Melvyn Bragg on TV

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doc­u­men­tary / 9.00pm / BBC2

can you imag­ine a world with­out TV? Tonight, Melvyn Bragg and some in­flu­en­tial telly pals de­bate the im­pact that it’s had on our lives. Ever since the Queen’s Coro­na­tion in 1953, tele­vi­sion has been bring­ing us to­gether to in­form, chal­lenge, en­ter­tain and in­fu­ri­ate. Great art, cul­ture and sport are no longer just for the rich and priv­i­leged, politi­cians can no longer hide with­out be­ing held to ac­count and so­cial norms are be­ing chal­lenged and ques­tioned. But has it gone too far? Are we a na­tion los­ing our in­hi­bi­tions, ob­sessed with re­al­ity TV? And what does the fu­ture hold? Can tele­vi­sion sus­tain its suc­cess?

Melvyn Bragg on TV’S past, present and fu­ture

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