More “Taking the Flak” Reviews / TV Tip

MORE “TAKING THE FLAK” REVIEWS

“Taking the Flak” seems to be the BBC’s residential Marmite: love it or hate it. For the audience, looking at the conflicting reviews can be confusing:

John Preston, for example, really, really hates the show:

THE TELEGRAPH
“(…) As well as being unfunny in a kind of sky-darkening way, it’s eerily unlikeable. (…)”

War reporter John Simpson, on the other hand, really, really loves it – in the same paper:

THE TELEGRAPH
“(…) Good comedy is always sharp and painful, and this is television comedy at its best. (…)”

SUNDAY EXPRESS
“(…) I couldn’t fault this comedy. Indeed, it was the best satire on journalism since Drop The Dead Donkey and the first time the BBC has been truly honest about the way news is put together. (…)”

THE SCOTSMAN
“(…) A highly promising beginning… (…)”

THE TIMES ONLINE
“(…) What this should have been was hard satire. What it was was racist farce. (…)”

THE ROYAL

Tonight we’ll see if there’s any reason to continue watching The Royal, or if Nick and Marian have been written out of the show. I’ll keep you posted. No Damian, no screencaps, though.

TV TIP

Ultimate Force: “Killing of a one-eyed Bookie”

ITV4 will air one of Damian’s earliest and still finest performances on the small screen. Make sure to catch him as Sean Weir in “Killing of a One-Eyed Bookie” (2002) on Tuesday, 14 July, 9pm.

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Damian O'Hare as Sean Weir in the "Ultimate Force" episode "Killing of a One-Eyed Bookie".

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