Last Night: You Mite Not Want to Know All This
Davies, Mike, The Birmingham Post (England)
I can't help wondering how their daughter feels going into school today after being shown with head lice partying in her hair.
Personal view: Jeremy Clarkson on the perfect family car (BBC2, 8.30pm).
Detective series: Christopher Ellison in first of six Burnside dramas (Central, 9.00pm).
There may not actually have been any flies in fly on the wall documentary The Secret Life of the Family (BBC1), but there were certainly a whole lot of other insects. Filmed over a year, and then condensed into a typical 24 hours and analysed by medical, nutritional and behavioural experts, micro cameras, environmental scanning electron microscopy and computer graphics, revealed more than you and probably the Bentalls wanted to know about the literal minutiae of their daily lives.
And yes, since you asked, Janine Bentall was Angus Deayton's wife in One Foot In The Grave, although she's now more likely to be known as that self-proclaimed 'quite grubby' woman.
Of course, what the cameras revealed in the Bentall household is no different to yours or mine, but seeing it larger than life couldn't help but send you to bed scratching. …