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I Bought A Rainforest TV review

1 June 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Illegal loggers, shifty Tito and a coca crop Charlie's 100 acres of rainforest is full of surprises

Charlie has bought a rainforest in Peru. Well, if you can call 100 acres that's 0.4 square kilometres, I believe, or enough room for approximately one 50th of a jaguar to roam about in a rainforest. But I Bought A Rainforest (BBC2, Sunday) is a better title for a TV show than I Bought A Bit Of Land.

It's not primary forest either, but secondary, meaning it has been chopped down before. Not that Charlie affable, handsome wildlife photographer Charlie Hamilton James, last seen splashing around an English river with his family probably knew. He forgot one of the fundamental rules of property purchase: always view before you buy.

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- Sam Wollaston

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TV highlights 31/01/14

31 January 2014 1:30 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Room 101 | Video Killed The Radio Star | Vultures: Beauty in the Beast | Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild | The Last Leg | Mob City | Sound City

Room 101

8.30pm, BBC1

The laugh-per-half-hour quota is guaranteed to stay steady with crooner Michael Ball and one-woman comfort blanket Caroline Quentin trying not to be upstaged by comedy German Henning Wehn. While Quentin attempts to banish control pants into the legendary room, Wehn goes straight for the jugular with fundraising. And don't get him started on the royal family. Ball, meanwhile, can't stand being showered with soft toys. "You want to toughen up your image," suggests Henning as the heart of many a fan breaks. Hannah Verdier

Video Killed the Radio Star: The Artist's View

8.30pm, Sky Arts 1

Another edition of the gossamer-thin show telling the stories behind iconic music vids. Did you know, pop-pickers, that Elton's riotous I'm Still Standing video was improvised on the spot, »

- Hannah Verdier, Ali Catterall, Rachel Aroesti, John Robinson, Julia Raeside, Ben Arnold

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