This week’s high-point , if that is the right word, is Dominic Sandbrook’s four parter on British culture. Just why the BBC has entrusted a large slice of its contemporary history output to his is a mystery to me. It is not so much that he has become a pretty unpleasant right-wing columnist on the Daily Mail, but that his history is very poor indeed riddled with facile analyses and unsubstantiated political opinions asserted as if evidence-based conclusion. Let Us Entertain You starts on Wednesday at 9pm on BBC2 which has at its heart the one-sided assertion that British culture remains in the thrall of the tropes established in Victorian Britain and that the modernism, the sixties and the avant garde had lasting impact.
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