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This was a pop-science show that looked as if it had wandered in from Cbbc by mistake. Has bank holiday TV finally given up trying?

Last night it felt as if bank holiday television had finally given up the illusion of trying. Those of us feeling fragile from a long weekend of boozing, or Diy, or for the reckless, boozy Diy, might have settled in expecting a relatively recent blockbuster film with expensive special effects, rubbish dialogue and pretty people to look at; or at the least, a one-off comedy special featuring Miranda slipping on suncream and tripping over a windbreaker. Instead, we got documentaries. There was Horizon on BBC2, telling us about dinosaurs, just in case we had missed the other 483 episodes of Horizon about dinosaurs. There was Stacey Dooley exploring the Ukrainian cocaine industry on BBC3, for which we are all grateful. And here, on BBC1, was Ultimate Swarms, »

- Rebecca Nicholson

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