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Fantasy with Andrew Marr  (available on BBC iPlayer for another month)

Frustrating, because there are some perceptive and accurate descriptions - courtesy, no doubt, of the excellent team of advisors (Mendlesohn, Fimi, Maslen, Garth - a who's who really) - but they're mixed in with the usual unutterable drivel and portentious ignorance.  I was alternating between wanting to scream and nodding in pleasant surprise.  It's worth a watch, overall, but I just wish they'd let the experts speak for themselves.  Now a programme of interviews with Mendlesoh, Fimi, Maslen and Garth, along with some proper author interviews (instead of the slightly extended soundbites on offer here), would really be worth watching.  The audience figures might be much lower, but at least people would genuinely learn something about fantasy.  Not much chance of that, though, on modern TV.
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