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Jilly Cooper's Riders, ITV

'There was rather a prominent placard for Colmans of Norwich in one of the show-jumping scenes. It was the hottest thing going.' Nancy Banks-Smith, Guardian

'(This) was certainly not Jilly Cooper's Riders, bearing about as much relation to her sparky story-telling style as a broken-down seaside donkey does to a thoroughbred.'

Peter Paterson, Daily Mail

'The only performance of any conviction came from the dead horse.' Max Davidson, Daily Telegraph

'I found it strangely compelling, partly because the photography around the gallops of Norfolk and Normandy is stunning . . . This is Trainer with mega-panache.' Compton Miller, Daily Express