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    October 24, 2012

    Have you noticed how documentaries are dumbing down, while dramas are revving up? I came home last night to find TL watching a BBC4 documentary about the birth of the computer. After watching for a while, I realised that the presenter was making the same points again and again – why? If your audience has got to this point in the show, and is watching BBC4 anyway, then they are going to be keeping up. They don’t need to be…

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    Cagney, Lacey, Scott and Bailey

    I’m so pleased to see Scott and Bailey are back tonight for a second series. For those not in the know, S and B are, sort of, Manchester’s answer to Cagney and Lacey. I…

    March 12, 2012
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    Making a killing

    We were settling down to watch telly last night when I realised something. There is almost no drama on TV these days which does not feature women getting dismembered. I don’t know if it…

    May 11, 2011