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The Beeb’s Last Stand

by | 27th, August 2003

‘WE’VE looked at the listings for a few of tonight’s TV shows in a national newspaper. And here are a few of those hilarious outtakes.

‘Where’s Lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen when you need him?’

“This week, a team cleans a council flat where a man has died” (A Life Of Grime, BBC1 9:30). It’s a repeat.

“Tidying a Grade Two-listed house” (The Life Laundry, 8:000 BBC2).

Reading these programme biogs make you hope that there is some irony at play. Is this a joke?

No, it’s TV the way the BBC makes it.

Thanks to the Hutton Inquiry, the BBC is looking like an edgy broadcaster of dangerous things. And then you look at what it broadcasts for the other 99.9% of the time.

And once again the best show is found on FIVE, where Battlefield Detectives revisit the location of Custer’s Last Stand (8pm).

If this sounds dull, and a night with Dr Douglas Scott and Prof Richard Fox lacks appeal, read this, as found in the aforesaid paper.

“The men had been shot, stabbed, slashed, scalped, castrated and had their arms and legs cut off by the Lakota and Cheyenne warriors.”

Later BBC has a show about how this messy scene was all cleaned up.’

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