SINEAD ASH reviews “The Russian Revolution in Colour”, Channel 5
Dan Nichol reviews the BBC’s China Week
This was perhaps the BBC’s way of recompensing for not adequately covering what was one of 2004’s biggest stories — China’s explosive economic growth.
The way western governments internationally — the US and the UK in particular — flout the rule of law was well demonstrated in Channel 4’s series of programmes about the torture of terror suspects.
Mick Duncan reviews "Faith", BBC1, 28 February
Rosalind Robson reviews “The Dirty Business”, 1 March, Channel 4
Dan Nichols reviews “blood on our hands: the english civil war”, Channel 4
Channel Four’s programme on the English Revolution broke new ground in its portrayal of a nation at war with itself. It was based around letters from the period and featured actors playing the roles of those who had written the letters.
Cathy Nugent reviews “Cocaine”, Channel Four, and “If… drugs were legal”, 12 January, BBC2
Dan Nichols reviews “Yasmine”, Channel 4
Sacha Ismail reviews “Are Muslims hated?”, Channel 4, 8 January
1.7 million people watched the BBC2 screening of the award-winning Jerry Springer, The Opera on Saturday 8 January.
Prior to the broadcast, the BBC received 47,000 complaints from people organised by fundamentalist Christian groups who regard the musical as blasphemous.