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Euan Ferguson: best television of 2016

4 December 2016 12:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

From Victoria to Happy Valley, there was almost too much good drama to choose from, with comedies such as Fleabag and Mum providing equally rich pickings

• Observer critics’ reviews of the year in full

What do you want first: the good news or the good news? The first is that this was a storming year for television, on both sides of the Atlantic and one significant point in between. Film directors now race towards the medium, scattering clatters of folding chairs in their wake. The second is that it was available absolutely everywhere. You could, if you had unaccountably so chosen, have watched all of it on a broadband-enabled fingernail.

The Wright Stuff has perfected that magic (and rare) daytime compromise between serious and trivial

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- Euan Ferguson

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The week in TV: Borderline; Gogglebox: Brexit Special; A Granny’s Guide to the Modern World and more

6 August 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Channel 5 comes up trumps with an airport-based take on The Office, while the Gogglebox crew head for the Brexit

The Wright Stuff (C5) | My5

Borderline (C5) | My5

Gogglebox: Brexit Special (C4) | All4

A Granny’s Guide to the Modern World (C4) | All 4

The Girl from Ipanema: Brazil, Bossa Nova and the Beach (BBC4) | iPlayer

In a remarkable departure from tradition, Channel 5 had two good programmes in one week. Normally it has only one, the often splendid The Wright Stuff, which last week featured guest panellist Shazia Mirza (the guests really make or break it each week: my heart tends to dance at the thought of Mirza, Scott Capurro or Steve Furst; and I do hope Alexis Conran, despite his shoo-in as Celebrity Masterchef – as predicted in the opening week by, cough cough, li’l old me – continues to grace our guilty morning watching). Mirza was gently nudged to rehash her latest appearance on Loose Women, »

- Euan Ferguson

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