Category Archives: TV Reviews

TV Review: Agony & Ecstasy: A Year with English National Ballet: Episode 3: BBC4, 22 Mar 2011

The Eagling has landed. Or possibly not. Lurking in the wings for the previous two episodes English National Ballet’s Artistic Director and choreographer Wayne Eagling finally landed the lead role in Tuesday’s Agony & Ecstasy. A genial looking chap he … Continue reading

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TV Review: Agony & Ecstasy: A Year with English National Ballet: Episode 2: BBC4, 15 Mar 2011

Seconds Out – Round Two The excellent Agony & Ecstasy should be renamed A & E after the amount of injuries stacking up in the series. Episode 2, concerning the mounting of Rudolf Nureyev’s production of Romeo and Juliet, was … Continue reading

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TV Review: Agony & Ecstasy: A Year with English National Ballet: Episode 1: BBC4, 8 Mar 2011

And you thought bullying in the workplace was outlawed What an endearing chap Derek Deane is. Often found flouncing around the studios of English National Ballet throwing strops at scared teenagers he sadly rather took over this otherwise engaging BBC documentary … Continue reading

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