Monthly Archives: July 2008

Corrie Catfight

Coronation Street has had its fair share of controversial storylines in its 48 years of broadcast, but the likes of the ‘Free Deirdre’ plot could, potentially, be eclipsed by an episode due to air in September. The writers of the … Continue reading

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Merlin Takes Over From Doctor Who

To say that Doctor Who has been a success for the BBC in the Saturday early evening slot is putting it mildly. It’s a bona fide phenomenon. Question is, how to fill the void? Well, more of the same. Kinda. … Continue reading

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Opening The X-Files…

I can’t believe sci-fi phenomenon The X-Files debuted 15 years ago. I was a fan of the series, but a mate of mine was absolutely obsessed. She analysed every aspect of the show; her favourite preoccupation was the unresolved sexual … Continue reading

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Why Dexter Is Must-See TV

Having watched the first series of excellent US drama┬áDexter on FX, I nearly fell off my chair when I heard that ITV1, of all channels, was going to be its terrestrial home. I couldn’t see ITV doing such a brilliantly … Continue reading

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Make My Body Younger

Anyone watching Big Brother’s Little Brother? Nah, me neither. It’s just not the same since Dermot O’Leary jumped ship to The X Factor (although after last year’s turgidity, it should be The Zzzzzz Factor). OK, if you haven’t seen the … Continue reading

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June Mailbag

Regular readers of this blog will know that the first entry of the new month is about looking back. I’ve perused all the feedback and mail sent in during June. Here’s what you’ve been saying… My feature on Controversial TV … Continue reading

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