Would it matter if Derren Brown faked a demonstration on one of his TV shows? If a sequence, presented as a legitimate science experiment, had been edited to deliberately mislead the viewer? Surely, that goes with the territory. He’s an illusionist and his shows should be treated as entertainment – they’re not meant to be… Read more
Derren Brown’s latest Channel 4 show, Apocalypse, appears to be the product of a magician who’s bored with what he does – at least on television. His increasingly formulaic shows now involve just one real ‘trick’ – that the person selected is acting under hypnosis and unaware of their role in a TV production. If… Read more
His name is Peter Simon and he’s the scariest man on television – he always has been.
This is a guy who certainly knows his onions when it comes to bossing; his company managed to rack-up £240 million profits despite being rated as Britain’s worst energy supplier.
The Spectrum version of The Krypton Factor managed to beautifully capture the general po-faced misery of the TV show but also cleverly removed both of the good bits.
This was a glorious two-wheeled version of You’ve Been Framed – only with more mud and better injuries.
Grange Hill’s primary purpose wasn’t entertainment, it was education. It was to teachl young people about what a horrible and dangerous world they live in.