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Ten things wrong with “Margaret”

By David Herman  

1) Drama-doc: the old chestnut

The big thing wrong with last week’s BBC2 docudrama (Margaret) is the usual problem: neither fish nor fowl. With the inevitable weasel words at the beginning (based on true events, but words have been changed), you don’t know which words were true (and according to whom?) and which are simply made up by the writer.

2) Clichés

Denis could have been written straight out of Private Eye. Lots of golf, whiskey and blimpish comments about…

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