Boxing clever with our telly expert; Celebrity hunting was all too easy with former Gogglebox duo, who were unable to see their trackers for beer goggles. It was no problem seeing where the Our Girl budget was blown - on Michelle Keegan's make-up. Happy birthday to Bobby Charlton,a great man and a great talent with no desire to show off.
Byline: STEVE HENDRY
The drama in Celebrity Hunted (Tuesday, Channel 4) is the idea of the elite trackers, all ex-police and security personnel, closing in on their desperate quarry, in this case minor celebrities Steph and Dom Parker, Jamie Laing, Spencer Matthews, Jay McGuiness, Siva Kaneswaran and Anneka Rice.
While trying to survive for 14 days on the run from them all in the name of Stand Up to Cancer, they have to buy into the game. It wasn't exactly high stakes for Steph and Dom, having started off by being picked up by a friend in a Roller. And while they are known for liking a drink or two or three or four, when trying to work out how to escape the net, they opted to hide in the woods - and have a beer. Edge of the seat? Only if it's a bar stool. n Our Girl (BBC1, Tuesday) saw Nepal hit by an earthquake which came right out of a 1970s Doctor Who episode, the special effects being limited to a shaky camera and actors throwing themselves around like avant garde performance artists.
You can only presume the special effects budget was blown on star Michelle Keegan's make-up. The former Coronation Street star looked like she had walked straight out of the nail and tanning salons of The Only Way Is Essex where her husband, Mark Wright made his name, rather than a disaster zone. As good an actress as she is, it did distract from her performance as Army medic Corporal Georgie Lane. The swearing which peppered the opening episode didn't help either -18 f-bombs dropped. If things don't improve, it could be time for it to get its marching orders.
Bobby Charlton at 80 (BBC1, Sunday) showed a modest, humble, decent, considered and generous man without a tattoo or flashy earring in sight and no outward sign of the trappings of obscene wealth. Great player, even greater man.
BBC Writersroom Scotland has selected five new writers whose stories will feature in the third series of The Break on BBC Three. The writers from across Scotland, chosen following a talent search, will work with BBC Writersroom Scotland and independent production company, The Comedy Unit, to bring their stories to the screen. The five- minute monologues that reflect the diversity of life in contemporary Scotland will go into production shortly and will be available on BBC Three next year.
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|Publication:||Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Oct 15, 2017|
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