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10 things we learnt from watching TV last week 5

Harry, James and Gbemi

Feature by Tim Carson

Here’s what we learnt from watching TV between 21st and 27th November, 2011.

1. It’s impossible to watch more than 10 minutes of the Young Apprentice without wanting to send all the “candidates” to their rooms with instructions not to come out until they’ve thought about what they’ve just said. How is teaching teenagers to be rude to each other a good thing? Learn some manners brats.
The Apprentice, BBC1, Monday, 9pm

2. The Amish only have three buttons on their shirts so the men don’t get tempted to unbutton them all the way to the waist if they get too hot while building a barn. Another cracking documentary from C4 as six British teenagers get to spend some time living with the Amish – and dressing like them too.
Living With The Amish, C4, Thursday, 9pm

3. Fatima Whitbread is as hard as nails. Ok she’s an Olympic athlete but she barely even flinched when a cockroach crawled up her nose during a trial on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. And I mean right up her nose – so far that it need three flushes with water before she could sniff it up (yes up) and spit it out. Un-be-lievable.
I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, ITV, Every night, 9pm

4. And sorry if you’re not a fan but I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here was responsible for one of the funniest moments on TV this week as they replayed Sinitta’s best bits. The poor women is literally scared of everything as she revealed by screaming in fear as she walked out of camp before saying: “It’s ok, it’s only a stick.” Yes a stick – terrifying.
I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, ITV, Every night, 9pm

5. “What’s ciabatta?” “Nothing, what’s ciabatta with you.” – is not a good joke. And it’s just one of the “jokes” on The Café Sky1’s new “sitcom” starring Ralph Little and directed by Craig Cash from The Royle Family. Not sure I’ll be having a second helping.
The Café, Sky1, Wednesday, 9pm

6. You really can’t trust anybody on any TV show as Detective Lydia Adams found out on when she discovered it was her best friend Russell Clarke who had leaked the pictures of a celebrity crime scene to the press landing her with a suspension. As she said to him at the end: “I don’t even know you, dude.” And so say we all.
Southland, More 4, Thursday, 9pm

7. Ringer is starting to make my head spin. Yet another twist in this week’s episode –well several actually – which means you’ve got to hand it to the writers as they know how to pack a lot into an hour’s show. It also means you’re hooked as you’ve got to keep watching to see how they can sustain it over the three series they apparently have planned.
Ringer, Living, Thursday, 8pm.

8. Thanksgiving can ruin many US TV series. They have to either do a “Thanksgiving” theme or skip an episode as other “better” programmes are run over the holiday period instead. Blue Bloods did the former which sadly means it meant little to us in the UK.
Blue Bloods , BBC1, Monday, 9pm

9. The life of stewardess is very glamorous. One minute it’s New York, the next it’s London, and then on to Monte Carlo just in time for the Grand Prix and a bit of gambling at the casino. What no flights to anywhere dull? And no sign of any jetlag? I’ll definitely be flying Pan Am from now on. Oh, what it collapsed in 1991 – ah.
Pan Am, BBC2, Saturday, 10pm

10. Only two weeks to go till The X-Factor final. Which doesn’t leave a lot of time for them to learn to sing in tune. And Olly Murs, how dare you ruin The Muppets.
The X-Factor, ITV, Saturday, 8pm

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