Monday, January 03, 2005

In your face comedy....

I watched the Vicar of Dibley last night, it had a blatant plug for at the end and was followed by an "if you have been affected by the events portrayed in this programme..." screen.

I had been affected. I felt abused and manipulated by the writers for pushing a lefty political view based around an emotive topic.

It didn't suggest they write to Tony Blair to tackle probably the biggest iniquty Africa faces- rigged markets by the EU and the WTO.

Otherwise, it was an excellent episode, riotously gratuitously offensive whilst appearing superficially benign.

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