Civilisations review: Got it down to a fine art
Given that, plus the high probability of sitting on your remote control and accidentally clicking onto an episode of Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares you can remember every swear-word from, it’s not surprising viewers have low expectations.
Civilisations (BBC2) could easily have been a repeat of the landmark arts series broadcast in 1969, with a small spelling mistake.
Worse than that, “Civilisation-withan-s” could have been a programme about a programme, like those Timewatch Guides, some old clips camouflaged as a tribute.
It was a delight then to discover that the BBC’s long-held ambition to... read more
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