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July 30, 2015 — Leave a comment

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that the best documentaries have no onscreen presenter taking up valuable airtime; fortunately, a documentary about Melvyn Bragg needs no presenter because Bragg is the presenter of all things whenever he steps in front of a camera or behind a microphone. Melvyn Bragg: From Wigton to Westminster¬†(BBC Two) was a tremendously enjoyable, sporadically moving, profile¬†of the man who is perhaps the last example of what used to be called a cultural grandee; but it was depressing viewing for anyone who cares about arts programming. Continue Reading…