Almost 90 years ago, the BBC started on its mission to educate, inform, and entertain. Apparently, there was another clause to that manifesto, and that was to produce a new cop show at least once every two months.
The first era of the rebooted Who has passed. The sound of drums has ceased to be.
When the follow-up series to Life On Mars first aired, it didn’t really make sense.
Kids lie all the time, don’t they? And one of the best lies put around in recent years is that Skins is a teen drama. It isn’t, of course: it’s far better than that.
With great hype, comes great responsibility. You can’t have escaped E4’s relentless pushing of its new superhero drama - a kind of Fantastic Four with ASBOs.
TV has been doing a fair a bit of riffing on the classics this week, particularly with Psychoville, in which a seemingly one-shot love letter to Alfred Hitchcock's Rope had an episode that contained more than a few shot-for-shot flourishes borrowed from the James Stewart original.