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OK but rather superficial,
This review is from: Russia - A Journey With Jonathan Dimbleby : Complete BBC Series [DVD] (DVD)
This is quite good and Dimbledy interviews some interesting and very engaging people--but it's also disappointingly superficial and often unsubtle,and though he clearly is fascinated by this extraordinary country and its mosaic of cultures, he carries a few too many western prejudices in my opinion--including the one that tries to make out Europe is only about Western Europe, so that even St Petersburg is spoken of as though it's not part of Europe, unlike say Paris or London. And Dimbledy has a tin ear when it comes to talking to Russians about democracy, for instance. But overall it's interesting enough even if I'd have liked more depth and subtlety.
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Initial post: 29 Dec 2014 12:38:12 GMT
D. V. S. says:
Dimbleby is a prejudiced man; one need only look at the way he chairs "Question Time" on BBC1.
Really critical issues raised by the audience, including those who post their questions online (over internet), are subjugated without reflection.
He is the ideal man for BBC/State control of audiences.
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