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No No No. It’s Gardener’s World, not Bickering-r-us

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Gardener’s World is back, 2/23 my Sky+ informs me, which is a brilliant feeling – 23 weeks of warm-ish weather for all.

But wait, Toby Buckland and Alys Fowler have started a worrying new mock fighting angle between the radishes and roses, and it’s manure.

Alys Fowler at Berryfields, Photo BBC

Alys Fowler at Berryfields, Photo BBC

I can put up with a lot of disfunctional personality from my garden presenters, but this almost sibling-like “I’ve had to clean up twice” lark is going too far. Monty and Carol would never scrap in this faux-cutesy style, it’s just not good. I don’t mind some stilted conversation in the borders (could do with less of Joe Swift impersonating Jamie Oliver though), but thinking about it now, even last season Toby B’s roll your eyes/groan/ugh humour was there to see, but Alys still had some dignity. Maybe the new garden was the last straw, or no, I think it’s the Hot or Not board.

Perhaps Toby and Alys actually hate each other? 21 weeks to find out I guess. Can’t we have Carol for lead presenter?

Written by Victoria

April 11, 2009 at 7:54 am

Desperate autumn

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Well things are looking up. Finally some American TV is coming back onto our screens. Not the good stuff yet, but it’s a start and I’ll be watching, with far too high hopes; Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives, maybe even Strictly come dancing. Later this season is season three of Heroes too..

In the meantime, at least we have Mutual Friends.

Who would have envisaged Gloucestershire old spot piglets in catalogue clothes on a runway, on an average Tuesday night? That’s the good thing about Mutual Friends, it’s OTT and so much better for it. Written by Richard Pinto and Anil Gupta (The Kumars At No 42, Goodness, Gracious Me), you’ll know 60% of the cast, and yes Keeley Hawes does look like Keira Knightley, doesn’t she? Pimms anyone?

Gardener’s World

Carol Klein has been overlooked for the main presenter role – her latest interview has confirmed she was never asked and not invited to apply for the role, which is shameful.

Written by Victoria

September 3, 2008 at 12:14 am