Jane Rackham

Jane Rackham
Jane Rackham's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Radio Times
Publications: Radio Times

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet The Great British Baking Show: Series 2 (TV, 2010) It's mouthwateringly entertaining. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
100% The Durrells in Corfu: Season 4 (TV, 2016) Life in Corfu is as idyllic - and deliciously chaotic - as ever for the Durrell family. But although the sun is shining, there's a dark, Spiros-shaped cloud over their home. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
91% The Great British Baking Show: Series 3 (TV, 2010) The standard of baking has risen like a perfect soufflé with each series - some of the showstopper cakes in this first round are truly amazing - but mistakes are still made. Dusting a cake tin with salt instead of sugar is never a good idea. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
100% The Durrells in Corfu: Season 3 (TV, 2016) It's a glorious, funny, colourful, emotional finale that makes you yearn to live in a sun-dappled, dilapidated Greek villa like theirs - although maybe with fewer animals. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
100% The Durrells in Corfu: Season 2 (TV, 2016) Don't be seduced by his champagne and his playboy flirtations, Louisa. Spiros is the man for you. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
94% The Durrells in Corfu: Season 1 (TV, 2016) The series ends with a joyful, sun-dappled party and plenty of ends left untied in preparation for series two. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
No Score Yet Father Brown: Series 7 (TV, 1974) A new series of the murder mysteries based on GK Chesterton's sleuthing priest gets off to a dramatic start when Mrs McCarthy [Sorcha Cusack] and Lady Felicia [Nancy Carroll] are taken hostage during a bungled train robbery. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
No Score Yet Father Brown: Series 6 (TV, 1974) These Midsomer-style period dramas, loosely based on GK Chesterton's stories, are a delicious midday TV treat. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
No Score Yet Father Brown: Series 5 (TV, 1974) Mark Williams is as delightful as ever as the canny Father Brown; there's a lot of good will to all men and it even snows on cue. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
No Score Yet Father Brown: Series 4 (TV, 1974) In 2016 a new series of the period murder mysteries based on GK Chesterton's character got underway by delving into the world of 1950s gothic horror movies. It's an especially arch episode with the cast relishing the chance to ham it up to the extreme. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
No Score Yet Father Brown: Series 3 (TV, 1974) Viewers have really taken Mark Williams's crime-solving cleric and these murder and morality tales to their hearts. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
No Score Yet Father Brown: Series 2 (TV, 1974) [Father Brown] returns with a substantial supporting cast that includes Sorcha Cusack and Hugo Speer, as well as his trademark brolly and bicycle, to solve some more cases. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
No Score Yet Father Brown: Series 1 (TV, 1974) Mark Williams does a smashing job as GK Chesterton's mild-mannered, mystery-solving priest in this drama series first shown in 2013. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
100% Mum: Season 1 (TV, 2016) This is observational comedy at its most painful. The agonisingly repetitious exchange between a surprisingly patient Cathy and her aged in-laws about what constitutes a buffet will strike a chord with many. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
67% Midsomer Murders: Season 14 (TV, 0) Here's a murder mystery for twitchers and balletomanes alike as it's loosely based on the story of Swan Lake and all the suspects belong to the Midsomer-in-the-Marsh Ornithological Society. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
100% Billy Connolly: Made in Scotland: Miniseries (TV, 2018) There's a more contemplative, poignant air to this part, which reveals Billy to be a voracious reader, a keen artist and a deep thinker with a strong political awareness. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
80% Back in Time for School: Series 1 (TV, 2018) As well as sharing their favourite memories with presenter Sara Cox and social historian Polly Russell (what's the betting that school dinners will feature but cross-country runs won't?), they also explore what the education of the future might be like. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
100% Billy Connolly's Ultimate World Tour: Season 1 (TV, 2018) It's poignant seeing how he has changed physically over the years, but his zest for life hasn't diminished, so maybe doing another naked bungee jump isn't out of the question. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
No Score Yet Death in Paradise: Season 7 (TV, 2011) It's probably the most undemanding piece of entertaining hokum currently on TV: formulaic, charming and whimsical, it's like Midsomer Murders meets Agatha Christie with added sunshine and reggae. But that's not such a bad thing. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2019
60% Death in Paradise: Season 4 (TV, 2011) After last episode's shock, prepare for another one. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2019