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Please Can We Have All The Shows?
on 29 November 2008
Obviously this is only a small selection of all the available material. Can we have the lot please? God knows we've waited long enough and now all we have is these 3 DVDs. Also: the DVD description is rather ambivalent isn't it? The reviewer says the programmes "are biased and indifferent to 'balance'." Perhaps it's not that they're indifferent - perhaps it's that what is often taken for 'balance' is not only the fond illusion of people who are decidedly unbalanced, but also achingly dull.
Jonathan Meades reminds me of Wayne Rooney: clearly he's exceptional and altogether brilliant and much too good not to have cameras pointed at him at every available opportunity, while he does his thing. It's just that I've never been quite sure what his thing actually *is*. There may be no natural home for people with such an excess of ability. I feel as unnerved to see Meades on the telly schedule next to Live Bowls as I feel mildly hysterical when I see Rooney standing next to Wayne Bridge during the national anthem.
Anyway. Everything please. No 'greatest hits' or 'christmas selections' or 'best ofs'. Everything. Tell me what I owe you and I'll count out the bills.