Channel 4 went big on Britz, describing it as must-see, water-cooler television for the post-7/7 generation. I was happy to give up four hours to see anything that Peter Kosminsky had written and directed. The Government Inspector, his thoughtful, sparse telling of the death of David Kelly was one of the highlights of 2005.
But I was disappointed by Britz—on three levels. First, I didn’t find it convincing as a drama. It’s a big ask, to make a suicide bomber personable and likeable, and Nasima didn’t convince me. In fact, I found the characterisation of all the major parts extremely…
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