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Reality Unchecked

by | 29th, July 2003

‘IF you thought that reality TV began and ended with Big Brother, don’t tune into ITV1 tonight which manages to pack its prime-time schedule with more real life than any of us can cope with.

All that remains of decent British TV

In Package Holiday – Undercover at 8pm, reporters expose the fact that crime doesn’t just happen in England, but can happen to holidaymakers in Spain as well.

Half an hour later, we are following the undertakers of FA Albin & Son, a family-run funeral directors from London, who have to cope with the first snow of winter (and the rush of business that provides).

At 9pm, we get to relive Honeymoons From Hell, including one couple who got caught up in a gun battle between police and Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka and another who felt the full force of Hurricane George as it ripped through the Caribbean.

And from 10.30 onwards we get to follow the police first in Oxford Street as they patrol London’s main shopping thoroughfare looking for pick-pockets and then in Police! as they close in on an armed man in Plymouth.

It almost makes you yearn for Cameron, Ray, Scott and the gang.

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