Political prankster Jolyon Rubinstein from The Revolution Will Be Televised tries making a serious documentary. He ask why young people are not voting -- apathy, disenchantment, Russell Brand...? But what can be done to renew interest in the democratic process? While he does talk to politicos Vince Cable, Len McCluskey of Unite and, er, Peter Stringfellow, he can't resist a stunt and there are some corkers.
The game of cat and mouse with Nigel Farage is hilarious. But he wants to make a serious point: a distrust of politicians is actually feeding young people's marginalisation. His solution? Start a campaign to make lying to Parliament a criminal offence.Hannah Shaddock, Radio Times, 11th February 2015
Optimistically calculated to cash in on the success last year of The Inbetweeners Movie, this is a spin-off of an ITV2 series in which 'comedian' Leigh Francis plays Mr Lemon, a Yorkshire entrepreneur who sees himself as the new Richard Branson.
His orange tan, long blond hair and tendency to ogle buxom beauties and celebs are more redolent of Peter Stringfellow.
His desire to discuss bodily functions evokes unpleasant memories of Dr Gillian McKeith.
Nothing funny happens, and a good deal that is repulsive does, none of it describable in a family paper.
Among the glitterati are Peter Andre, Fearne Cotton and Jedward. In some inner circle of Hell, this movie will be for ever playing.
The venerable try-out series returns with two quite funny sketch show pilots. The first, iCandy, comes from Irish comic Liam Hourican, whose Louis Theroux impression is a gem. This Louis's Weird Weekend involves meeting Adolf Hitler in his bunker ("I kinda feel like you're hectoring me now, Adolf"). Other characters include a mouthy, string-vested Irish PM ("Oi'll fight every man that wants!") and a community-minded Peter Stringfellow. Hourican is a talent to watch.David Butcher, Radio Times, 19th April 2010