First published in the 1920s, the Radio Times chose , quaintly, not to change its name when television arrived.
Initially only showing the BBC programming, it was 1991 before Radio Times included the commercial TV weekly listings.
I check the films on the various channels each week in R.T.
The anonymous film reviewer for the magazine is somewhat limited in the space he/she has to comment.
Below are some of the brief (very brief) reviews I’ve seen recently. Mainly westerns.
Listed in Radio Times as PERSONAL COLUMN:
“Female werewolf horror devoid of scares or even a transformation.”
”Western.” (Honestly, that’s all that was said.)
Budd Boetticher’ verbose Western.
Stop right there! Randolph Scott is a man of few words.
“Standard Issue Western.”
Below par. Really?
Actually the mystery reviewer doesn’t seem to like most westerns.
They aren’t really reviews, just a couple of generally meaningless lines in the small space permitted for each film.
All I can say to the Radio Times is, why bother! Give us the details and we’ll make up our own mind.