P126 Teletext 126 Dec10 20:53:27       ————————————————————————   REVIEWS THE WEEK'S TELEVISION  ——————————————————————————————  It was great to see some  passion on Kllfrdale (ITV) for a change. "You gold-digging *$!!" screamed Kathy Tate when she found Rachel snogging Chris on Thursday. Then we got a good old-fashioned cat fight as Kathy gave Rachel a clumping and knocked her out. Silly of Chris to say Rachel was pregnant. It just made Kath the Bash even worse. ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— Your file on the X-files 125 WHAT'S TOP OF THE VIDEO CHARTS? p124 Stars Sport Weather Holidays
P126 Teletext 126 Dec10 20:55:41       ————————————————————————   REVIEWS THE WEEK'S TELEVISION  ——————————————————————————————  I just don't understand why a  talented actress like Wendy Craig would want anything to do with Brighton Belles (ITV Wed). Miss Craig plays Annie, the dim one in this truly dull sitcom, which has been artlessly Anglicised from the very sharp Golden Girls in the US. Did anyone understand the point Annie was trying to make when she banged on about adultery being like garlic? ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— Win a great TV & video package 125 PATRIC WALKER'S STARS p127 Stars Sport Weather Holidays
P126 Teletext 126 Dec10 20:50:18       ————————————————————————   REVIEWS THE WEEK'S TELEVISION  ——————————————————————————————  An Audience with Ken Dodd  was an oasis in the barren wasteland that is ITV light entertainment. Doddy has lost none of his saucy zest. The highlight was his rewriting of English history, elevating Wigan to capital status. And his ventriloquism with a Diddyman puppet was wicked. "Eeh, you're ugly" the puppet told him. ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— Is your number up? Lottery update 123 ON THE MOVE? LATEST TRAVEL NEWS p190 Stars Sport Weather Holidays
P126 Teletext 126 Dec10 20:50:00       ————————————————————————   REVIEWS THE WEEK'S TELEVISION  ——————————————————————————————  The Royal Variety Performance  (BBC1 Sat) is an anachronism which should have been buried years ago. Anything that gives that caterwauler Shirley Bassey a platform deserves no mercy. She massacred "Hey Jude". The only high spot was Frank Skinner, though he was forced to clean up his act. And as for those Irish clog dancers - what a waste of space! ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— Today's TV highlights 116 HAVE YOUR SAY IN OUR NEWS POLL p326 Stars Sport Weather Holidays
P126 Teletext 126 Dec10 20:51:10       ————————————————————————   REVIEWS THE WEEK'S TELEVISION  ——————————————————————————————  Jonathan Ross would be well  advised to go back to doing obscure C4 shows that nobody watches. On mainstream TV he appears sneery, and too chummy with the new comic luvvies. And he shouldn't risk singing again! As for the awards, how can a best comedy award be justified for Time After Time? The clip showed a man mistaking pot pourri for party nibbles. And that's supposed to be funny? ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— Lowdown on BBC2's brilliant X-files 125 YOUR LOCAL CINEMA GUIDE p615 C4 Stars Sport Weather Holidays
P126 Teletext 126 Dec10 20:52:10       ————————————————————————   REVIEWS THE WEEK'S TELEVISION  ——————————————————————————————  I just don't understand the  hysteria on Gladiators (ITV Sat). I know TV weather girls will do almost anything to leave rain charts behind, but Ulrika Jonsson should never have touched this downmarket trash. "After the break, entertainment beyond your wildest dreams," she promised. Somehow, I just don't think so... ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— Has your number come up? Lottery 123 PATRIC WALKER'S STARS p127 Stars Sport Weather Holidays
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