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Words To The Wise

by | 28th, September 2004

‘TV reviewers love to hear their own voices.

Going straight…to a second series

Watching TV with one of this square-eyed bunch must be as charming as listening to next door’s Drum ‘n’ Base fans crank up the volume just as Gardener’s World is about to start.

How they must go on.

Better than listening to them is to just read the words that appear beneath each show in the listings.

Too Posh To Wash, lists the Guardian. “Aggie MacKenzie and Kim Woodburn attempt to improve the hygiene of a scenic artist.”

After that, there’s Going Straight: “Series in which six ex-prisoners attempt to set up a florist business in London.”

If that were not enough, the Sun’s listing says of the show: “The six former prisoners are short-handed in their florist’s shop when two of their number suddenly go down with food poisoning.”

If these shows did not look awful in the pitch and pre-production stages then they at least appear ludicrous when distilled into a few words.

Over in the Times, they’re watching Location, Location, Location – the demise of which will surely herald the end of the property boom.

“Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer visit a couple in Farnham.”

If that sounds entertaining to you, you are either the lucky couple living in Farnham, eagerly awaiting your debut on TV, Kirstie or Phil, or unaware that you are alive.

Or a commissioning editor…’

Posted: 28th, September 2004 | In: Celebrities Comment | TrackBack | Permalink