Sally Newall

Sally Newall is editor of IndyBest, the shopping section of independent.co.uk and in the i Paper. She also has a weekly television column in the Independent.

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Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly are co-hosts of Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing presenters Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly are the exception to the rule in an industry dominated by men

Women are currently at the front and centre of the BBC's schedules, but what about those in the industry, asks Sally Newall?

Earning her stripes: Liz Bonnin in 'India: Nature's Wonderland'

India: Nature's Wonderland, BBC2 - TV review: Stunning footage but David Attenborough can rest easy

While Liz Bonnin was a welcome narrator, Freida Pinto was not so natural, and Jon Gupta had something of the gap year YouTuber about him

The Hairy Bikers' Northern Exposure: A bit of a sausage fest

The Hairy Bikers' Northern Exposure, BBC2 - TV review: The lads made unappetising-looking food sound downright delicious

The most enjoyable segments were the ones where they learnt techniques from locals

Free hand: Dr Richard Clay in A Brief History Of Graffiti

A Brief History of Graffiti, TV review: Wot, no Banksy? This was refreshingly off-the-wall

From ancient daubings to today's street artists whose work sells for six-figures, Dr Richard Clay explored humans' desire to leave their mark on walls

Horizon: OCD: A Monster In My Mind, TV review: Highlighting how complicated brains are

The BBC Two programme showed the reality of living with the condition - as well as giving a fascinating insight into treatments

Return of the Giant Killers: Africa's Lion Kings, TV review: A beautifully shot but brutal look at the circle of life

The programme documented the lions' day-to-day struggle for food

Living the high life: Anne Robinson enjoys some skip-surfed soup

Britain's Spending Secrets, TV review: Anne Robinson makes no apologies - she works at what she does well and her staff do the rest

Anne showed us that everyone just tries to keep up with the Jones

Supervet In The Field, TV review: Noel Fitzpatrick's canine Glastonbury featured agility sessions, doggy massage and puppy training

The event was also an excuse for Fitzpatrick to revisit patients from his pioneering practice

Horizon: Are Health Tests Really A Good Idea?, TV review: Michael Mosley's 'beautiful rectum' and 'dignity shorts' will live long in the memory

The TV doctor gamely put himself through a series of tests to assess whether they are worth the anxiety or cost

Professor Kevin Fong of Surrey, Sussex, Kent Air Ambulance was one of the space junk experts

Horizon: The Trouble with Space Junk, TV review: Hypothetical situations don't make for interesting telly for non-space enthusiasts

Experts tried to get viewers excited about astronauts going on "space walks" to check satellites' health but there was no real action

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