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'Made in Chelsea', 'Politician's Husband', 'Wright Way': This week's TV

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Made in Chelsea Season 5 cast shot

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'Made in Chelsea' Season 5 cast shot



It's been a while since I've checked in with the hair-gel abusing, giant-chinned, pout-osauras rex monsters that are the Made in Chelsea cast. There has been an extraordinary amount of chitter-chatter in the Digital Spy office and my Twitter timeline about this week's episode, so I decided to give Cheska, Binky, Spencer, Foo-Foo, Dipsy and Po another visit.

I wouldn't want to miss out would I? Yah.

Diving into the Made in Chelsea world midway through its fifth series was a bit like when you catch a foreign soap opera on your hotel TV when you're on holiday in Spain or France. Except with worse acting. I wasn't entirely sure what was going on and at times, a Sign Zone-esque person in the bottom corner of the screen would have been useful. They could translate the hair-flicks, the yahs and the undramatic pauses into intelligible English for anyone who didn't spend their gap yah skiing on mountains made of £50 notes.

What I did manage to decipher from the episode is that the bloke who was rubbish on Channel 5's The Bachelor is a bit of a rotter. He's been bonking other girls. In his girlfriend's bed. The rotter. Yah.

His pal Jamie, who has an even more cracking jaw line than the one who was rubbish on The Bachelor, has decided that it's acceptable to wear black shorts, no-T-shirt and fluffy moon boots. With bleached blonde hair. He's also been cheating on his girlfriend. With anyone in a hot tub in Verbier. Yah. The outrage.

Jamie Laing photographed in May 2012

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Jamie Laing

Spencer Matthews, DSTRKT nightclub, Rihanna fashion launch, after party, London

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The one who ruined 'The Bachelor'



Not bi, but definitely not gay and probably not straight Olly has taken to sporting a There's Something About Mary gelled haircut. He's currently figuring out a complex scale system to categorise his sexuality that could be more complex than theories about the Higgs boson. And his girlfriend has found his porn DVD Dream on Straight Boy. The horror. Yah.

Another bloke who's been in Boston is ready to sleep with the bloke who was rubbish on The Bachelor's girlfriend. And he has an even more ridiculous chin than Jamie.

The bloke who was rubbish on The Bachelor had a pout off with the man who went to Boston. And then his ex-girlfriend shouted at him in a nightclub about "shooting himself in the d**k". Yah.

And there was a new blonde woman in a cloak. Who was also in Verbier. I think it was Verbier. It sounded more like eugh-Verb-eugh-yah-ier.

And someone called Cheska has an even bigger chin than everyone else combined.

And people say TV is dumbing down. Yah.

Made in Chelsea airs on Mondays at 10pm on E4. Yaaaaaar.

David Tennant and Emily Watson in ''The Politician's Husband'

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The Politician's Husband



It's a credit to David Tennant that in the week 10 million people tuned in to watch him discover the killer in Broadchurch, he so easily slipped into his next major TV drama, BBC Two's The Politician's Husband. There wasn't a dodgy West Country accent, M'laaaaar cry or Pauline Quirke and her dog in sight.

Tennant was joined centre stage by Emily Watson in this much-belated sequel to 1995's The Politician's Wife. The duo were brilliantly cast as a Westminster golden couple, who started crumbling at the seams as an attempted coup of the PM from Tennant's Aiden Hoynes went badly wrong.

Stabbed in the back by his cartoonishly evil best pal Bruce (Ed Stoppard), Hoynes's grip on power slips and his wife Freya (Watson) ends up filling his void on the government front benches. She's intrigued and lured by power, Bruce is pulling strings behind-the-scenes and Aiden is left at home with smashed wine glasses, the school run and lots of brooding to do.

Subtlety wasn't its strong point as it ticked off 'modern' references like "Twitter" and "blogs", coming across like your dad trying to sound hip. And the subplot with Hoynes's son felt tagged on and rather out of place.

However, the double-crossing, deceitful and dirty world of politics is ripe for small screen drama and The Politician's Husband was dirtier, more deceitful and had a delicious amount of double-crossing.

The Politician's Husband continues next Thursday at 9pm on BBC Two.

The cast of BBC's 'The Wright Way'

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The cast of BBC's 'The Wright Way'


The saying goes that if you've got nothing good to say, say nothing at all. So when it comes to Ben Elton's new BBC sitcom The Wright Way, my review is as follows.







That is all.

The Wright Way airs on Tuesdays at 10.30pm on BBC One.

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New Girl - This Zooey Deschanel US comedy vehicle is currently firing on all cylinders, finding its feet with rapid-fire laughs in season two. Definitely worth a second chance or a first look. - Still available on 4OD

Great Bear Stakeout - Not the most scientific of docs ('ooh look at the cuddly bear cub' was the general theme), but this Alaska-based series is still worth a punt for any nature junkies with a spare couple of hours. - Still available on iPlayer

MasterChef - The semi-finals have aired this week, which has meant ridiculous shouting, ridiculous tension and tears over spilt jus. - Still available on iPlayer

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