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
Artists unveils new exhibition inspired by Hastings beachart
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 UK pirates will get four warning letters a year
- 2 Apple has installed security backdoors on 600m iPhones and iPads, claims security researcher
- 3 Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Pro-Russian rebel 'admits to shooting down plane'
- 4 Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
- 5 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
Fight Club 2: Chuck Palahniuk sequel is a 'meta-fictional comment on the cultural response to the original'
Best movies on Netflix UK and US: 32 films that will end your endless scrolling
Can Secret Cinema sell 80,000 'Back to the Future' tickets?
Star Wars 7: Plot details 'leak', with sequel's opening sequence and premise revealed
Original Rick Astley 'rickrolling' video removed from YouTube
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash: 'Nine Britons, 23 Americans and 80 children' feared dead after Boeing passenger jet is 'shot down' near Ukraine-Russia border
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains