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Science" (BBC2, Weds 7.30) Fuuuuuuuuuuun! Anything with
in it is fun, serious or silly. Whether the Hollywood stunts are vaguely
plausible situations - fascinating. I've always wanted to try and
electrocute an inflatable shark in a paddling pool, but who hasn't? Winning
the lottery, marrying Robbie Williams and electrocuting plastic sea
creatures, perfectly normal ambitions. And a bonus bit of James bond is
always good by me.
"The Murder Game" (BBC1, Sat 10.30) Am I
the only person still watching this? Seems like it. It's getting
stranger by the week, and sick though it may be, I'm hooked. It's failed as
a reality show, in that the nation isn't as obsessed as by Big Brother/I'm a
Celeb/Popstars etc, but the work that's gone in to it is fantastic. The
investigation has got so many twists and turns it's impossible to second
guess it. Dead babies in the cupboard? Definitely weird. I must
remember to turn it off before the Killer's Game though, that bit's too
scary for me, I was hiding behind my duvet.
"Ground Force Does Mardi Gras" (BBC1,
Mon 8.30) aka Tommy & Charlie have a
holiday on the license fee. They can have all the specials they like, but
this just isn't the same without Alan Titchmarsh. Tommy, Charlie, Kirsty and
Willie are completely lacking in charisma, and neither Tommy nor Charlie can
talk well enough to do the voice overs. Too dull, and too many names ending
in "eee", it's not cute just annoying.
"The World's Strongest Woman" (BBC1,
Mon, 5.30) Those of you who've been
paying attention will remember this was reviewed in the very first column,
almost a year ago (along with Hayley Mills), so you've probably got a fair
idea what I'm going to say. John Inverdale, big scary muscly women who you
wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley (or would you?), huge weights.
If I weren't so scared of them, I'd call it fluff, but I don't think that's
the right word. Love it!
Major Fraud" (ITV, Mon 9.00) Everyone else may as well have
given up. Face it, almost everyone with a tv will have been watching
it. We've read the questions over & over in the papers (I knew it was a
googol, but didn't know Anthony Eden's hat) and there's been so much
coverage of the trial in the press you just HAD to see it for yourself. A
little bit too much analysis for my taste, but a good range of "Witnesses",
all in all fascinating. Maybe it was overkill to show the episode on ITV2
afterwards, after all we'd seen all the questions, and all the coughs, but
that's one of life's little mysteries.
"Snooker" (BBC1&2 and Eurosport all
week) Yay! It's Sheffield time again! So far I'm hating the purple and
yellow scorecard, still hating the remixed theme tune, really loving the
fluked brown by Alan McManus, and itching to drive up the M1.
Patience, patience. Easy pleased, me.
Finally, quiz answer of the week - Strawberry Shortcake
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