TELEVISION / Critical Round-Up
Tuesday 05 October 1993
'It feels like a modern fairy story, light and happy ever after.' Nancy Banks- Smith, Guardian
'After all the advance outrage . . . the result was pleasantly anodyne . . . The art direction is superb . . . In this Aids-conscious age, Channel 4 have carefully played down the glamorising of homosexual as well as heterosexual promiscuity.' Compton Miller, Daily Express
'(It) curdled its slushy way across two hours of screen time . . . This was a highly sentimentalised, yet inescapably sleazy, view of a corrupt and pleasure-seeking San Francisco middle class . . . There was not one appealing, charming, or even likeable character to be found.' Peter Paterson, Daily Mail
'I won't miss out on the delightful series.' Pam Francis, Today
'You know that you are in the realm of soap, however unusually scented and luxuriously wrapped it is.' Thomas Sutcliffe, Independent
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 2 Pub landlord captures moment customer falls over on CCTV – just like Del Boy did on Only Fools and Horses
- 3 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
- 4 Frankie Boyle on Scottish independence: 'In the Interests of Unity, F**k Off'
- 5 How to gain confidence and maximise your sexual potential
Penny Dreadful, series 2 episode 1, review: We're back alright, but on very familiar ground
Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
Eurovision 2015: What date is the song contest and who are the favourites to win?
Game of Thrones, season 5 episode 4, review: Sansa in danger of becoming another footnote in Westeros' bloody history
Noel Gallagher 'cannot wait' to hear Oasis-inspired One Direction album but rants about 'pointless' Tidal and Spotify
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show