Verdict: Watching paint dry
is definitely more interesting
Radio Four, 9am If you find engineering about as exciting as watching paint dry
, then try tuning into Adam Hart-Davis new five part series, which explores some of the most ambitious civil engineering projects currently under construction in the UK.
Catherine Jones wonders if the latest TV wheeze - a show called Watching Paint Dry
- is more dangerous to our collective intellect than it first appears.
It's about as interesting as watching paint dry
- except that really is all that happens in the latest reality show.
SURREY University scientists got very excited watching paint dry
. It's the kind of thing they do down there.
Watching grass grow If watching paint dry
sounds too exhilarating, you could take a leaf out of Helen Southall's book.
As a drama, it's not quite as bad as watching paint dry
, but with a lack of confrontation the moments of heartfelt regret are too self-absorbed to engage the viewer's emotions.
And chairman Philip Crawford admitted: "It's better than watching paint dry
WHAT'S wrong with watching paint dry
? I'd rather visit an exhibition that's worth talking about than look at a dusty old painting.
Two hours of rambling rubbish later, I wished I'd been watching paint dry
. Even if it was an unexciting colour like grey or cream.
But the fun wore off quite soon afterwards and by the end it had become so exhausting that I thought I'd rather be watching paint dry
Then the dust settled and suddenly watching paint dry
seemed like a more entertaining option.
Remem-ber Watercolour Challenge?'' Ap Twps: ``All right, watching paint dry
might not be a runner.
So if it's a choice between a halfman-half-ape who thinks a good night's fun is haffa-stout down t'Rovers wi' Em'ly Bishop - then a night in watching paint dry
wins every time!
AFTER another draw that was like watching paint dry
, England came out last of all but, thankfully, avoided the traditional Group of Death.