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If I See The Houses Of Parliament Once More.... [May. 31st, 2013|10:33 am]
Tony Grist
Bloody Palace of Westminster!

Not content with featuring as the backdrop to every story about British politics in every news programme ever filmed- it managed - last night- to bag itself a starring role in a documentary about Henry VII, even though it wasn't built until nearly 400 years after his reign.

God, but I'm sick of the sight of it!

[User Picture]From: steepholm
2013-05-31 09:58 am (UTC)
Ha! I had the same reaction.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-05-31 10:07 am (UTC)
I thought the whole thing was dreadful. I'd been looking forward to it, but then the presenter manfully invaded Milford Haven- standing in the prow of a rubber dingy- and my heart sank.
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From: (Anonymous)
2013-05-31 11:00 am (UTC)

manfully stood

yes, I thought it a bit too self important - but actually the presenter was a bit underwhelming in his welly boots. At least he should have got wet to the thighs as Henry, or at least his henchmen, probably did...
Jenny x
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-05-31 04:13 pm (UTC)

Re: manfully stood

Some presenters can get away with silly stunts, but this chap didn't have the necessary twinkle.
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[User Picture]From: rosamicula
2013-05-31 11:36 am (UTC)
Presenters DOING things are really irritiating. They should just be voiceovers, or simply standing next to the thing they are talking about. They should not be walking, sipping coffee or in a boat.

They should also not be younger than me, either.

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-05-31 04:17 pm (UTC)
Andrew Graham Dixon- who I usually like- did a show about Dutch art a month or two back and spent half the running time bicycling through tulip fields and sitting in coffee-shops and just generally strolling around. I'd have preferred to see more paintings.
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[User Picture]From: steepholm
2013-05-31 12:07 pm (UTC)
Before donning a wig, standing on a mountain or scaling a rampart, presenters should ask themselves, "Would Jacob Bronowski have done this?" If the answer is No, best to refrain.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-05-31 04:19 pm (UTC)
Some presenters can get away with high jinks. Terry Jones is one. Lucy Worsley is another. It's all a matter of personality, I suppose.
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