I have just struggled through the first episode of the Alastair Campbell Diaries. It was mildly interesting to watch the clips about genesis of "New Labour".
I was interested to hear about Peter Mandelson and Alastair Campbell having a fight.
But the programme was, all in all, one of the most boring programmes I have ever watched. This was mainly because of Campbell's reading of his diaries, as part of the narration. He has a dull, monotone delivery which is about as exciting as cold pease pudding served on old fried bread.
When you compare it to Andrew Rawnsley's recent retrospective programmes on Channel 4, there is no contest. Rawnsley's programmes were actually quite interesting.