behaviour on a day to day basis.
A Different Brain was a fascinating programme, featuring people whose family lives had changed dramatically in the blink of an eye.
Whilst Patricia, who believes her son Earl has a "different soul" copes because of a mother’s unconditional love, husband and wife team Amanda and Rob, lived more like parent/carer and child (her words).
Her two small children unable to cuddle her anymore - we see them tucked up in bed with their father reading bedtime stories.
This programme to me was not so much about brain injury, but how relationships cope when the unthinkable happens.
Sobering, emotional viewing for a Sunday night.

walterwhite's picture

"There’s no way back for us” the multi-tasking Maya tells her husband Nick in the ridiculous finale of Undercover.
Is that a promise? Let’s hope so. By the time had Maya had made the trans-Atlantic dash on the red-eye back to her day job as Britain’s Director of Public Prosecutions – fresh from wowing the US Supreme Court wearing her other hat defending an innocent ( natch) black killer on Death Row --- this viewer’s patience had worn as thin as Nick’s litany of lies.
Undercover is the BBC at its achingly, politically-correct worst. No shades of grey here, only black -worthy, upstanding, burning with integrity, and white --- corrupt, homicidal, immoral. This was not so much a TV series than a long, student polemic on the iniquities of the White Establishment.
Guilty, M’Lud, of being a part of the nasty race.
But Peter Moffatt’s skewed series is at least timely, coming as the Government demands the BBC ‘address diversity issues’ and focus more on ‘under-served black, Asian and minority ethnic viewers’ as a reward for retaining the license fee. Sophie Okonedo and Adrian Lester proved as Undercover’s leading characters that plenty of room is being made at the top for black actors. Now all they can ask for is a balanced script which doesn’t insult our intelligence.
"Justice: I'll never stop pursuing it," declares impassioned Maya. That's just how they speak over breakfast in London's middle-class enclaves.

Llwynog45's picture

If I see another horse I think I'll turn into a bag of carrots! Luckily here in Wales, the only time we see horses are in the aisles of our local Iceland.