STEPHEN FRY’S 100 GREATEST GADGETS
ABC1, Thursday, 9.30pm ★★★ Stephen Fry sure knows how to polarise. While some marvel at his intelligence and wit, others see him as pompous and a git. The knockers won’t get much joy here as ‘‘the brainiest techhead on the planet’’ invites you into his bunker to see his favourite gadgets. Trading heavily on nostalgia, the series will look at everything from the abacus to the trouser press. Tonight’s gadgets include the karaoke machine and the Bullworker.