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Subject: Re: Language and the Internet ( 36 of 58 )
Posted by Douglas Adams

>I wouldn't describe American film and television as

Quite right - it was a lazily chosen word on my part.

>An English colleague once told me that "Britain makes just
>as many bad shows as the Americans do, we just don't EXPORT >them."

We in the UK used to pride ourselves on making "the least worst television in the world", but that was long ago. We still make some outstanding things - mostly by David Attenborough - but the days in which we would take pride in the overall quality of our output are gone. The best programs I've seen in recent years are Frasier, Murder One, and the sublime Larry Sanders Show. We have nothing to compare to that bunch.

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