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A Dead Horse

by | 6th, August 2003

‘EVEN a pupil at Summersdown Comprehensive would know that a dead horse can’t run, no matter how hard you flog it.

‘Is there anybody out there?’

So, it is no great surprise that the viewing figures for Fame Academy have so far been shocking, with only 3.2 million tuning in last Wednesday.

Tonight, the BBC is unlikely to fare much better as viewers get to choose which of the final six hopefuls will get the last three places in the house – and (for those who haven’t got one already) the chance to win a recording contract.

Cat Deeley and Patrick Kielty can enthuse all they like, but even they cannot hide the smell of rotting horseflesh.

Much better news on Channel 4 is the return of Teachers, the comedy that follows a group of pedagogues who prove to be comfortably more juvenile than their pupils.

In the first episode of the third series, the men are upset at the arrival of Lindsay, a larger-than-life female biology teacher who can drink them all under the table.

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