i talk: let it shine


Saturday night telly. The most difficult to get right, yet in many ways the most important. BBC One think their new format Let It Shine has all the right ingredients to make it a ratings hit.

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i talk: strictly come dancing 2016


Last night, I was invited down to Elstree to be in the audience for Saturday night’s most-watched television programme, Strictly Come Dancing.

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i talk: the missing (series 2)


When The Missing ended in December 2014, I was satisfied with how the series ended. It had a beginning, a middle and a definite end. But with critical acclaim and an average overnight audience of 5.5m (7.3m consolidated), the BBC announced a second series…

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i talk: morgana robinson’s the agency


Quite how Morgana Robinson isn’t a household name yet, I’ll never know. But hopefully her new seven-part BBC Two series Morgana Robinson’s The Agency will change that.

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i talk: damned


Two Jo Brand comedies in one year?! 2016 really is spoiling us, although her latest comedy Damned has been a long time coming.

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i talk: national treasure


Channel 4’s latest drama National Treasure is a brilliant observation of what happens when a much-loved entertainer gets accused of historic sexual offences.

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i talk: david brent & foregone conclusion live


In 2001 when I first sat down to watch The Office, if someone had told me that 15 years later I’d be sat in the Hammersmith Apollo watching David Brent in concert, I wouldn’t have believed them. Yet last night, that’s exactly what I found myself doing.

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i talk: our girl (series 2)

Our Girl 2

Michelle Keegan (Coronation Street) takes over from Lacey Turner (EastEnders) in the new series of Our Girl, but she isn’t playing the same character.

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i talk: cold feet

Cold Feet

“When is Cold Feet coming back?” is a question which has followed actors James Nesbitt, John Thomson, Fay Ripley, Hermione Norris and Robert Bathurst around for 13 years, but finally they have an answer. Monday 5th September 2016 at 9pm.

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i talk: young hyacinth

Young Hyacinth

Kerry Howard (Witless, Him & Her) is taking on one of sitcom’s greatest characters, Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced Bouquet) in a one-off BBC One prequel to Keeping Up AppearancesYoung Hyacinth.

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