Thursday 14 December 2017

There is little humanity in just documenting the old prejudices

Channel 4's portrayal of Mo Mowlam was weakened by an anti-unionist blind spot, writes John-Paul McCarthy

For all the humanity in Julie Walters' bravura portrayal of the late Mo Mowlam, last week's Channel 4 film pandered to some old prejudices.

Mowlam was hard work even before her sad decline -- she was one of nature's incurable huggers, after all.

And Channel 4's analysis seemed to be cut from the same fuzzy feel-good cloth, just like this week's ecstatic claims about the DUP-SF deal which presupposes a degree of tolerance that does not exist.

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