Ken Loach bemoans TV's 'fake nostalgia' of period dramas
Award-winning film director Ken Loach has criticised the current crop of TV period dramas for indulging in "fake nostalgia".
In an interview with Radio Times, Loach said: "This rosy vision of the past, it's a choice broadcasters make.
"'Don't bother your heads with what's going on now, just wallow in fake nostalgia. It's bad history, bad drama. It puts your brain to sleep."
Period dramas such as Victoria and Poldark have been a ratings success.
Other hit series include ITV's Downton Abbey and Mr Selfridge and the BBC's Call the Midwife and War and Peace.
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