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Happy Birthday NHS

Dr Philip Hammond’s Happy Birthday NHS is not for the faint-hearted. With anecdotes about clingfilm-assisted suicide and jokes surrounding serious medical conditions, uttered as though they were a mere common cold, it is fair to say that Hammond’s comedy might not be for everyone. However, after settling into Dr Hammond’s bold style, there is a […]

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Employable Me: Britain’s most extraordinary jobseekers on BBC Two

Getting hired is undoubtedly a difficult process. Imagine going to an interview and swearing uncontrollably at the person you desperately want the job from. This is the sad reality of people suffering from Tourette’s syndrome. When thinking of Tourette’s and autism, our concerns often revolve around their social relationships and the problems placed on their […]

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Thirteen: BBC Three Online

Imagine living captive in a pitch-black cellar for 13 years. Escaping should be one of the happiest days of your life: you are reunited with your family and can finally live as you always intended. However, for Ivy Moxam (Jodie Comer), the road to happiness is not at all that simple. BBC Three’s new drama, […]

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Keeping Up With The Khans: Channel four

Ehab has been living in Sheffield for two years and is asked to point out the UK on a map. His finger hovers hesitantly over eastern Europe: “Oh, here it is, Ukraine, right?” Channel 4’s new series Keeping Up With The Khans conveys the controversy surrounding immigrants, who some believe are tainting British culture. However, […]

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David Attenborough’s: Natural Curiosities BBC TWO

We all know why a chameleon changes colour: to camouflage itself…right? But did you also know that it does this to communicate? Asserting its dominance, enticing a mate, and reflecting its emotional state are all reasons for its fluctuating colours. These, amongst other surprising facts, are revealed in BBC2’s intriguing new series, David Attenborough’s Natural […]

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Phone Shop Idol: BBC TWO

Tears, sob stories and emotional music. The key components that dominate shows like The X Factor, have now been shamefully adopted in BBC 2’s new series, Phone Shop Idol. Perhaps, even more shamefully, is that I enjoyed it. In this episode we meet the ‘chosen ones’; the best phone sellers from around the UK nominated […]

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Supervet

Watching innocent, injured animals on screen guarantees a heart-wrenching watch. While Channel 4’s  The Supervet does have its fair share of upsetting scenes, it is enjoyable and inspiring, reminding viewers of the truth behind the saying ‘man’s best friend’. The programme follows ‘Supervet’, Noel Fitzpatrick’s struggle to heal three beloved pets with complicated medical problems. […]