Ken Loach critises state of TV drama
Filmmaker Ken Loach has criticised the current state of TV drama.
Broadcasters have enjoyed success with a wave of period dramas, from Downton Abbey and Victoria on ITV to Call The Midwife and Poldark on BBC1.
Asked about Downton, the 80-year-old told Radio Times magazine that broadcasters were putting the brains of their viewers to sleep.
“This rosy vision of the past, it’s a choice broadcasters make. It says, ‘Don’t bother your heads with what’s going on now, just wallow in fake nostalgia’. It’s bad history, bad drama,” he said. “It puts your brain to sleep. It’s the opposite of what a... read more
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