The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #72796 Message #1260594
Posted By: MikeofNorthumbria
31-Aug-04 - 08:03 AM
Thread Name: Sidmouth on BBC Four
Subject: RE: Sidmouth on BBC Four
OK, OK, so the programme was not ideal...
Agreed, agreed, most of the objections to it posted above have some validity ...
Yes, yes, it should have been much longer (in serial form if necessary).
Nevertheless, I still enjoyed it - a lot.
The programme could so easily have been much, much worse - and indeed, it's a minor miracle that it happened at all. We should be delighted that the Beeb, after years of ignoring or ridiculing the traditional arts, is finally making an effort to present a fairer picture of them. Our verdict on it may be "Could do Better" - but let's keep on asking for more. Half a pint is better than no ale.