Of course she can. Movie/70242311The Met, BBC i Player C4 dramedy Babylon had a storyline about an all-access Met police documentary, and now here’s the real thing.This first fascinating episode takes a look at the race relations fallout following the shooting of an unarmed black man on the streets of Tottenham in 2011.
With its laddish line-up and Britpop soundtrack, TFI Friday feels very much like a relic of a different era.
But how much have talk shows really moved on since Evans shouted “Wiiiiiiill” for the last time?
Does the new Haringey borough commander have what it takes to heal a community?
to Be Bohemian with Victorian Coren Mitchell, BBC i Player It’s rather a shame this was recorded too early to include a section on flying in style, à la Kate Moss, but this erudite history of “painters, poets, pioneers and provocateurs” still includes plenty of lively characters.
There was, he warned, too much celebrity sycophancy, obviously orchestrated chaos and hosts who never let their guests get a word in edgeways — all TFI Friday traditions which have largely continued to this day.
If TV commissioners want to breath new life into an old format, they’ll have to go further back than 1996 for inspiration.
Back to 1987, perhaps, when the still young and experimental Channel 4 launched a chat show which began at midnight and ended only when the guests had run out of things to say.
It included lengthy discussions of big ideas, regular walk-outs from government MPs and a drunk Oliver Reed demanding kisses. Now, there’s a series we really could do with reviving.
Buyers at 4World Drama must have an eye on the action-packed Japanese historical drama Yae no Sakura, which was nominated for an International Emmy last year.