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The British have a long history of amazing satire. If you have spent any time living there and watching what their television programming schedules have to offer, you will know that different stations compete to host the most funny, satirical, ironic and irreverent shows. 702 more words
If there’s one thing we took away from Charlie Brooker’s Election Wipe this evening, it’s that this election campaign has been absolutely ridiculous.
On the eve of the General Election, Mr Brooker deftly and snarkily picked apart every political fail that has befallen the political parties in the run-up to 7 May from mumbled lines to faux-pas to just failing not to look like weirdos. 234 more words
A few weeks ago I saw a student production of 1984, adapted for the stage by Matthew Dunster. The directors rather savvily affected a a sparse aesthetic with echoes of a retro, half-remembered England somewhere between World War II and the 1980s; tube televisions are stacked on top of each other, displaying disjointed and grainy but recognisable images of war (Iwo Jima sticks in my head). 1,140 more words