Queen gets a Brit more real

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THE last time I both­ered to watch BBC1 cos­tume drama The White Queen, it was all porce­lain skin and per­fect teeth, mak­ing the English royal court look more like an Amer­i­can teen soap. Bev­erly Hills 902AD, per­haps.

Now it ap­pears to have mor­phed into some­thing far less as­pi­ra­tional – where ev­ery­one is just hang­ing around, bitch­ing and shag­ging and slag­ging each other off.

So at least it feels more Bri­tish and far more real. Lordy Shore, maybe? Re Badults, the new BBC3 sit­com about pa­thetic, im­ma­ture men shar­ing a dingy flat: scraping the Bot­tom of the barrel. Ex-good foot­baller Harry Kewell was on Mr & Mrs on ITV1. Dur­ing his fi­nal sea­son at Liver­pool, he was on Waste-a-run Misses. You haven’t seen BBC2 com­edy Count Arthur Strong? Count Your­self Lucky.

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