The Times Playlist magazine has certainly tried to do its bit to promote new Alan Davies vehicle Whites, which screens on BBC Two this week, though it could have been a little more joined-up in its (almost) universal praise...
Page 3 (contents):
"In Whites, the excellent new BBC Two comedy starting on Tuesday, Alan Davies plays a talented...head chef. Page 40."
Excellent, no less. So onto page 40 for the review:
"Whites is enormous fun...because the characters are so strong, the humour emerges naturally and it promises to be a comic highlight of the weeks to come."
Enormous fun. Now leafing back through the pages you find this on page 26's 'Must See TV':
"Alan Davies is on fine form in this new comedy series..."
All fine and good. But there's still one more mention on page 5, in the 'Instant Expert' column where we're told what we should think about things this week (should we be people of a misanthropic disposition... which let's face it, most of us are):
"Whites... The latest in a steady line of British, kitchen-based light entertainment that spans Chef!, Pie In The Sky and, arguably Dinnerladies. It's like someone has actually commissioned this with UKTV Gold in mind."
Don't think those are compliments.