Articles tagged Reaction.Life Column:

Reaction Media Review Column 33: Mrs Brown's Boys, Radio Today Podcast & George VI

  • 24 Dec 2020

This column first appeared on Reaction. Mrs Brown’s Boys, BBC1 This week we learned that Mrs Brown’s Boys had been renewed by BBC1 for – wait for it – another five years. Perhaps it’s the circles I move in, but I have yet to find a single person who watches it, let alone...

Reaction Media Column 33: Kay Burley & Britain's 'Shagaluf'

  • 17 Dec 2020

This column first appeared on Reaction. Kay Burley at Breakfast, Sky News I had intended to review Kay Burley’s breakfast show today, but events have scuppered me. Or rather, Kay herself has scuppered me. Her 60th birthday celebrations (60? Never!) have made some Cumming...

Reaction Media Column 31: The Crown

  • 1 Dec 2020

This article first appeared on Reaction. The rise in popularity of TV subscription services like Netflix and Amazon Prime is, in no small part, due to the popularity of bingeworthy series such as Outlander, You, House of Cards, and, of course, The Crown. The Crown, in pa...

Reaction Media Review 30: Simon Reeve in Cornwall & Naked Attraction

  • 24 Nov 2020

Cornwall with Simon Reeve, BBC2 I’ve become a bit of a Simon Reeve groupie. It was several years ago that I encountered one of his travel programmes where he was travelling around some far flung neck of the woods and I was instantly entranced. He’s a slightly gawky thirty-s...

Reaction Media Column 29: Location, Location, Location & Alan Johnson's Podcast

  • 20 Nov 2020

Location Location Location, Channel 4 There’s nothing more pleasurable than a bit of property porn on TV, and Channel 4 is certainly the place to get it. They pioneered the genre with Location, Location, Location twenty years ago and it’s sprouted several offshoots since, a...

Reaction Media Column 28: Breaking News

  • 3 Nov 2020

This column first appeared on Reaction. The Nice Terror Attack and  the EHRC Report into Antisemitism in the Labour Party, Sky News & BBC News Channel The problem with breaking news for any broadcast organisation is that you often have very little information to go o...

Reaction Media Review Column 27: Top Gear & Pointless Celebrities

  • 31 Oct 2020

This article first appeared on Reaction. Top Gear, BBC1 The new series of Top Gear is a revelation. It’s got back to its roots, and then some. I could never understand why the country’s premier car show was tucked away on BBC2, but now, after several decades it’s finally...

Reaction Media Review Column 26: 'The Comey Rule' & 'Political Thinking'

  • 20 Oct 2020

This article first appeared on Reaction.   The Comey Rule, Sky Atlantic Jim Comey was Director of the FBI when Donald Trump came to power. Indeed, some say that without Comey, Trump might never have won the election. It was he who ordered that the inquiry into Hillary...

Reaction Media Review Column 25: Could cancel culture scare off the new generation of political commentators?

  • 13 Oct 2020

This article first appeared on Reaction.   Reasoned with Darren Grimes, YouTube and all podcast platforms Darren Grimes has a certain reputation – most of it thoroughly undeserved. His reputation should be as one of the most articulate voices for Brexit in the country...

Reaction Media Column 23: Brunel & The Making an Impression Podcast

  • 1 Oct 2020

This article first appeared on Reaction.   Brunel: The Man Who Built Britain. Channel 5 A few weeks ago I wrote about the unpredictable quality of Channel 5’s multifarious and omnipresent royal documentaries. Some are complete tat, whereas others combine original rese...